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The Beachcomber

The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

Beachwood Losing Over 300 Years of Experience With these Educators Retirements

Beachwood Losing Over 300 Years of Experience With these Educators’ Retirements

Beachcomber Staff June 10, 2024

BHS will be a very different place in the fall without these familiar faces. Science Teacher Lisa Bugenske, by Daniella Portner Choir Teacher Darlene Haight, by Ritika Iyer Interpreter Coordinator...

Senior Arianna Preston makes solid contact off a Hawken pitch.

Preston Leads Softball to Impressive Season

Jaycob Zabell, Staff Writer June 4, 2024

The softball team earned an impressive 10-4 record in the regular season but suffered a disappointing loss to Berkshire on May 9 in the first round of the playoffs. Sophomore center fielder Allie Rinsberg...

Dakota Houston lands a long jump at the Bison Invitational on April 20. Photo by Lifetouch

Track Team Dominates CVCs, Girls Advance to States

So Eun Kang and Allie Rindsberg June 3, 2024

The track team competed at the state tournament on May 30 to June 1 at Welcome Stadium in Dayton.  Bison athletes qualified in four individual events as well as the girls 4x100 meter relay.  Senior...

A travel group for Jewish students including junior Isaac Gorodeski as well as seniors Hudson Peters and Marlee Duchon at the Lebanese border with IDF soldiers. Photo courtesy of Isaac Gorodeski

Israel Travel Diminished by War in Gaza

Josh Rosenblitt, Staff Writer May 31, 2024

Many Jewish students have enjoyed trips to Israel that provide lifelong memories.  “I always want to go back because it’s very beautiful and brings me closer to my religion,” said sophomore Avi...

Teren was the first player to qualify for states in many years, and he has left a mark on Beachwood tennis.

Teren Finishes Remarkable Season, Falls Short at Districts

Jacob Tannenbaum, Staff Writer May 30, 2024

Senior Landis Teren finished his senior season at districts with a first round loss to Zach Forte of Hawken, falling short of his goal of making it back to the state tournament.  Teren finished the...

The writer playing shortstop against the Bristol Panthers on May 10.

The Value of Playing Sports

Jaycob Zabell, Staff Writer May 30, 2024

 This year while playing shortstop I had a detrimental non-contact injury involving my elbow and Ulnar Nerve.  I fielded a ground ball and went to throw it to first base when I felt a snap in my elbow...

Senior Landis Teren (pictured) and junior Ethan Harmer advanced to districts at the Springside Athletic Club in Akron on May 13-18 for singles.

Boys Tennis Third in Division

Lyndia Zheng, Layout Editor May 28, 2024

The boys tennis team has completed a successful season and ended with a record of 8-3, finishing 3rd in their division, only losing games to Hawken, Geneva and Orange.  This is a step up from last...

The State of Ohio has used AI to assess student writing on end-of-course exams since 2018.

Will AI Improve Education or Strip it of Humanity?

Beachcomber Staff May 28, 2024

Our generation of students and teachers has seen artificial intelligence seep into all aspects of our lives. Its incursion into education has sparked both enthusiasm and concern.  AI could make learning...

Two-thirds of U.S. TikTok users are teenagers.

Teens Consider the TikTok Ban

Lexi Jaffe, Staff Writer May 24, 2024

President Biden signed a law on April 23 to ban TikTok in the United States. Congress tucked the ban into a spending package providing aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan. The legislation gives a nine-month...

The Science Olympiad team poses after competing at the regional competition at Baldwin Wallace.

Science Olympiad Places Fourth at State Tournament

Ritika Iyer, Staff Writer May 21, 2024

The Science Olympiad team participated in the state competition at The Ohio State University on Saturday, April 27 and placed 4th out of 40 teams, two places away from qualifying for Science Olympiad Nationals. This...

Ohio is the 24th state to approve marijuana for recreational use.

Recreational Marijuana to be Available Soon to Ohio Adults 21 and Over

Jack Soroka and Shreya Chellu May 19, 2024

Recreational marijuana is likely to be available for sale to adults in Ohio next month after a legislative committee signed off on a plan May 13 for medical dispensaries to sell recreational marijuana...

Sophomore Arnav Bokil performed Scientist by Coldplay accompanied by Ellen Hawkins on piano.

Students Share Creative Passions at White & Gold

Amy Zhou and Radha Pareek May 18, 2024

White & Gold was held on April 16 and showcased students’ unique artistic talents through captivating performances and an art gallery.  Despite the hour of entertainment White & Gold offered,...

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