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Setting the tone for the season: looking back on the 2016 Winter Concert

Setting the tone for the season: looking back on the 2016 Winter Concert

Hannah Balfour, Staff Writer
January 12, 2017
Filed under A & E, January, Showcase

On the evening of Dec. 15, groups from the Hollis Brookline Performing Arts Department showcased their work at the annual Hollis Brookline High School Winter Concert.   In preparation for the performance, choir director Matthew Barbosa worked meticulously with his classes to make sure ever...

Apple’s new iPhone release

Apple’s new iPhone release

Steve Giaconia, Staff Writer
January 11, 2017
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...

You bring the chainsaw– I’ll bring the blowtorch

You bring the chainsaw– I’ll bring the blowtorch

Adriana Radosavljevic, Copy Editor
January 10, 2017
Filed under A & E, Showcase

On Monday, Jan. 9, the Wentworth Inn of Jackson, NH, will be hosting The Great Ice Carvers of New England Invitational Ice Carving Competition. At the 22nd annual competition, competitors from all over New England will be given 300 lbs of ice and three hours to create an artistic masterpiece. Artists...

HB the Change collects coats for those in need

HB the Change collects coats for those in need

Maggie O'Hara, Co-Editor in Chief
January 10, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Throughout the month of December and the beginning of January, Hollis Brookline’s pay-it-forward and community service group, HB the Change, has been collecting coats and other winter clothes to donate to those less fortunate in and around the community. With drop off stations at both the high scho...

What makes Hollis Brookline High School unique?

What makes Hollis Brookline High School unique?

Adriana Radosavljevic, Copy Editor
January 10, 2017
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...

One if by rock, two if by roll: British Invasion Night 2016

One if by rock, two if by roll: British Invasion Night 2016

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor In Chief
January 9, 2017
Filed under A & E, January, Showcase

Contrary to what co-emcee Ethan King ‘17 claimed in the opening skit, this year’s British Invasion Night had nothing to do with the War of 1812. However, it was the grooviest history lesson ever given at Hollis Brookline: a schooling on what was arguably the greatest era of modern music.  ...

HBDS hockey still looking for first win after game two

HBDS hockey still looking for first win after game two

Jack MacLeod, Staff Writer
January 5, 2017
Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Showcase, Sports

On Friday, December 23, HBDS Warriors hockey lost to the John Stark-Hopkinton Hawks by a score of 4-1 in their second game of the season. This was the expected outcome, as Stark-Hopkinton won their season opener 9-3, and the Warriors were missing a couple key players due to holiday break complications....

How animals help

How animals help

Kaylee Hillard, Staff Writer
January 4, 2017
Filed under Features, January, Showcase

Animals have a profound impact on many people's lives. They help to create a positive environment in a household as well as in nursing homes, children's hospitals and many other places.   One way animals can help people is when they come into the Therapy office.  Animal-Assisted Therapy b...

Holiday Joy

Holiday Joy

Kailah Cox, Staff Writer
January 4, 2017
Filed under December, Features, Showcase

Many people in the HB community celebrate the winter holidays in all different ways. Some people celebrate Christmas, New Years, or Hanukkah. At this time of year traditions come hand in hand with the holidays. Some people pick out a family tree,  write letters to send to Santa and leaves cookies by ...

One Cavalier, two Cavalier, red Cavalier, blue Cavalier

One Cavalier, two Cavalier, red Cavalier, blue Cavalier

Colton Mailloux, Staff Writer
January 4, 2017
Filed under Features, January, Showcase

Being in high school comes with a lot of stress; it’s hard to believe that at one time children's lives were stress free and they could explore the works of children's authors: the classics of Dr. Seuss, PD Eastman, and the like allow children to learn and their imaginations to grow. But what are H...

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