By Joshua Nesheiwat
In this year’s 2019-2020 boys basketball season, we were able to witness some pretty hyped events. The team, consisting of four eighth graders, four seventh graders, and four sixth graders, climbed through the division through harsh and challenging opponents to secure a spot in the finals. Coached by none other than the legendary Paul Mulligan with his son James Mulligan, who sure hasn’t fallen far from the tree, the boys worked hard to fulfill the role of the mighty Breakers.
By Emely Herrera-Montoya and Mairelys Ramirez Montoya
“LETS GO BREAKERS… LET’S GO!”
Although this year’s cheerleading season was cut short, it was so fun while it lasted!
With 22 cheerleaders, this was the largest squad we’ve ever had at BBES. We had five captains: Gerlinde Dunnican, Ashley O’Neill, Lizbeth Quiroz, Jennifer Martinez, and Brenda Herrera. Read more
By Max Gast
At Bradley Beach Elementary School you may have heard that fourth graders and kindergarteners got the chance to learn Latin dance with visiting artist Mr. Marck “Flaco” Best.
We focused on two dances, the merengue and the bachata. We got a chance to dance with all different partners throughout the lessons.
“Some of the underlying skills students were learning were: learning how to work with a partner, respect, timing, patience, learning that mistakes are okay, and of course listening skills,” said our teacher, Ms. Goldsworthy.
It was pretty fun. For example, if someone got a question about dance correct, like Myles Stewart in 4G, Mr. Flaco would give him three high fives. It was very interesting and somehow felt rewarding.
by Claire Cooperman
(photo by Numan Afzal)
I sit here
Head out the window
Watching the trees
Sprint along the endless road behind us.
By Sherlyn Osorio, news editor
With less than a year to go before the next presidential election, a lot of candidates are working hard to become the new face of America and capture the attention, money, and votes of the American public. Here at Bradley Beach Elementary School, students are curious about what exactly is going on with the race.
“There are a lot of new people, especially that dude with the really long name. I really like him,” said Henry Lleyva, an eighth-grader.
Henry was talking about Pete Buttigieg ( pronounced boot-edge-edge). He is running to become the Democratic nominee for the 2020 presidential election. Whoever wins the Democratic party nomination (during a series of primary elections between February and June) will have the opportunity to run against President Donald Trump, who is seeking a second term. (More about that later).
According to a recent Quinnipiac University Poll, the four current frontrunners are former vice president Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Senator Bernie Sanders. (A poll is a survey of a sample of people who answer questions, sometimes over the telephone.) Read more
By Aubrey Maher, staff writer
When you get home from a long day of school, you want to eat a big plate of food. Most of the time when you get home, there is not an adult. Usually, when there is not an adult home you tend to go for the chips. That is not such a good idea. They are not healthy and some contain chemicals like sodium bisulfate, a substance that is also put in toilet cleaners! Now those chips don’t sound so yummy!
In this series of articles, I will give you some quick and healthy after-school alternatives designed for kids who are allowed to cook. If you do not have much experience in the kitchen you should always have adult supervision.
Rice and Beans
The ingredients that you will need are:
- white rice (pre-made – 2 cups)
- black beans (canned – 10 ounces)
- salsa (you can use any kind of salsa – 1/2 cup)
- onion powder (1 teaspoon)
- garlic powder ( 1 tablespoon)
- vegetable stock (¼ cup)
- vegetable oil (2 tablespoons)
Put the oil in your pan and put it on medium heat. Then add vegetable stock, onion, and garlic powder while stirring. When it starts to bubble, add salsa and set with a lid for two minutes. Next, add the beans and mix for two minutes. Make rice according to the directions. Add in and mix. After you mix, let cool. Now you can eat! Enjoy!
By Henry DiZefalo, staff writer
“All my life I thought I was a tragedy. Now I know I’m a comedy.”
Joker was by far one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. Joaquin Phoenix did an amazing performance. He lost 52 pounds for the role. Another famous actor who had a big role was Robert De Niro as Murray Franklin. This movie was the first of its kind and was not a remake. It’s about how Arthur Franklin became the criminal mastermind, the Joker, Batman’s arch-nemesis. It shows how his life in Gotham City affected the way he treated other people. Arthur found out things about his childhood that changed him forever and made him evil.
I liked how it showed how he had such a sad life and how he wasn’t really that bad of a person. He was really just misunderstood. He became a villain because he was mad about a lot of things. I didn’t like that it was so violent because in some scenes it was overly graphic. I saw the movie with my grandpa and he loved it but agreed with me it was too violent.
I would recommend it to kids who are mature enough to understand the plot. It was rated R. I would give this movie 5 stars because it had a great plot twist at the end and it was the best performance of the Joker I’ve ever seen.
By Iyanna Smith
More and more stories of youth doing amazing things are being told. And it’s nice to know that even in a small town like Bradley, those big changes can still be seen. This story is about a hero of our own: 14-year-old Logan Caldwell. Read more
The 28 seventh graders of Bradley Beach Elementary School had an amazing opportunity this year to work with a professional photographer and teaching artist, Erik James Montgomery in a project they will never forget. Read more
By Joshua Nesheiwat
This year, our boy’s baseball season was 0 and 14 … again. But thanks to our new coach, Mr. Coulson, we ended up feeling like winners.
“It’s not about how many times you fail; it’s how many times you get back up,” Mr. Coulson said recently. Read more