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Treb tradition is still on target!

Treb tradition is still on target!

Adam McQuilkin, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

https://youtu.be/Rs7MA0b75Ig As per tradition, a legion of trebuchets was unleashed on the softball field in the early hours on the morning of Friday, October 27th, raining down water balloons on HB students and teachers. Treb Day, as it’s affectionately known, is a yearly staple of the AP Physics...

Fun-tastic English electives

Fun-tastic English electives

Emily Mitchell, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Features, November, Showcase

There are lots of fun semester-long classes to take if someone enjoys English; some focus more on different styles of writing, while others dissect different film elements. Each elective differs from the others in their own style--what you learn and what you get out of it. Some electives in the HBHS ...

Can this year’s HB Math Team live up to the hype?

Can this year’s HB Math Team live up to the hype?

Scott VanCoughnett, Features Editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under Features, November, Showcase

Hollis Brookline’s Math Team has been a league-wide powerhouse for years and years. Opposing teams in the past used to cower in fear when they heard they were attending a meet with HB. This season isn’t quite the same for the Cavaliers’ mathletes, but they have a lot of great competitors. With ...

Tut tut looks like rain

Tut tut looks like rain

Joseph Schunemann, A&E Editor

November 26, 2017


Filed under Features, November, Showcase

The Earth is a changing place; nature moves this way and that and it’s not always human nature to keep up with it. In New Hampshire, we experience weather much stranger than most, with weather your regular run of the mill man couldn’t predict. In reality, climatologists have seen these events coming f...

The war on trees

The war on trees

Patrick Grimes, Humor Editor

November 25, 2017


Filed under Features, November

Wind and trees: rivals for as long as anyone can remember. For millennia, they have waged countless wars, leaving all in the crossfire. The 29th of October marked the first battle in what’s sure to be a hellish war this autumn and winter. The wind is sure to embark on several campaigns to ensure tha...

Frank Pugh makes Jazz All-State

Frank Pugh makes Jazz All-State

Isaac Wimmer, Opinion Editor

November 21, 2017


Filed under Features, November, Showcase

Frank Pugh ‘18 has been singing since the 5th grade; however, he has never been privy to such accolades as his recent acceptance into Choral Jazz All-State. He auditioned his sophomore year as well, but did not make it then. With respect to what he did differently this year to optimize potential for ...

Booster Club Ski Swap

Booster Club Ski Swap

Mary Martin, Assistant Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Features, November, Showcase

The Hollis-Brookline Athletic Booster Club (HBABC) will be hosting their biggest event of the year, the Ski Swap, from Nov. 22-26 at Nashua High School South. The event, which normally brings in upwards of $20,000, will raise money for the athletic teams at HB. The HBABC is a non-profit organization that ...

New Chemistry Teacher

New Chemistry Teacher

Isabel Keefe, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under Features, November, Showcase

This fall, after losing two teachers, Maryanne Rotelli and Deborah Maloney, the science department at HBHS hired recent college graduate Megan Cleary to fill the need. Cleary has been out of college for two years, after graduating from Keene State University. “It is her first time teaching, but she...

Spooky Halloween 2017

Spooky Halloween 2017

Emily Mitchell, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Features, November

Halloween started around 2,000 years ago in what is now Ireland and Northern France. Today we celebrate with trick-or-treating, dressing up in elaborate costumes, decorating homes and throwing bashes with friends. For some students, it’s not that big of a deal, but they still enjoy some aspects of it. “I...

Pablo pays HB a visit

Pablo pays HB a visit

Avery Webb, Assistant Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Features, October

It’s not everyday that students learning Spanish get to speak face-to-face with a Spanish student their age. Earlier this school year, however, students were able to do just that when Spanish teacher Kristen Roy brought her 16-year old Spanish exchange student, Pablo, with her to school. He is a par...

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