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Ice cream vs froyo

Ice cream vs froyo

Sam Bell, Staff Writer
May 29
Filed under A & E

Mother Nature is bringing in the beautiful warm weather sooner than anticipated. As a result, the lines for delicious ice cream and frozen yogurt, otherwise known as froyo, are building up.   Twenty five Hollis Brookline students from all four grades were recently surveyed on whether they p...

The ruby anniversary of rocking: Guitar Night 2016

The ruby anniversary of rocking: Guitar Night 2016

Nicole Poitras, A&E Editor
May 27
Filed under A & E, Showcase

The lights hung low over the empty stage. The back curtains were pulled aside, revealing a black painted brick wall — the back wall of the stage, which is rarely visible to the audience during a typical production. But appropriately, this wasn’t a typical production. Names of those performing in Guita...

Game Review: third time no charm

Game Review: third time no charm

Tristan Machon, Staff Writer
May 26
Filed under A & E

I loved the first two games in the series Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls, two outstanding games that treat users like adults and don’t hold your hand, like many other video games these days. Dark Souls II, or DS2 for short,  retained some of this but mostly due to enemy hitboxes extending at least ...

HB Theatre Department’s “The Tempest” to open May 27

HB Theatre Department’s “The Tempest” to open May 27

Natalie Lewis, Staff Writer
May 21
Filed under A & E, Showcase

Hollis Brookline High School is excited for its grand debut of The Tempest, a Shakespearean classic. The showings will be on May 27 and 28, curtains opening at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available online here or through the Hollis Brookline High School website. Students and teachers pay $5.00, children and senio...

5 reasons “The Breakfast Club” is still a must-see

5 reasons “The Breakfast Club” is still a must-see

Katie Machon, Staff Writer
May 16
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The Breakfast Club is one of the many 1980’s classics that still hold an influential position in cinema today. But what makes The Breakfast Club different than the other teen films that emerged during this time period? This R-rated movie caught the attention of the public upon its release, and still hold...

Review: The battle continues on “Game of Thrones”

Review: The battle continues on “Game of Thrones”

Garrett Klausner, Staff Writer
May 13
Filed under A & E, Showcase

Winter has come and millions of Game of Thrones fans can finally sit down on a Sunday night and watch their favorite show.   HBO, the home of Game of Thrones, launched episode one of season six on April 24, ten months after the last episode of season five.   Fans were left wit...

Review: DiCaprio faces the wilderness in The Revenant

Review: DiCaprio faces the wilderness in The Revenant

Donny Hoffpauir, Staff Writer
May 12
Filed under A & E, Showcase

The Oscar-nominated film The Revenant is based on a true story which took place in 1823 during the Louisiana Purchase in the Dakotas. A veteran trapper named Hugh Glass is brutally mauled by a grizzly bear and is so badly wounded that his companions leave him for dead. Surprisingly, Glass slowly recover...

Views vs. Lemonade: album smackdown

Views vs. Lemonade: album smackdown

Niki Maragos, Features Editor
May 10
Filed under A & E, Showcase

The last week of April proved to be one for the ages to any music aficionado out there. On April 23 singer Beyonce Knowles released her new album Lemonade, shocking the globe with her revealing lyrics and beautifully crafted hour-long visual album. Six days later rap artist Drake followed up with hi...

Bang for your buck

Bang for your buck

Anthony Tamposi, Mike Buxbaum, and Erowynn Maul-Latham
May 5
Filed under A & E, Showcase

If you’re a "baller on a budget" like us, you have to find the right places to eat without exceeding your price limits. If you’re stuck in a rut and you only have a couple of bucks, one might think that you are going to go hungry, because convenient eats are becoming progressively more expensive Po...

Back to the basics

Back to the basics

Maggie O'Hara, Assistant Editor
May 4
Filed under A & E, Showcase

Smartphones have become a mandatory tool in today’s society. Their new technology allows for users to do anything, from checking email to playing Clash of Clans, proving useful at almost all times. But giving us easy access to practically everything has made these phones both a blessing and a curse. ...

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