The Beachcomber

School Bus Delays Cause Later School Start Time

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 routes have remained unchanged. “Despite many attempted tweaks, traffic has been too heavy to allow all the buses...

Students Weigh-in on Trump’s Impeachment

Students Weigh-in on Trump’s Impeachment

Yoav Pinhasi, Staff Writer

January 25, 2020

On Dec. 18, 2019, President Donald J. Trump joined the likes of Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton when the House of Representatives voted to impeach him on counts of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Trump was accused of making military aid to Ukraine contingent on their investigations of both an...

J. K. Rowling and the Tirade of Transphobia

J. K. Rowling and the Tirade of Transphobia

Peter Soprunov, Editor-at-Large

January 24, 2020

In 1997, J. K. Rowling published the first book in the Harry Potter series. This seven-part saga sold 500 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling series in history, and making Rowling the wealthiest author in history. Even more impactful was Harry Potter’s penetration of not only its contemporary popular culture, but of the chil...

Strong Second Half Pushes Bison Past Edgewood

Strong Second Half Pushes Bison Past Edgewood

Noah Weiskopf, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

The Bison boys basketball team came out with a strong second half at home Friday night against Edgewood, finishing the game with a 73-61 win. The team was led by guard Daryl Houston with 24 points, sophomore guard Jalen Minter with 22 points and junior guard Maurice Jones with 16 points.  Jon...

No Kings, No Queens, No More

No Kings, No Queens, No More

Peter Soprunov, Editor-at-Large

January 17, 2020

“I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.” - Oliver Cromwell, 1650 Every year, BHS crowns two royal couples: one presiding over the fall Homecoming festivities, the other over the January Snoball.  In years past, a Homecoming Queen was elected in a se...

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

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 an international coding event held during Computer Science Education Week.  “[The purpose is]...

Designated Survivor Imagines an Accidental President

Designated Survivor Imagines an Accidental President

Joe Spero, Sports Editor

January 8, 2020

The Netflix show Designated Survivor is built on the real concept of the ‘designated survivor’ implemented by the United States government.  According to Roll Call, “The idea [of the designated survivor is] in the event of a horrific disaster or attack... a clear line of presidential succession is maint...

In Season Three, Mrs. Maisel Turns to Social Commentary

In Season Three, Mrs. Maisel Turns to Social Commentary

Bridgitte Feldman, Enterprise Editor

January 7, 2020

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is an Amazon Prime original series about Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), a Jewish woman who pursues a comedy career after being left by her husband.  Written by Amy Sherman-Palladino, this portrayal of an Upper West Side Jewish family in the late 1950s, early ...

“Marriage Story” Arguably Johansson and Driver’s Best Work

“Marriage Story” Arguably Johansson and Driver’s Best Work

Amy Chen, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 29, 2019

In mid-December, after a two-month hiatus from Netflix, I finally caved in and sat down to watch the first thing the web site’s algorithm fed me: Noah Baumbach’s latest production, Marriage Story. Completely unaware of the film’s six recent nominations for the 2020 Golden Globe Awards, I stumbled blindly...

Elsa and Anna Confront the Past in Frozen II

Elsa and Anna Confront the Past in Frozen II

Hiba Ali, Staff Writer

December 14, 2019

With its rich plot, memorable characters, beautiful visuals and passionate music, Frozen II follows in the footsteps  of the original, which defined the childhood of our generation. Frozen II accompanies Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and, of course, Olaf as they venture north from Arendelle and into the Enchanted Forest. ...

What I Wish You Knew: The Birds and the Weaves

What I Wish You Knew: The Birds and the Weaves

Elizabeth Metz, Multimedia Editor

December 13, 2019

 The Beachomber is launching a new web series, What I Wish You Knew, focused on the politics of identity. In this first episode, directed by Elizabeth Metz, students Nadia Hall, Kamryn Clark, J'khai James, Jaylah Fellows, Kye Johnson, Brooklyn Hollimon, Tiani Allen and Dior Edwards speak their truths...

Trauma, Love and Redemption in the Follow-Up to Netflix’s Cult Classic

Trauma, Love and Redemption in the Follow-Up to Netflix’s Cult Classic

Peter Soprunov, Editor-at-Large

December 8, 2019

The first season of the Netflix dark romantic comedy The End of the F***ing World was widely praised for its idiosyncratic story beats, stellar LGBTQIA+ representation and chaotic, youthful energy.  The series, based off of a Charles Forsman graphic novel by the same name, explores the rebellious and ...