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Steven Crooks grades a lab from his AP Physics 1 class. He is a new teacher, but already helping his students succeed with his grading philosophies and policies. “I want to see the thought process [in their work],” said Crooks.
Grading Philosophies
Annika Bergin, Opinion Editor • January 17, 2024

Grades are a central part of a student’s educational experience.  Through the CavChron’s investigation into Grading Structures & Practices, we hope to shed light on Grading Philosophies, Rapid...

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Israelis and Palestinians in front of the White House each protesting for what they believe is right. There are many various people from other countries that stand with either side. (Ted Eytan, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)
Israel-Hamas War
Atanaska Vancheva, Staff Writer • November 16, 2023
Hollis Brookline band Power’s Out celebrates after a great performance at last year’s Guitar Night. Standing from left to right are Trekker Mattern, Katherin Jokinen, Connor Moquin, Elliot Miller and Meghan Warren. “I am really just excited to be around my friends. Its such a great group, and it’s fun to perform with each other,” said pianist Meghan Warren ‘25.
Guitar Night: Hollywood Coming to HB
Kirti Das, Staff Writer • November 14, 2023
The freshmen and junior classes face an intense standstill in a tug-of-war competition. On October 27, after an action-packed spirit week, Hollis Brookline High School held the annual school-wide Halloween Assembly featuring lots of activities like tug-of-war.  “The Halloween Assembly really brings people together for the Halloween season,” said Charlotte Petrella ‘25.
HBHS Celebrates Halloween with Annual Assembly
Mason Marshall, Arts & Entertainment Editor • October 31, 2023
Singer-songwriter Mitski performs at a concert. (David Lee from Redmond, WA, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)
A Thorough Review of Mitski's "The Land is Inhospitable and So Are We"
Xavier Lindsey, Assistant Editor • November 9, 2023

On September 15, singer-songwriter Mitski Miyawaki, née Mitsuki Laycock, and known more commonly by her mononym Mitski, released her seventh album, The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We. Mitsuki Laycock was born in 1990 in Japan to foreign diplomat...

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The Buffalo Bills will be hosting the Kansas City Chiefs for the NFL Divisional Round of the playoffs in Highmark Stadium. Whichever teams wins will play against the #1 Seed Ravens in the NFL Conference Championship next week for a shot at the 2024 Super Bowl LVIII in Allegiant Stadium. (All-Pro Reels from District of Columbia, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)
Chiefs vs. Bills Playoffs
Miguel Avalos, Staff Writer • January 27, 2024

Every year in the NFL playoffs we have the best teams competing for the same goal and that goal being making it to the Superbowl. This year with the 8...

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Officer Hooper is standing next to student Bradley Noble ‘24 ensuring the safety of the staff and students here at HB. Officer Hooper is a new SRO but is always willing to help students to talk about school safety.
Avoid, Deny, Defend
Miguel Avalos, Staff Writer • January 23, 2024

Ever since elementary school, current students have had to practice lockdown drills and fire evacuations in school. But throughout the years, things have...

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Andrew Eckman ‘24 (right) and Jack Andrews ‘24 (left) battle it out in hopes of settling the debate on who is better, Ye or The Weeknd. The two HB students have been having this debate for years, with no end in sight. “The Weeknd just sounds better than Kanye,” said Eckman.
Do Numbers Reflect the Quality of One’s Music?
Jack Andrews, Staff Writer • November 15, 2023

For years, critics have said that some of the more commercially successful artists are too superficial to be critically acclaimed. To what degree are these...

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