The Beachcomber

Sarah Carringtons nephew Ivan meets her rabbit Max.

In a Lonely Year, Many Find Comfort in Quarantine Pets

Anna Lonzer, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

A teenage girl sits on her bed. She is logged into class when her baby bunny comes into her room and looks at her with big, pleading eyes, begging for a lift.  The big-eared gray rabbit settles down...

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...

If you’re looking to read a good mystery/sci-fi novel with a cast of characters whom you understand and who would understand you, look no further.

Bison Book Blurbs

Hiba Ali, Features Editor November 4, 2020

The Greystone Secrets: The Strangers by Margaret Haddix You know that age-old story of kids whose mother disappears shortly after a news report of kidnapped kids who look just like them and have the...

Sunny Wang fights for control of the ball in last years Orange game.

An Emotional Roller Coaster for Fall Athletes

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...

Becoming comfortable with the simplicity of my own company is not an easy task, but it has also allowed me to become less dependent on other people for happiness.

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...

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

Bison Return to In-Person Learning

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...

It wasn’t a summer any of us expected, but it was an important one… one where we all learned a little something about the global community and ourselves.

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...

“[T]he program that were 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.

Lunch Service Continued Through School Shutdown

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...

Maddie Alexander won first place in high jump at the 2019 regional tournament.

The Stolen Season

Kacey Hoffman and Noah Weiskopf 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...

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

This Virus is Strong, But Hope is Stronger

Hiba Ali, Staff Writer 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...

It feels horrible to have these celebrations stripped from us just when we were about to enjoy them.

The Reason for Our Sacrifice

Kacey Hoffman, Staff Writer 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...

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

Students to Take AP Exams at Home This Year

Brooklyn Hollimon, Staff Writer 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...

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