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Honors choir on tour, day 5: a final shining night

Honors choir on tour, day 5: a final shining night

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor In Chief
February 23
Filed under A & E, February, Showcase

On the last day of their trip, the Honors Choir checked out of  their hotel and registered for their Festival performance first thing in the morning. Later, the group attended a private coaching session with Professor Romāns Vanags, a renowned conductor from Latvia. The group worked with him on tw...

Crybabies: how hard could parenting be?

Crybabies: how hard could parenting be?

Kaylee Hillard, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under Features, February, Showcase

In Candice Hancock’s Human Relations class at Hollis Brookline High School, one of the tasks she assigns her students is taking home a programmed baby doll for twenty-four hours. The doll is created to cry at random intervals, only to be quieted by its mother selecting the right key to put into its b...

Valentine’s Day Around the World: It’s Spoon-Carving Time

Valentine’s Day Around the World: It’s Spoon-Carving Time

Adriana Radosavljevic, Copy Editor
February 21
Filed under Features, February, Showcase

Valentine’s Day, originally an ancient Roman holiday dedicated to celebrating fertility, is now commonly celebrated with chocolates, flowers, and romantic dates. For some Americans, this day of cliche marketing schemes may be commemorated with a single spoon and a gallon-size tub of ice cream in front of the...

5 Winter style tips for men

5 Winter style tips for men

Mario Barassi, Assistant Sports Editor
February 21
Filed under Features, February, Showcase

The winter can be a tough time for style. It’s easy for high schoolers to just roll out of bed and throw on some sweatpants, a sweatshirt, and some ratty, old sneakers. Changing weather and icy conditions prohibit certain outfits. With the amount of snow and frigid temperatures that we often have in ...

Honors Choir on tour, day 4: on the town

Honors Choir on tour, day 4: on the town

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor In Chief
February 19
Filed under A & E, February, Showcase

Saturday was a relaxing day for the Honors Choir. After sharing breakfast at the hotel with the Indonesian Choir, they traveled to the heart of Princeton to spend a day in the city. Students received a campus tour of Princeton University and hopped off at the university chapel, where they gave an...

Honors Choir on tour, days 2 and 3: of concerts and competitions

Honors Choir on tour, days 2 and 3: of concerts and competitions

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor in Chief
February 19
Filed under A & E, February, Showcase

:Day 2   The second day of the Honors Choir’s journey began with a tour within a tour. Director Matthew Barbosa led the group around the area of Princeton surrounding his alma mater, Westminster Choir College, pointing out his favorite restaurants and hang-out spots. After the group had lu...

Honors Choir on tour, day 1: song and dance with the cast of Broadway’s “Aladdin”

Honors Choir on tour, day 1: song and dance with the cast of Broadway’s “Aladdin”

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor in Chief
February 16
Filed under A & E, February, Showcase

After four hours of driving, the bus holding the Hollis Brookline High School Honors Choir arrived in New York City yesterday, February 15.   As soon as they entered the city, they headed to a building full of small rehearsal spaces. In one room, they received a vocal coaching from a member of t...

Mock Trial

Mock Trial

Kaylee Hillard, Staff Writer
February 7
Filed under Features, February, Showcase

HBHS English teacher Heather Deegan’s English 9 class created a simulation of a courthouse trial for their Quarter 2 assessment on January 4 and 5. The goal of the trial was to prove if George, a main character from the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, was guilty of killing his friend Lennie. ...

Eagle soaring: Adam McQuilkin earns highest Boy Scout honor

Eagle soaring: Adam McQuilkin earns highest Boy Scout honor

Colton Mailloux, Staff Writter
February 3
Filed under Features, February, Showcase

There is an eagle among us. Hollis Brookline’s own Adam McQuilkin ‘18 had his Eagle Scout ceremony on Wednesday, January 26, marking his accomplishment of reaching the highest rank in Boy Scouts.   In order to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, a scout needs to complete a service project t...

Paint the walls down

Paint the walls down

Tristan Machon, Staff Writer
March 25
Filed under February, News

Our Interior decorating class definitely stands out, even among the other electives at HBHS. While completing their regular assignments, which the students do in class, they also have the option take on a renovation project for one of the staff to redesign their room and then do a powerpoint presentati...

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