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Coming March, 2016: The new and improved SAT

Coming March, 2016: The new and improved SAT

Allie Campbell, Contributor

October 19, 2015


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Starting this spring, on March 5, the SAT known and not-so-loved by students around the world will be replaced with an improved version. The new SAT is intended to  provide a more accurate and fair indication of a student’s success in high school.   Many students do not feel ready to begin the...

Turns out senior year is not a breeze

Turns out senior year is not a breeze

Shannon Fitzpatrick, Contributor

October 16, 2015


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The class of 2016 has had their eyes opened to what senior year really looks like.  Many people were expecting it to be a breeze. Students who are being faced with major life decisions are finding it’s harder than expected. Forget the stress of applying to college or finding a job to support yourse...

The Junior Scare: Just an urban legend?

The Junior Scare: Just an urban legend?

Niki Maragos, Features Editor

September 1, 2015


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There are four years of a teenager’s life that join together to make the high school experience. These years are known as freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year. Going into the first year of high school, there are a few “facts” that most students think they know about the upcoming years of...

Looking at life through a different “I”

Looking at life through a different “I”

Niki Maragos, Editor of Features

May 4, 2015


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Life, at times, can be looked at like a kaleidoscope or even a lighthouse. That means that from wherever you stand and peer out, it may be different from someone else’s perspective. Therefore, no single life is the same as another. For Hollis Brookline math teacher, graphic design expert, and guit...

5 steps to the perfect garden

5 steps to the perfect garden

Sophia Bruzik, Staff Writer

April 24, 2015


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Starting a garden is a great hobby to begin in the spring. It is a great way to exercise and spend time outdoors. Many people do not know where to start when it comes to gardening, but it is truly a lot easier than expected. The first step is to buy something that you can use as a border, like wood....

BandJourno: Music classes travel to Italy

BandJourno: Music classes travel to Italy

Bridget Giles, Features Editor

April 22, 2015


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From NYC to Cleveland, from Toronto to D.C., the Hollis-Brookline High School Band and Choir groups have traveled great distances to spread their love of music. But for the first time this year, the group will travel overseas--to Italy. “The Italy trip has been two years in the making,” said David...

Hearing from Huckins

Hearing from Huckins

Evan Moloney, News Editor

April 15, 2015


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The mellifluous voice of the Social Studies department is no longer here at Hollis-Brookline High School. But former teacher Rob Huckins is still here in spirit. Huckins had long been a fixture of HBHS before his departure last year, and was loved by upper-and-lowerclassmen alike. Working with...

Transcenders of Genders

Transcenders of Genders

Julie Christie, Editor In Chief

April 13, 2015


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To the tall, long haired, skirt-clad woman, she was just that: a woman. But until her sophomore year, it was to the men’s room she went to change for gym and go to the bathroom, all because she had a penis. Jeremy Brook may be her birth name, and she may be physically male, but Beauty Searle is one...

Prettiest College Campuses

Sophia Bruzik, Contributor

March 17, 2015


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All across the country, colleges and universities are located in different atmospheres.  Some can be found in big cities or quintessential college towns, while others lie in the tiniest towns. From coast to coast, students have the ability to study on sandy beaches or frigid mountain tops. The...

Teacher Spotlight: Ann Melim

Teacher Spotlight: Ann Melim

Terésa Randlett, Entertainment Editor

March 16, 2015


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Back in 2005, Hollis Brookline High School’s English teacher Ann Melim noticed a family in her community struggling to stay financially stable while dealing with their son’s medical needs. Her warm heart and passion for helping led her to raise a significant amount of money for the family, but not...

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