The CavChron

A Toxic Concoction

A person is pouring out a soda, but instead of liquid, aspartame is falling out of the can, the same color and consistency as sugar. This shows that people do not know the dangers of aspartame because they cannot see a difference between aspartame and regular sugar.

Tatiana Madsen, Co-A&E Editor

November 12, 2019

For years people have been drinking sugary drinks, diet and original, or maybe none at all. According to Gallup, who randomly selected 2,027 adults who were 18 years or older, 24% consume diet, 32% drink regular, and 43% don’t consume sodas or energy drinks at all. Diet drinks and energy drinks are full...

A new member of the cast…

Debra Castonguay works hard everyday to establish strong relationships with students. Castonguay is excited to be working in a great town and to continue meeting her new students. “Hollis Brookline is a great Community to work in” said school counselor Castonguay.

Morgan Broadhurst, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

With over a decade of teaching up her sleeve, Debra Castonguay joined the HBHS school counseling department in 2019 with a lot to offer. She is admired for her positive attitude and tremendous amount of experience in the teaching realm.  Living in Nashua for her whole life, she jumped at the chance to...

Fly with Physics Students

The students lined the softball field as they test their final trebuchet constructions. The kids had over a month to prepare for such a feat and, even though stressful, it was still exciting. “Our group has had a lot of fun designing it and going through the process,” said Plummer.

Amanda Brown, Op-Ed Editor

November 5, 2019

On Friday, Nov. 1, physics students dressed in their finest Halloween attire and made their way to the softball field to allow their hard work on their trebuchets to be put on display. Trebuchet Day is highly anticipated every year, along with the accompanying Halloween pep rally that occurs in the af...

The End of an Era

Jack Delaney plays his favorite acoustic guitar in Martha's Vineyard. Jack started playing his sophomore year and has fallen in love with the instrument. “I’m proud that he is doing what he wants to do,” said Marc-Andre Thermitus 21’.

Quinten Wimmer, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Growing up, every kid wants to follow in their older sibling’s footsteps, but the fourth Delaney son took the road less traveled. The Delaney family is well known for their athletics and dominance in Hollis Brookline football. Now, for the first time in 10 seasons, there won’t be a Delaney playing on...

New element for the science department

A new addition to the science teaching staff, Nicholas Houseman, points to the board after teaching a lesson on carbon dioxide. ”He is very engaging and he is clearly very passionate about Biology,” said Aliya Lewis ‘22.

Ella Mouradian, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

This year, Hollis Brookline High School has obtained a new teacher in the Science Department. Nicholas Houseman has been welcomed to the HBHS staff, taking on many of the science classes, one of which is biology.  Houseman graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Marine Biology major. His b...

The fall appeal

Leaves are changing and dropping all around New Hampshire, setting the scene that leads us into the beautiful season of Autumn. “How could you not love it?” said Sattler ‘20

Lauren Hunt, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Moving to New Hampshire came with some difficulty in finding the real appeal of the state. Sure, the scenery is beautiful and there’s nice weather for most of the year, but that could apply to any state. That is, until the air begins to cool and the leaves start to change.   “My favorite season is fall because the ...

Staying safe during flu season

A student washing their hands because there are an average of 3000 different types of bacteria on your hands. By washing your hands for one minute with soap and water, only 8% of those germs remain on your hands. “It is important to always wash your hands thoroughly,” said Wellness teacher Maria St.Pierre.

Hannah Escadon, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

Fall has just begun, which means it’s almost flu season here at HBHS. Within the first few weeks of school, a cold went around that hit many students and staff. But what is going to happen during the flu season when one person comes to school sick and spreads the virus to others?  The flu, otherw...

No one likes a soggy hotdog

Seniors standing behind their OHD booth getting ready to sell some hotdogs and hamburgers. 
Every year the Seniors have a booth at Old Home Days to raise money for their class.
“During the torrential rain down prores we would have people bring their strollers under and hang out with us for a while,” said Pare.

Lydia Daskalos, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

Old Home Days has always been a great way for the senior class to raise money for all their necessities, but this year’s Old Home Days event turned out a little different. The main factor in the decrease in fundraising was the sad, cold, dreary rain.  The senior dunk booth has had a lot of succe...

Old Home Days fundraising: is it worth it?

Stanley, the adorable golden retriever, sits behind the soccer team’s booth waiting for customers. This was taken at Old Homes day at the HBHS girls soccer booth. Abigail Ogren ‘22 said, “Stanley is so cute!”

Ella Mouradian, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

On Sept. 13 and 14, the scent of fried dough and cotton candy filled the air at Nichols Field. This year, fundraisers were held by various clubs, sports teams, and student councils. Generous amounts of money were spent on the supplies for the fundraisers. However, was all the money spent worth it? ...

CavBlock gets a redesign

Jennifer Given, a World History teacher, takes attendance at the beginning of the CavBlock period. The students on the roster have signed up ahead of time on the PowerSchool Adaptive Scheduler. “It teaches kids more life skills where they need to plan ahead,” said Ford.

Amanda Brown, OpEd Editor

October 8, 2019

On Sept. 10, Hollis Brookline adopted a new CavBlock system. This new schedule allows for students to sign up for their desired CavBlock beforehand, eliminating CavBlock sign-in papers.  “We were really looking for ways for students to be able to access support and help in a functional, effici...

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