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Boys’ Soccer Season: Winning or Losing?


By Noah Jamieson

The boys’ soccer team had a rough season this year, losing every game but one. Their final record was 1-8 which was almost the opposite of last year. Even though they didn’t hit the same amount of success as last year, it doesn’t mean they are not successful. They started out with a close game and a nice opener for the season.

In the little time they had before the season opener, the boys trained hard, making old skills better while developing new ones, working day after day to get prepared for a season of who knows what. The boys worked on all stuff ranging from corner kicks to straight up running. When the time arrived, the boys believed they were ready.

The opening game was against Avon. The boys managed to score in the first couple of minutes. Goals were traded back and forth but in the end, the Avon team managed to get a win. It was a hard loss for the boys of Bradley Beach. The final score was 4-2. That didn’t stop them though. They came out the next game strong. Sadly, that ended up as a loss too with a final score of 6-2. Just because the boys were losing doesn’t mean they weren’t improving. They saw what went wrong during their games and worked hard to improve. Every game from them was loss after loss after loss. Some were closer than others. There was an away game at Avon that ended up being a really close game. The score was 3-2. One day, it seemed like all the practice had payed off. A home game against Lavalette. Something changed. They were determined to win, which they did. The team had goal after goal and ended up crushing our opponents, with a final score of 6-1. Even though the boys lost a majority of their games, they never gave up. Overall, win or lose, I think the boys soccer team played great this season, and they will bounce back next year!

Club Corner

By Nora Gregory

Welcome to Club Corner. Are you ready to join Bradley Beach clubs? BBES has many amazing clubs that are just right for you. If you are interested, join some and have some fun during and after school.

A great club for you may be the Drama Club. They meet in the auditorium after school. This club is starting in only a few weeks. One of the many amazing teachers in this school helps with the play — Mrs. Zaccaro. These plays are a fun way to practice singing, dancing, and presenting. Every year, Mrs. Zaccaro picks out a play and you get to be a part of it. There were many different fun plays like The Bandstand and Dear Edwina. Be ready for an awesome year. Maybe you could join the show!

The environment is one of the most important things in the world. Do you care about the environment? Well if you do come on over to the Environmental Club. In this special club you will learn about environmental changes, and at the end of the year you will go on a field trip. In this club you will do public speaking, beach sweeps, and participate in many celebrations. This year Miss Ross and Mrs. Wilson are hosting. Last year the Environmental Club made a video about recycling which is very popular in Bradley Beach. See it here. The club usually meets on Fridays before school at 8 am.
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Detroit: Become Human is Highly Recommended: A Video Game Review

By Angelina Cortina

“What if we’re on the wrong side Connor? What if we’re fighting against people who just wanna be free?” – Hank Anderson talking to his android partner, Connor.

Detroit: Become Human is a PS4 exclusive story game that mainly takes place in Detroit, Michigan, during the year 2038. Its main pitch is that it’s a game where your choices REALLY matter. The premise of the game is that androids (advanced, human-like robots) start to develop feelings and emotions, which could be because most of the humans in the game treat them unfairly because of who they are. Read more

Food, Suds, and Teamwork at the Car Wash

By Heidi Ruiz Otero

On September 28th, the 8th graders of BBES rolled up their sleeves and washed some cars to raise money for their Eighth Grade Washington trip. Eighth graders and many parents were there helping out and having a huge blast! Mr Leprotto was also there playing some upbeat music.

Not only did the 8th grade just wash cars, the parents made and sold some delicious Mexican food like jello with the colors of the Mexican flag, chamoy y piña (a sweet and spicy sauce over pineapple chunks), chips, ice cream pops, soda, and water. The car wash was located in front of the school, where the little kids playground is.

Students were divided into four groups, working the soap and sponge station, the hosing station, the drying station, and lastly the sign station — advertising the car wash.

This year the car wash was divided into shifts. Brenda Lowe and Stephanie DeAngelis McAnee were both in charge of the car wash. They both also checked if students came to their shift. Read more

Dear Iyanna: Advice From Our Columnist

Dear Iyanna,

Every day in class my friend keeps distracting me. What do I do?


Tryna work

Dear Tryna,

I have some experience in this department because when I was younger, I talked a lot more than I do now, Impressive, I know. If you have assigned seats, you could talk with the teacher about your seating arrangements. And if you don’t have assigned seats try telling your friend that you need to focus. If they really care, they won’t be offended that you’ve changed your seat. But the power of best friends is very strong, so make sure to resist the urge to learn how sign fluently just to talk to each other.

Dear Iyanna,

Every day after school my mom asks me to babysit and it’s starting to feel like I have no life, help!



Dear Cinderella,

I realize it may be hard, but your mom is busy and she needs your help. Try taking care of her on the weekdays and scheduling time with your friends on the weekends. It doesn’t have to be anything crazy. My friends and I usually just go to a park or walk around town. Maybe even try getting a little allowance for all that work and start a little business.

Dear Iyanna,

My friend is ignoring me and we don’t hang out anymore. Why?



Dear Confused,

If you realize your friend is ignoring you, and you were really close, try and talk to them. Ask them what’s going on. If the answer is positive and you guys start hanging out again, just be careful. But if they ignore you or say something like “Of course we’re still friends,” and keep ignoring you, think about moving on. It stinks, but losing friends is a part of life. But so is making them.

Dear Iyanna,

How do I keep my patience?



Dear Restless,

I have problems keeping my patience, and I have found that breathing exercises do tend to help. And as cliche as it may sound, happy, peaceful thoughts keep the mind calm. Also make sure to be more understanding of people and take five steps back before reacting to someone so you don’t say something you will regret.



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