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Building the Woods

Building the Woods

Paige Gionet, Staff Writer
January 26
Filed under A & E

Enchanting audiences since 1986, this Broadway musical is not one you want to miss. Into the Woods, written by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, first premiered in San Diego. When opening night arrived, a large crowd eagerly lined up to watch a variety of woodland characters come together and share thei...

A Look Into The Woods

A Look Into The Woods

Maggie O'Hara, Assistant Editor
January 21
Filed under A & E, Showcase

The Hollis Brookline Theatre Department is at it again: learning lines, lyrics, and choreography that will make their upcoming production of Into the Woods come alive onstage March 18, 19, 25, and 26. After a grueling week of auditions, call-backs, and anticipation, the cast list was posted on the...

The Force Awakens: movie review[spoiler free]

The Force Awakens: movie review[spoiler free]

Bret Belden, Staff Writer
December 22
Filed under A & E, Showcase

Those hesitant to put their faith in JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens shouldn’t be concerned in the slightest. After the second trilogy was released in the early 2000s and failed to live up to expectations, it was imperative to the franchise name that The Force Awakens succeed both story-wise...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens to Break Records

Star Wars: The Force Awakens to Break Records

Bret Belden, Staff Writer
December 17
Filed under A & E, Showcase

Come December 18th, flocks of crazed individuals will yield plastic lightsabers while trampling and stomping their way to the movie theatre. Scalped tickets riddle the market, becoming a most desired commodity. According to an article on Variety, “Tickets for sale in major cities like New York City and...

Black Mass Movie Review

Black Mass Movie Review

Will Kingsley, Staff Writer
December 15
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Black Mass, an eerie tale of the ruthless and driven criminal known as “Whitey” Bulger, brings to light the violent and impoverished nature of South Boston in the 1960’s. The film is directed by Scott Cooper and stars Johnny Depp, with appearances from other notable actors such as Benedict Cumb...

The Visit: is it as scary as it seems?

The Visit: is it as scary as it seems?

Ben Lombardi, Staff Writer
December 10
Filed under A & E

The Visit, directed by M. Night Shyamalan is a PG-13 thriller with a twist. Critics are raving that it is Shyamalan’s best film since The Village. Getting a high 63% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, maybe they’re right.   It stars Ed Oxenbould, who plays the younger brother. Olivia DeJonge, th...

Get Funky! Blues & Funk Night Friday, 12/11, @ 7:30

Get Funky! Blues & Funk Night Friday, 12/11, @ 7:30

Evan Sutton, Staff Writer
December 10
Filed under A & E, News, Showcase

It’s that time of year again. No, not Christmas, but the annual fall music event, where both teacher and student musicians choose a specific genre of music to fill the auditorium with for a night. This year Mark Illingworth has cooked up something good for the annual jam, and tickets are only $10 a...

Undertale Review

Curtis Newton, Staff Writer
December 10
Filed under A & E

Every few years, the gaming community gets an RPG game (a “role-playing game” in which your character becomes part of a vast world of characters and cultures) that becomes wildly popular. The RPG trend started with Yume Nikki in 2004, followed by OFF in 2008 (with an English translation that increased its populari...

Incredible Improvisation

Incredible Improvisation

Nicole Poitras, A&E Editor, Blogger
December 10
Filed under A & E, Showcase

On the evening of December 3, the Hollis Brookline improv classes held their first public performance of the year in the HBHS auditorium. As the small audience hushed, the troop’s director and teacher Matt Barbosa walked onstage...wearing a cowboy hat. Once the laughter had died down, he introdu...

Snapchat Shutdown

Snapchat Shutdown

Nicole Poitras, A&E Editor, Blogger
December 8
Filed under A & E, Showcase

What has become one of the most popular social networking apps on the market is currently today’s social frustration. According to Down Detector, a site for detecting when websites and apps are experiencing issues, the social media giant Snapchat began having server problems around 2:30 am December 7. Thousands ...

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