The Beachcomber

Seven of the eight candidates gathered for the forum held in the high school community room on Oct. 22. Megan Walsh Skyped in from Washington, D.C.

School Board Candidates Address Equity and Diversity

Joe Spero, Sports Editor November 2, 2019

The race for Beachwood Board of Education is unusually intense this year, with five candidates running for two four-year seats and three candidates running for one two-year seat. The four-year seats...

Petti and Roscoe celebrate with a hug after learning they were selected homecoming Queen and King.

Petti and Roscoe Crowned

Amelia Port, Staff Writer October 14, 2019

Homecoming is arguably the most anticipated event of the first semester.  After the football team defeated Cardinal 57-7 at the game on Friday, Oct. 11, students were more excited than ever for the...

The class of 2023 won Spirit Week with a score of 19,000.

Freshmen Win Spirit Week

Tal Rothberg, News Editor October 14, 2019

This past week, BHS students participated in Spirit Week, a week filled with competitions between grades, all leading up to Homecoming. Events included Jollyball, Volleyball, Uno and Dodgeball. They...

If House Bill 293 passes and is signed by the Governor, teens will wait six months longer to get their licenses.

Ohio Considers New Temps Rules

Miranda Desatnik and Bridgitte Feldman October 6, 2019

Teens in Ohio may have to wait an extra six months to get their temporary driver's permit. A temporary driver’s permit, otherwise known as ‘temps’ can be earned when a person is 15 ½ years old....

Beachwood showed improvement this year on its school report card. Now the state is changing the assessment criteria once again.

State Eases Graduation Requirements for Current Freshmen

Ruth Brown, Staff Writer September 23, 2019

The Ohio legislature voted this summer to change graduation requirements so that the class of 2023 and beyond will not have to pass as many AIR tests. According to Beachwood’s Director of  Curriculum...

Chase Works for Consistency

Tal Rothberg, Staff Writer September 19, 2019

Principal Paul Chase has returned to BHS for the 2019-2020 school year. Chase was previously the middle school principal for six years. Prior to that, he was assistant principal at BHS for seven years. While...

These scatological posters displayed in the main office are intended to dissuade student vaping.

Administration Cracks Down on Vaping

Alice Soprunova, Staff Writer September 18, 2019

Superintendent Dr. Robert Hardis emailed Beachwood parents on Aug. 6 to inform them of a change in policy with regards to vaping.  “In addition to educating our students about the dangers of vaping...

This year, Beachwood High School students can sleep 35 minutes later.

New Bell Schedule Brings Late Start, After-School Academy

Ian Stender, Opinion Editor September 14, 2019

The 2019-2020 school year has brought an array of changes, one of which is the new bell schedule. This is the second year in a row that the schedule has changed. This year, first period starts at 8:10,...

College Board Updates AP Programs

Vivian Li, Editor-in-Chief September 12, 2019

The College Board is changing the curriculum of some AP courses and making new resources available to students and teachers beginning this year. One major change is an earlier exam registration date...

Paul Chase greets students at the high school on Monday, May 20. Photo by Prerna Mukherjee

Chase to Return to High School as Principal

Prerna Mukherjee, Managing Editor May 22, 2019

Paul Chase, current principal of the Beachwood Middle School, will become the BHS principal for the 2019-2020 school year, while current BHS Principal Tony Srithai will be taking over as Principal at BMS. Prior...

Nick Uhas from America’s Got Talent presented an interactive science show. 
Photo from NOISE Facebook page; used with permission.

NOISE Expo Features Interactive STEM Exhibits

Brooklyn Hollimon, Staff Writer May 19, 2019

The Northeast Ohio Innovative STEM Expo, or NOISE, was held at BHS on Saturday, April 13. The event showcased science, technology, engineering and mathematical principles through engaging interactive...

Rahul Gandhi (left) of the INC faces Narendera Modi of the BJP. Images from Wikimedia Commons

India Faces Historic Choice

Nikhil Murali, Staff Writer May 15, 2019

With roughly 900 million registered voters, India is by far the world’s largest democracy - and this democracy is currently holding elections during a period from April 11 to May 23rd. It’s important...

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