The Beachcomber

Students Run Wet Nose 5k in Memory of Abby Bendis

Photo by Leah Backo / Rescue Village

Tal Rothberg, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018

Many Beachwood students participated in the 3rd annual Wet Nose 5K on Aug. 5. The race was a fundraiser for Geauga Humane Society Rescue Village, an organization that finds homes for and provides support to many homeless animals. This year’s race was held in memory of Abigail Bendis, a BHS student who tragical...

District Addresses Student Mental Health Needs

Beachwood's SAY Counselor Mallory Molls spoke at the assembly on the first day of school.  Molls has recently accepted a job out of state. Beachwood is seeking a new SAY Counselor.

Zilin Zhang, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018

Beginning this year, district administrators plan to establish a mental health initiative to raise awareness in the community about the mental health needs of students. Adolescence is a challenging time full of mental and emotional challenges, and teens face increasing rates of depression and other...

Campus is Closed

Photo from bcomber archives by Bradford Douglas

Vivian Li, Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2018

Beginning this fall, BHS students no longer have the privilege of an open campus. In previous years, open campus allowed upperclassmen to leave the building during their lunch or free periods. Free periods are now only available during first or eleventh period, giving some students the option of...

Academic Challenge Places 15th at National Tournament

Sam Thomas, Staff Writer

May 25, 2018

The academic challenge team went to Chicago on April 28 for the small school National Academic Quiz Tournament. “We competed in the playoffs, made it to the finals, and overall placed 15th in the nation out of 100 teams,” says Shen. Coach Karla Seery brought a team consisting of junior Jing-Jing...

Science Olympiad Places Sixth at State Tournament

This is my personal best [placement as coach],

Amelia Port, Staff Writer

May 25, 2018

The Science Olympiad team placed sixth place overall in the state competition on April 28 at OSU. The performance matches their 2012 placement. The team placed in a variety of events: experimental design, fermi questions, mission impossible, helicopters and towers. Their best individual placement...

Community Awaits Tally of Issue 2 Vote

Voters arrived at the high school on May 8 to decide on the combined operating levy and bond issue. Photo by Vivian Li.

Vivian Li, News Editor

May 24, 2018

Issue 2 on Beachwood’s May 8 ballot, a combined 8.7-mill operating and bond levy, fell short by only 8 votes, according to the initial count. Unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections showed that 2,006 people voted against the levy while 1,998 voted for. Absentee and pro...

Beachcomber Subject to Censorship of Article in April Issue

Five members of the Beachcomber staff met with Srithai, Superintendent Dr. Robert Hardis and the school district’s attorney Daniel McIntyre of Brindza McIntyre & Seed after school on April 9 in  Davis’s classroom.
In the meeting, it was clear that administrators would not allow the article to be published. Photo by Nakita Reidenbach.

Clinton Sansonetti, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018

School administrators censored an article submitted for publication in the April issue of the Beachcomber. Principal Tony Srithai explained that administrators censored the story because they were concerned about the privacy of a student, although the student was not identified in the article. “There...

Students Take Action Against Gun Violence

Nakita Reidenbach, Staff Writer

May 19, 2018

Junior Jing-Jing Shen led a #NeverAgain gun violence meeting on April 17 after school in social studies teacher Pam Ogilvy’s classroom. The goal of the meeting was to educate students and raise awareness about gun violence and possible solutions. Shen encouraged students to write letters to their...

Administration Moves to Close Campus Next Year

Police Officer C.J. Piro,  Beachwood City Schools' Director of Security, joined Principal Tony Srithai at Thursday's Open Forum to explain why he feels it is important to close campus. Photo by Alex Shupp

Orly Einhorn, Staff Writer

May 19, 2018

BHS students will no longer be able to go out for lunch in the 2018-19 school year. At a May 17 open forum after school, Principal Tony Srithai and police officer C.J. Piro, Beachwood Schools’ Director of Security, made it clear that they intend to close campus. Currently, open campus is a priv...

Administration Plans to Implement New Schedule

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

Amelia Port, Staff Writer

May 16, 2018

Word on the street is that BHS might have a new schedule next fall. Principal Tony Srithai is well into the process of planning a schedule with the goals of making it easier for students to attend academy and for teachers to collaborate. The schedule is not yet finalized. “I’d like for it...

Police Dogs Search School For Controlled Substances

The K9 team used eight German Shepherds during the search of BHS. Photo by Gabriela Covolan Costa.

Chad Baker, Staff Writer

May 9, 2018

Administrators announced a schoolwide shelter-in-place during third period on Tuesday, April 17. Students were asked to place their bags in the middle of the hallways so trained police dogs could check for illegal substances. The search lasted roughly 15 minutes. The dogs also checked cars in the BH...

Students and Staff Walk Out to End Gun Violence

Freshman Rachel Cohen displays the sign she made for the March 14 walkout. Photo by Carrington Peavy

Chad Baker, with additional reporting by the Beachcomber Staff

March 30, 2018

School safety issue strikes home with March 13 threat called to BMS; Beachwood students attend March 24 rally