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Trebuchet Day is coming

Trebuchet Day is coming

Emily Mitchell, Staff Writer

October 14, 2017


Filed under Features, October

Throughout the months of September and October, students in every Physics class participate in what is referred to as the Trebuchet Project. This project involves designing and building a trebuchet, which can throw any item with an unidentified amount of weight. Every year, physics students team up ...

Classes fundraise at Old Home Days

Classes fundraise at Old Home Days

Eleanor Quarles, Co-Editor in Chief

October 12, 2017


Filed under Features, October

On the morning of Saturday, September 16, members of HBHS’ student council were out on Nichols Field, setting up class booths for Old Home Days. Every year, each class runs a fundraiser at the popular town festival in order to raise money for future events.   The freshman class held a 50/50 raffle, rais...

How is the library’s inventory managed?

How is the library’s inventory managed?

Brock Radford, Webmaster

October 11, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

The school library, as many people have seen, always has a bountiful collection of books. But one thing that’s never been fully explained is how the inventory is managed. What decides which books stay and which books go? This is the first question brought to Christine Heaton, the school libraria...

Why Old Home Days is more important than you think

Why Old Home Days is more important than you think

JP Blasi, Sports Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

An annual tradition in the community, Hollis Old Home Days took place last weekend, September 15 and 16. The “OHD” celebrations were located at Nichols field in the center of town. On the surface, it is a place to socialize, get some food, and take the kids. But the event is it really much more than...

On the road to college: Words of advice from HB teachers

On the road to college: Words of advice from HB teachers

Hannah Balfour, Staff Writer

June 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

The transition from high school senior to college freshman can be difficult without help from those we trust. Four HB teachers, Victoria Milette, Kate Emerson, Jennifer Staub, and Kathy Kirby share their academic experiences while each going through high school and college, and share words of wisdom with ...

Seniors say farewell to a familiar face

Seniors say farewell to a familiar face

Mario Barassi, Assistant Sports Editor

June 4, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

As the freshman file into the auditorium during their orientation on the first day of school, one of the first, and probably most familiar faces is officer Bergeron. As the school resource officer he is assigned to the schools here in Hollis and the seniors will be leaving him behind as they go on to...

What can we do?

What can we do?

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor In Chief

June 2, 2017


Filed under Features, June, Showcase

About a month ago, at the end of Physics class, my lab table got into a conversation with Eric Perry. It began with him talking about how we should be grateful for what we have, but eventually we were lamenting over the fact that we were devastated by the horrible things we saw on the news every day. W...

What path are you taking?

What path are you taking?

Kaitlin Johnson, Brock Radford, and JP Blasi

June 1, 2017


Filed under Features

High school is a crazy time that can lead students down a number of different paths, which allow people to find themselves and see what they want to accomplish in their future. Often, people end up going to college right after graduating, but it isn’t the preferred route for everyone. The alternate opt...

HB students take a gap year

HB students take a gap year

Caroline Kroeger and Maggie O'Hara

June 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

As the end of the school year fast approaches,  most HB seniors have made plans to continue their education at a college or university. Some have enrolled abroad, while others look to join the military. A select few have organized a gap year between high school and college. Students have various reaso...

Got gadgets? Half a dozen gadgets for school and dorm life

Got gadgets? Half a dozen gadgets for school and dorm life

Carly Mack, Web Editor

May 12, 2017


Filed under Features, May, Showcase

In this age of technology, gadgets can be especially helpful in the academic field. Some of the most helpful advances in modern technology often go unnoticed by the majority of people. That being said, here are a couple of the best gadgets to improve and facilitate your school experience.   ...

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