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Game Review: third time no charm

Game Review: third time no charm

Tristan Machon, Staff Writer

May 26, 2016


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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...

5 reasons “The Breakfast Club” is still a must-see

5 reasons “The Breakfast Club” is still a must-see

Katie Machon, Staff Writer

May 16, 2016


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The Breakfast Club is one of the many 1980’s classics that still hold an influential position in cinema today. But what makes The Breakfast Club different than the other teen films that emerged during this time period? This R-rated movie caught the attention of the public upon its release, and still hold...

Review: The battle continues on “Game of Thrones”

Review: The battle continues on “Game of Thrones”

Garrett Klausner, Staff Writer

May 13, 2016


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Winter has come and millions of Game of Thrones fans can finally sit down on a Sunday night and watch their favorite show.   HBO, the home of Game of Thrones, launched episode one of season six on April 24, ten months after the last episode of season five.   Fans were left wit...

Review: DiCaprio faces the wilderness in The Revenant

Review: DiCaprio faces the wilderness in The Revenant

Donny Hoffpauir, Staff Writer

May 12, 2016


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The Oscar-nominated film The Revenant is based on a true story which took place in 1823 during the Louisiana Purchase in the Dakotas. A veteran trapper named Hugh Glass is brutally mauled by a grizzly bear and is so badly wounded that his companions leave him for dead. Surprisingly, Glass slowly recover...

Views vs. Lemonade: album smackdown

Views vs. Lemonade: album smackdown

Niki Maragos, Features Editor

May 10, 2016


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The last week of April proved to be one for the ages to any music aficionado out there. On April 23 singer Beyonce Knowles released her new album Lemonade, shocking the globe with her revealing lyrics and beautifully crafted hour-long visual album. Six days later rap artist Drake followed up with hi...

Bang for your buck

Bang for your buck

Anthony Tamposi, Mike Buxbaum, and Erowynn Maul-Latham

May 5, 2016


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If you’re a "baller on a budget" like us, you have to find the right places to eat without exceeding your price limits. If you’re stuck in a rut and you only have a couple of bucks, one might think that you are going to go hungry, because convenient eats are becoming progressively more expensive Po...

Back to the basics

Back to the basics

Maggie O'Hara, Assistant Editor

May 4, 2016


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Smartphones have become a mandatory tool in today’s society. Their new technology allows for users to do anything, from checking email to playing Clash of Clans, proving useful at almost all times. But giving us easy access to practically everything has made these phones both a blessing and a curse. ...

Andrew Johnson speaks to a generation with new album Vice President

Andrew Johnson speaks to a generation with new album Vice President

Andrew Carr, Staff Writer

May 3, 2016


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Hollis Brookline alum Andrew Johnson gives independent music a refreshingly new feel with his latest project: a newly released album entitled Vice President.   Johnson is commonly known for his tasteful and adaptive way of fitting in with any group in need of six-strings and a seasoned pair of h...

The all-day, all-night eatery

The all-day, all-night eatery

Cam Chrystal, Staff Writer

April 20, 2016


Filed under A & E, April, Showcase

The Red Arrow Diner... need I say more? Not only can you get fantastic, inexpensive meals in record time, but they are open for service twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. With a retro diner appearance, it caters to any customer, and it is one of the most convenient and delicious eateries around. ...

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