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The Social Media Debate

The Social Media Debate

Jonathan Carr, Staff Writer
January 31
Filed under January, Opinion, Showcase

Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook are all social media platforms that most people use. Whether it's to post pictures or to catch up with friends, all of these sites revolve around connecting with friends and family.   The two most popular platforms are Snapchat and Instagram, and f...

2016- a year in review

2016- a year in review

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor
January 26
Filed under Features, January, Showcase

Another year draws to a close. 2016 -- the year of Zika, Brexit, and rising threats of terrorism -- has given way to 2017. As this new year starts, let’s take a look back on all that happened in the past year, either good, bad, or somewhere in the middle.   2016 marked the year of the Summer Olympics ...

Lights, camera…overture?

Lights, camera…overture?

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor In Chief
January 26
Filed under A & E, January, Showcase

The craze began in 2013 when NBC decided to take on what was then considered a monumental challenge: staging a Broadway-style production live on television. The Sound of Music Live! starred country singer Carrie Underwood and was received by its 18.47 million viewers with mixed feedback, mostly concerning...

Jack Byrne’s Quest to be fluent

Jack Byrne’s Quest to be fluent

Megan Gialluca, Features Editor
January 13
Filed under Features, January, Showcase

Learning to speak another language is a popular pursuit of many students. Becoming fluent in another language not only allows you to interact with other people, but also allows you to become fluent in the expression of another culture entirely. Jack Byrne ’17, another student of Period 6 Senior Ques...

Bucket Lists: Making the Most of Dreams

Bucket Lists: Making the Most of Dreams

Jonathan Carr, Staff Writer
January 12
Filed under January, Opinion, Showcase

A bucket list is a list of activities that someone would like to do sometime in their life. Bucket lists can motivate people to stop procrastinating and to do what they have always dreamed of. The students and staff of Hollis Brookline High School have some unique items on their lists.   ...

Setting the tone for the season: looking back on the 2016 Winter Concert

Setting the tone for the season: looking back on the 2016 Winter Concert

Hannah Balfour, Staff Writer
January 12
Filed under A & E, January, Showcase

On the evening of Dec. 15, groups from the Hollis Brookline Performing Arts Department showcased their work at the annual Hollis Brookline High School Winter Concert.   In preparation for the performance, choir director Matthew Barbosa worked meticulously with his classes to make sure ever...

Apple’s new iPhone release

Apple’s new iPhone release

Steve Giaconia, Staff Writer
January 11
Filed under January, Opinion, Showcase

Apple’s new iPhone 7 flaunts a new camera, greater battery performance, wider color gamut, and is water resistant. Despite its new enhancements, the highlighted feature on the iPhone 7 is the removal of the headphone jack on the phone. This change is controversial as users have mixed feelings about...

What makes Hollis Brookline High School unique?

What makes Hollis Brookline High School unique?

Adriana Radosavljevic, Copy Editor
January 10
Filed under January, Opinion, Showcase

High schools are always known for certain features. For example, Bishop Guertin is known for strong Division I sports programs, the Nashua schools for fundraisers and fairs, and Timberlane for its performing arts programs.   So what makes HBHS unique?   Hollis Brookline is quit...

One if by rock, two if by roll: British Invasion Night 2016

One if by rock, two if by roll: British Invasion Night 2016

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor In Chief
January 9
Filed under A & E, January, Showcase

Contrary to what co-emcee Ethan King ‘17 claimed in the opening skit, this year’s British Invasion Night had nothing to do with the War of 1812. However, it was the grooviest history lesson ever given at Hollis Brookline: a schooling on what was arguably the greatest era of modern music.  ...

How animals help

How animals help

Kaylee Hillard, Staff Writer
January 4
Filed under Features, January, Showcase

Animals have a profound impact on many people's lives. They help to create a positive environment in a household as well as in nursing homes, children's hospitals and many other places.   One way animals can help people is when they come into the Therapy office.  Animal-Assisted Therapy b...

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