The Beachcomber

Too Close to Home

The Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh. Image by CTO Henry via Wikimedia Commons

Bridgitte Feldman, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018

The October Shooting Struck Squirrel Hill, the Neighborhood Where Orchestra Director Lisa Goldman Grew Up

Students Hold Forum Addressing Hatred and Violence

Sophomore Elizabeth Metz presents statistics about mass shootings in the United States. Photo by Emily May.

Tal Rothberg, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

Amnesty International and the Beachcomber led an open forum dubbed Herd Against Hate on Nov. 4 in the community room. The goal of the forum was for students to express their feelings about violence and hatred in society and to listen to one another. “One of the primary goals was to first just ...

Voters Approve 5.9-Mill Operating Levy

Voters Approve 5.9-Mill Operating Levy

Vivian Li, Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2018

Beachwood voters passed issue 2, a 5.9-mill operating levy, on Nov. 6. Unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections show that 3,558 people voted for the levy while 2,442 voted against it. According to District Treasurer and Director of Finance Michele Mills, while voters approve...

Model UN Starts Season Strong

Model UN Starts Season Strong

Zilin Zhang, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018

Model United Nations (MUN) is an extracurricular where students debate and negotiate at conferences, acting out roles as United Nations delegates. The team’s first conference was on Nov. 6-7 at the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Freshman Vidula Jambunath won a gavel at the conferen...

Racism on the Field

Orly Einhorn, Opinion Editor

November 14, 2018

Beachwood football players came off the field at the Sept. 21 game against Perry and reported that Perry players were using slurs on the field, particularly the n-word. They later also reported that the officials were well within proximity to hear the slurs being used, but did not call any fouls or f...

Leadership Conference Promotes Confidence

Kaveh Varghai makes the

Prerna Mukherjee, Managing Editor

November 9, 2018

BHS will hold its 19th annual Leadership Conference this weekend. Conference adviser Craig Alexander explained that the conference is a 30-hour experience where students will interact with new people and learn leadership skills. The conference, held mostly at the high school, will consist of group activities th...

The Herd Takes on Hunger

Photo by Nakita Reidenbach

Tal Rothberg, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

The auxiliary gym swarmed with students, staff and parents on Sunday, Oct. 14. Volunteers wore yellow shirts, hairnets, aprons and plastic gloves. They worked in teams at rows of tables where they diligently lined bread slices in long paired lines, spread Sunbutter on one side, jelly on the other, t...

Cleveland’s Jewish Community Commemorates Lives Lost in Pittsburgh

Photo by Vivian Li

Vivian Li, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2018

The Mandel Jewish Community Center held a vigil on Monday, Oct. 29 for the victims of the mass shooting on Saturday at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. During the hour-long vigil, leaders from various religious and political backgrounds spoke out against anti-Semitism and hate, calling fo...

Blood Drive Saves Lives

'Blood Donation' by A M, US via thenounproject

Tal Rothberg, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

On Oct. 4, many students participated in the blood drive held in the BHS gym. Sixteen students signed up, but many more people from the community came in to donate as well. “Giving blood is an honor to be able to do for someone who needs it,” said junior Anna Ward, who was a student orga...

Elementary Consolidation Delayed Indefinitely

According to school district officials, the board  will wait until at least 2020 to put the elementary consolidation bond on the ballot again, taking into account community feedback. 
Image by Strollo architects

Ian Stender, Staff Writer

October 7, 2018

The bond to fund the controversial plan to replace Bryden and Hilltop with a consolidated elementary school will not appear on the November ballot. Instead, it may appear on the ballot in 2020. Voters rejected the school consolidation bond last May when it was combined with the operating levy. According ...

Student Plans to Feed Hungry and Break World Record

“People should come to be a part of something bigger than themselves, something that helps people less fortunate than them,” Leland said. “The more people there, the bigger impact we’ll have.”

Tal Rothberg, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

BHS will host the Herd Against Hunger event on Sunday, Oct. 14. Herd Against Hunger is an event intended to benefit hungry people all over Cleveland, including the 21% of children in Northeast Ohio who live in food insecure households. The event is headed by junior Lena Leland and Student Activities Coordinator Craig ...

Students and Staff Respond to New Schedule

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

Tyler Pohlman, News Editor

October 3, 2018

Administrators introduced a new bell schedule this school year. The most notable differences are the 7:35 a.m. start time, 2:55 p.m. end time, midday academy periods and Thursday morning study hall. Principal Tony Srithai implemented the schedule with the goals of embedding academy within the day, offer...