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HB Red Cross Club: Will you lend a hand?

HB Red Cross Club: Will you lend a hand?

Hannah Balfour, Staff Writer
December 5, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The National Hurricane Center says that a category five hurricane can reach winds of 157 mph or higher, collapsing buildings and trees everywhere. Recently, Hurricane Matthew brought destruction to a vast number of homes across the southeast coast. The Hollis Brookline High School Red Cross Club is f...

Coffee with a cop

Coffee with a cop

Mario Barassi and Connor Harris
December 2, 2016
Filed under News

On Thursday, December 1, the Hollis Police Department hosted Coffee with a Cop, a monthly event held with the Hollis senior citizens to better the department’s relations with the community. The event was held at Lawrence Barn from 12-1:30 p.m. Lt. Joe Hoebeke is in charge of the event and said, “the p...

Guest speaker from Ithaca College to speak about Communications

Guest speaker from Ithaca College to speak about Communications

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor in Chief
November 28, 2016
Filed under News

Hollis Brookline High School will have the pleasure of hosting a Skype conversation with Diane Gayeski, the Dean of Ithaca College, during CAV Block on Wednesday, November 30. Gayeski plans to speak about the benefits of a communications major, and specifically the education one could receive from Ithaca...

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...

The face of new student leadership: NHS Induction Ceremony

The face of new student leadership: NHS Induction Ceremony

Kat Pellerin, Op/Ed Editor
November 17, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

This year’s new National Honor Society members were inducted Thursday, October 20. The ceremony was held, as in past years, in the Hollis Brookline auditorium with refreshments in the back lobby afterward. The inductions proceeded smoothly, and everything went as planned. Every year, as part of the ceremony, the NHS...

Canned Food Drive Ends 11/18

Canned Food Drive Ends 11/18

Carly Mack, Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The canned food drive ends this Friday, November 18. The cans from this drive will go to the Nashua Soup Kitchen. Please use this as an opportunity to donate and help someone in need this Thanksgiving season. There is a competition between two groups to see who can bring in the most cans.   F...

Getting ready to honor our veterans

Getting ready to honor our veterans

Max MacLeod, Staff Writer
November 8, 2016
Filed under News, November, Showcase, Video

Every year, the Hollis Brookline Homefront Club welcomes local veterans of both towns to the Veterans Day assembly. Homefront has been working tirelessly since October to get everything ready for this year’s festivities. When the veterans first arrive at school on November 9, they will be greete...

Give blood and save a life: Get forms & slips ready for November 15

Give blood and save a life: Get forms & slips ready for November 15

Jonathan Carr, Staff Writer
October 24, 2016
Filed under News

As most students know, the Red Cross Club hosts two blood drives every year. This semester’s blood drive will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will take place in the Mini Gym. Before students can rush off to donate, they will need two permission slips, a form from the teache...

Inside a Grand Council meeting: Part 2

Inside a Grand Council meeting: Part 2

Ava Occhialini, A&E Editor
October 13, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Though the community service conversation dominated the most recent Grand Council meeting, the Student government, Jennifer Given, and Richard Barnes also explored the future of Halloween at Hollis Brookline High School. Though the Halloween assembly is a fall tradition at HB, some prefer the idea of...

Inside a Grand Council meeting: Part 1

Inside a Grand Council meeting: Part 1

Ava Occhialini, A&E Editor
October 11, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The student government of HB convenes every Thursday, from 2:30 to 3 p.m., to discuss the pressing matters that concern all of the student body. Student government from every grade is represented in a Grand Council meeting, where Ms. Given presides over the proceedings. Principal Barnes sits in on Grand...

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