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eSports on the rise

eSports on the rise

Brock Radford, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under April, Opinion, Showcase

It’s no question that sports at HB are a large part of students’ lives, whether students are part of the team or just spectators. However, a new demographic is surfacing around the world: eSports, competitive video games played in front of large crowds of dedicated fans.   The eSports...

Donate Life: you can’t take them with you

Donate Life: you can’t take them with you

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor In Chief
April 19, 2017
Filed under April, Opinion, Showcase

Not long after birth, I was diagnosed with a life-threatening liver disease called biliary atresia. My liver was destroying itself, and the only way I could survive was if I had a transplant. Thankfully, I did not have to wait very long for an organ; the doctors quickly found that my father was a match....

SAT’S and how to prepare

SAT’S and how to prepare

Mitch Dreyer, Staff Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under April, Features, Showcase

SAT’s just hit students across the country, taking place on April 5. The national standardized test consists of a math, reading, and writing portion. Some juniors who took the test in the fall found it hard, while others thought it was a breeze. After receiving their results, students get to see in...

Becoming Blue

Becoming Blue

Connor Harris, Staff Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under April, Opinion, Showcase

When I was a kid, I and many others dreamt of becoming police officers, and now that we are faced with the challenge of deciding our future professions, our dreams may become a reality. Many people often think about the kinds of experiences they’d have, the different jobs you might do. But not many people...

Eagle Spotlight: Sam St. Pierre

Eagle Spotlight: Sam St. Pierre

Colton Mailloux, Staff Writer
April 16, 2017
Filed under April, Features, Showcase

It seems this year that many Hollis Brookline have sprouted wings. Sam St. Pierre ‘17 is going to be honored for his accomplishments in Boy Scouts by receiving the rank of Eagle Scout. He, like many others, just needs to have his Eagle Ceremony to crown the achievement.   “My project was to create an easy care lan...

An epic build: the library box fort

An epic build: the library box fort

Rachel Marquis, Video Editor
April 15, 2017
Filed under April, Features, Showcase

During first period on Friday, March 31, an epic project for the HBHS library was completed. With an influx of new computers for lab 217 came an abundance of cardboard boxes and packing materials. These newfound assets were deemed appropriate for one thing only: a fort!   Librarian Christine Heaton and a group of st...

How should I pick my college?

How should I pick my college?

Kaitlin Johnson, Staff Writer
April 14, 2017
Filed under April, Features, Showcase

Throughout senior year, many students decide what colleges they want to attend. Applying to college is a long and challenging process, and takes time to fill out all of the registration. By the end of their application process, on May 1, they have to make a decision on what their first college choice...

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

Anthony Tamposi, Staff Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under April, Features, Showcase

Two Hollis Brookline graduates have now come back to the school and are working as paraprofessionals. When HB became their alma mater, they probably didn’t expect to come back and have their professions here. Ian Tomer ‘14 and Morgan Elliott ‘11, who you may see around the school during the da...

Freezing teachers’ plans

Freezing teachers’ plans

Parker Coady, Op/Ed Editor, Semester 2
April 12, 2017
Filed under April, Opinion

While snow days can be a relaxing breath of fresh air for stressed students, the surprise days off are a double-edged sword for those with busy schedules. Snow days often muddle plans made by school teachers -- especially for those responsible for teaching AP classes. The “April Fool’s Blizzard”...

Future publishers

Future publishers

Hannah Balfour, Staff Writer
April 8, 2017
Filed under April, Features, Showcase

At Hollis Brookline, many students are beginning to publish their creative works online. Some students at HB such as Alex Crupi ‘18, Allie Campbell ‘17, and Nicole Poitras ‘17, quickly got onto the web to create and upload articles and videos to the internet. How many people do you know that pu...

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