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Mental illness or not, no one should suffer alone

Mental illness or not, no one should suffer alone

Kat Pellerin, Op/Ed Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under December, Features, Showcase

Many people don’t seem to know sufficient information about mental illnesses to be able to help those suffering around them. This article serves to explain some of the more common illnesses and how to assist someone experiencing an episode (a finite period in which someone is affected by a specified illn...

Nick White brings attention to disability

Nick White brings attention to disability

Megan Gialluca, Features Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under December, Features, Showcase

According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), about thirteen percent of all public school students have learning disabilities. For these students, having a learning disability can make school and social life a lot tougher. Enter Nick White ‘17. White is in Period 6 Senior Quest during...

Keep on dreaming

Keep on dreaming

Colin Loftus, Staff Writer
December 7, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

High school is all about preparing for the future. Whether that means attending college, joining the military, or becoming part of the American workforce, most students have a pretty good idea of what they would like to do. Some “dream jobs” are more attainable than others, but there are various w...

He’s with the band: Perry balances science and music

He’s with the band: Perry balances science and music

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor In Chief
November 30, 2016
Filed under Features, November, Showcase

In Eric Perry’s Physics classes, his students often hear him remark about his “rock ‘n roll days.” But his time of gigs and recording studios are not as far behind him as he may imply. Perry’s love of music has spanned his entire life, and he is looking forward to future opportunities that...

Fact vs. Fantasy: Black Friday

Fact vs. Fantasy: Black Friday

Adriana Radosavljevic, Colton Mailloux, and Max MacLeod
November 25, 2016
Filed under Features, November, Showcase

There are many myths surrounding the origins of Black Friday, an event that involves stores discounting their products to insanely low prices. The beginning of Black Friday have been rumored to be linked to some of America’s darkest times, but these stories are indeed false. Black Friday can actuall...

Turkey Traditions

Turkey Traditions

Hannah Balfour, Mario Barassi, Jack Belanger, and Jonathan Carr
November 24, 2016
Filed under Features, November, Showcase

As the final leaves fall off the trees, Americans mark Thanksgiving as the unofficial end of autumn and the transition into winter. While Thanksgiving does not receive the glamour that Christmas does with the gift-giving and numerous carols, many Americans still have a full day planned out with littl...

Physics Club swings into action

Physics Club swings into action

Connor Harris, Staff Writer
November 22, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Have you ever felt like discussing more about certain topics in school but there just wasn't enough time? Do you have a passion for Physics? Then the Physics Club is right for you! The best part is, you don't even have to be taking Physics. This brand new club was founded by four senior students: Ryan S...

HB changes direction

HB changes direction

Maggie O'Hara, Co-Editor in Chief
November 21, 2016
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

On Friday, November 4, Hollis Brookline was visited by Former Chief Justice John Broderick and Dr. Bryant with Change Direction -- an initiative working to eliminate the stigma around mental illness. As mental health has become a more known part of our society, it's now increasingly important to be aw...

Behind the lunch counter

Behind the lunch counter

Kailah Cox, Staff writer
November 19, 2016
Filed under Features, November, Showcase

When the class of 2017 came to Hollis Brookline High School, the format of lunch changed for good. Cookies for just one dollar that were the size of a fairly large donut stopped being sold. School lunch is now all whole wheat products and prices are increasing. Changes were made as part of Michelle O...

Inside the life of a veteran

Inside the life of a veteran

Kat Pellerin, Megan Gialluca, Colin Loftus, and Kailah Cox
November 11, 2016
Filed under Features, November, Showcase

On this Veteran’s Day, it’s important to remember the reason Americans observe this national holiday. Not to be confused with Memorial Day, a holiday to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and died for our country, Veteran’s Day is a time to recognize those who have taken on the res...

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