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Gender-neutral bathrooms at HB

Gender-neutral bathrooms at HB

Parker Coady, Op/Ed Editor, Semester 2
March 22
Filed under March, Opinion, Showcase

Hollis Brookline High School is about to receive one of its first structural changes in a long time. Student Council’s next major project for this year is to create a single, gender-neutral restroom out of two previous gendered ones.   The bathroom will be created from the teacher bathroom in the th...

Should Personal Finance be a required course at HB?

Should Personal Finance be a required course at HB?

Kat Pellerin, Op/Ed Editor
March 10
Filed under March, Opinion, Showcase

Personal Finance is a course here at Hollis Brookline, established and taught by math teacher Mark  Illingworth, and by social studies teacher Katie Henderson as well. The Hollis Brookline community, similar to most communities around the country, is torn as to whether Personal Finance should be a re...

The Social Media Debate

The Social Media Debate

Jonathan Carr, Staff Writer
January 31
Filed under January, Opinion, Showcase

Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook are all social media platforms that most people use. Whether it's to post pictures or to catch up with friends, all of these sites revolve around connecting with friends and family.   The two most popular platforms are Snapchat and Instagram, and f...

Changing school start time: and why it’s so important

Changing school start time: and why it’s so important

Maggie O'Hara, Co-Editor and Chief
January 26
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Since the beginning of my sophomore year at HBHS, I’ve been working on a project, one that would have a lasting effect on current underclassmen and generations to come. School Start Time has been on my radar since freshman year, when I read an article that shaped my opinion on the topic. It’s no...

Bucket Lists: Making the Most of Dreams

Bucket Lists: Making the Most of Dreams

Jonathan Carr, Staff Writer
January 12
Filed under January, Opinion, Showcase

A bucket list is a list of activities that someone would like to do sometime in their life. Bucket lists can motivate people to stop procrastinating and to do what they have always dreamed of. The students and staff of Hollis Brookline High School have some unique items on their lists.   ...

Apple’s new iPhone release

Apple’s new iPhone release

Steve Giaconia, Staff Writer
January 11
Filed under January, Opinion, Showcase

Apple’s new iPhone 7 flaunts a new camera, greater battery performance, wider color gamut, and is water resistant. Despite its new enhancements, the highlighted feature on the iPhone 7 is the removal of the headphone jack on the phone. This change is controversial as users have mixed feelings about...

What makes Hollis Brookline High School unique?

What makes Hollis Brookline High School unique?

Adriana Radosavljevic, Copy Editor
January 10
Filed under January, Opinion, Showcase

High schools are always known for certain features. For example, Bishop Guertin is known for strong Division I sports programs, the Nashua schools for fundraisers and fairs, and Timberlane for its performing arts programs.   So what makes HBHS unique?   Hollis Brookline is quit...

Freshman vs Seniors

Freshman vs Seniors

Grace Santoski, Dan Leone, Steve Giaconia, and Kaylee Hillard
November 23
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
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...

Politicorner: the election

Politicorner: the election

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor
November 18
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...

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