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...

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...

The Stolen Season

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

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 school.  Unfortunately, athletes from the class of 2020 lost all hope of a senior season on April 20 wh...

This Virus is Strong, But Hope is Stronger

We must find balance by accepting the pain we all feel but also by inspiring hope and bringing out the good in each other.

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 those who are sick or affected by the economic impacts of the coronavirus. The Red Cross is encour...

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 graduation.  Not only is it a fun few months, but it is a memorable and meaningful time to comm...

Students to Take AP Exams at Home This Year

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

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 to 45 minutes, and that students can take exams at home on any device they have access to such as a...

Love in the Time of Corona

Still Life With Fish, Bread and Kettle / Luis Menendez / c. 1772 / Cleveland Museum of Art / Open Access

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large

March 14, 2020

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world -W.B. Yeats In the face of an official “pandemic”, it is hard not to think of life a century ago—in 1918—when, like today, a flu swept acr...