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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


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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


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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


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: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


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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...

Honors Choir on tour, day 1: song and dance with the cast of Broadway’s “Aladdin”

Honors Choir on tour, day 1: song and dance with the cast of Broadway’s “Aladdin”

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor in Chief

February 16, 2017


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After four hours of driving, the bus holding the Hollis Brookline High School Honors Choir arrived in New York City yesterday, February 15.   As soon as they entered the city, they headed to a building full of small rehearsal spaces. In one room, they received a vocal coaching from a member of t...

HBHS TriM to sponsor open mic night at local music hub

Ava Occhialini, A&E Editor

February 9, 2017


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TriM, the Hollis Brookline Musical Honors Society, will be hosting an open mic night tomorrow, Friday February 10, at Union Coffee Company in Milford, NH. The event is largely thanks to Abbey Kotelly ‘17, the President of TriM, who has sought to get the school musical group more involved in the community. Union...

The good, the bad, and the ugly: 2016 movies in review

The good, the bad, and the ugly: 2016 movies in review

Max MacLeod, Staff Writer

January 30, 2017


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Happy New Year everyone! 2016 has drawn to a close and has left with some great movies, some mediocre ones, and some movies that were so bad they were downright cringeworthy. 2016 held a lot of promise movie-wise with titles like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Suicide Squad, Batman V. Superman and Capt...

Victory for rebel fans– Rogue One is a rogue wonder

Victory for rebel fans– Rogue One is a rogue wonder

Carly Mack, Web Editor

January 30, 2017


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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer #2 on Disney Video Rogue One is the newest Star Wars movie and the first spin-off film. It takes place immediately before A New Hope and tells the story of a team of rebels led by Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor, played by Felicity Jones and Diego Luna respectively. The...

Lights, camera…overture?

Lights, camera…overture?

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor In Chief

January 26, 2017


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The craze began in 2013 when NBC decided to take on what was then considered a monumental challenge: staging a Broadway-style production live on television. The Sound of Music Live! starred country singer Carrie Underwood and was received by its 18.47 million viewers with mixed feedback, mostly concerning...

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