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Students and Staff Adjusting to Online Instruction

Students and Staff Adjusting to Online Instruction

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

Love in the Time of Corona

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

Governor DeWine Closes Schools Until April 6

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

Beachwood Braces For Coronavirus

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, ...