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The good, the bad, and the ugly: 2016 movies in review

The good, the bad, and the ugly: 2016 movies in review

Max MacLeod, Staff Writer
January 30, 2017
Filed under A & E, Showcase

Happy New Year everyone! 2016 has drawn to a close and has left with some great movies, some mediocre ones, and some movies that were so bad they were downright cringeworthy. 2016 held a lot of promise movie-wise with titles like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Suicide Squad, Batman V. Superman and Capt...

Victory for rebel fans– Rogue One is a rogue wonder

Victory for rebel fans– Rogue One is a rogue wonder

Carly Mack, Web Editor
January 30, 2017
Filed under A & E, Showcase

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer #2 on Disney Video Rogue One is the newest Star Wars movie and the first spin-off film. It takes place immediately before A New Hope and tells the story of a team of rebels led by Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor, played by Felicity Jones and Diego Luna respectively. The...

Lights, camera…overture?

Lights, camera…overture?

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor In Chief
January 26, 2017
Filed under A & E, January, Showcase

The craze began in 2013 when NBC decided to take on what was then considered a monumental challenge: staging a Broadway-style production live on television. The Sound of Music Live! starred country singer Carrie Underwood and was received by its 18.47 million viewers with mixed feedback, mostly concerning...

Setting the tone for the season: looking back on the 2016 Winter Concert

Setting the tone for the season: looking back on the 2016 Winter Concert

Hannah Balfour, Staff Writer
January 12, 2017
Filed under A & E, January, Showcase

On the evening of Dec. 15, groups from the Hollis Brookline Performing Arts Department showcased their work at the annual Hollis Brookline High School Winter Concert.   In preparation for the performance, choir director Matthew Barbosa worked meticulously with his classes to make sure ever...

You bring the chainsaw– I’ll bring the blowtorch

You bring the chainsaw– I’ll bring the blowtorch

Adriana Radosavljevic, Copy Editor
January 10, 2017
Filed under A & E, Showcase

On Monday, Jan. 9, the Wentworth Inn of Jackson, NH, will be hosting The Great Ice Carvers of New England Invitational Ice Carving Competition. At the 22nd annual competition, competitors from all over New England will be given 300 lbs of ice and three hours to create an artistic masterpiece. Artists...

One if by rock, two if by roll: British Invasion Night 2016

One if by rock, two if by roll: British Invasion Night 2016

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor In Chief
January 9, 2017
Filed under A & E, January, Showcase

Contrary to what co-emcee Ethan King ‘17 claimed in the opening skit, this year’s British Invasion Night had nothing to do with the War of 1812. However, it was the grooviest history lesson ever given at Hollis Brookline: a schooling on what was arguably the greatest era of modern music.  ...

Unique gifts under $20

Unique gifts under $20

Kat Pellerin, Op/Ed Editor
December 23, 2016
Filed under A & E, Uncategorized

Tired of the same old gifts, like jewelry, perfume, or sports memorabilia? Look no further for gift ideas that will put a smile (or a frown) on your recipient’s face, all while striking people off your “buy-for” list. Most of these ideas can be found right on Amazon.com.   High Five...

Keeping sanity over the holiday season

Keeping sanity over the holiday season

Adriana Radosavljevic, Copy Editor
December 23, 2016
Filed under A & E, December, Showcase

Holiday parties can be a huge hassle, but they don’t have to be. Make your seasonal celebration not only stress-free, but something to remember, by planning in advance!   Setting up is one of the most crucial steps of preparation. Establish a keynote for the party, such as Ugly Sweater, ...

Stars off the stage

Stars off the stage

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor
December 19, 2016
Filed under A & E, Showcase

Now that Hollis Brookline’s production of Alice: Through the Glass has drawn to a close, those who participated start to relax, knowing it will be a few weeks before preparations for the winter musical begin. The stage is cleaned off, the auditorium is empty, and in the very back, a small room filled...

Five audition tips for thespians

Five audition tips for thespians

Ava Occhialini, A&E Editor
December 17, 2016
Filed under A & E

Auditions for the Musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood are fast approaching on Monday, Dec. 19. Drood is a comedic, Victorian murder mystery in which the audience will choose “whodunnit” at the end of each performance, soliciting a different ending for every verdict. While no doubt a demanding show,...

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