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Perry pops the question

Perry pops the question

Anthony Tamposi, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under Features

Eric Perry, a physics teacher here at HBHS, recently got engaged. He popped the question on March 4 in Maine, on East End Beach. Perry said, “There was a negative twelve degree windchill, and we were having fun running on the beach. When the wind died down for a few seconds, I decided to get down ...

How much are you willing to spend on a prom dress?

How much are you willing to spend on a prom dress?

Emily O'Brien, Staff Writer
April 5, 2017
Filed under April, Features, Showcase

On Friday, May 26, 2017, HB’s senior prom will be held at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford. It will start around 6 p.m. and go until about 11 p.m. The prom is an event many students look forward to: boys get to rent their suit and tie, but the girls usually have to buy their dresses. But how m...

Chemistry Club: more than just experimentation

Chemistry Club: more than just experimentation

Ash Guthrie, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under April, Features, Showcase

One of HB’s most educational and enjoyable extracurricular activities is Chemistry Club. Established in Dec. 2010, the club meets after school from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.Wednesdays and every other Friday in room 371.   Dr. Linda Saari, a former chemistry and physics teacher at HBHS, and Debbie Maloney...

Snow days: time off or time to worry about?

Snow days: time off or time to worry about?

Ash Guthrie, Staff Writer
April 2, 2017
Filed under Features

Most high school students hope for blizzard-like conditions to bring either a surprise vacation from learning or an extra day to put the finishing touches on an assignment. But the reality of a snow day, its logistics, and its results might be more tedious than students think. What if we were to have ...

Coming to an autoshop near you

Coming to an autoshop near you

Jack Belanger, Staff Writer
March 27, 2017
Filed under Features, March, Showcase

For most students, as they hike along the adventure that is high school, they look at colleges and what prerequisites those schools’ classes require. For the majority of colleges, students need 3 or 4 years of math, science, English, and history. These classes are necessary to prepare students for college...

Snow day fun

Snow day fun

Anthony Tamposi, Staff Writer
March 23, 2017
Filed under Features, March, Showcase

Waking up to a winter wonderland outside your house can draw a smile on your face from ear to ear. The phone rings, and you are told from the news that school is cancelled. Now that you have the whole day to yourself, what will you do? How will you spend your snow day? Popular activities are catching...

Spirit Week 2017

Spirit Week 2017

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor
March 21, 2017
Filed under Features, March, Showcase, Uncategorized

Spirit Week -- Some students might hear this phrase and roll their eyes, but HB takes this time of year incredibly seriously. The week before, classes competed in the Penny Wars, where all the money went to  Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. During Spirit Week itself, students  dressed up to match the day...

Working in college

Working in college

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor
March 17, 2017
Filed under Features, March, Showcase

The end of the school year is fast approaching, which means many seniors will be graduating and moving on to college in the fall. The price of tuition has been on the rise for years, and it is often difficult to fully pay the fees. Most students take out loans, but many also try to to alleviate some o...

The Brookline annual Fishing Derby

The Brookline annual Fishing Derby

Ash Guthrie, Staff Writer
March 16, 2017
Filed under Features, March, Showcase

On Sunday, February 19, Brookline’s community gathered for the town's annual Fishing Derby on Lake Potanipo from dawn until 3:00 p.m. This event has been hosted by the Recreation Commission in Brookline for the past 21 years. The Recreation Commission hosts events like the Fishing Derby to raise money for ...

Crybabies: how hard could parenting be?

Crybabies: how hard could parenting be?

Kaylee Hillard, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under Features, February, Showcase

In Candice Hancock’s Human Relations class at Hollis Brookline High School, one of the tasks she assigns her students is taking home a programmed baby doll for twenty-four hours. The doll is created to cry at random intervals, only to be quieted by its mother selecting the right key to put into its b...

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