The CavChron

Mr. Rogers: the Man Behind the Baton

The new band teacher, Charles Rogers, is conducting the concert band during the Veterans Day assembly. Although he just began teaching at H.B.H.S., many of the students seem to enjoy his teaching style.
“I really like the songs he chooses and the way he tries to conduct the songs,” said Rachel Brackett ‘22.

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

HBHS Students line up each Tuesday to buy great popcorn for a great price.

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

Mrs. Heaton and Mrs. Saunders in the library taking a holiday photo
The teachers pose for a picture celebrating holiday break.

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

A long line of children waited patiently to take a photo with Saint Nick and his elves. After taking their photo, they were given a complimentary candy cane. Jen Hunt said, “The most fun part of the event is seeing all of the families that come out to something old-fashioned by coming to see the Town Common lit by thousands of white candle lit bags, watch the parade and visit Santa.”

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 HB the change group stands behind their chemo care packages made for Pink Revolution. The group spend a tuesday afternoon counting and boxing donations. “It’s a great group that does acts of kindness for people,” said Samantha Messina ‘21.

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

The cardiovascular system is painted on the wall outside the biology classrooms. The nicotine in vape and e-cigarette products have been proven to negatively impact the lungs, contributing to the concern the vaping epidemic will affect the health of youth for years to come. “There is an epidemic in our school of under-aged nicotine consumption… I think that this year that they did a really great job by bringing in Breathe NH… it was much more effective: there was a lot of data, statistics, infographics and [comparisons] especially to cigarettes,

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

Hollis Brookline’s yearbooks are a traditional part of the conclusion to their seniors’ final year. Mrs. Illingsworth has expressed her struggles on encapsulating the year into one book. “You go to print before the year is complete and you only get part of the story,” said Lin Illingworth, English teacher.

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...

The Ins and Outs of College Apps

Along with college application season comes visits from colleges! Meeting with colleges and visiting campuses can teach you a lot about the school. “Even if you have no idea where you want to apply, just go on a college visit,

Emma Stoll, Features Editor

December 6, 2019

College application season has begun! Early action and early decision portals have opened, and many seniors here at Hollis Brookline High School are busy getting their applications ready to go. It’s a stressful time of the year for everyone involved- but is the stress really worth it? And how does o...

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle?

A student throwing a water bottle in the last available recycling bin. Helping Hollis Brookline get back to being green is a priority in the minds of many teachers and students.“It’s a small thing, but it has a big impact on our school and the environment,” said Kathryn Fry ‘20.

Abi Blasi, Sports Editor

November 20, 2019

The environment is a prominent topic in the news these days, and anything that we can do, big or small, can be beneficial. Recycling all your paper and plastic at home and at school is a good start. But recently at Hollis Brookline High School, we have hit a recycling roadblock.  A majority of t...

Flag Football Frenzy

A Hollis Brookline flag football team celebrates their third consecutive championship in the Hampshire Dome Flag Football league. Hollis Brookline teams have consistently dominated this league since 2015, always winning their respective divisions. “Flag football is very big at Hollis Brookline, it almost feels like a dynasty,” said Brian Holroyd.

TJ McKenna, Asst. Sports Editor

November 15, 2019

Sports are vital to the culture of high schools all over the United States, and it’s no different here at HB. Football, volleyball, basketball and a multitude of other sports draw crowds composed of students, faculty, parents and more, representing the dedication Hollis-Brookliners have to their athletics. Anothe...

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