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Sherlock Holmes Comes to Beachwood

Sherlock Holmes Comes to Beachwood

Prerna Mukherjee, Managing Editor

December 5, 2019

The drama department presented its fall play The Hound of the Baskervilles on Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23. The play is based on the most famous of the Sherlock Holmes novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I watched the opening night show on Friday, and the suspenseful opening scene caught t...

Mayor Horwitz Investigated for Workplace Harassment

Mayor Horwitz Investigated for Workplace Harassment

Tal Rothberg, News Editor

November 27, 2019

Beachwood City Council held a public meeting with special counsel on Oct. 30 to discuss an investigation into allegations of workplace harassment by Mayor Martin Horwitz. After a dramatic airing of findings and criticism from residents who believed the investigation was politically motivated, council vote...

Giving Thanks With Words and Music

Giving Thanks With Words and Music

November 26, 2019

Students and staff gathered in the auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 26 for the annual Thanksgiving assembly.

Kashmir: The Real Story

Kashmir: The Real Story

Sanjana Murthy, Staff Writer

November 24, 2019

India and Pakistan have fought a number of wars and skirmishes since the 1947 partition. The conflict over Kashmir has been the cause of much of the fighting. Demographics The Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir consists of three regions: Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. Jammu has a Hindu majority, whil...

Locked In

Locked In

Joe Spero, Sports Editor

November 23, 2019

The Bison football team had a dramatic season, finishing with an 8-3 record and a playoff bid for the fourth time in school history. “The amount of support we had made it very special,” Coach Damion Creel said. “Going through adversity was really challenging, but it made the season even more mem...

A Historic Season

A Historic Season

Elizabeth Metz, Multimedia Editor

November 18, 2019

The Bison volleyball team gave all they had to give on the court on Saturday, Oct. 26, but lost 3-0 to Crestwood in the district final, putting an end to an unprecedented season. The team shattered school records for their sport, earning a 20-1 record in the regular season and sweeping Kirtland in t...

Stanford Professor Jennifer Eberhardt Returns to BHS

Stanford Professor Jennifer Eberhardt Returns to BHS

Hiba Ali, Staff Writer

November 17, 2019

Beachwood alum and Stanford University Professor Dr. Jennifer L. Eberhardt, an award-winning psychologist who studies unconscious bias, addressed the high school on Wednesday, Nov. 6.  Eberhardt was introduced by BHS senior Priyanka Shrestha.  “Please join me in welcoming Dr. Jennifer L. Eberhard...

Chalice Assumes Leadership of Drama Club

Chalice Assumes Leadership of Drama Club

Bridgitte Feldman, Enterprise Editor

November 15, 2019

The BHS drama department has had a change in leadership as of the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. New video production teacher Marc Chalice has taken on the role of drama club adviser and director of the school plays.  Chalice has a background in philosophy and studio painting. He has had several jobs...

Mintz, Walsh & DeLong Prevail in School Board Race

Mintz, Walsh & DeLong Prevail in School Board Race

Joe Spero, Sports Editor

November 15, 2019

The race for Beachwood Board of Education was unusually intense this year, with five candidates running for two four-year seats and three candidates running for one two-year seat. But on Nov. 5, the incumbents’ slate prevailed. Current board members Josh Mintz and Megan Walsh, who ran as a ticket with newcomer...

Teachers Working Under New Contract This Year

Teachers Working Under New Contract This Year

Vivian Li, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2019

Beachwood teachers are working under a new contract, effective until Aug. 2022. The previous three-year teacher contract was ratified in Aug. 2015 and ended Aug. 2018. Last year, Beachwood teachers worked without a new deal due to the failure of Issue 2, a combined operating and bond levy. ...

Senator Sherrod Brown Speaks With BHS Students

Senator Sherrod Brown Speaks With BHS Students

Yoav Pinhasi, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

United States Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) paid a visit to BHS on Friday, Nov. 1 to answer students’ questions about life in the Senate. Government students went to the auditorium during 10th period for an in-school field trip, where they were joined by social studies teachers Dominic Velotta and ...

TEACH Program Trains Future Educators

TEACH Program Trains Future Educators

Prerna Mukherjee, Managing Editor

November 11, 2019

The TEACH (Teacher Education and Children’s Health) Excel TECC program offers students the opportunity to learn about childhood education and to gain experience to prepare them for a career working with children.  The program is open to students from BHS and the nine other schools participating ...