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

“There is this push for more and more technology in the classroom, too,” English teacher Josh Davis said regarding electronics in school.  “More and more apps, more and more test prep and different online programs that are supposed to supplement education.”

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...

Students Should Comply With New Cell Phone Crackdown

Students Should Comply With New Cell Phone Crackdown

Beachcomber Staff

June 10, 2013

School has many functions in the lives of teenagers. Theoretically, high school is a place where teens learn and grow-both academically, personally and yes, socially. However, there is a time and a place for each of these functions. The classroom is a time for academic, not social growth, which is why...

Faculty Cracks Down on Cell Phones in Class

Faculty Cracks Down on Cell Phones in Class

Max Bleich, Online Editor in Chief

June 3, 2013

After several BHS students were caught sharing embarrassing photos and videos of their teachers on social media sites, BHS faculty have cracked down on cell phones in recent weeks. While the phone ban has existed for many years, enforcement had become relaxed in many classes. In early May, Assist. Princip...

Editor’s Edge: Show Some Courtesy, Put Your Phone Away

Grant Gravagna, News Editor

February 21, 2013

You shouldn’t have your phone out in class. It’s a known rule. While not exactly strictly enforced by many teachers, it shouldn’t have to be. It’s an issue of respect, and many BHS students fail to take note.You know who you are. You sit there in the middle of class. Maybe the teacher’s at t...

Students Consider Uses and Abuses of Cell Phones

A student texts under the table with his Blackberry. Photo by Anna Swanson.

October 19, 2010

By Or Bairey-Sehayek, Staff Writer The cellular telephone has become a staple of modern life, and with the advent of text messaging, cheaper and more sophisticated phones, and better service coverage, teenagers are using their phones more often and in new ways. What kids want from their phones and carriers v...

PDA’s Can be ‘Berry’ Addictive

Senior Jerry Gordon shows off his PDA.

November 21, 2009

By Asha Clark, Staff Writer An impulsive need to check email and surf the web has Americans tied to their BlackBerry phones—not only their computer. According to CBS news, 35 percent of adults who use their PDA’s would choose their phone over their husband or wife. Even though most high school stude...