The Beachcomber

Brand New JV PenOhio Team Wins Regional Tournament

Photo courtesy of Casey Matthews

Clinton Sansonetti, with additional reporting by the Beachcomber Staff

March 24, 2018

Remarkably for a first year team, the Bison won first place in the JV division, and all competitors qualified for the state tournament, to be held May 19 at the College of Wooster.

Student Council Exec Board Leaders Elected For 2018-19 School Year

Student Council Exec Board President-Elect Jing-Jing Shen addressed the student body at the presentation of candidates on Friday, Feb. 23. Photo by Jemiah Richardson

Prerna Mukherjee, News Editor

February 28, 2018

Student Council’s Executive Board elections were held on Friday, Feb. 23. Junior Jing-Jing Shen was elected President, along with Sydney Leikin as Executive Vice President, sophomore Lena Leland as Vice President, sophomore Joelle Rosenthal as Secretary and freshman Amy Chen as Treasurer. Student...

Martin Horwitz Sworn in as Beachwood Mayor

A photo of Mayor Horwitz, who assumed office in January 2018.

Prerna Mukherjee, News Editor

January 23, 2018

Martin Horwitz was sworn in on Jan. 8, making him Beachwood’s 17th mayor. Horwitz won by a close margin of 33 votes against incumbent Merle Gorden and outgoing School Board President Mitchel Luxenburg. “It’s proof that every vote counts,” Horwitz said. “My thoughts are that the vote clearly...

Human Rights Students Make a Difference With ‘Choosing to Participate’ Projects

Students and staff learn about a project on mental health. Photo by Vivian Li.

Vivian Li, News Editor

January 20, 2018

Students from the human rights class ended their semester by displaying their Choosing to Participate (CTP) projects throughout the week of Jan. 8. The projects encourage students to engage in their communities and raise awareness about subjects they are passionate about. The projects have been part...

School District Leaders Campaign For Combined Levy On May Ballot

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

Vivian Li, News Editor

December 21, 2017

The Bond Levy Portion Would Finance the Planned Elementary Consolidation; The Operating Levy Would Finance Ongoing District Operations

Academic Challenge Qualifies For National Tournament

Front row (left to right): Coach Karla Seery, Jing-Jing Shen, Somin Jung, Sunny Wang, Athena Grasso
Back row (left to right): Maxwell Rackmill, Peter Soprunov, Zyad Shehadeh, Yang Yu. Photo by Michael Schmidt

Prerna Mukherjee, News Editor

November 21, 2017

Two BHS academic challenge teams competed at East Palestine High School on Saturday, Nov. 11, with one team placing second place and qualifying for the national competition. The team qualifying for nationals consisted of junior Jing-Jing Shen and freshmen Yang Yu, Peter Soprunov and Somin Jung. ...

African American Literature Class Raises Awareness on ‘Take a Knee’

Photo by Gabriela Covolan Costa

Gabriela Covolan Costa, Image Editor

November 6, 2017

On Oct. 19, the African American literature class made a bulletin board about the “Taking a Knee” movement. The movement started in the summer of 2016 when NFL player Colin Kaepernick stayed seated during the national anthem. According to Nick Wright, Fox Sports host, he did so to protest inequality,...

City Leaders Face Off in Mayoral Race

Beachwood voters will choose between the incumbent Mayor, School Board President or City Council President. Photos by Nakita Reidenbach and Amelia Port

Jinle Zhu, Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2017

Along with 72 other municipalities in the Cleveland area, the City of Beachwood will hold mayoral elections on Nov. 7. The three candidates are current Beachwood Mayor Merle Gorden, City Council President Martin S. Horwitz and Beachwood School Board President Mitchel Luxenburg. Incumbent Merle Go...

Flu Season Blues

To stay healthy, get plenty of rest to keep your immune system strong and keep your hands clean. Image by Alex Shupp

Julia Charnas, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017

From Sept. 1 to Nov. 1, BHS teachers marked 63 absences for students in the BHS clinic, according to information provided by Asst. Principal Ryan Patti. During the same time period, 712 student absences were excused with a doctor's note as evidence. From Sept. 1 to Oct. 25, there were 25  BHS teac...

Journalism Class Hosts Student Reporters From Cleveland School of the Arts

CSA students toured BHS with stops at Benny's Spirit Shop and the TV production studio. Photo courtesy of Kate Klonowski

Journalism Class

November 1, 2017

The journalism class hosted a group of student journalists from Cleveland School of the Arts on Thursday, Oct. 26. The CSA students are visiting schools for a reporting project on school report cards. Beachwood students enjoyed getting to know the guests. "It was one of the coolest experiences I've e...

No Left No More

Photo by Max Alter

Max Alter, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2017

The Beachwood City Council passed a motion on Sept. 5th amending the City’s charter to enable northbound traffic from Richmond Road to turn left into the BHS parking lot. The motion, penned by Councilman and Chair of the Safety and Public Health Committee Justin Berns and passed with a unanimous...

School District Uses Variety of Approaches to Maintain Security

Photo from Beachcomber archives by Bradford Douglas.

Nakita Reidenbach, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017

A local woman called 911 on Aug. 1 about her boyfriend, who told her over facetime that he was going to go shoot up the first school he found. The man hoped to be shot and killed by police in an act known as “suicide by cop.” The man was soon located in his car at Mercer Elementary School  in...