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Leo’s Oscar

Leo’s Oscar

Katie Machon, Staff Writer
March 17
Filed under A & E, March

Though Leonardo DiCaprio is regarded as one of the world’s most esteemed actors, he had never received the film industry’s most coveted award -- the Oscar -- until now. The 88th Academy Awards aired on February 28, 2016. This was Dicaprio’s year. Dicaprio was nominated for Best Actor for his performa...

Carrie comes back, this time ‘The Voice’ was ready

Carrie comes back, this time ‘The Voice’ was ready

Andrew Carr, Staff Writer
March 11
Filed under A & E, March, Showcase

From former small town singer to international superstar, Caroline Burns ‘18 of Hollis, NH finally proved that she’s ready for the big screen on season 10 of The Voice.   After a bittersweet effort in Los Angeles to make it on last season’s blind auditions, Burns came back this year having grown a...

Special Edition: the Man Cave

Special Edition: the Man Cave

Wyatt Farwell, Contributor
March 8
Filed under A & E, Showcase

I find it appropriate that within the “Notes from the Man Cave” blog there be some notes on the cave itself. A man cave is defined by Urban Dictionary as a place that is “reserved for a male person to be in a solitary condition, away from the rest of the household in order to work, play, involve hi...

Zero hour workouts

Zero hour workouts

Stephanie Buchanan, Staff Writer
February 29
Filed under A & E, February, Showcase

Six in the morning is extremely early for already sleep-deprived teenagers, but some put that aside and brave the early morning for a quick wake-up workout. The zero hour workout crew consists of a few students who are willing to give up their extra sleep time in order to get fit before school even s...

Oscars so white

Oscars so white

Caroline Kroeger, Staff Writer
February 24
Filed under A & E, Showcase

The silent minority isn’t silent anymore. On January 14, the nominees for the 2016 Academy Awards categories were officially announced to the public. This is the second consecutive year that not a single black actor has been nominated, causing an outrage toward the Academy. Several stars have called f...

Movies to look out for in 2016

Movies to look out for in 2016

Garrett Klausner, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under A & E, Showcase

Film watchers and enthusiasts get ready, because 2016 is going to be a big year for movies. We say it every year: “This year is going to be a big year for movies.” However, this year many of the younger film-goers will recognize some old movies that are making a return. Yes, after many years of ...

Where to get your ‘Joe’

Where to get your ‘Joe’

Ava Occhialini, Staff Writer
February 18
Filed under A & E, Showcase

Coffee is often no less than the life-force of everyday living, especially for high schoolers. Where you obtain this drink varies according to personal taste. However, when you are craving something other than the typical Dunks or Starbucks cup (though they dominate the US coffee empire), it may be time to explore the local cafés in the area that have phenomenal java. A&E C...

The Hollis Brookline Honors Choir sings it away on live TV

The Hollis Brookline Honors Choir sings it away on live TV

Scott Kroeger, Staff Writer
February 17
Filed under A & E, Showcase

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go on live TV and sing in front of your entire state? Imagine the amount of excitement, albeit the intense nervousness you would be holding within, as you prepared to march out and face a live studio audience. For the Hollis Brookline Honors Choir, thi...

Trends that should be left in 2015

Trends that should be left in 2015

Paige Gionet, Staff Writer
February 5
Filed under A & E

All right HB, it’s time to whip you guys back into shape...starting with just that: no more whipping (or nae-naeing for that matter.) A lot of unfortunate new trends appeared in 2015, and it’s easy to agree that several of such fads should remain a fond memory. First of all, I’d like to than...

Chow down with the best game day snacks

Chow down with the best game day snacks

Shannon Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer
February 5
Filed under A & E, Showcase

Each year around this time, many families gather by the TV to watch one very special event: the Superbowl. Although New England fans still mourn the Patriots’ loss to the Denver Broncos, many people will still choose to watch the upcoming game. The Super Bowl will air Sunday February 8 on CBS at 6...

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