The student news site of Hollis Brookline High School

The CavChron

The student news site of Hollis Brookline High School

The CavChron

The student news site of Hollis Brookline High School

The CavChron

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Meet the Staff
Matthew Nivens
Matthew Nivens
Staff Writer
Aden Escandon
Aden Escandon
Staff Writer
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
Fashion Fun and Friends
Fashion Fun and Friends
Bailey Dunn, Head Editor • June 11, 2024

  When on the topic of fashion innovation most people think of ultra-famous fashion houses like Chanel that dominate the industry, but little does everyone know the Hollis Brookline Community has its very own fashion world that can be accredited...

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CavChron Archives: Go Back in Time
Kate Berrigan ‘25 poses with her fellow players of the Hollis Brookline High School Girls Tennis Team. After choosing to play tennis again, Berrigan has found a vibrant community.
Playing a Sport Six Years Later: Kate Berrigan Finds a Community
Mason Marshall, Arts & Entertainment Editor • May 2, 2024

Snow melting, changing to rain. New Hampshire freezes in time, waiting for the beds of colorful flowers to replace the once sparkly blanket of snow. Jackets...

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Miranda Bergeron 25 stands with fellow euphonium players at the New Hampshire All-State Music Festival. | Courtesy Bergeron
Lost in the Music: Miranda Bergeron and the Euphonium
Mason Marshall, Arts & Entertainment Editor • April 15, 2024

Lost in the sweet sound, soothing the mind with a blanket of safety and serenity. Suddenly, surprisingly, interrupted: a sneeze. A head hitting the mouthpiece,...

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HBHS students stand smiling. In looking around the school, you begin to notice that happiness is all around us.
Happiness Is All Around Us
Mason Marshall, Arts & Entertainment Editor
In Greta Gerwigs recent adaptation of Mattels world famous barbie doll, perfect Barbie (played by Margot Robbie) reflects on her purpose in life. This moment highlights the limits of the real Barbie doll through its strong juxtaposition of humanization. The movie makes Barbie real, says Forbes writer Erik Kain which is precisely why the plastic dolls cant make a comeback.
Barbie is Past Saving
Bailey Dunn, Head Editor • May 20, 2024

Many argue that Matel’s improvement of Barbie doll diversity is why Barbie should stay relevant. However, despite their newfound diverse options, the...

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