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Freshmen Cavblocks: silence required

Freshmen Cavblocks: silence required

Sam Bell, Staff Writer
March 17, 2016
Filed under March, News, Showcase

On September 8, 2015 the new and returning students flocking into HBHS were surprised to discover the updated version of freshman Cavblock. The administration came to the conclusion that all freshman Cavblocks would be silent during the upcoming school years. This decision wasn’t made lightly, as it wa...

Testing the waters

Testing the waters

Bret Belden, Copy Editor
March 17, 2016
Filed under February, News

Juniors in New Hampshire collectively took the Standardized Aptitude Test (SAT) last Thursday in school, which is unique in itself. Previously, those seeking to take the SAT needed to pay a College Board fee as well as commute to an outside facility during their own time. Yet, because of the College Boa...

Competing in the Zika zone

Competing in the Zika zone

Bella Zampieri, Staff Writer
March 14, 2016
Filed under March, News, Showcase

Is it worth risking your baby’s quality of life for the opportunity to compete in the Olympics? That’s the question many athletes are choosing to take by traveling to Rio, Brazil this coming August for the Summer Olympic Games. According to World Health Organization, the Zika virus is a World Health...

A soup-er cool competition

A soup-er cool competition

Nicole Poitras, A&E Editor
March 10, 2016
Filed under February, News

On Sunday February 21, the Brookline Event Center hosted the town’s second annual Chili-Soup-Chowder Cook-Off. Popular Brookline restaurants and local entrepreneurs came to the event armed with vats of their most scrumptious recipes, hoping to win over both the public and the official judges: Kevin ...

StuCo update: March

Sophia Bruzik, StuCo Correspondent
March 9, 2016
Filed under News

On March 3, HB’s Student Council discussed many upcoming events. One of the discussions was reviewing the logistics of the Souhegan visit, which will be taking place this Monday. Another topic that was discussed is the Hollis Annual Town Meeting that will take place on March 12th at 10am. They a...

Sign up, save a life

Sign up, save a life

Teresa Randlett, Editor-in-Chief
March 9, 2016
Filed under March, News, Showcase

The Red Cross Club will be holding their second semi-annual HBHS Blood Drive next Thursday, March 10. As always, the American Red Cross is in extreme need for any donations of blood that the public can provide. One donation of blood can make a big difference in the lives of others and as a community...

Shamrockin’ it out

Shamrockin’ it out

Niki Maragos, Editor of Features
March 4, 2016
Filed under March, News

America’s favorite “smooth and creamy mint flavored shake topped with whipped cream and a cherry” is back. “But only for a limited time” according to McDonald’s. Their seasonal Shamrock Shake drives the nation crazy every year in the month of March, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. This...

A Scholastic success

A Scholastic success

Nicole Poitras, A&E Editor
February 25, 2016
Filed under February, News

For many kids, writing assignments are just that: assignments. But the extraordinary talents of a group of sophomores turned their writing into so much more.   The works of Patrick Bloniasz, Katie Cerato, Gabrielle Frugard, Jocelyn Lysik, and Keely Scott have earned recognition from the Schola...

Mr. HBHS contestants take the stage

Mr. HBHS contestants take the stage

Michaela Dinman, Managing Editor, Webmaster, OpEd Editor
February 22, 2016
Filed under News

A night of tuxedos and talent ensued on February 18 with the conclusion of the long-awaited Mr. HBHS event. The Hollis-Brookline auditorium was packed with an enthusiastic audience as our handsome boys of HB danced, sang and... attempted to break world records? Although all of the contestants wor...

Daddy daughter dance dazzles community

Daddy daughter dance dazzles community

Maggie O'Hara, Assistant Editor
February 19, 2016
Filed under News

On Friday, February 12 from 7-9 pm, Hollis Brookline students came together to help make lasting memories for both little girls and their fathers. The Lawrence Barn in Hollis was adorned with Valentine’s Day decorations like red and white lights, hearts, and balloons, which made the night all the mo...

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