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Mr. HB: a tradition in need of a makeover?

Mr. HB: a tradition in need of a makeover?

Ava Occhialini, A&E Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Mr. HBHS has always been a hallmark event of tongue-in-cheek pageantry for the students at Hollis Brookline High School. Known as an evening of laughs during which students vy for the envied title and cash prizes, the event is a long time tradition. This year, from among the nominated young men, Cooper...

HB FIRST Robotics team celebrates district win

HB FIRST Robotics team celebrates district win

Derek Davidson, Staff Writer
May 2, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The HB Robotics team traveled to UNH for their three-day district robotics competition from April 6 to 8. The Force Team was matched up against the top 64 teams all across New England. All the teams were competing to qualify for the national competition in St. Louis, MO-- and the Force Team came out on ...

Seat belt challenge returns to HB

Seat belt challenge returns to HB

Anthony Tamposi, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On Wednesday, April 12, Hollis Brookline High School hosted their annual Seatbelt Challenge. Outside of the back lobby, an old police car was parked and used for the competition. In the seat belt challenge, four people sit in the police car with their seatbelts on. When SRO Officer Bergeron blows...

A fun-filled day for underclassmen

A fun-filled day for underclassmen

Caroline Kroeger, News Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On Wednesday, April 5, while the junior class worked hard on the SATs, both the freshman and sophomore class took the day off from the classroom--but not from learning. 9th graders explored the Wright Museum while 10th graders experienced a well portrayed rendition of William Shakespeare's The Tempest, as produ...

Author Gloria Norris visits Memoirs class

Author Gloria Norris visits Memoirs class

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor in Chief
April 14, 2017
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It began when English teacher Ann Melim was reading Kookooland and realized she had a question about a certain part of the novel. She decided to email the author, Gloria Norris. The two began a conversation that culminated with a visit from the author on April 10. Melim’s first period Memoirs cl...

HB sophomore wins competition for her original jazz piece

HB sophomore wins competition for her original jazz piece

Leslie Comeau, Features Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The NHMEA Composition Contest is an event where students from kindergarten to college compose songs of any genre and compete against one another in four divisions, based on grade level. The contest ended February 1, and the results were announced March 15. In the high school division, HB’s own Amy...

Brookline Runs on Dunkin

Brookline Runs on Dunkin

Kailah Cox, Staff Writer
March 28, 2017
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Brookline NH is a small town with few businesses. Dunkin’ Donuts has become a significantly popular place to go for coffee and breakfast items. Whether kids  running to Dunks at 6 a.m. before school, or adults stopping on their way home from work, there is always someone there. The grand opening of the...

HB FIRST Robotics to compete in the semifinals at Bedford High School

HB FIRST Robotics to compete in the semifinals at Bedford High School

Grace Santoski and Rachel Marquis
March 24, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The HBHS FIRST Robotics team competed at Windham High School March 3-5.  The team landed themselves in the semi-finals and are scheduled to compete again March 25-26 at Bedford High School. The team has spent countless hours working on their robot which can successfully launch balls into a basket, car...

Local “Dollars For Scholars” Foundation Accepting Applications from graduating seniors

Local “Dollars For Scholars” Foundation Accepting Applications from graduating seniors

Dollars for Scholars
March 7, 2017
Filed under HB at a glance, News

The Following is a press release from Dollars for Scholars: Local “Dollars For Scholars” Foundation Accepting Applications from graduating seniors Local high school seniors are encouraged to apply for available scholarships from the local Hollis/Brookline chapter of Dollars for Scholars, a a c...

Senior shirts handed out on Valentine’s Day

Senior shirts handed out on Valentine’s Day

Maggie O'Hara and Rachel Marquis
February 16, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The long-awaited senior shirts were delivered to students on Tuesday, Feb. 14 after a class assembly held in the Auditorium. Students and staff alike are feeling nostalgic as the senior shirts are, as Livi Simmermn '17 stated, a mark of the "beginning of the end." Lin Illingworth, English Teacher...

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