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Tale as old as time

Tale as old as time

Leslie Comeau, Features Editor
May 22, 2017
Filed under A & E, Showcase

Disclaimer: This review contains spoilers In recent years, Disney has been releasing live action remakes of its most famous animated films. Its first movie makeover, Alice in Wonderland, released in 2010 featuring Mia Wasikowska as Alice and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. Most recently, on March 17th,...

DIY prom hair and makeup

DIY prom hair and makeup

Grace Santoski, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
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At Hollis Brookline High School, senior prom is one of the most important social events of your high school career. Everyone gets dressed up with their friends and goes out to have a good time. Before the actual prom day, the main focus is getting your dress and making all the necessary appointme...

Movie Review: John Wick Chapter 2

Movie Review: John Wick Chapter 2

Connor Harris, Staff Writer
May 5, 2017
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Hot off the heels from the explosive John Wick, John Wick Chapter 2 sees Keanu Reeves reprise his role as the titular former assassin seeking a life of peace only to have his hopes ripped out from under him. The films opening scene displays John Wick wrapping up a story element left open from the original...

HB student musicians bring down the house at third open mic

HB student musicians bring down the house at third open mic

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor in Chief
May 4, 2017
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The second Friday of every month, HBHS’ chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society sponsors an open mic night at Union Coffee in Milford. On the particularly sunny evening of April 14, the HB combo band consisting of Luke Martin ‘17, Matt Bradshaw ‘17, Isaac Wimmer ‘18, Nathan Catalanotti ‘17...

HB students rock at second Tri-M open mic night

HB students rock at second Tri-M open mic night

Ava Occhialini, A&E Editor
April 6, 2017
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On the second Friday of every month, the HB Tri-M organization sponsors a Union Coffee Company open mic night. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and feature a myriad of student talent. Not pictured: Kierra Dean '19, performs her original songs for the Union crowd. ...

HB represents in local theatre festival

HB represents in local theatre festival

Parker Coady, Op/Ed Editor, Semester 2
March 29, 2017
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HB theatre students performed Saturday, March 11 at The New Hampshire Educational Theatre Guild’s 45th Annual One-Act Play Festival at Bow High School. The cast and crew adapted and performed a short play, titled Alphabeticastle. Written with a quirky bro-dynamic, the play follows a wizard, a knight,...

“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” begins performances March 17

“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” begins performances March 17

Leslie Comeau, Features Editor
March 17, 2017
Filed under A & E, March, Showcase

The Mystery of Edwin Drood was the final novel written by Charles Dickens, who died before he could ever finish it. Thus, the mystery surrounding its intended ending will never truly be resolved. However, in this year’s musical of the same name, the Hollis Brookline theatre department is determined to co...

Honors choir on tour, day 5: a final shining night

Honors choir on tour, day 5: a final shining night

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor In Chief
February 23, 2017
Filed under A & E, February, Showcase

On the last day of their trip, the Honors Choir checked out of  their hotel and registered for their Festival performance first thing in the morning. Later, the group attended a private coaching session with Professor Romāns Vanags, a renowned conductor from Latvia. The group worked with him on tw...

Student Review: The Grand Tour

Student Review: The Grand Tour

Colin Loftus, Staff Writer
February 20, 2017
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Following a dismissal from the BBC smash hit Top Gear, star presenter Jeremy Clarkson as well as his cohorts James May and Richard Hammond have recently started a brand new internet series of their own. Clarkson had a heated altercation with a BBC producer resulting in him being fired from the network....

Honors Choir on tour, day 4: on the town

Honors Choir on tour, day 4: on the town

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor In Chief
February 19, 2017
Filed under A & E, February, Showcase

Saturday was a relaxing day for the Honors Choir. After sharing breakfast at the hotel with the Indonesian Choir, they traveled to the heart of Princeton to spend a day in the city. Students received a campus tour of Princeton University and hopped off at the university chapel, where they gave an...

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