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Auditions: scary or educational?

Auditions: scary or educational?

Andrew Carr, Staff Writer
April 14, 2016
Filed under A & E, April, Showcase

Auditions have always been a rather challenging and stressful endeavor for those taking their passion seriously. While there has never truly been a universal way to prepare for such a task, individual performers have discovered what works best for them. Peter Szczeszynski ‘19, who recently audit...

Weezer (White Album) Review

Weezer (White Album) Review

Bret Belden, Copy Editor
April 11, 2016
Filed under A & E, Showcase

Weezer hits big with their fourth self-titled album   With the release of their tenth studio album last Friday, Weezer has proven themselves once more to an entire generation.   Their first few albums exploded to the charts in the mid to late 1990s. Produced by The Cars singer Ric...

From Broadway to Bach: Tri-M’s annual Chamber Recital a success

From Broadway to Bach: Tri-M’s annual Chamber Recital a success

Nicole Poitras, A&E Editor
April 5, 2016
Filed under A & E, April, Showcase

On the evening of Tuesday, March 29, family and community members gathered in the gorgeous hall of the Hollis Congregational Church. There, Hollis Brookline’s chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society put on their annual Chamber Recital. For about an hour, the 23 members of the Society came together to...

Are we all “two-faced” on Snapchat?

Are we all “two-faced” on Snapchat?

Anthony Tamposi, Staff Writer
April 1, 2016
Filed under A & E, April, Showcase

Every week, the makers of Snapchat come out with new filters for users of the app. An extremely popular filter is face swap. The concept is pretty self explanatory: it takes two people and swaps their faces. To do a face swap, you must begin by locking on one person’s face and select the face ...

A fairy tale musical

A fairy tale musical

Emma Dougherty, News Editor
March 31, 2016
Filed under A & E, March, Showcase

Hollis Brookline High School’s Into the Woods  wrapped up its final showing this past weekend. Performances took place on March 18, 19, 25 and 26. Each show began at 7:30 pm, and continued for nearly three hours.  The Hollis Brookline Theatre Department showed admirable dedication and expertise throu...

Wanna catch ’em all?

Wanna catch ’em all?

Tristan Machon, Staff Writer
March 25, 2016
Filed under A & E, March

Pokemon … gotta catch ‘em all right? Well, things have changed since the days of Pokemon Red and Blue. Twenty years later, nobody would dare utter those words. Why?   Today, there are 570 more Pokemon than there used to be. Not all of them are capturable in game, only giftable via spec...

The Walking Dead hits the screen

The Walking Dead hits the screen

Donny Hoffpauir, Staff Writer
March 23, 2016
Filed under A & E, March, Showcase

The season six finale of the smash-hit television series The Walking Dead premieres on April 3, 2016 on AMC. The show is an adaptation of the popular comics and was developed by horror director Frank Darabont, who directed The Mist. This show is about a deadly zombie outbreak occurring and a small gr...

AWOLNATION – “Run” Review

AWOLNATION – “Run” Review

William Lindamood, Contributor
March 18, 2016
Filed under A & E, March, Showcase

While most people only know this band courtesy of their sleeper hit "Sail," many would be shocked to discover that AWOLNATION has more than just one song! While their 2011 debut album, "Megalithic Symphony," is packed with all the classics, their 2015 sophomore release, simply titled "Run", seems to h...

Leo’s Oscar

Leo’s Oscar

Katie Machon, Staff Writer
March 17, 2016
Filed under A & E, March

Though Leonardo DiCaprio is regarded as one of the world’s most esteemed actors, he had never received the film industry’s most coveted award -- the Oscar -- until now. The 88th Academy Awards aired on February 28, 2016. This was Dicaprio’s year. Dicaprio was nominated for Best Actor for his performa...

Carrie comes back, this time ‘The Voice’ was ready

Carrie comes back, this time ‘The Voice’ was ready

Andrew Carr, Staff Writer
March 11, 2016
Filed under A & E, March, Showcase

From former small town singer to international superstar, Caroline Burns ‘18 of Hollis, NH finally proved that she’s ready for the big screen on season 10 of The Voice.   After a bittersweet effort in Los Angeles to make it on last season’s blind auditions, Burns came back this year having grown a...

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