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CavBlock update

CavBlock update

Ella Mouradian, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

This year, HBHS introduced a new CavBlock system. This system allows students to choose what room and teacher they want for the day. Many students were very opinionated on this new process when it first started, but now that students have been through this new system for two quarters, have their opinio...

We The People

We The People

Peyton Arbogast, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

We The People is a national competition held every year between high school students throughout the United States. This year, A.P. Government and Politics students from Hollis-Brookline High School had another opportunity to participate in the competition. The competition began with district hearings...

The Friendly Face In the Counseling Office

The Friendly Face In the Counseling Office

Hannah Escandon, Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

The first person students and teachers see as they walk into the counseling office is the friendly face behind the desk, secretary Brenda Wilkins. Most people see secretary Brenda Wilkins at her desk, on her computer, answering the phone, writing passes or talking to students. What many people don’t know i...

Mr. Rogers: the Man Behind the Baton

Mr. Rogers: the Man Behind the Baton

Amy Pattelena, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

After David Umstead, the former band teacher, left Hollis-Brookline High School, the school was in desperate need of a new band teacher. Charles Rogers, a former Hollis Brookline student and recent college graduate, decided to fill that spot. Rogers was introduced to the position after Umstead encouraged h...

Popcorn Tuesdays are Back

Popcorn Tuesdays are Back

Kateri Torgersen, Staff Writer

January 7, 2020

After a long summer of popcorn-less Tuesdays, the 2019-2020 school year has brought them right back into the lives of Hollis-Brookline students. Now on their third year of serving popcorn during CavBlock, the Life Skills class students have decided to change it up a little this year.  With the new Ad...

How HB celebrates the holidays

How HB celebrates the holidays

Lydia Daskalos, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

Every family has a different holiday tradition. Whether it's baking with the family or Secret Santa, these traditions are what make the holidays special for each family. Each student at HBHS celebrates the holidays differently from one another, but all are always eager to start Christmas break. Jo...

Hollis Luminaria Stroll

Hollis Luminaria Stroll

Megan Strecker, Web Editor

December 20, 2019

On Dec. 14, families bustled into central Hollis to celebrate the fifth annual Hollis Luminaria Stroll. Despite the dismal weather, the event’s committee did not let the rain dampen the festivities. They instead focused on the indoor activities and bringing smiles to the attendees’ faces. Sett...

The Helpful Hand of HB the Change

The Helpful Hand of HB the Change

Hannah Escandon, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

Every Tuesday, the members of the HB the Change club meet to pitch and organize projects for the community and the school. Their main goal is to do little acts of kindness in order to help people in need. Throughout the year, fliers and donation boxes will be set up by HB the Change all around the sc...

HB joins the fight against vaping

HB joins the fight against vaping

Hannah Riseman and Ella Mouradian

December 10, 2019

Across the country, the use of vape and e-cigarette products has been on the rise. The percent of students vaping recently rose from 11.7 in 2017 to 27.5 in 2019, a drastic increase Hollis and Brookline haven’t been immune to. On Nov. 13 and Nov. 21, Hollis-Brookline High School welcomed guest speaker Kim ...

The Dynamic Duo: Mrs. I and Victoria Bruzik

The Dynamic Duo: Mrs. I and Victoria Bruzik

Adam Razzaboni, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

At the beginning of the school year, staff and students from the Class of 2020 worried that their coveted senior yearbook would not be in their hands by the last month of the school year. That was, until Victoria Bruzik ‘20 talked to Lin Illingworth and sparked a revolution that ensured the tradition of a...

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