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Garden Club Sprouts At BBES

By Jordyn DeJesus

Radishes, watermelon, lemon balm, and tomatoes are some of the delicious fruits and vegetables growing in our BBES Community Garden this year thanks to the new Garden Club started by Ms. Bialek and Mrs. O’Keefe. I interviewed them about the club, which has been meeting weekly since April at the raised garden beds next to the school.

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What A Year! New Staff Look Back

By Mairelys Ramirez-Montoya

They made it through their first year at BBES. And what a crazy year! Our eight new staff members are: Kathryn Skribner for second grade; Lisa D’Amore, a third-grade teacher; Marissa Raia for ESL; Barbara Schall a preschool aide; Yolanda Roeder for Spanish; Chloe Grady, a fifth grade ELA teacher; Yessica Lopez, attendance secretary; and Brian Auriemma for technology support.

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Podcast Season 1: Episode 1 (Aidan Chats With Mr. Phil)

By Aidan Murphy

Podcast with Mr. Phil The Tides Podcast

In this first-ever podcast for The Tides, our reporter Aidan Murphy talks to the most chill head custodian, Mr. Phil Henderson of BBES.

Top Marks for “My Hero Academia”

By Elizabeth Peña

When I saw some kids at school wearing t-shirts, sweatshirts, and even a backpack from the anime show My Hero Academia, I thought it might be worth checking out. Then I discovered that the Bradley Beach Public Library has the manga series. Manga is the name for action Japanese graphic novels that are read from back to front. As you probably know, anime is the animated version. The manga is almost always better than the anime. And My Hero Academia did not disappoint.

My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi has 29 books in total in Japan and 26 books here in America. The main character’s name is Izuku Midoriya, but you’ll see that the characters call him Deku. He is 14 years old at the beginning and 16 where it leaves off. He will continue growing until the series ends. He is born in a futuristic world where 80 percent of the population have these powers named “quirks,” which are just super powers. There are three types — transformation, which changes the person by will; mutant, which are permanent transformations; and emitter, which let you create stuff. 

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