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You bring the chainsaw– I’ll bring the blowtorch

You bring the chainsaw– I’ll bring the blowtorch

Adriana Radosavljevic, Copy Editor

January 10, 2017


Filed under A & E, Showcase

On Monday, Jan. 9, the Wentworth Inn of Jackson, NH, will be hosting The Great Ice Carvers of New England Invitational Ice Carving Competition. At the 22nd annual competition, competitors from all over New England will be given 300 lbs of ice and three hours to create an artistic masterpiece. Artists...

One if by rock, two if by roll: British Invasion Night 2016

One if by rock, two if by roll: British Invasion Night 2016

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor In Chief

January 9, 2017


Filed under A & E, January, Showcase

Contrary to what co-emcee Ethan King ‘17 claimed in the opening skit, this year’s British Invasion Night had nothing to do with the War of 1812. However, it was the grooviest history lesson ever given at Hollis Brookline: a schooling on what was arguably the greatest era of modern music.  ...

Unique gifts under $20

Unique gifts under $20

Kat Pellerin, Op/Ed Editor

December 23, 2016


Filed under A & E, Uncategorized

Tired of the same old gifts, like jewelry, perfume, or sports memorabilia? Look no further for gift ideas that will put a smile (or a frown) on your recipient’s face, all while striking people off your “buy-for” list. Most of these ideas can be found right on Amazon.com.   High Five...

Keeping sanity over the holiday season

Keeping sanity over the holiday season

Adriana Radosavljevic, Copy Editor

December 23, 2016


Filed under A & E, December, Showcase

Holiday parties can be a huge hassle, but they don’t have to be. Make your seasonal celebration not only stress-free, but something to remember, by planning in advance!   Setting up is one of the most crucial steps of preparation. Establish a keynote for the party, such as Ugly Sweater, ...

Stars off the stage

Stars off the stage

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor

December 19, 2016


Filed under A & E, Showcase

Now that Hollis Brookline’s production of Alice: Through the Glass has drawn to a close, those who participated start to relax, knowing it will be a few weeks before preparations for the winter musical begin. The stage is cleaned off, the auditorium is empty, and in the very back, a small room filled...

Five audition tips for thespians

Five audition tips for thespians

Ava Occhialini, A&E Editor

December 17, 2016


Filed under A & E

Auditions for the Musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood are fast approaching on Monday, Dec. 19. Drood is a comedic, Victorian murder mystery in which the audience will choose “whodunnit” at the end of each performance, soliciting a different ending for every verdict. While no doubt a demanding show,...

“Alice” enchants and delights in weekend run

“Alice” enchants and delights in weekend run

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor In Chief

December 9, 2016


Filed under A & E, December, Showcase

“‘Twas brilling, and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe…” These are some of the words that transported Alice and her audience back into Wonderland during this weekend’s three performances of the original play Alice Through the Glass, adapted by co-director and social...

The best free underrated apps

The best free underrated apps

Adriana Radosavljevic, Copy Editor

December 8, 2016


Filed under A & E, December, Showcase

With so many phone apps out there, finding the perfect ones can be quite the challenge. Below is a selection of some of the most under-appreciated free apps of the season that help with a variety of tasks. News: Feedly Feedly is a news app that comes in both mobile and desktop format. The website do...

“Arrival” brings it home

“Arrival” brings it home

Max MacLeod, Staff Writer

December 6, 2016


Filed under A & E, Showcase

Absolutely mind blowing: these are the words I would use to describe the 2016 movie Arrival. This science fiction mystery film is worth the watch and is a joy to view from start to finish. Fans of science fiction will love this movie, as it breathes some fresh air into a genre that is usually seen clu...

Behind the scenes of “Alice: Through the Looking Glass”

Behind the scenes of “Alice: Through the Looking Glass”

Maggie O'Hara, Co-Editor in Chief

November 30, 2016


Filed under A & E, Showcase

The HB community loves going to see the magical productions put on by the theater department each year. Whether it be a musical or play, it’s amazing to see friends, peers, and strangers alike onstage, making a story come to life in a culmination of countless hours of practice and preparation. Au...

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