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What the Coronavirus Means for the Hollis-Brookline Community

Hollis Brookline High School remains empty as it is in the process of being cleaned. Just last week the building was full of students, but unfortunately it has been closed due to COVID-19. “I think we need to use the necessary precautions and protect our compromised family members,” said school nurse Amber Fox McNeil.

Erik Keldsen, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

A couple months ago, a new story hit the headlines. In China, an unknown sickness, the coronavirus, emerged. At the time, it was causing lots of issues in China, but the worldwide impact was limited. Nonetheless, the virus continued to spread, as cases appeared in other countries.  While this was ...

HB Students Jam at HUES

Members of Rock Band pose for a team photo before leaving for HUES after school. They volunteer each week to help younger students with social and learning disabilities learn and enjoy music and dancing activities. Sean Tisa ‘21 (top right) said, “My experience has been great, I really enjoy coming down here to help every Monday.”

Miles Keefe, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

A group of young elementary schoolers sit in a circle alternating with high school students. With African drums in front of them, they each take turns tapping a beat and repeating as a group. They go around the circle once more with smiles on their faces and heads bobbing to the rhythm. This is the scen...

The Friendly Face In the Counseling Office

Guidance counselor Susan Joyce said the most helpful thing is that “every morning I come in and she unlocks my door for me when I have a handful of stuff to carry that honestly is the most helpful thing.” Wilkins is friendly, welcoming and always willing to help out.

Hannah Escandon, Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

The first person students and teachers see as they walk into the counseling office is the friendly face behind the desk, secretary Brenda Wilkins. Most people see secretary Brenda Wilkins at her desk, on her computer, answering the phone, writing passes or talking to students. What many people don’t know i...

Mr. Rogers: the Man Behind the Baton

The new band teacher, Charles Rogers, is conducting the concert band during the Veterans Day assembly. Although he just began teaching at H.B.H.S., many of the students seem to enjoy his teaching style.
“I really like the songs he chooses and the way he tries to conduct the songs,” said Rachel Brackett ‘22.

Amy Pattelena, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

After David Umstead, the former band teacher, left Hollis-Brookline High School, the school was in desperate need of a new band teacher. Charles Rogers, a former Hollis Brookline student and recent college graduate, decided to fill that spot. Rogers was introduced to the position after Umstead encouraged h...

Popcorn Tuesdays are Back

HBHS Students line up each Tuesday to buy great popcorn for a great price.

Kateri Torgersen, Staff Writer

January 7, 2020

After a long summer of popcorn-less Tuesdays, the 2019-2020 school year has brought them right back into the lives of Hollis-Brookline students. Now on their third year of serving popcorn during CavBlock, the Life Skills class students have decided to change it up a little this year.  With the new Ad...

Sweater Day 2: Electric Boogaloo

(From left to right) English Teacher Marie Salamone, Head Librarian Christine Heaton and Library Aid Alana Taylor stand in front of the Sweater Day prize cart.  The second annual Sweater Day was a success! Enjoy the holiday break, HB!

Emma Stoll, Features Editor

December 20, 2019

Following its success last year, Sweater Day is making its second round here at HBHS! The big event took place Friday, Dec. 20, and featured a whole new round of festive sweaters and bingo-board fun for students and teachers alike. Sweater Day made its debut last year, thanks to the hard work and organization...

The Helpful Hand of HB the Change

The HB the change group stands behind their chemo care packages made for Pink Revolution. The group spend a tuesday afternoon counting and boxing donations. “It’s a great group that does acts of kindness for people,” said Samantha Messina ‘21.

Hannah Escandon, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

Every Tuesday, the members of the HB the Change club meet to pitch and organize projects for the community and the school. Their main goal is to do little acts of kindness in order to help people in need. Throughout the year, fliers and donation boxes will be set up by HB the Change all around the sc...

The Dynamic Duo: Mrs. I and Victoria Bruzik

Hollis Brookline’s yearbooks are a traditional part of the conclusion to their seniors’ final year. Mrs. Illingsworth has expressed her struggles on encapsulating the year into one book. “You go to print before the year is complete and you only get part of the story,” said Lin Illingworth, English teacher.

Adam Razzaboni, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

At the beginning of the school year, staff and students from the Class of 2020 worried that their coveted senior yearbook would not be in their hands by the last month of the school year. That was, until Victoria Bruzik ‘20 talked to Lin Illingworth and sparked a revolution that ensured the tradition of a...

The Ins and Outs of College Apps

Along with college application season comes visits from colleges! Meeting with colleges and visiting campuses can teach you a lot about the school. “Even if you have no idea where you want to apply, just go on a college visit,

Emma Stoll, Features Editor

December 6, 2019

College application season has begun! Early action and early decision portals have opened, and many seniors here at Hollis Brookline High School are busy getting their applications ready to go. It’s a stressful time of the year for everyone involved- but is the stress really worth it? And how does o...

Dog of the Week 🐕 11-18

This is Tag Hunt! He’s a silly black lab with a big personality. He loves going on walks, taking big naps, eating all the food, and going to play at doggy daycare.

November 18, 2019

Presenting Tag, this week's Pet of the Week! Submitted by Lauren Hunt '20

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