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“Alice” enchants and delights in weekend run

“Alice” enchants and delights in weekend run

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor In Chief
December 9, 2016
Filed under A & E, December, Showcase

“‘Twas brilling, and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe…” These are some of the words that transported Alice and her audience back into Wonderland during this weekend’s three performances of the original play Alice Through the Glass, adapted by co-director and social...

The best free underrated apps

The best free underrated apps

Adriana Radosavljevic, Copy Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under A & E, December, Showcase

With so many phone apps out there, finding the perfect ones can be quite the challenge. Below is a selection of some of the most under-appreciated free apps of the season that help with a variety of tasks. News: Feedly Feedly is a news app that comes in both mobile and desktop format. The website do...

“Arrival” brings it home

“Arrival” brings it home

Max MacLeod, Staff Writer
December 6, 2016
Filed under A & E, Showcase

Absolutely mind blowing: these are the words I would use to describe the 2016 movie Arrival. This science fiction mystery film is worth the watch and is a joy to view from start to finish. Fans of science fiction will love this movie, as it breathes some fresh air into a genre that is usually seen clu...

Behind the scenes of “Alice: Through the Looking Glass”

Behind the scenes of “Alice: Through the Looking Glass”

Maggie O'Hara, Co-Editor in Chief
November 30, 2016
Filed under A & E, Showcase

The HB community loves going to see the magical productions put on by the theater department each year. Whether it be a musical or play, it’s amazing to see friends, peers, and strangers alike onstage, making a story come to life in a culmination of countless hours of practice and preparation. Au...

Books to bundle up with

Books to bundle up with

Caroline Kroeger, Ava Occhialini, and Maggie O'Hara
November 29, 2016
Filed under A & E, Book Nook, Showcase

What’s better than curling up by the fire with a good read? If you are agonizing to find something interesting to read this season, we’ve got you covered. Read our reviews of these three fantastic books below!  ...

Movie Review: Reasons to love “Loving”

Movie Review: Reasons to love “Loving”

Ava Occhialini, A&E Editor
November 28, 2016
Filed under A & E, Showcase

Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple married in Virginia, 1958, are at the center of one of the most touching films of this season. In this real-life story, the two rural Virginians marry in Washington, D.C., before returning to their home state where interracial marriage is illegal. Arrested...

All about Improv

All about Improv

Kat Pellerin, Op/Ed Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under A & E, November, Showcase, Video

Hollis Brookline’s Improv II class, instructed by choir and theater director Matthew Barbosa, put on an uproarious performance on October 14--their first show of the year. With free admission, the growing crowd of improv fans has expanded yet again. The show was a hit, sending everyone home still ch...

Artist Spotlight: Miranda Moscatelli

Artist Spotlight: Miranda Moscatelli

Caroline Kroeger, News Editor
November 1, 2016
Filed under A & E, Showcase

Anyone who knows Miranda Moscatelli ‘17 knows that she is never without a pen or pencil in hand. Often spotted coming in and out of the art room throughout the day, she remarks that the class has become a ‘safe place’ for her. Moscatelli is currently in AP Art and has taken art classes each...

ITS takes center stage

ITS takes center stage

Maggie O'Hara, Co-Editor in Chief
October 27, 2016
Filed under A & E, Showcase

The International Thespian Society (ITS) has been represented at HB for some time now, but this year Gregory Parker, history teacher and director at HBHS, is ready to bring Troupe 7874 to the top. In past years the organization has been a background group, with not enough time in the spotlight at the...

Art therapy: expressing ineffable emotions

Art therapy: expressing ineffable emotions

Adriana Radosavljevic, Copy Editor
October 24, 2016
Filed under A & E, Showcase

Those who have doodled on paper, finger painted, or sculpted clay know the calming effect of art. Its natural healing ability is the foundation of art therapy, where verbal communication isn’t a restriction when improving psychological health. Adults and children alike use a variety of visual art...

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