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Administration Announces New Bell Schedule

Administration Announces New Bell Schedule

Vivian Li, Editor-in-Chief May 13, 2019

BHS will have a new bell schedule for the 2019-2020 school year. Notable changes include a later start time of 8:10 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday classes will begin at 9:15...

Seniors Hold Carnival to Celebrate Last Days of Class

Seniors Hold Carnival to Celebrate Last Days of Class

Sam Thomas, Staff Writer April 29, 2019

Last week marked the end of an era for the class of 2019, as it was the last week of classes before senior search. The senior class celebrated by having a carnival on Thursday morning while the underclassmen...

Students painted rocks at last year's One Bison Summit. Photo from Beachcomber archives by Amy Chen

Many Cultures, One Bison Initiative Continues

Tal Rothberg, Staff Writer April 10, 2019
This year students are learning to lead discussions about diversity with their peers
Photo by Nicole Breger

Priyanka Shrestha Wins Second Place in Stop the Hate

Zilin Zhang, Staff Writer April 6, 2019

Junior Priyanka Shrestha was the first runner-up at this year’s Stop The Hate essay contest, sponsored by the Maltz Museum. The contest winners were announced at the award ceremony on March 14 at...

A school nexus is dependent on two things: a proven connection between the misconduct and the school's best interest as well as a substantial disruption of school operations.

Survey Indicates Many Students Violate Closed Campus Policy

Tal Rothberg, Staff Writer March 28, 2019

The Beachcomber conducted a survey of 54 students in grades 10-12 focusing on closed campus. The responses indicated that many students are not following the policy. In previous years, upperclassmen...

Image by Gan Khoon Lay via thenounproject

Tardies Doubled From Last School Year

Brooklyn Hollimon, Staff Writer March 22, 2019

Based on data provided by the attendance office, there has been a significant increase in the number of tardies this school year. During the 1st semester of the 2017-2018 school year, a total of 229...

Science Olympiad Prepares for States

Science Olympiad Prepares for States

Bridgitte Feldman, Staff Writer March 17, 2019

The Science Olympiad team will compete at the state tournament on Apr. 27. Seniors Julia Woomer and Jing Jing Shen are co-captains this year, along with junior Stephanie Yen. Middle school math teacher...

BHS MUN showing off some awards. Photo courtesy of Jared Zullig

Model UN Wins Best Large Delegation at Winter and Spring Conferences

Prerna Mukherjee, Managing Editor March 14, 2019

The BHS Model United Nations (MUN) delegation competed at a conference on Mar. 6-7 at Case Western Reserve University. The conference was hosted by the Cleveland Council of World Affairs (CCWA). Beachwood...

Highlights From Family Fun Night

Highlights From Family Fun Night

Photos by Emily May January 31, 2019

The Beachwood Federation of Teachers and Beachwood Boosters jointly sponsored Family Fun Night on Jan. 25 prior to the Chagrin game. It was a great night for Bison families, and the boys won 51-49.

Sophomore Elizabeth Metz organized and moderated the discussion. Photo by Matthew Keyerleber

Talking About Race

Haleigh McPhillips, Staff Writer January 25, 2019

94 students and staff members gathered in the community room on Thursday, Jan. 10 to talk about race. Sophomore Elizabeth Metz organized and moderated the event, which was sponsored by the Beachcomber...

Assistant Principal Ryan Patti says a post can be punishable even if it leads to a minor disruption. Photo by Ian Stender

Student Regrets Social Media Incident

Ian Stender, Staff Writer January 24, 2019

Schools across the country are facing a seemingly impossible task: determining when to police students’ social media and when not to. The students argue that they have a first amendment right to...

Some report trouble accessing websites needed for research, if the web site contains a blocked key word.

Blocked Websites Inhibit Learning, Students Say

Miranda Desatnik, Staff Writer January 23, 2019

Many students have been frustrated this year to find that many websites and keywords have been blocked on the school’s servers. These students aren’t completely opposed to blocking inappropriate...

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