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He’s with the band: Perry balances science and music

He’s with the band: Perry balances science and music

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor In Chief
November 30, 2016
Filed under Features, November, Showcase

In Eric Perry’s Physics classes, his students often hear him remark about his “rock ‘n roll days.” But his time of gigs and recording studios are not as far behind him as he may imply. Perry’s love of music has spanned his entire life, and he is looking forward to future opportunities that...

Fact vs. Fantasy: Black Friday

Fact vs. Fantasy: Black Friday

Adriana Radosavljevic, Colton Mailloux, and Max MacLeod
November 25, 2016
Filed under Features, November, Showcase

There are many myths surrounding the origins of Black Friday, an event that involves stores discounting their products to insanely low prices. The beginning of Black Friday have been rumored to be linked to some of America’s darkest times, but these stories are indeed false. Black Friday can actuall...

Turkey Traditions

Turkey Traditions

Hannah Balfour, Mario Barassi, Jack Belanger, and Jonathan Carr
November 24, 2016
Filed under Features, November, Showcase

As the final leaves fall off the trees, Americans mark Thanksgiving as the unofficial end of autumn and the transition into winter. While Thanksgiving does not receive the glamour that Christmas does with the gift-giving and numerous carols, many Americans still have a full day planned out with littl...

Freshman vs Seniors

Freshman vs Seniors

Grace Santoski, Dan Leone, Steve Giaconia, and Kaylee Hillard
November 23, 2016
Filed under November, Opinion, Showcase

In the past, freshmen at Hollis Brookline High School have said they were afraid of seniors. As middle schoolers come up to the high school, meeting new people in new surroundings can be quite scary. This year, the freshmen couldn’t be less intimidated by the upperclassmen. They are not afraid of being ju...

Politicorner: a letter to the President-elect

Politicorner: a letter to the President-elect

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor
November 21, 2016
Filed under November, Opinion, Showcase

To the President-elect, You won! You will be the 45th President of the United States. Congratulations. Why don’t we have a chat while we wait for your inauguration? Objectively, I’m impressed. For someone like you--with no political background and no public offices held--to come out of nowh...

Behind the lunch counter

Behind the lunch counter

Kailah Cox, Staff writer
November 19, 2016
Filed under Features, November, Showcase

When the class of 2017 came to Hollis Brookline High School, the format of lunch changed for good. Cookies for just one dollar that were the size of a fairly large donut stopped being sold. School lunch is now all whole wheat products and prices are increasing. Changes were made as part of Michelle O...

Politicorner: the election

Politicorner: the election

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor
November 18, 2016
Filed under November, Opinion, Showcase

That was certainly interesting. Let’s start with the news everyone probably already knows: Donald Trump is going to be the 45th President of the United States in a stunning upset election. Trump carried all expected Republican states, plus the swing states of Ohio, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsy...

Inside the life of a veteran

Inside the life of a veteran

Kat Pellerin, Megan Gialluca, Colin Loftus, and Kailah Cox
November 11, 2016
Filed under Features, November, Showcase

On this Veteran’s Day, it’s important to remember the reason Americans observe this national holiday. Not to be confused with Memorial Day, a holiday to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and died for our country, Veteran’s Day is a time to recognize those who have taken on the res...

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...

Officer Bergeron wins community policing award

Officer Bergeron wins community policing award

Mario Barassi, Assistant Sports Editor
November 7, 2016
Filed under Features, November

Whether you see him around the school, in his office, or patrolling the streets, Master Patrol Officer and School Resource Officer (SRO) Rick Bergeron works to keep the Hollis Brookline community safe. Bergeron has been an SRO for five years and a police officer for 17 years. Many stop by his office ...

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