The Beachcomber

Freshmen Win Spirit Week

Freshmen Win Spirit Week

Tal Rothberg, News Editor

October 14, 2019

This past week, BHS students participated in Spirit Week, a week filled with competitions between grades, all leading up to Homecoming. Events included Jollyball, Volleyball, Uno and Dodgeball. They also included spirit days, such as twin day, pajama day, meme day and tie dye day. The class of 202...

Ohio Considers New Temps Rules

Ohio Considers New Temps Rules

Miranda Desatnik and Bridgitte Feldman

October 6, 2019

Teens in Ohio may have to wait an extra six months to get their temporary driver's permit. A temporary driver’s permit, otherwise known as ‘temps’ can be earned when a person is 15 ½ years old. Currently, the requirement is that teens wait six months to earn their license. However, that req...

Orange Alum Stars in Book of Mormon

Orange Alum Stars in Book of Mormon

Bridgitte Feldman, Enterprise Editor

October 6, 2019

“Look at these reviews: a satiric masterpiece, a surprise smash! It was shocking, outrageous, insulting, and I loved every minute of it!” -Max Bialystock in Where Did We Go Right from The Producers (2001). The Book of Mormon ran at Cleveland’s Palace Theater from Sept. 6 until Sept. 15.  The show features...

Lady Bison Soccer Dominates

Lady Bison Soccer Dominates

Prerna Mukherjee and Nakita Reidenbach

October 4, 2019

The Lady Bison soccer team is winding down their regular season.  The team has fought hard for a strong record of 7-3-4 after making a name for themselves with a record-setting season last year. Senior co-captain Sophie Karl commented that the team has improved on offense. “Before we couldn’t get the ball, but now we can pass...

Same School, Different Levels

Same School, Different Levels

Carrington Peavy, Features Editor

September 28, 2019

Beachwood City Schools is a thriving and diverse school district home to a population of over 1,500 students.  The district is ranked #6 in Ohio, according to the most recent school report card data. BHS earned four A’s and two B’s on the state’s indicators. 72% of BHS students took one or more AP cl...

If Not Now, When?

If Not Now, When?

Elizabeth Metz, Multimedia Editor

September 27, 2019

When the Friday night lights illuminated Beachwood’s stadium and the first whistle blew for the opening kick-off, the only thing on Letraize Walker’s mind was his mom. He wears the number two with pride, written boldly in black across his gold jersey, a low number that he has earned through his pe...

How the Dress Code Punishes Girls for Boys’ Behavior

How the Dress Code Punishes Girls for Boys’ Behavior

Carrington Peavy, Features Editor

September 26, 2019

A 15-year-old came to school in a crop top and high-waisted jeans in Sept. of 2018.  Her stomach wasn’t showing, but approximately 1/8th of her midriff was revealed.  She was in the library with her friends doing homework and goofing around. Principal Tony Srithai called her name while she ...

China-Taiwan Conflict: The View From Beachwood

China-Taiwan Conflict: The View From Beachwood

Roberto DeMarchi, Staff Writer

September 23, 2019

As tensions between Taiwan and China simmer, students at Beachwood have mixed, subdued feelings on the matter. “‘I’m not too patriotic, but I won’t be happy if Taiwan is integrated into China,” said Jesse Wu, whose family is from Taiwan.  “My parents, however, strongly believe in Taiwanes...

State Eases Graduation Requirements for Current Freshmen

State Eases Graduation Requirements for Current Freshmen

Ruth Brown, Staff Writer

September 23, 2019

The Ohio legislature voted this summer to change graduation requirements so that the class of 2023 and beyond will not have to pass as many AIR tests. According to Beachwood’s Director of  Curriculum and Instruction Linda LoGalbo, the state reviewed the old standards in July of 2019 and deemed them t...

An Open Letter to the President

An Open Letter to the President

Joseph Berkowitz, Staff Writer

September 22, 2019

"In my opinion, you vote for a Democrat, you're being very disloyal to Jewish people, and you're being very disloyal to Israel," Trump said in August.

Hate Crime on the Rise

Hate Crime on the Rise

Prerna Mukherjee, Managing Editor

September 20, 2019

David Johnson went back-to-school shopping with his wife and granddaughter on Aug. 3 at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Arturo Benavides, a war veteran, was checking out at the cash register. Jordan Anchondo was shopping with her husband with their two-month-old son.  These innocent people were amo...

Indian Military Moves Into Kashmir Region and Human Rights Move Out

Indian Military Moves Into Kashmir Region and Human Rights Move Out

Hiba Ali, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

Death and despair are visible in the artwork of Kashmiri children who have been exposed to violence in the region of Kashmir, now controlled by the Indian military. These images indicate evidence of extreme trauma, according to the BBC.  "I cannot see the world again and cannot see my friends ...