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Oscars so white

Oscars so white

Caroline Kroeger, Staff Writer
February 24, 2016
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The silent minority isn’t silent anymore. On January 14, the nominees for the 2016 Academy Awards categories were officially announced to the public. This is the second consecutive year that not a single black actor has been nominated, causing an outrage toward the Academy. Several stars have called f...

Movies to look out for in 2016

Movies to look out for in 2016

Garrett Klausner, Staff Writer
February 22, 2016
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Film watchers and enthusiasts get ready, because 2016 is going to be a big year for movies. We say it every year: “This year is going to be a big year for movies.” However, this year many of the younger film-goers will recognize some old movies that are making a return. Yes, after many years of ...

Where to get your ‘Joe’

Where to get your ‘Joe’

Ava Occhialini, Staff Writer
February 18, 2016
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Coffee is often no less than the life-force of everyday living, especially for high schoolers. Where you obtain this drink varies according to personal taste. However, when you are craving something other than the typical Dunks or Starbucks cup (though they dominate the US coffee empire), it may be time to explore the local cafés in the area that have phenomenal java. A&E C...

The Hollis Brookline Honors Choir sings it away on live TV

The Hollis Brookline Honors Choir sings it away on live TV

Scott Kroeger, Staff Writer
February 17, 2016
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go on live TV and sing in front of your entire state? Imagine the amount of excitement, albeit the intense nervousness you would be holding within, as you prepared to march out and face a live studio audience. For the Hollis Brookline Honors Choir, thi...

Trends that should be left in 2015

Trends that should be left in 2015

Paige Gionet, Staff Writer
February 5, 2016
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All right HB, it’s time to whip you guys back into shape...starting with just that: no more whipping (or nae-naeing for that matter.) A lot of unfortunate new trends appeared in 2015, and it’s easy to agree that several of such fads should remain a fond memory. First of all, I’d like to than...

Chow down with the best game day snacks

Chow down with the best game day snacks

Shannon Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer
February 5, 2016
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Each year around this time, many families gather by the TV to watch one very special event: the Superbowl. Although New England fans still mourn the Patriots’ loss to the Denver Broncos, many people will still choose to watch the upcoming game. The Super Bowl will air Sunday February 8 on CBS at 6...

Building the Woods

Building the Woods

Paige Gionet, Staff Writer
January 26, 2016
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Enchanting audiences since 1986, this Broadway musical is not one you want to miss. Into the Woods, written by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, first premiered in San Diego. When opening night arrived, a large crowd eagerly lined up to watch a variety of woodland characters come together and share thei...

A Look Into The Woods

A Look Into The Woods

Maggie O'Hara, Assistant Editor
January 21, 2016
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The Hollis Brookline Theatre Department is at it again: learning lines, lyrics, and choreography that will make their upcoming production of Into the Woods come alive onstage March 18, 19, 25, and 26. After a grueling week of auditions, call-backs, and anticipation, the cast list was posted on the...

The Force Awakens: movie review[spoiler free]

The Force Awakens: movie review[spoiler free]

Bret Belden, Staff Writer
December 22, 2015
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Those hesitant to put their faith in JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens shouldn’t be concerned in the slightest. After the second trilogy was released in the early 2000s and failed to live up to expectations, it was imperative to the franchise name that The Force Awakens succeed both story-wise...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens to Break Records

Star Wars: The Force Awakens to Break Records

Bret Belden, Staff Writer
December 17, 2015
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Come December 18th, flocks of crazed individuals will yield plastic lightsabers while trampling and stomping their way to the movie theatre. Scalped tickets riddle the market, becoming a most desired commodity. According to an article on Variety, “Tickets for sale in major cities like New York City and...

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