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Coffee vs. Tea

Lauria Patz, Entertainment Editor
April 11, 2014
Filed under Opinion

That’ll be $2.61, or .006 Bitcoin

That’ll be $2.61, or .006 Bitcoin

Jonathan Northcott, Contributor
April 9, 2014
Filed under Opinion

I first heard about Bitcoin during Economics my Sophomore year when the price was hovering around $1.00. Two years later, the cryptocurrency hit an all time high of $1124. Bitcoin is an electronic currency that was created in order to cut out the middleman. There isn’t a central hub where Bitcoins ...

Celebs in the slammer

Sophia Hall, News Editor
January 31, 2014
Filed under Opinion

From Miley Cyrus to Amanda Bynes, it seems as though all young celebrities in the past year have been overtaking the media. Many have been arrested, but it seems as though they are not taking the right punishment for their actions. Are these young celebrities receiving special treatment for something muc...

Aerie applies authentic appearances to advertisements

Aerie applies authentic appearances to advertisements

Sara Swabowicz, Co-Editor-in-Chief
January 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Over the past decade, media outlets have fixated all of their efforts on displaying flawless looking models to each and every outlet available to the public. This is commonly achieved through the use of programs like Photoshop; Photoshop experts use tools to smooth out skin, fly-away hairs are delete...

What can CavBlock do for you?

What can CavBlock do for you?

Grant Johnson, Contributor
November 20, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Nearing the end of the third month, Cavblock is settling in. Students are enjoying the extra break in the day, catching up on work, and taking enrichment classes. But what enrichment classes do Hollis Brookline students want to take? In a conversation with Nathan Warren, he says “Cavblock is for...

Black Friday: Why it ruins Thanksgiving

Black Friday: Why it ruins Thanksgiving

Grant Johnson, Contributor
November 20, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Thanksgiving is a special holiday. It is one of the few days left in the year that a family sits down to have a family dinner. In some cases, it is not only a gathering of one’s immediate family, but even grandpas, grandmas, uncles, aunts, cousins, or second cousins. It brings people together that normally wouldn’t and it is a time to be thankful for what we as Americans have. Then there is Black Fr...

Christmas too early?

Christmas too early?

Harrison Newman, Contributor
November 20, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Everyone has seen the Best Buy Christmas commercials with Santa Claus coming down the chimney with sleigh bells jingling to deliver the newest and best electronic devices.The new XBox, an iPad, a Kindle Fire all underneath the perfect Christmas tree with the toy train underneath. That is when the hol...

Holiday air travel: How safe are we?

Holiday air travel: How safe are we?

Nate Powers, Contributor
November 20, 2013
Filed under Opinion

With a staggering 34.1 million travelers taking to the sky for Labor Day weekend, American Airlines surpassed their record for that day by 2.41 million. An estimated 25 million people will be flying for the Thanksgiving holiday this year, and airlines have yet to predict Christmas travels. Even thoug...

The young adult formula

The young adult formula

Julie Christie, Assistant Editor
November 6, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Books today are most definitely not the same as what they used to be. Some argue that this is a good thing, because the language is ten times easier to understand than Charles Dickens, but is that a good thing? The simplicity and uniformity of many of the plots in today’s Young Adult dystopias and fa...

Pumpkin vs pecan pie

Pumpkin vs pecan pie

Lian Tumas, Contributor
November 6, 2013
Filed under Opinion

As Halloween comes to a close and Thanksgiving is right around the corner, pumpkin pie is among popular discussion. Pumpkin pie has the delicious qualities of richness and creaminess. Pumpkin flavoring is a well liked choice when the leaves start to change color and fall off the trees. Just as sweet, p...

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