The Beachcomber

How to Fight the Virus

How to Fight the Virus

Ian Stender and Hiba Ali

May 26, 2020

At publication, the United States approaches the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, with over 1.6 million confirmed cases.  Ohio has over 30,000 confirmed cases and almost 1,800 deaths. Studies have shown that as many as 50% of people testing positive for COVID-19 do not exhibit sym...

The Stolen Season

Maddie Alexander won first place in high jump at the 2019 regional tournament.

Kacey Hoffman and Noah Weiskopf

May 11, 2020

High school athletes look forward to their senior season, when they will have the opportunity to lead their teams, participate in milestones and achieve goals they have worked hard for throughout high school.  Unfortunately, athletes from the class of 2020 lost all hope of a senior season on April 20 wh...

This Virus is Strong, But Hope is Stronger

We must find balance by accepting the pain we all feel but also by inspiring hope and bringing out the good in each other.

Hiba Ali, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

With all the chaos the COVID-19 virus has caused, it’s hard to notice the good flourishing in the world.  But that doesn’t mean it doesn't exist. Many have risen to the challenge of helping those who are sick or affected by the economic impacts of the coronavirus. The Red Cross is encour...

The Reason for Our Sacrifice

Kacey Hoffman, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

Spring of senior year is a time that every kid looks forward to. Underclassmen watch seniors enjoying senior night for sports, senior skip day, the senior prank, senior search, prom, senior awards and graduation.  Not only is it a fun few months, but it is a memorable and meaningful time to comm...

Students to Take AP Exams at Home This Year

With school buildings empty, the College Board has adapted exams for an at-home format.

Brooklyn Hollimon, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

The College Board announced adjustments to this year’s AP exams on Friday, April 3 in response to school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement stated that exams will be shortened to 45 minutes, and that students can take exams at home on any device they have access to such as a...

Students and Staff Adjusting to Online Instruction

Beachwood's online learning program consists of 15-20 hours per week of instruction and assignments on Google Classroom.

Kacey Hoffman with additional reporting by Vivian Li

April 9, 2020

Due to the spread of Covid-19, school buildings across the country have been shut down, and educators have been forced to switch to online instruction.  Beachwood’s online learning program began on March 30, just after spring break. The program consists of 15-20 hours per week of assignments on...

Love in the Time of Corona

Still Life With Fish, Bread and Kettle / Luis Menendez / c. 1772 / Cleveland Museum of Art / Open Access

Peter Soprunov, Editor-at-Large

March 14, 2020

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world -W.B. Yeats In the face of an official “pandemic”, it is hard not to think of life a century ago—in 1918—when, like today, a flu swept acr...

Tips on Staying Healthy in the Age of Covid-19

Tips on Staying Healthy in the Age of Covid-19

Noah Weiskopf, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

Currently there is no vaccine to prevent the novel coronavirus. However, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) presents clear guidelines on steps that people can take to decrease their chance of contracting the virus.  The best way to prevent illness is to avoid exposure.  “If you’re sick, stay home,” ...

Governor DeWine Closes Schools Until April 6

Sophomore Rebecca Shapiro, freshman Hannah Plotkin and freshman Rena Berkowitz react to the news of the three-week school closure.

Vivian Li and Prerna Mukherjee

March 12, 2020

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine ordered a three-week spring break for Ohio K12 schools and banned gatherings of more than 100 people after a fifth case of coronavirus was confirmed in Ohio earlier today. Schools will be closed from the end of the day Monday, March 16 to April 6. Child care facilities will...

Beachwood Braces For Coronavirus

We must find balance by accepting the pain we all feel but also by inspiring hope and bringing out the good in each other.

Ian Stender, Opinion Editor

March 12, 2020

Five cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been identified in Ohio as of publication, three of them in Cuyahoga County.  According to Fox8, 14 schools or school systems are closed, seven of which are public, (as of 8:24:01 March 12) due to concern over the spread of COVID-19.  As of now, ...