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The Beachcomber

The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

“Every year I make sure to capitalise on [the diversity] by giving assignments to each of our students of sharing an authentic cuisine from their culture with the class,” Chef Kortez Wilson said.

How Cuisine Reveals History and Builds Community

Hiba Ali, Editor-in-Chief January 22, 2022

Many stories can be told through cuisine. Pizza, which was first made by lower class Italians in impoverished times since the ingredients were cheap, or the true tale of Ratatouille, made by poor French...

After the preschool moves to Bryden, Hardis and Walsh see the Fairmount building as a space to be shared with the community.

District Tackles Equity and Engagement

Prerna Mukherjee, Managing Editor April 13, 2020

The Beachwood School District launched equity and engagement teams this year to increase equity across the school district. Beachwood’s Director of Equity and Engagement Kevin Houchins began holding...

Only with strong roots are we able to stand up steady as trees.

Students Reflect on their Roots and the Many Roads That Brought Them to Beachwood

Hiba Ali, Staff Writer March 19, 2020

BHS students are focused on our futures, yet there is much to be learned from our pasts.  Each of us has a distinctive family history that impacts us in unique ways. These stories were highlighted...

I see kids doing it all the time, and it can be difficult because Beachwood’s so small and [students] want to be a part of the community,” Spanish teacher Daria Cayne said.

Even in a Diverse School, Assimilation Can be a Formidable Force

Hiba Ali, Staff Writer January 27, 2020

Beachwood takes pride in its diversity and acceptance; however, some students still feel the pressure to assimilate. Assimilation is the act of changing aspects of one’s identity, including cultural...

Students had the opportunity to paint rocks as part of the One Bison Campaign.

Many Cultures, One Bison

Maya Neyman and additional reporting by Prerna Mukherjee & Amelia Port March 23, 2018

The Beachwood Schools, Beachwood’s Marketing Excel Tech program, and community partners, alarmed at the rise of racial tension among students, collaborated to create the One Bison campaign. On Feb....

Ashton Sanders played teen Chiron in Moonlight, which won Best Picture. Image source:

Hollywood Honors Diverse Films At 89th Academy Awards

Gabriela Covolan Costa, Image Editor March 10, 2017

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held their 89th Academy Award at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Feb. 26. Last year’s show was criticized because all the acting nominees were white,...

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Beachwood Community Affected by Trump’s Travel Ban

Alex Cala, Opinion Editor February 24, 2017

President Trump’s executive order on Muslim immigration might have felt like something happening far from the Beachwood community, but it did impact some residents. In an e-mail sent out to students,...

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It’s Time for a More Diverse English Curriculum

Cameron Godfrey, Staff Writer April 22, 2016

There is an unsettling pattern in the BHS English curriculum. When reflecting upon the books we’ve read and the lessons we’ve learned at Beachwood, this pattern becomes very apparent. Our English...

Actor Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs at this years announcement of the Oscar nominations. Image source: RedCarpetReport / Wikimedia Commons.

Blame Hollywood, Not the Academy

Maria Alvarez, Staff Writer February 26, 2015

The 87th Academy Awards: a night full of thanking Wes Anderson, stodgy speeches from Polish filmmakers and a lot of awkward face touching from John Travolta. It was also a night full of controversy,...

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Diversity Increases in School District

Jinle Zhu, Staff Writer December 19, 2014

In recent years, Beachwood’s population of  students from immigrant families has increased, along with the number of countries these students represent. According to census data from 2000, Beachwood’s...

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