(Photos courtesy of Lenore Cooperman)
By Arely Rubio and Kevin Hernandez Perez, Sports Editors, with Heidi Ruiz-Otero, Reporter
For the first time in 10 years, the Bradley Beach boys soccer team won the Monmouth County Athletic League’s (MCAL) “National” Division this year with an impressive record of one loss and 13 wins.
”Our teamwork, speed, and aggression is definitely one of our strengths,” said Harry Cruz Galindo, a defensive player on the team. “Quick playing and positioning is helping us the most.”
(Photos courtesy of Amy Roth)
By Brian Ramon-Miron, Reporter
If you see kids in line with a familiar teacher, Mrs. Laurel Degnan, you might think that the kindergartners are looking younger every year. But actually, you’re looking at the new preschool class that has doubled in size because of a grant that our school won in September. Read more
(Photos courtesy of Ms. Acerra)
By Lucas Davis, News Editor
Bradley Beach is a crime-free, perfect, town by the sea. Or so you once believed. On September 21, in our small pearl of a town, a serial shooting began. A man, wielding a BB gun, shot the windows of two of the eighth grade teachers’ cars. The first victim, Ms. Heather Ross, reported from her classroom by the entrance of the school.
“The first thing I thought was, Oh my gosh, How am I going to afford this?!” she said, taking a drink from her thermos. The bullet struck her car in the passenger front side of her window. The first attack occurred during the school day, and her car was parked in the front of the school, where a late student might enter.
The perpetrator was thought to be shooting at squirrels when a BB went astray, and hit her car. When she mentioned the bit about the incapacitation of squirrels, she gave a disdainful nod, as if to say, “I would like to see him in the place of those squirrels.” Read more
The winners of this issue’s Poetry contest are:
Cameron Caruso, 2A, for his poem “Hailstorm” and John Stevenson Medwin, 2Z, for “I Hear.”
The winner of this issue’s art contest is:
Jackie Neice, 6MH, for her adorable drawing of cats.
Congratulations. We love your work! Thank you to everybody who submitted a piece.
By Arely Rubio, Sports Editor
(Photo courtesy of Alisyn Morder)
This year’s cheerleading team is the biggest team in five years, consisting of 19 students, with five captains!
The team is doing an outstanding job of spreading the school spirit. They were invited to the Monmouth County Athletic League’s exhibition at Manasquan High School for the fifth consecutive year on February 27.
With a big team comes great cheers, and even a new one: “The Welcome Cheer” is a new cheer revamped to make it more relevant, said Mrs. Alisyn Morder, the cheerleading coach. Read more
By Arely Rubio and Kevin Hernandez, Sports Editors
(Photo courtesy of Alisyn Morder)
After an amazing season of soccer for the boys, the girls basketball team is also showing great promise this year. For the first time in four years, the girls’ basketball team won a game! The girls beat Deal 22-11 on December 1, and beat Belmar 6-4 on December 4. Read more
By Raul Gregory, Student Life Editor
Surfing, trap music, and video games are some of the specialities of the young YouTubers of BBES. In this article, find out about three of our up and coming YouTubers, and get their links.
First check out “DEVIN WIGGINS,” the channel made by eighth grader — you guessed it — Devin Wiggins. It focuses on trap music, which is a hip hop music sub-genre that originated during the 1990s in the South. Devin, who takes his music career very seriously, loves the art form, and has always enjoyed music. He has been making and singing songs ever since he was a little boy. His music varies from a calm, slow tune to a fast-paced, heart-racing beat. His YouTube channel, which currently has 10 subscribers, consists of 34 videos that I really suggest you go check out. His songs are all original and were made using the Soundtrap app. Devin has always said that if you keep trying, all of that work will pay off. All in all, Devin’s YouTube channel is really great if you want to listen to a diverse collection of songs. I really would suggest you go check it out here. Read more