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High school students danced to welcome the year of the dragon.

Beachwood Celebrates Lunar New Year

Anna Tonyushkin, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

For the first time in history, Beachwood students had the day off Friday, Feb. 9 to celebrate Lunar New Year. In addition, the Chinese Family Affinity Group and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI)...

Jayden Koonce seeks an angle for a layup during the Orange game on Feb. 2.

Bison Boys Face Southeast Pirates in First Round of Playoffs

Josh Rosenblitt, Staff Writer February 26, 2024

The boys Basketball team will play their first playoff game on Tuesday, Feb. 27, against Southeast High School at the Pirates’ home court in Ravenna.  The bison enter the contest with a 6-16 record,...

Junior Jacob Thomas is Co-Captain of Beachwood’s varsity boys basketball team along with Nick Reese and Jonathan Mo.

What it Takes to be Captain

Allie Rindsberg, Sports Editor February 23, 2024

Captains are vital in team sports, and they often have a large impact on a team’s success as well as individual player development.  The role that a captain plays is beneficial in many ways such...

One in three Black boys can anticipate going to prison, compared to one in six Latino boys and one in 17 white boys.

Beyond Bars

Taia Menefee, News Editor February 22, 2024

According to a fact sheet by the NAACP, the number of incarcerated people in the United States increased from around 500,000 to 2.2 million between the years 1980 and 2015.  Furthermore, the sheet...

Richmond Rd. was treacherous on the morning of Jan. 19.

Students Enjoy More Weather-Related School Closures This Year

Eli Posa, Staff Writer February 15, 2024

Everyone loves the feeling of waking up on a winter morning to see white flakes flying outside and receiving the notification that school is closed due to a snowstorm. But  how is the decision actually...

Kam-Wei and Chien-Wei  Liao were both accomplished scientists. Photo courtesy of Wayne and Winston Liao

The Story of Beachwood’s First Chinese American Family

Allen Yu, Staff Writer February 6, 2024

Chien-Wei Liao and Kam-Wei Liao moved to Beachwood in 1957. They were the first people of Chinese descent to live in town.   Their sons Wayne and Winston were the only Chinese Americans in the Beachwood...

“CJ had his best game of his career,” Krasnow said. “He was aggressive and hit the shot of the game in overtime...  he was a star.”

Bison Defeat Lions in Overtime

Josh Rosenblitt, Staff Writer February 5, 2024

The Bison boys were able to hold off the Lions basketball team on Friday night in a thrilling overtime finish.  When these two teams faced off three weeks ago, Beachwood was in the game for much of...

Greene is a 1985 BHS graduate. The soccer team advanced state quarterfinals in his senior year. Image from Beachwood Bison Athletics

Brian Greene Named U.S. Regional Coach of the Year

Alex Bravo, Staff Writer January 25, 2024

Brian Greene was named United States Regional Coach of the Year after coaching the 2023 boys soccer team to a 19-3 record-breaking season that ended in the Regional Finals. He was also named Div. III...

CEC club members celebrated at the holiday game event on Dec. 11.

Council for Exceptional Children Builds Bridges

Eli Posa, Staff Writer January 23, 2024

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) allows general education students to meet special education students and to build meaningful relationships. Intervention Specialist and CEC co-adviser Nina...

Club founders Chellu, Menefee and Zheng attended the Stephanie Tubbs Jones summer legal academy. Photo courtesy of Lyndia Zheng

Students Launch Pre-Law Club

Allie Rindsberg, Sports Editor January 22, 2024

Beachwood has a new club this year, founded by juniors Taia Menefee, Lyndia Zheng and Shreya Chellu.  Over the summer the three students participated in the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Legal Adventure,...

On the weekend of Dec. 19 there were 200 false bomb threats made to Jewish institutions nationwide, including threats to local synagogues Suburban Temple-Kol Ami and Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Beachwood.

Antisemitic and Anti-Muslim Incidents Spike Dramatically Nationwide

Mikalah Malitz and Alma Saltzman January 20, 2024

Antisemitic incidents have  increased 360% since the start of the Israel-Hamas war on Oct. 7, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).  The three month period between Oct. 7 and Jan. 7 saw 3,283...

This isn’t the only challenge Kheyfets (left) has faced in her cross country career. Last year her season was cut short due to a hip injury, and then she faced further challenges during the spring track season. Photo courtesy of Sasha Kheyfets

Kheyfets Places 24th at State CX Tournament After Losing Shoe

Alexis Mercado, Staff Writer January 19, 2024

Sophomore Sasha Kheyfets competed in the Div. III State Tournament for cross country on Nov. 4, placing 24th. Kheyfets is the first Bison girl to advance to the state tournament since Leah Roter, who...

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