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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
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Nicolas Gonazalez
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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
Stereotypical Barbie (played by Margot Robbie) dances in a party scene from Barbie. The Greta Gerwig-directed film became the highest-grossing movie of 2023 with $1.44 billion worldwide and broke the record for the highest-grossing female-directed film of all time. “What I think really contributed to the success was the idea of dressing up and going to Barbie. Everyone wore pink…it was the summer of girls,” said HB film studies teacher Victoria Flaherty. (Image courtesy of Warners Bros. Pictures)
2023: The Year the Movies Made a Comeback
Finn Brown, Head Editor • April 21, 2024

“We come to this place for magic,” actress Nicole Kidman boasts at the beginning of her infamous AMC Theaters commercial. The advertisement plays at the start of each film shown at the theater chain, describing the wonder of the movies and how audiences...

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CavChron Archives: Go Back in Time
Emily Tebbetts shoots from the three point line against Milford, adding to her record of highest scorer this season. “Tebbetts is one of our best players this season” said Coach Heidie Moore.
Player Profile: Emily Tebbetts
Annika Carlson, Staff Writer • April 16, 2024

Emily Tebbetts, a junior at Hollis-Brookline High School, had the most stellar basketball season of her career so far. Tebbets came out this year varsity...

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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 • March 12, 2024

Roaming our familiar school, my senses act almost like a sweeping net, capturing the building around me. My eyes wander, avoiding the artificially...

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Sarah Gillespie, a junior at HBHS can be seen in the photo. She is studying for her midterm, quite stressfully might it be added.
Are Midterms and Finals Needed at HBHS?
Zoё Welts, Staff Writer • April 16, 2024

A 2-hour long exam period. Studying upon studying. Work piling up, and stress piling up. Students know what is coming: midterms and finals. Each year...

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