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What’s afoot?

What’s afoot?

Nick Franzini, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under A & E, October

The theater department at HBHS is working as hard as they can to prepare for one of their most ambitious shows yet. This November, in the theme of a murder mystery, the performance of “The Game’s Afoot” will take place. This play is a Sherlock Holmes murder mystery, with a healthy dose of humor an...

Student book review: Ashes

Student book review: Ashes

Ash Guthrie, Junior Web Editor

June 1, 2017


Filed under A & E, Showcase

(Note: contains spoilers) A combination of a scientific, survival, and apocalyptic fiction novel, Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick contains an intricate plot. The novel follows a seventeen-year-old girl named Alex, who fights cancer and the incurable tumors that haunt her, while losing her senses of taste and smell...

HB wows with “best Guitar Night” yet

HB wows with “best Guitar Night” yet

Anthony Tamposi, Staff Writer

May 30, 2017


Filed under A & E, Showcase

On Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13, HBHS hosted their annual Guitar Night. Guitar Night, always themed, adopted a “glow party” ambiance this year: an idea that was the brainchild of Mr. Illingworth. Audience members were handed glowstick necklaces upon entering the auditorium. “It was successful...

Tale as old as time

Tale as old as time

Leslie Comeau, Features Editor

May 22, 2017


Filed under A & E, Showcase

Disclaimer: This review contains spoilers In recent years, Disney has been releasing live action remakes of its most famous animated films. Its first movie makeover, Alice in Wonderland, released in 2010 featuring Mia Wasikowska as Alice and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. Most recently, on March 17th,...

DIY prom hair and makeup

DIY prom hair and makeup

Grace Santoski, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under A & E, Showcase

At Hollis Brookline High School, senior prom is one of the most important social events of your high school career. Everyone gets dressed up with their friends and goes out to have a good time. Before the actual prom day, the main focus is getting your dress and making all the necessary appointme...

Movie Review: John Wick Chapter 2

Movie Review: John Wick Chapter 2

Connor Harris, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017


Filed under A & E

Hot off the heels from the explosive John Wick, John Wick Chapter 2 sees Keanu Reeves reprise his role as the titular former assassin seeking a life of peace only to have his hopes ripped out from under him. The films opening scene displays John Wick wrapping up a story element left open from the original...

HB student musicians bring down the house at third open mic

HB student musicians bring down the house at third open mic

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor in Chief

May 4, 2017


Filed under A & E, Showcase

The second Friday of every month, HBHS’ chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society sponsors an open mic night at Union Coffee in Milford. On the particularly sunny evening of April 14, the HB combo band consisting of Luke Martin ‘17, Matt Bradshaw ‘17, Isaac Wimmer ‘18, Nathan Catalanotti ‘17...

HB students rock at second Tri-M open mic night

HB students rock at second Tri-M open mic night

Ava Occhialini, A&E Editor

April 6, 2017


Filed under A & E, Showcase

On the second Friday of every month, the HB Tri-M organization sponsors a Union Coffee Company open mic night. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and feature a myriad of student talent. [aesop_gallery id="11418" revealfx="off"] Not pictured: Kierra Dean '19, performs her original songs for the Union...

HB represents in local theatre festival

HB represents in local theatre festival

Parker Coady, Op/Ed Editor, Semester 2

March 29, 2017


Filed under A & E, Showcase

HB theatre students performed Saturday, March 11 at The New Hampshire Educational Theatre Guild’s 45th Annual One-Act Play Festival at Bow High School. The cast and crew adapted and performed a short play, titled Alphabeticastle. Written with a quirky bro-dynamic, the play follows a wizard, a knight,...

“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” begins performances March 17

“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” begins performances March 17

Leslie Comeau, Features Editor

March 17, 2017


Filed under A & E, March, Showcase

The Mystery of Edwin Drood was the final novel written by Charles Dickens, who died before he could ever finish it. Thus, the mystery surrounding its intended ending will never truly be resolved. However, in this year’s musical of the same name, the Hollis Brookline theatre department is determined to co...

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