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World Language Week

World Language Week

Mitch Dreyer, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under April, Features, Showcase

National World Language Month is a month to recognize and appreciate all the cultures and languages around the world. It took place in March and the world language department at Hollis Brookline celebrated it from March 12 to March 22 with many activities during Cav Block. Candice Hancock, foods teacher,...

The disorganization of Despicable Me

The disorganization of Despicable Me

Rowan Gingras, Op-Ed Co-Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under Features, March

For months, the sophomore Student Council brainstormed spirit week ideas with a goal of figuring out several prospective themes. After all ideas were cast, there was only one thing left to do: take a popular vote. Student council members walked into Sophomore CavBlocks to conduct a survey for several...

Clement Sherwood, 2018 State Champion

Clement Sherwood, 2018 State Champion

Emmie White, News Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under Features, March, Showcase, Sports

Following four fantastic seasons on the HBHS varsity wrestling team, Clement Sherwood ‘18 closed his high school career with a big win at the state meet on Feb. 17. Hollis Brookline joined 12 other Division II teams at ConVal in the third week of February to close their season. Sherwood, a team ...

Musk Continues to Dazzle World, HB Students

Musk Continues to Dazzle World, HB Students

Joe Caswell, Features Editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under Features, February

On Tuesday Feb. 6, the SpaceX team, through the help of NASA’s famous Cape Canaveral launch pad, successfully launched their Falcon Heavy rocket along with a personal item of Elon Musk’s into outer space. The rocket, now the most powerful ever created by a scale of two, towers 230 feet into the...

Fantastic Franzini

Fantastic Franzini

Nick Shepard, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Features, March

The Hollis-Brookline music department has seen long lists of extraordinarily talented students in the past decade. One of them is multi-instrumentalist, composer, and musical visionary, Nick Franzini ‘18. Franzini, or better known by most people as ‘Zini’, has been involved in a number of m...

Who is Dave Umstead?

Who is Dave Umstead?

Liam Grant, A&E Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Features, March, Showcase

Behind the set of the rather recognizably characteristic doors of room 329 is one of HB’s friendliest faces. Whether you’ve had David Umstead as a teacher or not, it is likely you know how well respected he is throughout the school. His students have nothing but extremely high praise for a man that is f...

Personal Finance, who is prepared?

Personal Finance, who is prepared?

Hannah Riseman, Op-Ed Editor

March 6, 2018


Filed under Features, March, Showcase

The United States is notorious for having an education system that does not adequately prepare students for the future, especially where personal finance is concerned. The question is, are personal finance students more prepared to handle real-world financial situations than students who have not take...

Student athletes get recognized

Student athletes get recognized

Sofia Barassi, Assistant Sports Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Features, February, Showcase

On Feb. 5, 2018, 20 scholar athletes from Hollis Brookline High School attended the NHIAA/NHADA (New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association/New Hampshire Athletic Director Association) recognition ceremony in Concord, New Hampshire for their outstanding grades and athletics. Students to...

Nick Shepard accepted at Berklee

Nick Shepard accepted at Berklee

Lexie Vachon, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under Features, February, Showcase

This past fall, Nick Sheppard 18’ auditioned at Berklee, one of, if not the biggest independent colleges of contemporary music today. This is a very competitive school with an acceptance rate of only 34%. Sheppard has dreamed of going to this school all through high school, and he finally got th...

Searching for middle ground: educational reform

Searching for middle ground: educational reform

Patrick Bloniasz, Co-Editor in Chief

February 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

What does it mean to be successful in school? Educational curriculum and, by extension, grading policies, have existed in many different forms as the years have gone by. One of those educational methods for grading and instruction is to structure school around what are referred to as “competencies,...

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