The Beachcomber

‘That’s Not What Happened’ Explores a Community in Turmoil After a School Shooting

Carrington Peavy, Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2020

What goes on in the lives of school shooting survivors after the news trucks and the cameras are gone? That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger explores the life of high school senior Leanne “Lee” Bauer and her friends as they cope with loss, betrayal, hope and addiction in their small co...

Our Eurocentric History Curriculum

“We focused more on the colonizers than the names of the people being colonized.”

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large

September 23, 2020

How Unbalanced Curricula Can Instill a Racist Worldview

Five Things I learned in Quarantine

Carrington Peavy, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2020

COVID-19 has been tough on everyone. Young or old, we have all learned how to adjust and have even learned a few things about ourselves and the world around us.  Here are five things I’ve learned during this time that shaped the way I look at the world around me: 1.Finding my own routine - W...

Bison Return to In-Person Learning

Students in Dominic Velotta's AP Psychology class are masked, socially distanced and ready to learn.

Tal Rothberg, News Editor

September 21, 2020

Beachwood students finally returned to in-person classes today after learning from home since early March. Like most school districts around the country, Beachwood has had to tackle the challenges of balancing school with safety. As a result, many changes have been made.  “The biggest change i...

Breaching the Social Distance

Students share their feelings about going back in-person during community circle.

Brooklyn Hollimon, News Editor

September 20, 2020

Beachwood administrators have initiated a new community circles program this year, held after 10th period on Tuesdays and Fridays. The purpose of the program is to support the social and emotional health of students during this time of social isolation and to facilitate connections with teachers a...

The Summer That Wasn’t

Hiba Ali, Features Editor

September 17, 2020

It was going to be a great summer... It was going to be full of fun with family and friends, with traveling and discovery, with memories that last forever... Instead, it was the summer of social distancing, of watching the news, of deaths and memories that lasted too long. A Nation Overheat...

A Reality Show Presents the Pitfalls of Marrying for Money

Katie and Colton form one of the odd couples featured in

Ian Stender, Opinion Editor

August 29, 2020

 Lifetime’s Marrying Millions reality show is a captivating, over-dramatized, ridiculous look into modern day standards of a “normal” relationship.   The producers start every season by introducing a set of couples that differ heavily in financial status, age, financial status, family and... m...

Cleveland Protests the Floyd Killing

Photo by Jada

Brooklyn Hollimon, News Editor

June 5, 2020

Protests have broken out in cities across the country since May 25, when George Floyd, an unarmed black man, was killed by Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer.  Floyd was accused by a convenience store cashier of paying with a counterfeit $20. Chauvin, along with officers Tou Thao, ...

Lunch Service Continued Through School Shutdown

“[T]he program that we're running is actually a version of the national school lunch program summer program that’s already in place,” Beachwood’s Resident Director of AVI Foodsystems Lucy DuHaime said.

Prerna Mukherjee, Managing Editor

June 4, 2020

The Ohio Dept. of Education encouraged school districts to continue feeding students during the COVID-19 lockdown this spring.  Beachwood City Schools offered an expanded free and reduced lunch program during the school closure. Beachwood’s program began on Wednesday, March 18 and provided stud...

What Happened Was Wrong. Why Can’t People Accept That?

America has been built on protests, and these confrontations have given Americans eight hour work days, freedom from slavery, women’s rights and many other things that we wouldn’t have if the generations before us were just complicit.

Carrington Peavy, Co-Editor-in-Chief

June 3, 2020

Nine minutes. 540 seconds. 540,000 milliseconds. Since May 25, the whole world has watched Derek Chauvin holding his knee on George Floyd’s neck for nine minutes. For three of those minutes, Floyd was unresponsive and no longer the “threat” that police perceived him to be.  We watched...

Why #BlackLivesMatter Matters

In many cities, police and the National Guard, as well as local governments, have been fiercely pushing back nonviolent protests.

Amy Chen, Co-Editor-in-Chief

June 3, 2020

Footage of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin holding down George Floyd went viral on May 25 and reignited conversation about police brutality towards African-Americans. In the video, Chauvin pressed into Floyd’s neck with a knee for a devastating eight minutes as the victim pleaded for his l...

COVID-19: The Perfect Disguise for Power Politics

Image by the author, created using public domain images from thenounproject: 'democracy' by 'Wichai Wi,' 'Mask' by farra nugraha and 'Virus' by Nawicon.

Yoav Pinhasi, Opinion Editor

June 2, 2020

These past few months have been an emotional time for just about everyone. Families are grieving loved ones lost to the pandemic, health care workers are putting their lives on the line treating the sick and people all over the world are persevering, six feet apart, in ways we never thought possible....