The Beachcomber

Sarah Carrington's nephew Ivan meets her rabbit Max.

In a Lonely Year, Many Find Comfort in Quarantine Pets

Anna Lonzer, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

A teenage girl sits on her bed. She is logged into class when her baby bunny comes into her room and looks at her with big, pleading eyes, begging for a lift.  The big-eared gray rabbit settles down...

After President Trump dubbed Covid-19 the 'Chinese virus' last year, The Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council announced that more than 673 cases of discrimination against Asian-Americans were reported in one week.

The Anxiety of Being Asian-American

Lana Lagman, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

The eyes express what the tongue cannot; they are intricate organs that allow us to see the world's beauty and into other people's souls.  And yet the external appearance of our eyes can also create...

Are these the graduates who were successfully developed into “intellectual entrepreneurs with a social conscience” as school leaders hoped? Do they represent the epitome of success?

Reconsidering How Beachwood Defines Success

Jacob Pincus, Staff Writer March 26, 2021

“To develop intellectual entrepreneurs with a social conscience,” the school district’s mission statement serves as the welcome sign for students as we walk into school every day.  Across the...

Coach Smith pictured in 2019 in Columbus at the Jesse Owens Memorial Track & Field Stadium.

Willie Smith Honored as National Track and Field Coach of the Year

Brooklyn Hollimon, News Editor March 25, 2021

Beachwood Track Coach Willie Smith was informed by the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches (OATCCC) in February that he was selected as national Coach of the Year. Senior Shayna Preisler...

The marketing class kicks off the Hope Blooms Ohio project with a presentation March 12 at Public Square.

Marketing Students Inspire Hope, Raise Money For Cleveland Food Bank

Hiba Ali, Features Editor March 25, 2021

As Ohioans come out of a long pandemic winter we begin to hope, heal and help one another.  This mindset is reflected in the Hope Blooms Ohio project, a charitable initiative designed by Greg Perry’s...

Don’t Let Congress Be the Cause of Our Regression

Joseph Berkowitz, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

It’s no secret that Congress is broken, but we’ve known this for a while. So why hasn’t it been fixed? Part of this is because of corruption, but also because we don’t care enough to make fixing...

In the 1880s, Nellie Bly pretended to be mentally ill in order to report undercover on the appalling conditions in the insane asylum on Blackwell's Island.  The New York World published her six-part series, a pioneering work of investigative journalism.

Hear Them Roar

Hiba Ali, Features Editor March 17, 2021

Sybil Ludington (1761-1839) Sybil Ludington’s father was a Colonel in the American army during the American Revolution, and when a messenger stopped by their house to warn them of an attack on Connecticut,...

Teachers celebrate after getting their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. From top left: English teacher Todd Butler, social studies teacher Pam Ogilvy, 5th grade teacher Nerissa Taub with 8th grade social studies teacher Missy Buddenhagen and science teacher Alex Paulchell.

Debunking Myths About the COVID Vaccines

Samah Khan, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

BHS staff members received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Feb. 22 at the Cuyahoga County Educational Service Center and are scheduled to receive the second dose on Monday, March 15. After their...

U.S. Senator Rob Portman speaking in Columbus in 2015.

Who Will Succeed Portman?

Joseph Berkowitz, Staff Writer March 11, 2021

Now that Senator Rob Portman announced he will not seek reelection, the ballot is wide open, and the field of candidates for the 2022 race is already getting crowded.  Recent BHS grads and students...

Innoculate Yourself Against Senioritis

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large March 10, 2021

Senioritis is an acquired illness observed most commonly in high school seniors. It is characterized as a telltale ennui stemming from a crisis of purpose associated with the sudden evaporation of clear,...

Jones feels the biggest key to his high school basketball success was staying in the gym. He got as many shots up as possible whenever he was able.

Up Next For Jones: Heidelberg

Noah Weiskopf, Sports Editor March 9, 2021

The Bison boys basketball team lost in a thriller to Waynedale High School on March 2 by a questionable foul call that ended their playoff run.  Senior Maurice Jones is now looking to the future, having...

Grand Army: More Than Just Your Average Teen Show

Carrington Peavy, Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2021

When you see shows geared towards teens nowadays, they fall into two categories: shows with highly attractive teens and dry plot lines or shows that fly off the rails and try too hard to shock the audience.  Either...

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