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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.   ...

Tux Time

Tux Time

Mario Barassi, Staff Writer

May 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

As the promposals start to roll in and dates are finalized, most people are looking for what to wear to prom. Sometimes the outfits can be crazy, but most of the time they're relatively simple. Corsages and boutonnieres will be purchased and limos will be scheduled. Prom will be a great time, the memor...

HBHS staff get engaged

HBHS staff get engaged

Caroline Kroeger, News Editor

May 4, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

In the course of the 2016-2017 school year, four HB teachers have become one step closer to tying the knot. Matthew Barbosa, Catherine Orzech, Victoria Milette, and Eric Perry are newly engaged to their significant others. Read about each engagement below

SAT’S and how to prepare

SAT’S and how to prepare

Mitch Dreyer, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under April, Features, Showcase

SAT’s just hit students across the country, taking place on April 5. The national standardized test consists of a math, reading, and writing portion. Some juniors who took the test in the fall found it hard, while others thought it was a breeze. After receiving their results, students get to see in...

Eagle Spotlight: Sam St. Pierre

Eagle Spotlight: Sam St. Pierre

Colton Mailloux, Staff Writer

April 16, 2017


Filed under April, Features, Showcase

It seems this year that many Hollis Brookline have sprouted wings. Sam St. Pierre ‘17 is going to be honored for his accomplishments in Boy Scouts by receiving the rank of Eagle Scout. He, like many others, just needs to have his Eagle Ceremony to crown the achievement.   “My project was to create an easy care lan...

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