The Beachcomber

An Open Letter to Mr. Gugick

An Open Letter to Mr. Gugick

March 31, 2020

Dear Mr. Gugick, It’s crazy that it’s been a year. Your death hit us hard. And it doesn’t really seem to get easier. It’s 2 a.m. and I can’t sleep because all your words are running together in my mind.   I never had a teacher like you, and I don’t expect I’ll ever have a...

Library Club Collects Over 1,200 Books

Library Club Collects Over 1,200 Books

Brooklyn Hollimon, Staff Writer

March 29, 2020

The library club held the annual book drive during the week before school was closed, on March 9-13. Club members accepted donations of new or used books before and after school in the high school atrium. The club collected over 1,200 books for kids in grades K-8 to be donated to the Cleveland Kids...

Students Reflect on their Roots and the Many Roads That Brought Them to Beachwood

Students Reflect on their Roots and the Many Roads That Brought Them to Beachwood

Hiba Ali, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

BHS students are focused on our futures, yet there is much to be learned from our pasts.  Each of us has a distinctive family history that impacts us in unique ways. These stories were highlighted recently when students responded to a Beachcomber survey about family histories. Some students...

Model UN Broadens Horizons

Model UN Broadens Horizons

Yang Yu, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

The BHS Model United Nations (MUN) team has met with particular success this school year, winning Best Large Delegation at both their autumn conference at Case Western Reserve University and their winter conference at Lorain County Community College, among a whole slew of individual awards.  Late...

MAC Scholars Honor Black History Month

MAC Scholars Honor Black History Month

Vivian Li, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2020

BHS held a Black History Month assembly on February 21. The assembly was conducted by the Minority Achievement Committee (MAC) Scholars, who aimed to initiate a student-led conversation and welcome more minorities into the club. “We wanted to put together a piece for everyone here in the district just to cele...

Love in the Time of Corona

Love in the Time of Corona

Peter Soprunov, Editor-at-Large

March 14, 2020

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world -W.B. Yeats In the face of an official “pandemic”, it is hard not to think of life a century ago—in 1918—when, like today, a flu swept acr...

Tips on Staying Healthy in the Age of Covid-19

Tips on Staying Healthy in the Age of Covid-19

Noah Weiskopf, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

Currently there is no vaccine to prevent the novel coronavirus. However, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) presents clear guidelines on steps that people can take to decrease their chance of contracting the virus.  The best way to prevent illness is to avoid exposure.  “If you’re sick, stay home,” ...

Governor DeWine Closes Schools Until April 6

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 will be closed from the end of the day Monday, March 16 to April 6. Child care facilities will...

Beachwood Braces For Coronavirus

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 which are public, (as of 8:24:01 March 12) due to concern over the spread of COVID-19.  As of now, ...

Fast-Paced Warrensville Tigers Defeat Bison in Second Round of Playoffs

Fast-Paced Warrensville Tigers Defeat Bison in Second Round of Playoffs

Joe Spero, Sports Editor

February 29, 2020

The Bison playoff run was cut short last night in the second round with a loss of 88-58 to the Warrensville Heights Tigers. Bison assistant coach and class of 2016 grad Jalen Davis commented after the game.  “The Warrensville team came out more aggressive, which allowed them to take a lead early on,” he sa...

Daryl Houston Leads Bison to Victory in First Round of Playoffs

Daryl Houston Leads Bison to Victory in First Round of Playoffs

Noah Weiskopf, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

The Bison boys basketball team began their playoff run with a dominating win at home Tuesday night against the MLK Crusaders 92-56. Junior guard Daryl Houston led the Bison with 34 points, followed by Jalen Minter with 22.  Before the game, Houston emphasized the importance of focus. “I think we need ...

A Land of Beauty and Culture

A Land of Beauty and Culture

Hiba Ali, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

When I went to Pakistan over winter break, I was immersed in the culture and reminded of the beauty of my homeland. As the airplane landed, I suddenly felt at home. Even though I have never lived in Pakistan, whenever I visit, I feel complete. Over there, things are decorated brightly and boldly, even the airports. When we were getting ...