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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....

Choosing to Participate Projects Teach Students to Get Involved

Choosing to Participate Projects Teach Students to Get Involved

Tal Rothberg and Ian Stender February 4, 2020

For the past 15 years, students in the human rights & conflict class have completed Choosing to Participate projects (CTP). Social studies teacher Pam Ogilvy, who has taught the class for the past...

Students enjoyed a visit from therapy dogs during December exams.

Staff Addresses Student Mental Health Needs

Prerna Mukherjee, Managing Editor January 29, 2020

Staff members organized a series of mental health activities before winter break to help reduce stress during midterm exams. The events included visits from therapy dogs, a “mindful meditation” session...

Photo from bcomber archives by Grant Gravagna

School Bus Delays Cause Later School Start Time

Roberto DeMarchi, Additional Reporting by Vivian Li January 26, 2020

Starting on Jan. 13, the BHS start time was pushed back five minutes for a start time of 8:15 instead of 8:10.  As a result, academy has been shortened by five minutes. The Wednesday schedule and bus...

Students from Hilltop and BMS joined BHS students in the library for the Dec. 11 event.

BHS Library Hosts Elementary and Middle School Students for ‘Hour of Code’

Vivian Li, Editor-in-Chief January 16, 2020

Girls Who Code members from Hilltop and the middle school collaborated with BHS students during the Hour of Code on Wednesday, Dec. 11. With hundreds of millions of participants, the Hour of Code is...

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

Mayor Horwitz Investigated for Workplace Harassment

Tal Rothberg, News Editor November 27, 2019

Beachwood City Council held a public meeting with special counsel on Oct. 30 to discuss an investigation into allegations of workplace harassment by Mayor Martin Horwitz. After a dramatic airing of...

Carrington Peavy and Avery McShepard perform Aint No Mountain High Enough.

Giving Thanks With Words and Music

November 26, 2019

Students and staff gathered in the auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 26 for the annual Thanksgiving assembly.

Dr. Eberhardt reconnects with her high school art teacher Allen Scott, now retired. They stand in front of a painting celebrating the civil rights movement, painted by Eberhardt and a friend in Scotts class.

Stanford Professor Jennifer Eberhardt Returns to BHS

Hiba Ali, Staff Writer November 17, 2019

Beachwood alum and Stanford University Professor Dr. Jennifer L. Eberhardt, an award-winning psychologist who studies unconscious bias, addressed the high school on Wednesday, Nov. 6.  Eberhardt was...

Seven of the eight candidates gathered for the forum held in the high school community room on Oct. 22. Megan Walsh Skyped in from Washington, D.C.

Mintz, Walsh & DeLong Prevail in School Board Race

Joe Spero, Sports Editor November 15, 2019

The race for Beachwood Board of Education was unusually intense this year, with five candidates running for two four-year seats and three candidates running for one two-year seat. But on Nov. 5, the...

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

Teachers Working Under New Contract This Year

Vivian Li, Editor-in-Chief November 14, 2019

Beachwood teachers are working under a new contract, effective until Aug. 2022. The previous three-year teacher contract was ratified in Aug. 2015 and ended Aug. 2018. Last year, Beachwood teachers...

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