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eSports on the rise

eSports on the rise

Brock Radford, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017

It’s no question that sports at HB are a large part of students’ lives, whether students are part of the team or just spectators. However, a new demographic is surfacing around the world: eSports, competitive video games played in front of large crowds of dedicated fans.   The eSports...

Spirit Week 2017

Spirit Week 2017

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor

March 21, 2017

Spirit Week -- Some students might hear this phrase and roll their eyes, but HB takes this time of year incredibly seriously. The week before, classes competed in the Penny Wars, where all the money went to  Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. During Spirit Week itself, students  dressed up to match the day...

Favorite Spirit Week days

Which dress-up day is the school favorite?

Ash Guthrie, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017

During Spirit Week, students have five days to prove that their class has the most school spirit. This year, the five spirit-filled days were: Pajama Day, Tropical Day, Tie Dye Day, USA Day, and HB Day. But what day was everyone's favorite? According to our HB poll, Pajama day was the most popular. Amy N...

Penny Wars

Students sitting with the class jars on the last day of Penny Wars. From left to right: Nathan Buckley '17. Chris Aulbach '17, Caitlin Ross '17, Audra Paradie '17, and Abby Lewis '17.

JP Blasi, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017

An annual tradition during the second half of the HB school year is the rounding up of loose change (especially pennies) by students in order to donate to a charity during Spirit Week. When asked how long “Penny Wars” has been going on, Scott VanCoughnett, ‘18, said: “For as long as I can re...

Honors Choir on tour, days 2 and 3: of concerts and competitions

The Honors Choir eating dinner before a concert

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor in Chief

February 19, 2017

:Day 2   The second day of the Honors Choir’s journey began with a tour within a tour. Director Matthew Barbosa led the group around the area of Princeton surrounding his alma mater, Westminster Choir College, pointing out his favorite restaurants and hang-out spots. After the group had lu...

Honors Choir on tour, day 1: song and dance with the cast of Broadway’s “Aladdin”

A cast member from the Broadway production of Aladdin speaks to the Honors Choir after teaching them choreography from the show

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor in Chief

February 16, 2017

After four hours of driving, the bus holding the Hollis Brookline High School Honors Choir arrived in New York City yesterday, February 15.   As soon as they entered the city, they headed to a building full of small rehearsal spaces. In one room, they received a vocal coaching from a member of t...

2016- a year in review

2016 was the year of the Olympics, ugly politics, and celebrity deaths.

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor

January 26, 2017

Another year draws to a close. 2016 -- the year of Zika, Brexit, and rising threats of terrorism -- has given way to 2017. As this new year starts, let’s take a look back on all that happened in the past year, either good, bad, or somewhere in the middle.   2016 marked the year of the Summer Olympics ...

Politicorner: a letter to the President-elect

Politicorner: a letter to the President-elect

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor

November 21, 2016

To the President-elect, You won! You will be the 45th President of the United States. Congratulations. Why don’t we have a chat while we wait for your inauguration? Objectively, I’m impressed. For someone like you--with no political background and no public offices held--to come out of nowh...

Getting ready to honor our veterans

Getting ready to honor our veterans

Max MacLeod, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016

Every year, the Hollis Brookline Homefront Club welcomes local veterans of both towns to the Veterans Day assembly. Homefront has been working tirelessly since October to get everything ready for this year’s festivities. When the veterans first arrive at school on November 9, they will be greete...

All about Improv

All about Improv

Kat Pellerin, Op/Ed Editor

November 3, 2016

[aesop_video align="center" src="vimeo" id="190105700" loop="on" autoplay="on" controls="on" viewstart="on" viewend="on"] Hollis Brookline’s Improv II class, instructed by choir and theater director Matthew Barbosa, put on an uproarious performance on October 14--their first show of the year. With fr...

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