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Saudi Arabia, not the moral high ground

Caption: Since WWII, the United States has had strong diplomatic ties to Saudi Arabia.
October 31, 2018

The recent incident involving the death of a Saudi journalist has raised some serious questions about US foreign policy in the Middle East. This month, Saudi Arabia has taken some serious heat both...

Ozark is worth the watch, spoiler free (mostly)

The official thumbnail for the Ozark series, featuring Marty Bryde and his wife Wendy, played by Jason Bateman and Laura Linney. The two are in front of their new home in the Ozark, Missouri.
October 19, 2018

The second season of Netflix’s original Ozark has been on Netflix for over a month now. The show is, “really good,” according to Jennifer Given, history teacher and student council adviser, and I...

New England’s best ski mountains

This is Connor Farwell skiing down a mountain in the winter. Farwell Is competing in a ski race at Sunapee Mountain . “If you aren’t crashing, you're not skiing” said Farwell.
October 18, 2018

As fall slowly passes, it is time to start thinking about winter fun. Hollis and Brookline are perfectly located right in the heart of some amazing ski locations. New England is a great place to ski, but...

Kyra Belden secures her 1000th assist

Kyra Belden stands with her head coach, Rebecca Balfour, on the right, and assistant coach, Jake Balfour, on the left after her game on September 28. Kyra secured her 1000th career assist as a senior at HB. “Thank you to my whole team for pushing me in practices and ingames to reach this goal,” said Belden.
October 16, 2018

Kyra Belden ‘19, one of the Girls Varsity Volleyball captains, secured her 1000th assist of her HB career while playing Manchester Memorial on September 28. Belden began racking up assists her freshman...

On monsters…

The above picture is of Christopher Columbus.
October 10, 2018

It’s often that people speak kindly of when Christopher Columbus sailed to a place he thought was Japan. Of course, he did not arrive in Asia, but an entirely different continent that we now know as...

How the Seniors stand in their ongoing college search

Current seniors, Elise Ferguson, Kylie Whiting and Lucien Boudreau (respectively), sit patiently in the school counseling office. Waiting to talk to their counselors about the many opportunities that are in front of them. Elise said it best, “Everything is so stressful, but taking it step by step helps a lot. It's not so overwhelming that way.”
October 10, 2018

As senior year starts, the feeling of being the “top dog” in high school is finally starting to set in. Then it hits: college; the big decision looming over every senior’s  head. The question on...

How Fantasy Football affects NFL watchers

Simpson checks out the state of his team and if the chance of beating his opponent is possible on the iPhone app.  The rise of fantasy football has given fans a reason to pay attention to games going on all around the country, and not just focus on their local team. “I check the app around 30 times a day,” said Simpson.
October 9, 2018

The rise of fantasy football has caused average NFL viewers to turn into NFL viewing monsters, changing the dynamic of how they watch the sport. Football has been around since 1870, and fantasy football...

HBHS football faced rival Pelham in homecoming game

The Hollis Brookline varsity football team faced Milford during the first game of their season on August 31, 2018. According to Lones ‘19, the team has matured even in the four weeks following their first game. “I think the team itself hasn’t changed that much but as for the mentality and the vibe our team brings it has changed quite a bit. I would say in a good way,” said Lones ‘19.
October 4, 2018

On Saturday September 29, the Hollis Brookline High School varsity football team faced Pellham in their annual Homecoming football game, bringing students and teachers alike to “The Swamp,” the HBHS...

Last week’s Massachusetts house fires

Merrimack Valley, shows the total area affected by the fires in Massachusetts. The area has the towns of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, along the western border. Other places in the area include Amesbury; Boxford; Georgetown; Groveland; Haverhill; Merrimack; Methuen; Newbury; Newburyport; Rowley; Salisbury; and West Newbury. Hudzik says that everyone in the area knows, “someone directly affected,” by the fire, and that his family in Massachusetts has, “turned off gas and are afraid to turn it back on.”
October 2, 2018

Three towns in the Merrimack Valley area, 40 minutes away from HBHS and just over the Massachusetts state line, have been put into state of emergency by Governor Charlie Baker due to gas fires that destroyed...

Introducing: The Harvest Dance

Students from the 2019 graduating class attend Homecoming 2017 in semi-formal dresses. Historically, HBHS Homecoming has been semi-formal attire, and will continue to be for the pending Harvest Dance. “We have to define [the dress code] still, but expect it to be semi-formal,” said Grosse.
September 27, 2018

The Homecoming Dance at Hollis Brookline High School has never been much of a hit. In years past, it’s been overshadowed by sports, clubs, and other events like Old Homes Day. This year’s Homecoming...

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