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An epic build: the library box fort

An epic build: the library box fort

Rachel Marquis, Video Editor

April 15, 2017


Filed under April, Features, Showcase

During first period on Friday, March 31, an epic project for the HBHS library was completed. With an influx of new computers for lab 217 came an abundance of cardboard boxes and packing materials. These newfound assets were deemed appropriate for one thing only: a fort!   Librarian Christine Heaton and a group of st...

How should I pick my college?

How should I pick my college?

Kaitlin Johnson, Staff Writer

April 14, 2017


Filed under April, Features, Showcase

Throughout senior year, many students decide what colleges they want to attend. Applying to college is a long and challenging process, and takes time to fill out all of the registration. By the end of their application process, on May 1, they have to make a decision on what their first college choice...

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

Anthony Tamposi, Staff Writer

April 13, 2017


Filed under April, Features, Showcase

Two Hollis Brookline graduates have now come back to the school and are working as paraprofessionals. When HB became their alma mater, they probably didn’t expect to come back and have their professions here. Ian Tomer ‘14 and Morgan Elliott ‘11, who you may see around the school during the da...

Future publishers

Future publishers

Hannah Balfour, Staff Writer

April 8, 2017


Filed under April, Features, Showcase

At Hollis Brookline, many students are beginning to publish their creative works online. Some students at HB such as Alex Crupi ‘18, Allie Campbell ‘17, and Nicole Poitras ‘17, quickly got onto the web to create and upload articles and videos to the internet. How many people do you know that pu...

Milette says yes

Milette says yes

Connor Harris, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Features

On March 1 Victoria (Tori) Milette, an English teacher at Hollis Brookline High School, got engaged to her boyfriend of two years, Lance.. The couple decided to take a trip up to Mountain View Grand Resort over February break. After they arrived at the resort, Lance asked her to play a guessing game. Th...

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...

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