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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: a review

Clara Stahlbaum walks towards her godfather’s house for his annual Christmas party. This film is still playing in most theaters. According to the New York Times, the movie is “fine and forgettable.”

Katelyn Sova, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

Dancers all around the world dream of becoming Clara Stahlbaum, the main character in the Nutcracker ballet. When Disney announced their own version of the Nutcracker film, there was a lot of excitement leading up to it. With a cast full of renowned actors, it was expected to do well in the box office. B...

HBHS Student Art Showcase- December

Kimberly Souza - 10, Acrylic painting on canvas, Candy Still-life.

December 13, 2018

Below are four pieces of artwork created by students in Hollis Brookline High School art classes for December.

Guitar Night presents: The Fabulous 80’s

This eye catching poster is located near the school cafeteria advertising Guitar Night to the school. Each year it is exciting to see which new posters will be hanging in the hallways, letting students know what is to come. “The faculty band will be performing one song [on Friday] and 14 people are supposed to join us on stage which is very exciting,” said Perry.

Sofia Barassi, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018

Guitar Night, which is always a hit at HB, is gearing up to exhibit some talent in the HBHS auditorium on Dec.14. People from all over the community pile into the school to watch the talented staff and students perform music from a wide variety of artists. This year’s theme is The Fabulous 80’s, t...

The Halloween assembly spooks at HBHS

Pictured here is an intense moment of musical chairs, as competitors try to find a chair to stay in the game.  This is one of the many enjoyable activities in this assembly, alongside the tug of war game and the costume contests.  “It is fun to be supported by a crowd of people, and shoving people out of their chairs, it’s not something you can do everyday,” said Abraham, pictured in the white Elvis suit.

Ian Babcock, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

Every year, Hollis Brookline High School hosts a Halloween assembly for their students on the annual Trebuchet Day. This assembly is a time for students to have fun by playing games and taking part in a costume contest. The Halloween assembly is a place where students can show off their school spirit. ...

Upcoming auditions for the All State Music Festival

From left to right, Devon Kuchta ‘21, Darcy Hinckle ‘21, Johanna Golden ‘19, Taylor O’Connell ‘19, and Megan Mitchell ‘20, spend every fourth period honors choir class practicing for their big auditions in a few weeks. They all want a spot on this years All State Team. “We practice all year for this,” said Hinkle.

Avery Desruisseau, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018

Auditions for the much anticipated All State Music Festival, attended by the best of Hollis Brookline vocalists every year, are coming up this month. The festival consists of a concert later in the year, where anyone can purchase a ticket and watch the talented singers do their thing! Matthew Bar...

Poetry Out Loud: recitations and up-and-comers

Poetry Out Loud speakers are encouraged to engage in a variety of poetic traditions, such as that of Robert Frost. However, they aren’t just limited to traditional western poetry; poems from around the world are all involved and available to be recited.

Jackson Hinkle, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

Some might think that poetry recitation is old-fashioned, but in Hollis Brookline High School’s English classes, the practice is being continued and rejuvenated. On Dec. 18, students will compete in HBHS’s Poetry Out Loud competition, reciting a poem of their choice in front of a panel of judges. ...

The Nun; not so scary after all

Actress Taissa Farmiga stars in a popular scene from The Nun trailer. The release of trailer brought lots of business to theaters everywhere. “The week it came out there was a lot of excitement over the trailer. People were excited to go see the movie,” said Wood.

Sydney Speir, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018

The Nun, the latest addition to the Conjuring universe, has hit $131 million in the box office since its release on Sept. 6. Although The Nun was the most successful of any Conjuring films, critics and horror movie fans are now claiming that it doesn’t deserve the fame that it’s received over the past month...

Ozark is worth the watch, spoiler free (mostly)

The official thumbnail for the Ozark series, featuring Marty Bryde and his wife Wendy, played by Jason Bateman and Laura Linney. The two are in front of their new home in the Ozark, Missouri.

Alec MacEachen, News Editor

October 19, 2018

The second season of Netflix’s original Ozark has been on Netflix for over a month now. The show is, “really good,” according to Jennifer Given, history teacher and student council adviser, and I have to agree. Jason Bateman plays a quick thinking and calculated man named Marty Bryde, the main ch...

JK Rowling adds another 5 chapters to her Potter Universe

A young student is encapsulated by the script of the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. JK Rowling wrote the script after becoming attached to one of her created characters, Newt Scamander. “[In the new movies], you get to think about the ‘good ole days of Wizardry’ and the origins of everything we know and love about Harry Potter… ‘Fantastic Beasts’ has this happy, warm lighting. You’ll notice everything has something of a tint of yellow, there’s like natural sunshine or a rejuvenation of joy that comes with Harry Potter,” says Milette.

Emmie White, Assistant Head Editor

September 6, 2018

“Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”- JK Rowling Again, JK Rowling has created another chapter, or chapters might I say, in the many folds of the great Harry Potter Universe she has created. With the addition of five more movies...

One sharp album

Shawn Mendes is happily performing live in concert and is passionately doing what he loves. Mendes has always given his best effort and I have never heard a complaint about one of his performances. I think when you have raw emotion in a song, it makes it great,” said Mendes.

Sofia Barassi, Asst. Sports Editor

June 13, 2018

Shawn Mendes released his latest new album Shawn Mendes on May 25, 2018. Fans eagerly waited for the release at midnight, and, overall, I was pleasantly surprised with his mixed-up, emotional album. At first, the album seemed repetitive and a classic representation of Mendes’s talents; however...

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