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“Why It’s Us!”

by Ava O’Connor The Long Beach Girls’ Volleyball team won the state AA championship this fall. Their determination and success led them to league, county, Long Island, and state wins. Led by captains Kathleen Verastegui, Grace Rosenberg, and Emma McGovern, the team had an undefeated season. The Girls’ Volleyball team had not dropped a single…

No Fault in their Game

by Ava O’Connor The girls’ tennis team served up a truly great season, going undefeated 14-0. “Captains Anastesia Menshikova, Alexa Coffin, and Talia Fernandez, displayed leadership which created a culture facilitating and nurturing a winners attitude. This showed the team a positive demeanor as well as a responsible confidence about their ability on the court.”, says Coach Strickland. He mentioned some hurdles that took them by surprise this season, but they managed to bounce back nevertheless. “StarterVictoria Famighetti had an off court injury which put her out for several weeks, yet we had enough depth to fill her position victoriously…

Committing to College Through Athletics: Hit or Miss?

by Jaylyn Umana Student athletes like Girls’ Varsity Volleyball captain Kathleen Verastegui say that committing is a score! However, some students may feel that the process provides an unfair advantage to athletes with no adjacent opportunities for students who work hard and excel in other areas. I had the pleasure of interviewing Ms.Verastegui to get…

Buying, Selling, and Collecting Streetwear: What’s The Hype?

by Jaylyn Umana If you’ve ever heard the terms “streetwear” or “hypebeast” and had absolutely no idea what they meant, you’re not alone. No fear, The Tide is here to clear it all up and give you, the readers, a little insight on the ins and outs of the streetwear game from the perspectives of buyers, resellers, and collectors: a forecast, if you will. Just as a preface, there are many obvious knowns and unknowns to streetwear culture. For example, Supreme, A Bathing Ape (or BAPE), and Stüssy are very well-known brands which you may have seen a few students…

Ready to Erase Racism across L.I.?

by Jaylyn Umana A select six students at LBHS attended a civil rights student conference hosted by ERASE Racism, a Long Island-based organization founded on the principles of racial equity. The event, held on November 16th, was part of ERASE Racism’s Student Voices Campaign, and it managed to grab the attention of nearly 100 high school students that believe it’s their responsibility to bring about cultural awareness in their districts. As one of those students that attended the conference, I can say that it was a very positive experience, and as one of those students that feels they have a…

Life is Not a Prize to be Won

by Tyler Collinson Summer carnivals are an age-old tradition. There’s something about the twinkling lights hanging from game booths and the playful songs blaring from the speakers that lasts through the ages. Along with sweet treats, rolls of tickets, and prizes, it’s a sensory overload of sights, smells, sounds, and the warm evening air that envelops the grounds. But there’s one tradition long misplaced from its time that would be better off out of the carnival: goldfish. Goldfish have been popular since the nineteenth century, when fashionable Victorians treated them as parlor decorations. There was a widely-held belief that the…

The Snapchat Project

by Tyler Collinson I have never been a huge proponent of social media. My friends know me as disconnected and out of the loop when it comes to popular trends and celebrity news. That’s why when I decided to download Snapchat, the media sharing messenger, I received more than a few surprised reactions. Once I…

Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday

by Freddy Ramon Black Friday and Cyber Monday are very prominent aspects of the holiday season. They are similar events but they also differ in many ways. To understand the growth and development of these sales, we should look back on how they started. Black Friday began in the 1950s as a way to kickstart Christmas shopping. It received its name because of the positive turn in profits. As consumers spent more money on deals, stores’ margins went ‘black’ and they made money versus the less optimistic ‘red’ margin, when stores lost money. With the spread of the internet, shopping…

Bank on Banksy

by Uma Arengo On the night of October 5th, art enthusiasts and auction-goers alike were stunned as the elusive street artist Banksy pulled off his most daring prank to date. At Sotheby’s auction house in London, his print Girl With Balloon slid through the bottom of its frame and emerged halfway-shredded. Onlookers gasped as one…

A Conversation with Mr. Myers

by Bianca Nauth Being a school principal is a twenty-four hour job: it requires leadership and responsibility for faculty, staff, and most importantly, the students. Our principal of three years, Mr. Meyers,  has had the thrill of working alongside students who have great potential. Q: You’ve been principal of Long Beach High School for three years. How has your experience been for you? Everything has been great and I’ve learned so much. I’m very fortunate to have become a principal here for my first years as principal. There’s a lot of spirit, unity, great achievements academically and athletically, great arts,…

A Strange Bend in the Road

by Mr. Krinsky When I was in high school, I didn’t care much for English class. I had the same English teacher sophomore and junior years. For reasons I still cannot quite comprehend, this man was obsessed with color symbolism. He spent countless hours detailing the importance of the colors red and green in The Catcher in the Rye. This perplexed me to no end. I imagined there might be some other important themes worth exploring in one of the best coming-of-age novels of the 20th century. While I liked reading the The Catcher in the Rye, most of the…