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The Power of Music

Check out our Playlist on Spotify How Music Affects Athletics From listening before a practice all the way to a big game, music is undoubtedly a great way to get your energy up and adrenaline pumping....

Graduation at HB this year

Abigail Brown, Op-Ed Editor June 4, 2021

Hollis-Brookline graduation is moving forward as planned with fewer restrictions than last year despite the pandemic. This year's graduation will be almost your typical graduation at HB which is exciting...

“Suddenly, you blank out, freeze up, zone out, or feel so nervous that you cant get it together to respond to those questions you knew the answers to just last night.”(KidsHealth). No matter how prepared a student may be, exams can be stressful. Last month, students participating in the AP exams carried a lot of stress on their shoulders.

AP Exam Stress

Grace Sheehy, Staff Writer June 2, 2021

Hollis Brookline High School offers multiple AP courses for students grades 10-12 willing to put in the extra work. “AP tests are college-level exams on specific subjects and are administered in May...

Arlington National Cemetery, located in Washington, DC, covers roughly 639 acres and is the final resting place for well over 400,000 retired service members, those killed in combat, slaves, and presidents. Andrew and Robin Giaconia, who are both retired United States Air Force veterans of 20 and 21 years, respectively, have been to Arlington National Cemetery multiple times when they were stationed in the D.C. area. “It was a surreal experience actually walking through and reading the names of so many laid to rest throughout the cemetery. We [Andrew and I] had many opportunities watching burial ceremonies, the gathering of family and service members, the presentation of the flag, and the 21 gun salute,” said Robin Giaconia. “They gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country to provide the freedoms we have today.”

Memorial Day Ceremony

Rory Klauber, News Editor May 25, 2021

When some people think of Memorial Day, they think of getting a day off from work or school and being able to relax in the warm sun at the beginning of summer. It’s usually the day where swimming pools...

In the past, AP courses were not offered to many students. Now, AP classes are becoming a place where everyone is welcome. “I think that it is good that Mrs. Spargo got recognition for the effort she puts into making her classes an inclusive place, and that all of the female students got recognition for their hard work, but I dont think that it will change anything about female representation in the Computer Science Department. I think that the performance of various female computer science students speaks for itself,” said Jesse.

AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

Sehar Gogia, Staff Writer May 12, 2021

Towards the end of 2020, Hollis Brookline High School won the Advanced Placement Computer Science Female Diversity Award. This award not only recognizes the AP Computer Science classes but also recognizes...

Hollis-Brooklines Rick Barnes was named principal of the year by the New Hampshire Association of school principals. “He never backs down from a challenge-keeping our school open during a pandemic, fighting for what students need-he never brushes anything under the rug, stated by students from the NHASP article.

Mr. Barnes named Principal of the Year

Abigail Brown, Op-Ed Editor May 10, 2021

Principal Rick Barnes from our own Hollis Brookline High School has been selected by the New Hampshire’s High School Principal of the Year award for the 2021-22 academic year. Principal Barnes was awarded...

A tweet from Oscar-nominated actor Riz Ahmed about his family’s reaction to his nomination. The nominations were announced on Monday, March 15th.

Oscar Nominations

Caitlin Treacy, A&E Editor May 3, 2021

After delays and uncertainty, Oscar season is finally here. The nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards were announced on Monday, March 15 by Priyanka Chropra Jonas and Nick Jonas via livestream, bringing...

Remote learning has been different for everyone this year and we have all experienced some type of remote learning. Hollis Brookline students still have the choice to choose to be in person or remote. “I dont enjoy long periods of remote learning but sometimes it is a good break,” said Samantha Messina ‘21.

Remote learning in depth

Abigail Brown, Op-Ed Editor April 6, 2021

Quarter three is almost over at Hollis Brookline High School. This year at HB the school has made decisions at times to have all HB students learn remotely. Students have also had the choice to be remote...

This year Hollis Brookline held spirit week May 15-19. This year, the seniors won the spirit week competition. “Spirit week is fun for everyone,” said Oetjetns ‘21.

Spirit Week

Abigail Brown, Op-Ed Editor April 6, 2021

This year at Hollis-Brookline High School from March 15-19, spirit week took place for all students and staff. Spirit week is a friendly competition between classes on who has the most spirit, by dressing...

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