The Beachcomber

Zombieland: Double Tap Offers Light-Hearted Humor

Zombieland: Double Tap Offers Light-Hearted Humor

Michael Karpov, Staff Writer

November 9, 2019

Apart from its somewhat predictable plot, Zombieland: Double Tap is an entertaining and humorous movie with an intriguing cast of characters. The first Zombieland movie was released back in 2009 and went ten years without a sequel, which is why the announcement of the second film came as such a surpr...

Beachwood to Face Oak Harbor in First Playoff Game

Beachwood to Face Oak Harbor in First Playoff Game

November 8, 2019

Bison football finished the regular season with an 8-2 record, making the playoffs for the fourth time in school history. The team takes on the Rockets at Oak Harbor at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9. Below are photos from last week's final conference game against Hawken, which the Bison won 70-26. ...

Demon Slayer Exceeds Expectations

Demon Slayer Exceeds Expectations

Amy Chen, Online Editor-In-Chief

November 7, 2019

Studio Ufotable’s animated adaptation of Koyoharu Gotōge’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has caught the eyes of previous fans and newcomers alike since its stunning premiere. The 26-episode series starts in medias res, with the protagonist, Tanjirō Kamado (voiced by Natsuki Hanae), carrying his wounded...

Speech and Debate Team Relaunched

Speech and Debate Team Relaunched

Tal Rothberg and Shari Spiegel

November 7, 2019

Juniors Yoav Pinhasi and Somin Jung have brought speech and debate back to BHS.  It has been two years since the school has had a debate team.  English teacher Nicole Majercak coached the team beginning in 2008, but it went defunct in 2016-17 when she was no longer able to coach the team. ...

How Well-Cooked Are You?

How Well-Cooked Are You?

Amy Chen, Online Editor-In-Chief

November 6, 2019

Most casual browsers of the Internet have turned to a multitude of self-report questionnaires in order to evaluate their own psychology, including quizzes regarding one’s Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Empathy Quotient (EQ), Dungeons & Dragons Alignment, Harry Potter House and Dante’s Circles of Hell...

Educators Consider the Pros and Cons of Cell Phones in the Classroom

Educators Consider the Pros and Cons of Cell Phones in the Classroom

Roberto DeMarchi, Staff Writer

November 3, 2019

As cell phones have become increasingly omnipresent and powerful, schools, including BHS, must try to strike a balance between what is useful and what is disruptive as far as electronics are concerned. “The district is very concerned about students using electronic devices to take pictures, videotape or...

School Board Candidates Address Equity and Diversity

School Board Candidates Address Equity and Diversity

Joe Spero, Sports Editor

November 2, 2019

The race for Beachwood Board of Education is unusually intense this year, with five candidates running for two four-year seats and three candidates running for one two-year seat. The four-year seats are full terms to fill incumbent Josh Mintz’s expired seat as well as that of Megan Walsh. The win...

Isaacson, Berns Advance to Regionals

Isaacson, Berns Advance to Regionals

Athena Grasso, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

It was a gray, rainy day on Saturday, Oct. 26 in Boardman, Ohio, but that didn’t mask the energy of the Beachwood Bison at the OHSAA regional cross country meet. The previous week, two Beachwood runners placed in the top twenty of their respective races at the district tournament at Madison High S...

‘The Joker’ Transforms Cartoon Villain into Complex Character Study

‘The Joker’ Transforms Cartoon Villain into Complex Character Study

Joey Lewis, Arts & Life Editor

November 1, 2019

Most superhero movies are pretty clear cut. There’s a hero with an iron will to protect people, and a cunning villain who sees the conflict like a four-dimensional chess game.  These external conflicts are satisfying to watch, as they are simple and clear cut. Joker(2019) takes a different approa...

An Open Letter to Student Council

An Open Letter to Student Council

Peter Soprunov, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

It's time to stop segregating graduates by gender

A Marxist Reading of TikTok

A Marxist Reading of TikTok

Peter Soprunov, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

In 2016, Beijing ByteDance Technology Co Ltd. released musical.ly, a lip sync video-sharing platform today most remembered for giving the world Jacob Sartorius and other faux riche preteen garbage celebrities.  In 2018, however, a triumph of rebranding transformed the app into a central pillar of mod...

Petti and Roscoe Crowned

Petti and Roscoe Crowned

Amelia Port, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

Homecoming is arguably the most anticipated event of the first semester.  After the football team defeated Cardinal 57-7 at the game on Friday, Oct. 11, students were more excited than ever for the dance on Saturday. Seniors Carly Petti and Antonio Roscoe were crowned Homecoming King and Queen.  ...