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Movie Review: John Wick Chapter 2

Movie Review: John Wick Chapter 2

Connor Harris, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017


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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


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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...

Honors choir on tour, day 5: a final shining night

Honors choir on tour, day 5: a final shining night

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor In Chief

February 23, 2017


Filed under A & E, February, Showcase

On the last day of their trip, the Honors Choir checked out of  their hotel and registered for their Festival performance first thing in the morning. Later, the group attended a private coaching session with Professor Romāns Vanags, a renowned conductor from Latvia. The group worked with him on tw...

Student Review: The Grand Tour

Student Review: The Grand Tour

Colin Loftus, Staff Writer

February 20, 2017


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Following a dismissal from the BBC smash hit Top Gear, star presenter Jeremy Clarkson as well as his cohorts James May and Richard Hammond have recently started a brand new internet series of their own. Clarkson had a heated altercation with a BBC producer resulting in him being fired from the network....

Honors Choir on tour, day 4: on the town

Honors Choir on tour, day 4: on the town

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor In Chief

February 19, 2017


Filed under A & E, February, Showcase

Saturday was a relaxing day for the Honors Choir. After sharing breakfast at the hotel with the Indonesian Choir, they traveled to the heart of Princeton to spend a day in the city. Students received a campus tour of Princeton University and hopped off at the university chapel, where they gave an...

Honors Choir on tour, days 2 and 3: of concerts and competitions

Honors Choir on tour, days 2 and 3: of concerts and competitions

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor in Chief

February 19, 2017


Filed under A & E, February, Showcase

:Day 2   The second day of the Honors Choir’s journey began with a tour within a tour. Director Matthew Barbosa led the group around the area of Princeton surrounding his alma mater, Westminster Choir College, pointing out his favorite restaurants and hang-out spots. After the group had lu...

Students shine at HB’s Open Mic Night

Students shine at HB’s Open Mic Night

Ava Occhialini and Nicole Poitras

February 17, 2017


Filed under A & E, Showcase

For this first Tri-M sponsored open mic night at Union Coffee Company in Milford, a handful of HB performers took the stage. First, Nicole Poitras ‘17 and her dad performed Adele’s “Make You Feel My Love,” with Poitras on vocals and her father on guitar. Then, Emma Schulz ‘17 and Audrey...

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