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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...

“[T]he program that were running is actually a version of the national school lunch program summer program that’s already in place,” Beachwood’s Resident Director of AVI Foodsystems Lucy DuHaime said.

Lunch Service Continued Through School Shutdown

Prerna Mukherjee, Managing Editor June 4, 2020

The Ohio Dept. of Education encouraged school districts to continue feeding students during the COVID-19 lockdown this spring.  Beachwood City Schools offered an expanded free and reduced lunch program...

How to Fight the Virus

How to Fight the Virus

Ian Stender and Hiba Ali May 26, 2020

At publication, the United States approaches the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, with over 1.6 million confirmed cases.  Ohio has over 30,000 confirmed cases and almost 1,800 deaths. Studies...

With school buildings empty, the College Board has adapted exams for an at-home format.

Students to Take AP Exams at Home This Year

Brooklyn Hollimon, Staff Writer April 22, 2020

The College Board announced adjustments to this year’s AP exams on Friday, April 3 in response to school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement stated that exams will be shortened...

Activists showed up at Beachwood Board of Education meetings in March after the district sent an email to families about a mandatory assembly.

District Tackles Equity and Engagement

Prerna Mukherjee, Managing Editor April 13, 2020

The Beachwood School District launched equity and engagement teams this year to increase equity across the school district. Beachwood’s Director of Equity and Engagement Kevin Houchins began holding...

Beachwoods online learning program consists of 15-20 hours per week of instruction and assignments on Google Classroom.

Students and Staff Adjusting to Online Instruction

Due to the spread of Covid-19, school buildings across the country have been shut down, and educators have been forced to switch to online instruction.  Beachwood’s online learning program began...

Library Club Collects Over 1,200 Books

Library Club Collects Over 1,200 Books

Brooklyn Hollimon , Staff Writer March 29, 2020

The library club held the annual book drive during the week before school was closed, on March 9-13. Club members accepted donations of new or used books before and after school in the high school atrium. The...

Junior Carrington Peavy addresses the school at the black history month assembly on Feb. 21.

MAC Scholars Honor Black History Month

Vivian Li, Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2020

BHS held a Black History Month assembly on February 21. The assembly was conducted by the Minority Achievement Committee (MAC) Scholars, who aimed to initiate a student-led conversation and welcome...

Tips on Staying Healthy in the Age of Covid-19

Tips on Staying Healthy in the Age of Covid-19

Noah Weiskopf, Staff Writer March 13, 2020

Currently there is no vaccine to prevent the novel coronavirus. However, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) presents clear guidelines on steps that people can take to decrease their chance of contracting...

Sophomore Rebecca Shapiro, freshman Hannah Plotkin and freshman Rena Berkowitz react to the news of the three-week school closure.

Governor DeWine Closes Schools Until April 6

Vivian Li and Prerna Mukherjee March 12, 2020

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine ordered a three-week spring break for Ohio K12 schools and banned gatherings of more than 100 people after a fifth case of coronavirus was confirmed in Ohio earlier today. Schools...

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.

Beachwood Braces For Coronavirus

Ian Stender, Opinion Editor March 12, 2020

Five cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been identified in Ohio as of publication, three of them in Cuyahoga County.  According to Fox8, 14 schools or school systems are closed, seven of...

The BHS natatorium, where swimmers have faced high heat, humidity, and other maintenance issues.

Swim Team Faces Deteriorating Conditions in Pool

Amy Chen, Online Editor-in-Chief February 11, 2020

As the swim team prepares for the district meet, the high school pool is showing its age. A tour of the pool reveals rusting lockers, fading tiles and peeling paint. These are not new issues, however....

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