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Donned in duct tape, 1073 returns from River Rage competition

Donned in duct tape, 1073 returns from River Rage competition

Hannah St. George, Copy Editor
November 6, 2013
Filed under News, Showcase

As most people celebrate Halloween with costumes and candy, HB’s FIRST Robotics Team has their own tradition for October’s end. The FORCE Team 1073 spent their day at Goffstown Area High School on Saturday, Oct. 26 for River Rage, an annual Halloween-themed off-season competition. Here, they en...

Another upbeat musical event: Invitational New England Concert Band Festival

Harrison Newman, Contributor
November 5, 2013
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Each type of music is different, and each musician is different, but at the Invitational New England Concert Band Festival all high school musicians will be bringing his or her own spice to the event. The only way to play at this concert is to be an advanced musician, and be invited by the committee th...

Library receives donation of the Qur’an

Library receives donation of the Qur’an

Julie Christie, Assistant Editor
November 5, 2013
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It’s easy enough to admit that there are places much more diverse than HB, and that the students of HB rarely get a thorough immersion in other cultures. One program that strives to increase an understanding of other cultures is the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, which focuses on e...

Time for Her story: Engaged students start new history colloquium

Time for Her story: Engaged students start new history colloquium

Allison Andreola, Features Editor
October 30, 2013
Filed under News, Showcase

Hollis Brookline High School offers a plethora of history classes, but they all share one thing in common: for the most part, they focus on the accomplishments of men. Tired of seeing women being forgotten in history, several students took this issue into their own hands. The Herstory colloquium , a play on...

Common App Catastrophe

Common App Catastrophe

Matt Claire, Sports Editor
October 30, 2013
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The government isn’t the only thing shutting down in recent weeks. College-seeking students around the globe have been getting increasingly irritated with the glitchiness of the Common Application, a unifying application which includes over 500 universities and colleges. A stressful time as is, the ...

BEAT who exactly?

BEAT who exactly?

Mackenzie Riel, Contributor
October 23, 2013
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From the Cavalier, to the Spartan, to the Saber, these schools are sure that they are the best. Hollis Brookline has always had high pride and strong school spirit, but who are we really crossing our fingers will lose? Some say Milford, some say Souhegan, some say even the Nashua schools. Nate Powers...

Public speaking club makes a loud entrance

Public speaking club makes a loud entrance

Julie Christie, Assistant Editor
October 23, 2013
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Everyone gets those butterflies right before a big presentation, a speech, or asking the breathtakingly attractive person just three lockers down out to the next dance. That’s where Lucas Cummings and Scott Goldberg, ‘15, come in. From speeches to promposals to the very first job interview, they wan...

Culinary club coming back

Culinary club coming back

Lian Tumas, Contributor
October 23, 2013
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  The Culinary Club has started back up after the club came to a halt in 2011. Mrs. Hancock, the Foods and Nutritions teacher, decided to start the club again. Every Tuesday, the club holds their meeting and cooks food that they will later sell on Thursday in the back lobby. When Mrs. Hancock was ...

Hometown Hero of Hollis Brookline

Hometown Hero of Hollis Brookline

Lian Tumas, Contributor
October 16, 2013
Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

Recently named Hometown Hero, Savanah Werne, '14, has been a starter on varsity volleyball since sophomore year. WMUR reported at the game last week and interviewed Werne. She was named captain by her team, which the members consider a second family. Werne has taken her position as captain seriously...

Chaos at the Capitol: Stalemate leads to shutdown as GOP tries to compromise

Chaos at the Capitol: Stalemate leads to shutdown as GOP tries to compromise

Hannah St. George, Copy Editor
October 16, 2013
Filed under News

As of Oct. 1 this month, the U.S. government has had its first shutdown in seventeen years, highlighting a stalemate between both political parties over the spending in the nation’s budget. Since the budget was not passed before their deadline at midnight through the House of Representatives, all gove...

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