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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...

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...

The district used boxes placed outside the middle school to collect donations for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

Food Drive Addresses Growing Need

Hiba Ali, Features Editor January 5, 2021

In an effort to help feed an increasing number of hungry families in Cuyahoga County, Beachwood Schools joined University Hospitals’ Ahuja Medical Center to collect donations for the Greater Cleveland...

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...

“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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