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The Music Scene of Quarantine

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.
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...

Mrs. Brooks: Behind the scenes

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.
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...

Senior Fears of Senior Year

The new senior class takes inspiration from last year’s prom and starts looking at ways to make this year just as exciting while still being safe.
October 20, 2020

As students have been getting accustomed to their new school environment, seniors are reflecting on how they think their final year will look. The typical senior activities are up in the air due to Covid...

How are parents taking remote learning

This is a photo of a chrome book that is used for online learning. As a remote student I used my own chromebook. “He is always on his computer anyways so I thought it would be good for him.”says Katelin Daniels, mother of Jason daniels. Almost every kid of the parents who were interviewed used a chromebook.
October 19, 2020

As we start up the school year again, the threat of COVID-19 is still lingering from the prior year. Many families have opted to have their children be taught through an online environment instead of going...

Teachers on the New Way of Learning

 The new guidelines for COVID-19 have led to a drastic change in how lunch works at HB. For the people who do not want to eat outside at lunch, the tables in the gym are the only other option. They sit two people at a table at most, and students have to scan where they are sitting. It is up to the students to keep up with logging where they sit or else the school will have to assign lunch seats “Now more than ever students need to practice self management” says Ilingworth.
October 16, 2020

With the new changes to school this year, the teachers, both in-person and remote, have had to adjust how they teach their classes. COVID-19 has made HB rework multiple systems used in the past to make...

April showers bring May flowers

May 27, 2020

Spring has sprung, pollen has filled the air, and allergy season is among us: the nature around us is in full bloom. Arguably, flowers are one of the best parts of spring's attributes. The fresh colors...

Quarantine Q&A with Mrs. MacLeod

 After almost two months of quarantine, seventh-year Team Bartlett English Teacher at HBMS, Ms. MacLeod, misses seeing her students and friends. However, the quarantine has brought her own children back home. “I am reading a lot but I do that even when we are not in a shutdown mode. Both of my kids are home because of the shutdown, so we are reviving favorite family games and doing puzzles,” said MacLeod.
May 27, 2020

Do you like to read, do escape rooms, hike mountains, play trivia, memorize poetry, travel, or go to museums? If you do, you’ll want to talk to Ms. MacLeod. On May 6, 8th-grade Team Bartlett English...

Interviewing members of senior quest during quarantine

Ian Mcnabb '21 working on his senior quest project from home. Even though the process has changed due to quarantine, he is still glad he did a senior quest project this year.
May 22, 2020

During Quarantine, Members of Senior Quest (Description of course can be found on page 55 here) are still working hard to complete their projects within the state guidelines of social distancing. Students...

Three local teens and their quirky quarantine cuisines

May 22, 2020

Through the past two months since social distancing policies were enacted, people have struggled to maintain order in their chaotic daily lives. With nearly all restaurants closed, and trips to the supermarket...

Decision Day

May 22, 2020

College decision day is a big moment for all the graduating classes throughout the United States. On May 1 each year, Seniors get decked out in their chosen college apparel in honor of their commitment...

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