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The Beachcomber

The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

Co-captain Kai Zheng consults with other team members during Beachwoods first-ever Science Olympiad Invitational on Jan. 28.

Science Olympiad Hosts First Invitational, Places Second at Regionals

Ethan Dong and Taia Menefee March 13, 2023

The Science Olympiad team placed second overall in the regional tournament March 4 at Baldwin Wallace University, qualifying for the state tournament to be held April 29 at Ohio State University.  The...

“Online sports gambling has taken over my phone, especially on TikTok,” sophomore Michael Karas wrote.

Many Teens’ Social Media Awash in Sports Betting Ads

Ori Balkan, Staff Writer March 9, 2023

As the sun came up on Jan. 1, many BHS students saw a glut of advertisements for online sports gambling appear on their social media.  Sophomore Michael Karas was one of the students who noticed the...

Eaton Corporation relocated from downtown Cleveland to Chagrin Highlands in 2013.

School Districts Await Lower Court Action on Dispute Over Chagrin Highlands Tax Revenue

Shreya Chellu, News Editor March 7, 2023

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled on Sept. 6 to recognize the validity of the disputed agreement to share Chagrin Highlands tax revenue between the Beachwood City School District and Warrensville Heights City...

We learned… that many of the kids didnt have the opportunity to celebrate with their families because there was not a day off from school. That became one of the challenges that the families talked about, Kevin Houchins, Director of Equity & Community Engagement

Beachwood to Recognize Three Asian Holidays on District Calendar

Amy Zhou, News Editor March 6, 2023

The upcoming school year of 2023-2024 will mark the first time the Beachwood City Schools will recognize the Asian holidays of Diwali, Lunar New Year and Eid al-Fitr.  On Lunar New Year (February 9,...

Community members attended a public study session on Nov. 14 to consider options two and four.

Board of Education Approves Plan for Elementary Facilities Upgrades

Anah Khan and Amy Zhou January 10, 2023

The Beachwood Board of Education voted on Nov. 28 to move forward with a plan to renovate the Fairmount Elementary School building and rebuild both Hilltop and Bryden Elementary School buildings.  Fairmount...

Ohio Republicans Poised to Push Through Agenda on Critical Issues

Ohio Republicans Poised to Push Through Agenda on Critical Issues

Taia Menefee, Staff Writer December 11, 2022

Ohio voters went to the polls on Nov. 8 to deliver a big win for the Republican Party. Senator J.D. Vance beat Democratic candidate Tim Ryan for the US Senate seat, and three new Republicans won Ohio Supreme...

[HB 616] would have an impact on [whether] students feel comfortable expressing themselves or even their identities in the classroom, and that’s not a direction I want to go in, School Board President Megan Walsh said.

The Statehouse Versus the School Districts

Shreya Chellu, News Editor November 11, 2022

Republicans increased their supermajority in the Ohio legislature on Tuesday, making it likely that they will soon move forward with their education agenda, including a scattershot of bills aimed at restricting...

The most common treatments include an already discovered FDA-approved vaccine as well as antiviral agents.

What You Should Know About Monkeypox

Jack Soroka, Social Media Manager October 30, 2022

After two years of living in the shadow of COVID-19, many people resumed a pre-pandemic lifestyle this past summer. But just as fear of COVID lifted, another disease came to light: Monkey Pox.  As...

Photo from bcomber archives by Bradford Douglas

Remember When School was Closed for that Water Main Break?

Lyndia Zheng, Staff Writer October 24, 2022

To the delight of students, school was canceled midway through the day on Thursday, Oct. 6. At 12:15 pm, the district sent an email to the community explaining the situation. “Due to a water main...

Beachwood students attended a Planned Parenthood protest at Willard Park in May.

How Will the Dobbs Ruling Affect Ohio Women?

Taia Menefee, Staff Writer October 4, 2022

The Supreme Court released a decision on June 24 to overturn the 1973 ruling Roe v. Wade in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Center.  This ruling came after Politico leaked a draft in early...

“These negotiations were collaborative and professional,” Hardis wrote in an email. “Our communications are honest and direct, but always with resolution in mind.”

Teachers Working Under New Contract

Amy Zhou, News Editor October 1, 2022

The Beachwood Federation of Teachers (BFT) and Beachwood Board of Education are now operating under a new contract, effective Sept. 1, 2022, until Aug. 31, 2025.  BFT President Pam Crossman played...

Sophomores Chengyu Li and Anah Khan recruit for the art club on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Clubs Compete for Recruits

Ori Balkan, Staff Writer September 20, 2022

Clubs are a fundamental part of high school, there is no denying that, and college admissions officers look for extracurricular participation when they review applications.  In spite of that, several...

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