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HB sophomore wins competition for her original jazz piece

HB sophomore wins competition for her original jazz piece

Leslie Comeau, Features Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The NHMEA Composition Contest is an event where students from kindergarten to college compose songs of any genre and compete against one another in four divisions, based on grade level. The contest ended February 1, and the results were announced March 15. In the high school division, HB’s own Amy...

Baseball and softball get new batting cage

Baseball and softball get new batting cage

JP Blasi, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Showcase, Sports

On March 15, company Jaypro Sports of Hartford, CT installed a new batting cage in the gymnasium funded by the Hollis Brookline baseball, softball, and Booster Club programs. The cage is 70 feet long by 12 feet wide, and uses a motor to drop  down from the ceiling. It was purchased for when there is...

Future publishers

Future publishers

Hannah Balfour, Staff Writer
April 8, 2017
Filed under April, Features, Showcase

At Hollis Brookline, many students are beginning to publish their creative works online. Some students at HB such as Alex Crupi ‘18, Allie Campbell ‘17, and Nicole Poitras ‘17, quickly got onto the web to create and upload articles and videos to the internet. How many people do you know that pu...

Spring has sprung on the track and fields season

Spring has sprung on the track and fields season

Derek Davidson, Staff Writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Showcase, Sports

It may not look like it outside, but spring has sprung, and with it comes another exciting season of track and field. The Hollis Brookline lineup is looking to place as many athletes in the DII championship as they can, and this year they have the tools to do just that. “Their big challenge right no...

HB students rock at second Tri-M open mic night

HB students rock at second Tri-M open mic night

Ava Occhialini, A&E Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under A & E, Showcase

On the second Friday of every month, the HB Tri-M organization sponsors a Union Coffee Company open mic night. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and feature a myriad of student talent. Not pictured: Kierra Dean '19, performs her original songs for the Union crowd. ...

How much are you willing to spend on a prom dress?

How much are you willing to spend on a prom dress?

Emily O'Brien, Staff Writer
April 5, 2017
Filed under April, Features, Showcase

On Friday, May 26, 2017, HB’s senior prom will be held at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford. It will start around 6 p.m. and go until about 11 p.m. The prom is an event many students look forward to: boys get to rent their suit and tie, but the girls usually have to buy their dresses. But how m...

Chemistry Club: more than just experimentation

Chemistry Club: more than just experimentation

Ash Guthrie, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under April, Features, Showcase

One of HB’s most educational and enjoyable extracurricular activities is Chemistry Club. Established in Dec. 2010, the club meets after school from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.Wednesdays and every other Friday in room 371.   Dr. Linda Saari, a former chemistry and physics teacher at HBHS, and Debbie Maloney...

Making a difference: students plan to enter ROTC

Making a difference: students plan to enter ROTC

Mario Barassi, Assistant Sports Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under April, Opinion, Showcase

As high school comes to a close many seniors are excited to rep their new college sweatshirt during their first class. Others are deciding to take a gap year to explore their options and the world. Some students, though, are looking to wear the uniform of the greatest team on earth, choosing the pat...

Madness

Madness

Nate Corsetti, Sports Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Showcase, Sports

It’s March. For some students, this means spring sports are starting, Others mark it as the end of winter. But some look at it as something else: the heart of basketball season. While basketball at HB has come to a close, college hoops are heating up, as this month marks the start of March Madness. ...

Grab your tissues: A spirit week letter

Grab your tissues: A spirit week letter

Colton Mailloux, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Spirit Week came to an emotional close on February 24 in the school gymnasium. The class of 2017 won for the second time, becoming back-to-back champions. But this was a Spirit Week was more than just a win for the seniors; it was a celebration of what makes the class special. The skit was a time...

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