The Beachcomber

An Open Letter to Mr. Gugick

Gugick at the Great Wall of China

Tal Rothberg, News Editor

March 31, 2020

Dear Mr. Gugick, It’s crazy that it’s been a year. Your death hit us hard. And it doesn’t really seem to get easier. It’s 2 a.m. and I can’t sleep because all your words are running together in my mind.   I never had a teacher like you, and I don’t expect I’ll ever have a...

Memories of a Superhero Teacher

Arthur Gugick posing in Kyoto, Japan, Sept. 2017.

Nicole Breger, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

Arthur Gugick was able to create things beyond human imagination with his legos. He also created unimaginable confidence in students like me. His belief in us was what drove us to success and what encouraged us as we walked through the BHS doors every day. I had the good fortune of being in Mr. Gugic...

Remembering Arthur Gugick

Gugick at the Great Wall of China

Orly Einhorn, Opinion Editor

April 10, 2019

Beloved math teacher and LEGO artist Arthur Gugick and his partner Barbara Becker were killed on March 30 when a pick-up truck that ran a red light hit an Uber in which they were passengers. The news was sent via email to students and parents late Sunday night in a message from Principal Tony Srithai...

Teaching His Way Around the World

Gugick and his students hiked to Kuang Si falls in Laos. Photo from 80daze blog, courtesy of Arthur Gugick.

Ben Connor, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018

Math Teacher Arthur Gugick Has a Once-in-a-Lifetime Adventure