The Beachcomber

A New School Building, a New School Culture?

August 18, 2011

Each issue, the editorial staff comes to a consensus on an issue important to our school community. Dust coats the railing of the stairs, the floor and the walls. Rubble piles up inside and outside of our once solid school. We imagine that this week students will struggle through an obstacle course to...

Experience and Optimism for Beachwood Football

August 18, 2011

(Quarterback Coach Jack Rotsky lifts his hat in victory for the possibility of an amazing new season) By Nicky Albaugh In mid-August, the football team was hard at work studying film between rounds of practice and lifting. They critiqued their own performance, preparing mentally as well as...

Learning to Love Cleveland

Learning to Love Cleveland

June 7, 2011

By Haley Marblestone, Staff Writer When I learned that I would be moving to Cleveland last spring, I could not get past some of the things I had heard.  Cleveland was described as “The Armpit of America.”  Ohio was “only farms”.  I thought, “Booo Ohio State.”  Worst of all, it was not Michigan, the state that I considered home. Ob...

Top Six College Destinations of 2011 Grads

Top Six College Destinations of 2011 Grads

June 2, 2011

The Beachcomber analyzed the college list provided by the guidance department.  Here are the top choices of this year's BHS graduates....

What’s On Your iPod?

What’s On Your iPod?

June 2, 2011

  By Max Bleich and Daniel Sherriff Daniel Sherriff and Max Bleich take a look into musical preference at  BHS.     What's On Your iPod? by beachcomberonline...

Daniel Sherriff Reflects on a Day With the Tribe–Read the Full Story

Daniel Sherriff Reflects on a Day With the Tribe–Read the Full Story

June 2, 2011

  By Daniel Sheriff, Staff Writer “I can’t believe this.  This is unreal.”  These were the thoughts that ran through my mind on May 10th as Manny Acta, the manager of the Cleveland Indians, walked into the press room and said hello to me and twenty-four other lucky students selected to be ...

SenderSmash: The Jon Sender Webcast

SenderSmash: The Jon Sender Webcast

May 30, 2011

Recently, for those of you who are not aware, The Beachcomber has partnered up with SenderSmash Radio and will be posting new podcasts every few months. All podcasts are appropriate (yes, the kids may listen) and are sure to either fascinate you, or bring you to exuberant joy. SenderSmash Radi...

Open Mic Night Raises $900 to Build School in Haiti

Open Mic Night Raises $900 to Build School in Haiti

May 29, 2011

By Masha Soprunova, with additional reporting by David Bohm On the evening of May 6th, Amnesty International, SADD, JCWA, and Student Council sponsored Open Mic Night to raise money for Free the Children. The event was organized by Amnesty International, SADD and Student Council. Amelia Wes...

The Story Behind the Scantrons

The Story Behind the Scantrons

May 26, 2011

  A BHS student prepares his Scantron form. Photo by Jeffery Zuckerman By Micah Josefovitz, Staff Writer We all know the drill. Waiting in your seat for the dreaded multiple-choice form can be painful, but once you receive it, have you ever read between the bubbles? Why are Scantrons used? Scantron...

Green Dream honored in Washington D.C.

Green Dream honored in Washington D.C.

May 20, 2011

By Marisa Simon, Staff Writer On Monday May 2, BHS Green Dream teacher Greg Perry and BHS Alumna Hillary Sadler rushed to Washington D.C. after receiving an invitation to attend a ceremony held by President Obama to recognize America's teachers. Sadler, now a student at Suffolk University in Boston, was honored to be a guest at the White House event. Sadler was the C...

BHS Grad Sells Screenplays to Hollywood

BHS Grad Sells Screenplays to Hollywood

May 19, 2011

by Micah Josefovitz Jonathan M. Goldstein, a 1986 graduate of BHS, used to be a normal high school student. He used to play the supporting role in drama club plays. He used to write for the Beachcomber.  He used to be the class clown. And then he went to college. Goldstein graduated from the Un...

Garage Sale Raises $12,216, Will Not Occur Next Year

Garage Sale Raises $12,216, Will Not Occur Next Year

May 17, 2011

By Daniel Sheriff One of the signs that the end of the school year is approaching is the annual PTO garage sale. On the weekend of May 6th, the north gym was overflowing with a staggering amount of toys, clothes, kitchen appliances and a slot machine. Brenda Shapiro, the head volunteer, explained that h...