2020 Election: The Tea

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

Art in the Time of Quarantine

(Picture above by Calvin Barratt, grade 3, and Dean Barratt, pre-k)

By Henry DiZefalo

As most of you know, my mom, Mrs. DiZefalo, is the art teacher at BBES. 

Since we’ve been home doing virtual learning, she started making YouTube videos for her classes. Even though we are not at school, Mrs. DiZefalo is still coming up with art lessons and kids are turning them in.

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Breakers Roll Rough, Make it to Playoffs

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.

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Staying Cheer-ful

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

Latin Dancer: Interview with Flaco

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. 

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Coronavirus Empties School

By Henry DiZefalo

Photo by Jared Jimenez Ramos

This spring break, my family was supposed to go to Disney World. Instead, the highlight of my spring break was that my dad made chocolate chip cookies. 

As of this writing, we have been social-distancing for seven weeks to prevent the spread of coronavirus, a new respiratory virus that has spread across the globe, infecting millions of people. Schools and businesses have been closed, and residents ordered to stay home. When we do go out, we are supposed to wear masks and stay six feet apart. 

We learned on Monday that we will not be returning to school at all this year by order of Governor Phil Murphy. Read more

VR is a Reality

By Max Gast 

Fads come and go, but VR is still here. And now, in this time of quarantine, it is bigger than ever.

A virtual reality headset (or VR) is a device that has two lenses that play the same picture, one for the left eye and one for the right, to project a virtual world you can interact in with two hand controllers.

 In March 2016 The Oculus Rift was launched. Ever since the commercial launch of the Vive and Rift, VR has advanced more than ever, which is a good thing since before, in the gaming industry, VR was just a synonym for a commercial flop. Examples are the Nintendo Virtual Boy in 1995 and Sega’s VR project that was dropped around the initial release, the Sega VR. Read more

Watch the BBES Morning Show Here!

School news, trends, science experiments, interviews, and bloopers are some of the highlights of this year’s hottest new show: The BBES Morning Show.

Created by a group of seventh-grade students in G&T, the videos are between two and a half and six minutes long. The students — Nora Bonnell, Brandon Juarez, Dyllon Varcadipane, and Amelia Maffet — developed the content, filmed the shows, and then edited the videos using the online app Wevideo.

Thanks to G&T teacher Miss Bialek for sharing this awesome work with The Tides!

Episode 1 (November 2019) –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib3jJyHa9XE&t=10s

Episode 2 (December 2019) –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5UooK3jITw&t=49s

Episode 3 (February 2020) –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4kjxLPo7Xk

Episode 4 — Teacher Takeover — (April 2020) –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfxlhkqYN0U

 

 

 

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