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Popular Music at HB

Popular Music at HB
January 20, 2021

The most prevalent music taste at Hollis Brookline High School ranges from different genres, depending on both the age groups and the newest viral videos on social media. Pop and Rap are stereotypically...

An Incredible Avant-Garde Album About… Cats?

The spectrogram of the final track on the album,
December 16, 2020

Many artists have played with the idea of a concept album, an album composed of songs that all relate to a specific theme or story. From albums about an artist's personal feelings to ones about the environment...

Movie Review: The Grinch

Grinch fans wonder whether or not this 2018 adaptation is worth the watch this Christmas season. This is the third movie iteration of Dr. Seuss’ famous book, now done by Illumination Entertainment. “Some [liberties] are just padding, some quite mistaken,” says Associated Press News writer Mark Kennedy.
December 11, 2020

I would be lying if I said that my first reaction to hearing that Illumination Entertainment was remaking Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas was one of joy. I personally wasn’t a fan of their...

The Pen is Stronger than the Pandemic

Griffin Harper ‘21 practices guitar on a cold October afternoon. Harper thinks back on his time in quarantine, and how it affected his views on making music. ¨Yeah, well for me quarantine.. it gave me a lot more freetime, so I was making one song a week and posting it online because it made it a lot more easier to improve.¨
December 2, 2020

COVID-19 has had a massive impact on every American's lives within these past few months, but how has it affected artists? One of the main problems artists face is a lack of time they can use to practice,...

The Show Must Go On

The poster for Trap, the spring play last year. It was pre-recorded and live streamed on YouTube last May. “I think it’s the best we can do under these circumstances. Would I prefer doing in person shows? Yes. We can’t because, you know, we can’t,” says stage manager Jess Hu ‘21.
November 12, 2020

Despite the many obstacles that the coronavirus pandemic has created, the theater program is still going strong, even though it’s being conducted over Zoom. Starting with the cancelation of The Music...

Virtual Guitar Night 2020

Sean Tisa, guitarist, plays a Blind Melon song with his band. Backed by Miles Montgomery 22’, Helene McNabb 22’, Ian McNabb 20’ and Mary Martin 20’, Sean knew this song was one for the ages. “No Rain by Blind Melon was for sure my favorite. We played that at 90s night,” said Tisa.
November 6, 2020

As the Class of 2020 reached the end of their High School career at HB, the many musically inclined students were disappointed by the cancellation of their last Guitar Night. But, in times of pain, Eric...

Differences Between Remote and In-Person Learning at HBHS

William Bird 22’ in a live zoom remote class at his home workspace.
October 27, 2020

  There are two options for students at Hollis Brookline High School to pick as far as attending school: in-person or via Zoom. What are those differences and what do students generally seem to...

Harry Porter’s Unique Approach to Making Music

Harry Porter ‘21 creates his music using FL Studio on a personal laptop. Many of the sounds in Porter's music come from sources on the internet.
October 26, 2020

With the number of kids participating in band and choir class at HB, you almost certainly know someone with musical talent. With the rise of electronic music, you might even know some electronic music...

Life During Quarantine

A class at HB being taught over Zoom. This year has forced teachers to be adaptive and innovative in order to tailor their classes to remote environments. “I think teaching online can make you a better teacher. You have to be crystal clear with where you want to go, what learning experience will help students develop skills, and you have to be really, really organized, and think ahead all of the time.” said Illingworth.
October 21, 2020

On a cold March day, students left the building with hopes high, looking forward to returning to school in two weeks once COVID-19 blew over. What students didn’t know, however, is that this would be...

Top three video games to play during quarantine

Hannah Escandon loads up the Sims 4 on her laptop, as she cracks her knuckles in anticipation of the intense gaming session to follow. “I like building things in the sims because you can just have all the money in the world, and like wow!”
May 12, 2020

Since mid-March, we have all been cooped up inside our houses, and as of right now, there’s no telling exactly when we’ll be set free. People are in dire need of ways to stave off the eternal boredom...

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