The Beachcomber

Social distancing isn’t being enforced well.

District Shows Leadership on COVID-19 Prevention, But Details Matter

Beachcomber Staff October 27, 2021

We support the school’s COVID-19 prevention procedures, but we believe there is room for improvement.  Masks are an effective and important measure taken to prevent an outbreak of the virus, especially...

3 Idiots an Excellent Introduction to Bollywood Cinema

“3 Idiots” an Excellent Introduction to Bollywood Cinema

Sanket Makkar, Staff Writer October 25, 2021

Today, I will be reviewing 3 Idiots, a comic drama that follows two friends as they chase their arrogant but talented college roommate and recall their days together while learning more about his mysterious...

Workers install the new standing seam roof in September.

Renovated Pool Opens to Public

Carli Margolis, Staff Writer October 23, 2021

The Beachwood City School District is planning a reopening of the new and improved natatorium on Sunday, Oct. 24.  The event will begin at 12:30 with small group tours at 1:00 p.m., followed by a formal...

From top left: freshman Anah Khan,   senior Abby Cherian, senior Ran Duan and junior Kimia Adabi.

Beachwood Embraces Vaccines

Hiba Ali, Editor-in-Chief October 22, 2021

From the darkness of COVID-19, the vaccine brings a light of hope. But not everyone trusts the effectiveness of the vaccine. A history of racism in healthcare and recent political polarization have...

Edwards advances on the goal.

Girls Soccer Advances to Second Round of Playoffs

Orly Goldstein, Photographer October 22, 2021

The Bison girls advanced to the second round of the playoffs after a 5-3 win over Shaw on Oct. 18. Beachwood ended the season with a loss to Lake Catholic on Oct. 21. It was a tumultuous season,...

“If you dont ask for help, are you building your resilience?” Tolchinsky asked. 

Assembly Highlights Importance of Resilience

Jack Soroka October 20, 2021

The guidance department presented to an assembly of sophomores and juniors on Oct. 6th about the importance of  coping and resilience. SAY Counselor Heidi Tolchinsky led the assembly. “Resilience...

By centering on an Asian hero, Shang-Chi offers an antidote to a history of prejudiced portrayals in which Asians were often used as the punchline.

Marvel Centers Asian-American Action Hero in ‘Shang-Chi’

Elijah Kriwinsky October 19, 2021

Shang-Chi, the character on which Marvel’s new movie Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings is based, has a troubled history.  Shang Chi was originally created by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin...

Teens have experienced increased anxiety, depression and stress due to the pandemic.

The Struggle to Return to Normal

Lana Lagman, Staff Writer October 18, 2021

As students returned to in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year, BHS faculty members observed teenagers coming back to school facing greater mental health struggles than those exhibited prior...

Students in Lisa Morgans math class are masked and three feet apart.

School Board Considers ‘Vax or Test’ Proposal

Brooklyn Bennett, Staff Writer October 13, 2021

The Shaker Heights School Board voted on Tuesday to mandate staff members to get vaccinated. Cincinnati Public Schools approved a rule on Sept. 13 requiring staff to get vaccinated or submit weekly tests.  Beachwood...

Goalie Jake Muencz leaps for a save.

Boys Soccer Undefeated in Conference

Orly Goldstein, Photographer October 12, 2021

The Boys soccer team defeated Wickliffe on Tuesday, Oct. 5, bringing their overall record to 9-3-1, undefeated in the conference. This is the team's first CVC title since 2014. Team captain Ivan...

Erkins brings extensive experience as a teacher and administrator as well as working as a curriculum specialist for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

More Than a Disciplinarian

Hiba Ali, Editor-in-Chief October 11, 2021

Assistant Principal Aubrei Erkins has adorned her office to be inviting, with inspirational quotes on pillows, decorations and a bowl of candy on her desk.  Erkins also places snacks for students outside...

Beachwood students are accelerated in math as early as 3rd grade, and once a student is on that track, it is very hard to leave.  The vast difference in the educational tracks becomes more significant as the number of options decrease as they progress through the school.

Want to Improve Student Mental Health? Reduce AP Course Loads

Ben Lawrence and Greg Perryman October 10, 2021

Tonight, many BHS students will complete an egregious amount of homework. They will read several chapters of a book assigned from their high level English class, complete an assignment from a college level...

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