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Staying Safe on Icy Mornings

Staying Safe on Icy Mornings

Teresa Randlett, Assistant Entertainment Editor
March 13
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Should icy mornings excuse tardiness? Although spring is right around the corner, snow and ice still loom on the roads of Hollis and Brookline. The unpredictable weather this season makes it difficult for administration to make a call about cancellation or delays, having had many uncertain mornings...

Net Neutrality: We’re not dead yet

Net Neutrality: We’re not dead yet

Evan Moloney and Heather Trono
March 6
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Internet as we know it just escaped destruction. Last week, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 in favor of passing strong, Title-II Net Neutrality laws. But this is bigger than a single federal bill, this is the biggest victory in Internet-freedom history. Since before September...

Theater, Improv facing new challenges for 2015

Theater, Improv facing new challenges for 2015

Evan Moloney, News Editor
February 12
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Go to Hollis-Brookline High School, and any student has always been able to find a unique series of opportunities, between arts, technology, teacher quality and school reputation. But with recent developments, the theater department in particular may be facing drastic challenges, and some classes and...

Examining the value of exams

Examining the value of exams

Johnny Robbins, Contributor
February 4
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The No.2 pencils are being sharpened, and students are overloading their brains with information. Late night study sessions and lots of caffeine go into these exams. This is one of the most stressful times of the year, aside from finals, for students. This raises the question, are exams really necessary? As...

Ferguson riots: Justified, or divisive?

Ferguson riots: Justified, or divisive?

Alexander Cate, Mike Morgan, and Maddie Poulin
January 23
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

For months, the American public has been watching protests and riots in Ferguson, Missouri, which have erupted from controversy over the death of black teenager Michael Brown at the hands of a white police officer. The case has been one of contradicting and questionable evidence, and many people have...

The cyber conflict

The cyber conflict

Mike Morgan, Contributor
January 13
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Yet another text, yet another instance of bullying. Behind the disguise of a typeface, words are able to pack a harder punch than ever before through the use of social media. However, is the severity of such actions blown out of proportion? There is no doubt that unkind, cruel people exist, and...

North Korea: Aggressors, or scapegoats?

North Korea: Aggressors, or scapegoats?

Evan Moloney, News Editor
December 20
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In recent weeks, Sony Pictures Entertainment has fallen prey to a series of powerful cyber-attacks compromising employee information and correspondences, in addition to a number of films and other works in production. The branch of Sony Corporation, responsible for recent films like the Spider-Man series...

Females in frats

Females in frats

Teresa Randlett, Assistant Entertainment Editor
October 20
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Females in Frats? Greek letter societies have been around as early as December 5th, 1776 when Phi Beta Kappa was created at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. Ever since, hundreds of sororities and fraternities have come about each with several chapters. These fraternities and sororities...

Accreditation: Our School In Flux

Accreditation: Our School In Flux

Alexander Cate, Opinion Editor
October 20
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Last year, the biggest fear at Hollis Brookline was not AP Tests, graduation, or even final exams. No, it was the looming threat of losing our accreditation. Accreditation is a title given by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). It’s a way of giving schools an award for excellence...

Bring the cookies back!

Bring the cookies back!

Katryn Thibeault and Dylan Conlon
October 6
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“Bring the Cookies Back!” Max Macleod, ‘17 pleaded. What happened to those signature cookies only the HBHS lunchroom had to offer? Michelle Obama signed the new Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which resulted in us losing our beloved cookies.  These new rules require school lunches to meet healthier...

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