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The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

Interpreter Mark Howdieshell announces Top 12 candidates at an assembly in 2017

Winter Homecoming Court to be Selected Next Week

Teilah Simon, Staff Writer January 13, 2021

Many seniors will be happy to learn that the Top 12 elections will become another beloved tradition lost to COVID-19.  “The Top 3 ballot will go out to the student body on Tuesday, Jan. 19,” Students...

The district used boxes placed outside the middle school to collect donations for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

Food Drive Addresses Growing Need

Hiba Ali, Features Editor January 5, 2021

In an effort to help feed an increasing number of hungry families in Cuyahoga County, Beachwood Schools joined University Hospitals’ Ahuja Medical Center to collect donations for the Greater Cleveland...

I have a real passion for everything about Beachwood, seeing it thrive and do better, and I think it can do better, Berns said.

Conflict on Council

Tal Rothberg, News Editor December 20, 2020

A two-year-old confrontation between an off-duty Beachwood police officer and a high school student has ricocheted into censure and criminal charges against a city council member, a separate suit against...

74% of survey respondents admitted to cheating at least once during online instruction.

Cheating Concerns Increase During Remote Instruction

Samah Khan, Staff Writer December 19, 2020

Remote learning has given opportunities to teens worldwide to maneuver their way out of assignments and tests, as COVID-19 confines students to their homes with access to the wide-open internet. “New...

I believe many people thrive on their interactions in-person and something is lost when their interactions are online, Hardis said.

Remote, Hybrid or In-Person?

Brooklyn Hollimon, News Editor December 12, 2020

The Beachcomber interviewed Superintendent Dr. Bob Hardis on Dec. 1 about the tough calls and the school district’s handling of the pandemic.  What factors would prompt a return to in-person or hybrid...

Barney-Cheney received the physical award on Nov. 19 and will be presented the award via Zoom on Dec. 16.

Barney-Cheney Wins Holocaust Education Award

Brooklyn Hollimon, News Editor December 4, 2020

Social studies teacher Kathryn-Anne Barney-Cheney learned on Nov. 5 that she had won the 2020 Holocaust Education Award from the Kol Israel Foundation. The award recognizes the nominee’s outstanding...

The omicron receptor-binding domain (RBD) and N-terminal domain (NTD) both have 15 and 11 mutations, respectively, which  cause a significant reduction in plasma neutralizing activity in infected or vaccinated people, which means there is a significant reduction in antibodies to fight the virus.

What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Testing

Yoav Pinhasi, Opinion Editor November 11, 2020

Almost a year ago, the first cluster of Coronavirus cases was detected in Wuhan, China. Since then, over 50 million people have contracted the virus worldwide, and over 1.25 million people have died. While...

It’s incumbent to review what happened and decide what we could have improved upon and what we did well,” Beachwood City Council President James Pasch said.

It All Started With a Hat

Carrington Peavy, Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2020

Marc Wilson, an African American Beachwood resident and owner of the spa Everything By Face,  sat at home after an unremarkable day. He scrolled through his phone when he came upon a post from Cleveland...

99 of 539 BHS students responded to our poll.

Biden Wins Poll of BHS Students in Landslide

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large October 26, 2020

The Beachcomber sent a survey to the student body in mid-October to gauge the political views of BHS students in anticipation of the upcoming election. 99 students completed the survey, representing...

Students in Dominic Velottas AP Psychology class are masked, socially distanced and ready to learn.

Bison Return to In-Person Learning

Tal Rothberg, News Editor September 21, 2020

Beachwood students finally returned to in-person classes today after learning from home since early March. Like most school districts around the country, Beachwood has had to tackle the challenges of...

Students share their feelings about going back in-person during community circle.

Breaching the Social Distance

Brooklyn Hollimon, News Editor September 20, 2020

Beachwood administrators have initiated a new community circles program this year, held after 10th period on Tuesdays and Fridays. The purpose of the program is to support the social and emotional health...

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Cleveland Protests the Floyd Killing

Brooklyn Hollimon, News Editor June 5, 2020

Protests have broken out in cities across the country since May 25, when George Floyd, an unarmed black man, was killed by Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer.  Floyd was accused by a...

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