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The 2020 NFL Draft: Hope for players, hope for football, hope for humanity

Goodell in his own home, presenting each team’s draft pick while interacting with fans digitally. This is the first time a draft for any major sporting event has been held virtually and with cameras into each player’s homes when drafted. “I watch the draft every year with my friends, and even if it was just a FaceTime it was nice to feel like everything was almost usual again”, said Joey Oetjens ‘21.

Dan Aulbach, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

Annually in the NFL offseason, players, their families, and dedicated fans all gather in various cities in a large meeting hall to see what lies in the future for the nation’s most promising athletes. Players from colleges across the nation wait anxiously to hear their name called and witness their l...

Senior Year: A year in review

“The last two quarters are tough because of COVID-19 but, I think our senior class has strong spirit and we all have appreciation for each other. We are all friends no matter how different we are. My takeaway from this year is that we are all in this together. As ironic as it sounds it is true. Life is a wild ride and we are all getting though it together. And going through high school with everyone has been an amazing experience” said Austin Johnson ‘20.

Faith DiStefano, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

The 2020 senior class has had their year abruptly cut short, but before their last times walking through the halls of Hollis-Brookline High School on Friday March 13 the Class of 2020  had a very memorable senior year. Below are some of the highlights of the Class of 2020’s last year in high scho...

Brace for the Coronavirus Impact

Students have transitioned to their online work, which is a big life change for them. Many students relied on school for their social interactions, and are really feeling the social deprivation. “It's really boring being alone in a house doing homework,” said Messina.

Amanda Brown, Op-Ed Editor

April 24, 2020

The United States is in mass panic, scrambling to pull together resources to fight the mega beast stomping around the country. This beast is otherwise known as COVID-19. Numerous states are under “Stay at home” orders, and even those that aren’t locked down are trying to practice social distancing. ...

The Positive Side of the Coronavirus Outbreak

A Hollis resident is staying active during the outbreak by going running with his dog. He is one of many people in the community that have been spending more time outside due to the added flexibility of working from home. “If we can take care of ourselves by taking breaks and moving our bodies, I think we are going to see many people in a better situation and come out stronger on the other side of this pandemic,” said fitness teacher Tracy Gray.

Erik Keldsen, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

As the Hollis Brookline community enters its second month of isolation, most of us would love the chance to get our normal lives back. We’re missing out on time with friends and family, sports, school trips, plays and numerous other activities. Worst of all, the seniors are missing some of the last mo...

What are the impacts of remote learning?

Students still have to complete assignments by certain due dates but now they have blocks of time that are unallocated. Through all of this craziness and uncertainty going around right now, students are able to mix and strike a balance between their home lives and their school lives as they please. “I normally watch a lot of movies and shows when I need a break or feeling bored with schoolwork. I also make and watch TikTok to help embrace my creativity. I also text and facetime friends and family still talking and keeping in touch with them without seeing them in person. I play outside as well and try to work out and stay in shape as much as possible,” said Max Marshall.

Rory Klauber, Staff Writer

April 21, 2020

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) began in a large-scale food market in Wuhan, China in late 2019. The disease was previously known to be carried by bats and other small rodents only but never found in humans before a few months ago.  On March 13, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, declared a...

Video games stave off boredom In quarantined teens

Aaron Lawrence shows off his extravagant gaming setup before digging into his daily dose of Rocket League. Though Aaron participates in many different online games, Rocket League has been a mainstay for him since he bought it. “I assume most people are cranking up the gaming time right now,” said Lawrence.

Josh Hill, Staff Writer

April 21, 2020

Teens across the United States have now been trapped indoors for several weeks. They are unable to hang out with friends, go to restaurants or even go out in public at all, but they still have to contend with the drudgery of their schoolwork. With very few options left to pass the time, many kids hav...

Did the MLB properly handle Astros cheating?

Astros players were under fire from players and fans alike following the sign stealing scandal. “The players should have received some sort of punishment. Once you’re an outcast in the minds of the fans the punishment speaks for itself” said Camden Guay ‘20.

Ryan Coutu, News Editor

April 21, 2020

Was the largest cheating scandal in recent baseball history mishandled? After evidence arose in which the Houston Astros used an elaborate sign stealing scheme, including cameras and trash can banging during their 2017 World Series Championship, little punishment was brought upon the coaching staff and no ...

Can taking pictures help you unwind during this pandemic?

Alton bay, Alton NH. This is Lake Winnipesaukee, a beautiful place to be and is surrounded by housing around the lake. This is where I go when i'm stressed and am bored the waves crashing in the stone walls is relaxing plus it is a nice opportunity for a quick photoshoot.

Damien Stone, Staff Writer

April 21, 2020

With what is going on in the world, it is easy to stress out about the schoolwork and not being able to see your friends--and that’s okay. There are many ways to unwind like watching movies and playing video games. Even some people relax by going outside and taking pictures. Taking pictures can be good for you; it give...

Should we have a PLC schedule every day at HB?

The typical bell schedule here at HBHS. This schedule has been the same ever since 2017, when students advocated for a later start time. “Changing the school day schedule would be hard to change, but not impossible,” said Trevor Duval.

Elise Dinbergs, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

Each morning, many students wake up and dread going to school so early in the morning. School start time, until the 2017-2018 school year, was 7:15 a.m., but on Fridays, HBHS has a PLC schedule, and school doesn’t start until 8 a.m. But is this start time late enough?  Many researchers believe that schools should...

First airline to announce carbon-neutral goal

I took this photo on my flight last spring, the clouds are floating all around the plane here. During the short flight, this plane produced almost 42,000 pounds of carbon dioxide into the air that we breathe. “This is getting out of hand and things need to change,” says Teddy Moscatelli ‘21.

Emily Casey, Staff Writer

March 21, 2020

Every time we travel by airplane, over 50 pounds of carbon per mile are released into the earth’s atmosphere. In early January, Jetblue was the first airline ever to announce it’s reduction of these greenhouse gases during each flight, and now almost a dozen other airlines have done the same. If...

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