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The good, the bad, and the ugly: 2016 movies in review

The good, the bad, and the ugly: 2016 movies in review

Max MacLeod, Staff Writer
January 30, 2017
Filed under A & E, Showcase

Happy New Year everyone! 2016 has drawn to a close and has left with some great movies, some mediocre ones, and some movies that were so bad they were downright cringeworthy. 2016 held a lot of promise movie-wise with titles like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Suicide Squad, Batman V. Superman and Capt...

Victory for rebel fans– Rogue One is a rogue wonder

Victory for rebel fans– Rogue One is a rogue wonder

Carly Mack, Web Editor
January 30, 2017
Filed under A & E, Showcase

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer #2 on Disney Video Rogue One is the newest Star Wars movie and the first spin-off film. It takes place immediately before A New Hope and tells the story of a team of rebels led by Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor, played by Felicity Jones and Diego Luna respectively. The...

Interested in teaching?

Interested in teaching?

Hannah Balfour, Staff Writer
January 30, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Interactions within the SAU 41 community can help build a strong foundation of camaraderie and enhance the educational experience for students in all grades. Pursuing further collaborations with the elementary and high schools will allow for mentoring opportunities. On Oct. 28, 2016, Physics students launched ...

New year, new team

New year, new team

Nate Corsetti, Sports Editor
January 30, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Hollis Brookline wrestling has a history of success. They are easily the winningest team in the school’s history and are consistently competitive. This is often due to a large core of seniors. But this year’s team is different. While there is still plenty to be excited about, including success, this ...

2016- a year in review

2016- a year in review

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor
January 26, 2017
Filed under Features, January, Showcase

Another year draws to a close. 2016 -- the year of Zika, Brexit, and rising threats of terrorism -- has given way to 2017. As this new year starts, let’s take a look back on all that happened in the past year, either good, bad, or somewhere in the middle.   2016 marked the year of the Summer Olympics ...

Lights, camera…overture?

Lights, camera…overture?

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor In Chief
January 26, 2017
Filed under A & E, January, Showcase

The craze began in 2013 when NBC decided to take on what was then considered a monumental challenge: staging a Broadway-style production live on television. The Sound of Music Live! starred country singer Carrie Underwood and was received by its 18.47 million viewers with mixed feedback, mostly concerning...

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, 2017
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...

HB theater students shine in the first ever 24 Hour Play Festival

HB theater students shine in the first ever 24 Hour Play Festival

Caroline Kroeger, News Editor
January 18, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

After the HB Improv show on Friday, January 13, four students worked through the night to compose original 10 minute plays to be rehearsed and presented the following day. These performances were part of the first 24 Hour Play Festival, produced by HB alum Takuma Okada ‘16 and teachers Matt Barbosa and ...

Jack Byrne’s Quest to be fluent

Jack Byrne’s Quest to be fluent

Megan Gialluca, Features Editor
January 13, 2017
Filed under Features, January, Showcase

Learning to speak another language is a popular pursuit of many students. Becoming fluent in another language not only allows you to interact with other people, but also allows you to become fluent in the expression of another culture entirely. Jack Byrne ’17, another student of Period 6 Senior Ques...

Bucket Lists: Making the Most of Dreams

Bucket Lists: Making the Most of Dreams

Jonathan Carr, Staff Writer
January 12, 2017
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.   ...

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