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Books to bundle up with

Books to bundle up with

Caroline Kroeger, Ava Occhialini, and Maggie O'Hara

November 29, 2016


Filed under A & E, Book Nook, Showcase

What’s better than curling up by the fire with a good read? If you are agonizing to find something interesting to read this season, we’ve got you covered. Read our reviews of these three fantastic books below! [aesop_collection title="Book Nook: Bundle up with a book this season" collection="4...

Movie Review: Reasons to love “Loving”

Movie Review: Reasons to love “Loving”

Ava Occhialini, A&E Editor

November 28, 2016


Filed under A & E, Showcase

Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple married in Virginia, 1958, are at the center of one of the most touching films of this season. In this real-life story, the two rural Virginians marry in Washington, D.C., before returning to their home state where interracial marriage is illegal. Arrested...

All about Improv

All about Improv

Kat Pellerin, Op/Ed Editor

November 3, 2016


Filed under A & E, November, Showcase, Video

[aesop_video align="center" src="vimeo" id="190105700" loop="on" autoplay="on" controls="on" viewstart="on" viewend="on"] 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 fr...

Artist Spotlight: Miranda Moscatelli

Artist Spotlight: Miranda Moscatelli

Caroline Kroeger, News Editor

November 1, 2016


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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