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Fall Play Dazzles Audiences

Fall Play Dazzles Audiences

Michael Friedman, News Editor

December 15, 2017


Filed under A & E, December, Showcase

Going into December, the theater department revved up for its annual fall play. On Thursday night, Nov. 30, the doors opened to a world of mystery and intrigue, where the antics of Sherlock Holmes drove a plot filled to the brim with humor and top-notch acting. The auditorium bustled with enthusiasm as ea...

Shows you should watch this winter

Shows you should watch this winter

Mark Labak, Assistant Sports Editor

November 22, 2017


Filed under A & E, November, Showcase

It’s almost the holiday season, and sometimes there’s no better antidote to the harsh weather than movies and television. Netflix offers thousands of movies and shows, but it’s not always everyone’s first choice with the likes of television giants such as Game of Thrones streaming through HB...

HB Honors Choir brings their voices to Plymouth State

HB Honors Choir brings their voices to Plymouth State

Eleanor Quarles, Co-Editor in Chief

November 18, 2017


Filed under A & E, November

On Thursday, Nov. 2, the Hollis Brookline Honors Choir attended the All New England Choral Festival at Plymouth State University. The event consisted of 350 voices from around New England, performing Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace. This year marked the 40th anniversary of the festiva...

From groovy jams to big-band swing: Fall concert

From groovy jams to big-band swing: Fall concert

Nick Franzini, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under A & E, November

On October the 26, the Hollis Brookline music department put on it’s annual fall show, featuring performances from the Concert, Jazz, and Honors Choirs, as well as from both the Concert, Jazz, and Honors Jazz bands. Being both a stressful and busy time of the academic year, the fall shows aren’...

Tromboning will save your life someday

Tromboning will save your life someday

Joseph Schunemann, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under A & E, November

...his encore performance of It’s a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong had the kind of tone that could swaddle up a baby in that kinda way that they’d never wanna be let go.

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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...

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