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Ethan Smith '21 scans over the field during his final season at Hollis-Brookline. Smith will play soccer next year at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Smith is “Ready to go” on playing at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts next year.

Committed Athletes and Recruiting During COVID

Joseph O’Reilly, Staff Writer March 29, 2021

 Committed Athletes find a silver lining amidst COVID concerns and overcome covid difficulties to find their dream schools to continue playing the sports they love. Although 2021 has been a rough year...

Hazzard plays a modulation on the “Birdland” chord progression after class. The song brings back many fond memories for him as he can remember when it came out and how it pushed the boundaries at the time. “I’m really looking forward to playing with him this year”, said Justin Surette ‘21.

Coming out Swinging: Peter Hazzard Joins the Music Department

Cayden Plummer, Staff Writer March 25, 2021

The Hollis Brookline High School music department recently experienced its second change in personnel of the year due to unforeseen circumstances. Only weeks after Charles Roger’s departure  (and entirely...

Salamone poses for a picture with the mascot at her college after her doctoral Graduation.

Mrs. Salamone Feature

Lillian Sullivan, Staff Writer February 17, 2021

Marie Salamone, an English teacher here at Hollis Brookline High School, has been teaching for around 30 years. Before teaching, she was a patent paralegal and tech writer at Wang Laboratories, but shortly...

Emma stands by the goal in a game for the school team. Being a girl has led to differences in the way that she is able to play the sport, but not in the way that she communicates with the team. “I don't really like being labeled as “the girl” because it takes away from the other things I have to offer. I just wanna be another one of the boys and treated as an equal.” said Dunn.

Emma Dunn’s Journey with Hockey

Lauren Rogers, Features Editor February 17, 2021

Emma Dunn ‘22 has been playing hockey for over ten years, and has experienced many ups and downs since her beginning. Being a girl on a predominantly male team can be tricky enough, but the sport itself...

Protesters start to take over the Capitol building as police prepare to defend it. On Jan. 6th, a crowd of people protesting the election results breached the Capitol, staying there for almost four hours. “It could've gotten really bad really fast. If the police who were in the building hadn’t gotten lawmakers out of the way,” said history teacher Jennifer Staub.

The Aftermath of the Storming of the Capitol

Caitlin Treacy , Arts and Entertainment Editor February 12, 2021

On January 6, 2021, a protest turned into a mob when Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building. It started in the morning, when they gathered outside to hear the president speak. After his speech,...

The HB girls win over Milford, 62-14 in their first game. Stapelfeld was the highest scorer with 19 points.

Girl’s Basketball: Overcoming the Setbacks

Caroline Clark , Staff Writer January 20, 2021

When COVID hit last year, basketball was winding down, but nobody thought that the next season would be impacted the way it has. Just a few weeks ago, there was speculation as to whether or not it would...

 Emma Armstong competing on her horse. The horse she is on is running through a course. “I would like to make a name for myself through competing and continuing my riding education,” said Armstong ‘21.

Emma Armstrong going to Florida Next Semester for Internship

Abigail Brown, Op-Ed Editor January 15, 2021

Next semester, Emma Armstrong, a senior at Hollis-Brookline High school, will move down to Florida to continue learning about riding, training, competing and much more through a hands-on internship.    The...

Many students are using the Common Application to apply to college. The application process has been a hard one, especially with Covid-19, but students are trying to make it work by asking for help. “Having the support from my parents was really something I benefited from,” said Delaney Wiemer.

HB Seniors Take on College Apps.

Caitlin Treacy , Arts and Entertainment Editor January 15, 2021

2020 has been full of uncertainties, and that extends to college applications. The pandemic has brought more worries to the already stressful process. Nevertheless, HB students are powering through with...

Hollis-Brookline musicians perform at a socially distanced concert at Nichols Field this summer. “It was a lot of hard work, but it paid off,” said drummer Miles Montgomery, ‘21 (pictured back-middle). Musicians have been hard-pressed to find opportunities where they can perform due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Music Scene of Quarantine

Alex Tisa, Head Editor November 9, 2020

COVID-19 has affected many different aspects of our lives, but one that isn't considered very often is live music. Live music is vital to many, and it plays a significant role in HB student culture. Without...

While getting materials ready for today’s AP Environmental Science class, Mrs. Brooks briefly removes her mask for a quick smiling photo. “Really the joy of my life is teaching science,” said Brooks.

Mrs. Brooks: Behind the scenes

Aryssa LeBaron, News Editor October 30, 2020

Students at HB, may have seen Nancy Brooks, the long term sub for Camille. Carson. Brooks spends the majority of her time in room 304, where she teaches Environmental Science, and She occasionally takes...

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