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Social distancing isn’t being enforced well.

District Shows Leadership on COVID-19 Prevention, But Details Matter

Beachcomber Staff October 27, 2021

We support the school’s COVID-19 prevention procedures, but we believe there is room for improvement.  Masks are an effective and important measure taken to prevent an outbreak of the virus, especially...

Teens have experienced increased anxiety, depression and stress due to the pandemic.

The Struggle to Return to Normal

Lana Lagman, Staff Writer October 18, 2021

As students returned to in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year, BHS faculty members observed teenagers coming back to school facing greater mental health struggles than those exhibited prior...

Students in Lisa Morgans math class are masked and three feet apart.

School Board Considers ‘Vax or Test’ Proposal

Brooklyn Bennett, Staff Writer October 13, 2021

The Shaker Heights School Board voted on Tuesday to mandate staff members to get vaccinated. Cincinnati Public Schools approved a rule on Sept. 13 requiring staff to get vaccinated or submit weekly tests.  Beachwood...

A Tough Year For Sports

A Tough Year For Sports

Dalanti Jackson, Staff Writer May 23, 2021

Sports have been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic this year.  The boys basketball team, for example, was only able to play 7 out of the usual 22 games, and the girls team was only able...

Teachers celebrate after getting their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. From top left: English teacher Todd Butler, social studies teacher Pam Ogilvy, 5th grade teacher Nerissa Taub with 8th grade social studies teacher Missy Buddenhagen and science teacher Alex Paulchell.

Debunking Myths About the COVID Vaccines

Samah Khan, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

BHS staff members received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Feb. 22 at the Cuyahoga County Educational Service Center and are scheduled to receive the second dose on Monday, March 15. After their...

Students in Todd Butlers senior English class have  been able to attend in-person classes with masks, social distancing and a variety of other precautions.

The Struggle to Stay Open

Michael Karpov, Staff Writer January 15, 2021

Currently COVID-19 numbers are surging with over 225,000 new cases a day nationwide and nine active cases in the Beachwood City Schools at publication, but officials are determined to keep schools open...

Interpreter Mark Howdieshell announces Top 12 candidates at an assembly in 2017

Winter Homecoming Court to be Selected Next Week

Teilah Simon, Staff Writer January 13, 2021

Many seniors will be happy to learn that the Top 12 elections will become another beloved tradition lost to COVID-19.  “The Top 3 ballot will go out to the student body on Tuesday, Jan. 19,” Students...

74% of survey respondents admitted to cheating at least once during online instruction.

Cheating Concerns Increase During Remote Instruction

Samah Khan, Staff Writer December 19, 2020

Remote learning has given opportunities to teens worldwide to maneuver their way out of assignments and tests, as COVID-19 confines students to their homes with access to the wide-open internet. “New...

I believe many people thrive on their interactions in-person and something is lost when their interactions are online, Hardis said.

Remote, Hybrid or In-Person?

Brooklyn Hollimon, News Editor December 12, 2020

The Beachcomber interviewed Superintendent Dr. Bob Hardis on Dec. 1 about the tough calls and the school district’s handling of the pandemic.  What factors would prompt a return to in-person or hybrid...

Guard Maurice Jones on a run during the 2019-20 season.

Basketball and Wrestling Seasons Delayed

Noah Weiskopf, Sports Editor December 7, 2020

The school district notified BMS and BHS families on Nov. 13 that basketball and wrestling seasons would be delayed until January.  However, BHS and BMS swimming and diving teams along with the high...

The more accurate the test, the better off we are in monitoring, treating and containing the virus, Debeljak said.

What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Testing

Yoav Pinhasi, Opinion Editor 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...

“Playing outside is the safest place, and we use extra protection like bell covers, face shields and masks with slits cut in them just enough to allow the mouthpiece of the instruments through,” Band Director David Luddington said.

Playing Through the Pandemic

Anna Lonzer, London Pope, and Yasharth Pandey October 29, 2020

There is very little that is normal this year. Given the need to keep everyone safe by wearing masks and social distancing, Beachwood’s extracurricular programs have been forced to adjust.  Band  Band...

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