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The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

The relentless onslaught of positive news creates a vicious cycle in which users only share their own positive information in order to keep up.

The Isolation of Social Media

Lana Lagman, Digital Media January 10, 2022

As a teenager, I often find myself looking in the mirror after scrolling through my Instagram feed, a stream filled with perfect lives, flawless faces and perfect bodies.  Why can't I have a smaller...

What does the proletariat stand to gain or lose as TikTok becomes the heart of culture?

A Marxist Reading of TikTok

Alice Soprunova, Staff Writer October 15, 2019

In 2016, Beijing ByteDance Technology Co Ltd. released musical.ly, a lip sync video-sharing platform today most remembered for giving the world Jacob Sartorius and other faux riche preteen garbage celebrities.  In...

Image by Gan Khoon Lay via the noun project

Teen Mental Health Issues Increasing Nationwide

Amelia Port and Nakita Reidenbach January 24, 2018

The incidence of anxiety and depression in high school and college students has increased dramatically in recent years. Researchers found a 37% increase in major depressive episodes among teens from...

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Social Media Made Matters Worse in Shaker Heights Incident

Beachcomber Staff December 15, 2016

After national media coverage, a letter from the ACLU, and a student-orchestrated blackout, on Nov. 15, the Shaker Heights administration finally decided to nullify the suspensions of students Elena Weingard...

Beachwood Students Respond to Shaker Heights Incident

Beachwood Students Respond to Shaker Heights Incident

JInle Zhu and Additional reporting by Alex Cala December 5, 2016

“No, because they don’t work for it and as a culture they are scary, violent, rude and needy. They expect to be catered to.” These were the words used in a text message sent by a Shaker Heights...

AP Government and AP Microeconomics students took part in a one-legged relay for team building. Photo by Ben Connor

Kicking Off With Team Building

Justin Dubin, Staff Writer August 29, 2016

Social studies teachers Pam Ogilvy and Greg Deegan have found a new way to welcome students back into their classrooms this year. “Mr. Deegan and I decided to do some team building for our students,”...

Beachwood Schools Increase Efforts to Prevent Sexting

Beachwood Schools Increase Efforts to Prevent Sexting

Cameron Godfrey, Staff Writer April 28, 2014

The prevalence of “sexting,” the act of sending inappropriate messages or nude pictures, has increased significantly in recent years. Well-publicized incidents in area schools involving the sharing...

Social Media Takes a Seat in Modern Classrooms

Social Media Takes a Seat in Modern Classrooms

Christina Phelps, Editor-in-Chief April 24, 2013

The personal lives of teachers have always intrigued students, and the advent of social media has only peaked this interest. “Students kept wanting to friend me on my personal Facebook account....

How Twitter Can Save Lives

How Twitter Can Save Lives

Tahreem Irshad, Staff Writer April 15, 2012

Social media can be used in many ways, such as staying in contact with that uncle who only appears around the holidays or that long-lost friend from first grade with whom we might never otherwise reconnect. Social...

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