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What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Testing

November 11, 2020

Almost a year ago, the first cluster of Coronavirus cases was detected in Wuhan, China. Since then, over 50 million people have contracted the virus worldwide, and over 1.25 million people have died. While...

How to Fight the Virus

How to Fight the Virus
Social Distancing, Testing and Contact Tracing Still Critical
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...

The Stolen Season

Maddie Alexander won first place in high jump at the 2019 regional tournament.
Senior athletes mourn the spring season that could have been
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...

This Virus is Strong, But Hope is Stronger

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...

The Reason for Our Sacrifice

The class of 2020 has reason to grieve, but let's not lose sight of the big picture
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...

Students to Take AP Exams at Home This Year

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

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.
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...

Love in the Time of Corona

Still Life With Fish, Bread and Kettle / Luis Menendez / c. 1772 / Cleveland Museum of Art / Open Access
What social distancing can teach us about ourselves
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...

Tips on Staying Healthy in the Age of Covid-19

Tips on Staying Healthy in the Age of Covid-19
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...

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.
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...

Beachwood Braces For Coronavirus

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...

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