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All about Improv

All about Improv

Kat Pellerin, Op/Ed Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under A & E, November, Showcase, Video

Hollis Brookline’s Improv II class, instructed by choir and theater director Matthew Barbosa, put on an uproarious performance on October 14--their first show of the year. With free admission, the growing crowd of improv fans has expanded yet again. The show was a hit, sending everyone home still ch...

Artist Spotlight: Miranda Moscatelli

Artist Spotlight: Miranda Moscatelli

Caroline Kroeger, News Editor
November 1, 2016
Filed under A & E, Showcase

Anyone who knows Miranda Moscatelli ‘17 knows that she is never without a pen or pencil in hand. Often spotted coming in and out of the art room throughout the day, she remarks that the class has become a ‘safe place’ for her. Moscatelli is currently in AP Art and has taken art classes each...

ITS takes center stage

ITS takes center stage

Maggie O'Hara, Co-Editor in Chief
October 27, 2016
Filed under A & E, Showcase

The International Thespian Society (ITS) has been represented at HB for some time now, but this year Gregory Parker, history teacher and director at HBHS, is ready to bring Troupe 7874 to the top. In past years the organization has been a background group, with not enough time in the spotlight at the...

Art therapy: expressing ineffable emotions

Art therapy: expressing ineffable emotions

Adriana Radosavljevic, Copy Editor
October 24, 2016
Filed under A & E, Showcase

Those who have doodled on paper, finger painted, or sculpted clay know the calming effect of art. Its natural healing ability is the foundation of art therapy, where verbal communication isn’t a restriction when improving psychological health. Adults and children alike use a variety of visual art...

Old Home Day schedule

Old Home Day schedule

Courtesy of Hollis Brookline Journal
September 16, 2016
Filed under A & E, Showcase

All events at Nichols Field unless otherwise noted.   FRIDAY, SEPT. 16 5-7 p.m. - Re/Max tethered hot air balloon rides, weather permitting ($10). 5-9 p.m. - Lizzi the Balloon Artist. 6-10 p.m. - Amusement rides and midway open, food and beverages available. 7-10 p.m. - Teen da...

Artist Spotlight: Gregory Parker

Artist Spotlight: Gregory Parker

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor In Chief
September 15, 2016
Filed under A & E, Showcase

New Hollis Brookline history teacher Gregory Parker has always been a theatre kid. Despite obtaining a history degree and becoming an educator, his obsession with performance has never ceased to exist.   His love of the stage began early in life when he tried out for his school’s product...

Ice cream vs froyo

Ice cream vs froyo

Sam Bell, Staff Writer
May 29, 2016
Filed under A & E

Mother Nature is bringing in the beautiful warm weather sooner than anticipated. As a result, the lines for delicious ice cream and frozen yogurt, otherwise known as froyo, are building up.   Twenty five Hollis Brookline students from all four grades were recently surveyed on whether they p...

The ruby anniversary of rocking: Guitar Night 2016

The ruby anniversary of rocking: Guitar Night 2016

Nicole Poitras, A&E Editor
May 27, 2016
Filed under A & E, Showcase

The lights hung low over the empty stage. The back curtains were pulled aside, revealing a black painted brick wall — the back wall of the stage, which is rarely visible to the audience during a typical production. But appropriately, this wasn’t a typical production. Names of those performing in Guita...

Game Review: third time no charm

Game Review: third time no charm

Tristan Machon, Staff Writer
May 26, 2016
Filed under A & E

I loved the first two games in the series Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls, two outstanding games that treat users like adults and don’t hold your hand, like many other video games these days. Dark Souls II, or DS2 for short,  retained some of this but mostly due to enemy hitboxes extending at least ...

HB Theatre Department’s “The Tempest” to open May 27

HB Theatre Department’s “The Tempest” to open May 27

Natalie Lewis, Staff Writer
May 21, 2016
Filed under A & E, Showcase

Hollis Brookline High School is excited for its grand debut of The Tempest, a Shakespearean classic. The showings will be on May 27 and 28, curtains opening at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available online here or through the Hollis Brookline High School website. Students and teachers pay $5.00, children and senio...

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