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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,...

“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...

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