The Beachcomber

An Emotional Roller Coaster for Fall Athletes

Sunny Wang fights for control of the ball in last year's Orange game.

Noah Weiskopf, with additional reporting by Brooklyn Hollimon and Yang Yu

October 1, 2020

Athletes were looking forward to their fall season throughout the summer.  But in late July, Beachwood Athletic Director Ryan Peters emailed students to notify them that the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) recommended that sports discontinue until students are allowed to go back to school in ...

Five Things I learned in Quarantine

Carrington Peavy, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2020

COVID-19 has been tough on everyone. Young or old, we have all learned how to adjust and have even learned a few things about ourselves and the world around us.  Here are five things I’ve learned during this time that shaped the way I look at the world around me: 1.Finding my own routine - W...

Bison Return to In-Person Learning

Students in Dominic Velotta's AP Psychology class are masked, socially distanced and ready to learn.

Tal Rothberg, News Editor

September 21, 2020

Beachwood students finally returned to in-person classes today after learning from home since early March. Like most school districts around the country, Beachwood has had to tackle the challenges of balancing school with safety. As a result, many changes have been made.  “The biggest change i...

Breaching the Social Distance

Students share their feelings about going back in-person during community circle.

Brooklyn Hollimon, News Editor

September 20, 2020

Beachwood administrators have initiated a new community circles program this year, held after 10th period on Tuesdays and Fridays. The purpose of the program is to support the social and emotional health of students during this time of social isolation and to facilitate connections with teachers a...

The Summer That Wasn’t

Hiba Ali, Features Editor

September 17, 2020

It was going to be a great summer... It was going to be full of fun with family and friends, with traveling and discovery, with memories that last forever... Instead, it was the summer of social distancing, of watching the news, of deaths and memories that lasted too long. A Nation Overheat...

Lunch Service Continued Through School Shutdown

“[T]he program that we're running is actually a version of the national school lunch program summer program that’s already in place,” Beachwood’s Resident Director of AVI Foodsystems Lucy DuHaime said.

Prerna Mukherjee, Managing Editor

June 4, 2020

The Ohio Dept. of Education encouraged school districts to continue feeding students during the COVID-19 lockdown this spring.  Beachwood City Schools offered an expanded free and reduced lunch program during the school closure. Beachwood’s program began on Wednesday, March 18 and provided stud...

COVID-19: The Perfect Disguise for Power Politics

Image by the author, created using public domain images from thenounproject: 'democracy' by 'Wichai Wi,' 'Mask' by farra nugraha and 'Virus' by Nawicon.

Yoav Pinhasi, Opinion Editor

June 2, 2020

These past few months have been an emotional time for just about everyone. Families are grieving loved ones lost to the pandemic, health care workers are putting their lives on the line treating the sick and people all over the world are persevering, six feet apart, in ways we never thought possible....

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...