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Old Home Day schedule

Old Home Day schedule

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September 16, 2016


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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


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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...

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


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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...

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