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Turkey Traditions

Turkey Traditions

Hannah Balfour, Mario Barassi, Jack Belanger, and Jonathan Carr

November 24, 2016


Filed under Features, November, Showcase

As the final leaves fall off the trees, Americans mark Thanksgiving as the unofficial end of autumn and the transition into winter. While Thanksgiving does not receive the glamour that Christmas does with the gift-giving and numerous carols, many Americans still have a full day planned out with littl...

Physics Club swings into action

Physics Club swings into action

Connor Harris, Staff Writer

November 22, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Have you ever felt like discussing more about certain topics in school but there just wasn't enough time? Do you have a passion for Physics? Then the Physics Club is right for you! The best part is, you don't even have to be taking Physics. This brand new club was founded by four senior students: Ryan S...

HB changes direction

HB changes direction

Maggie O'Hara, Co-Editor in Chief

November 21, 2016


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

On Friday, November 4, Hollis Brookline was visited by Former Chief Justice John Broderick and Dr. Bryant with Change Direction -- an initiative working to eliminate the stigma around mental illness. As mental health has become a more known part of our society, it's now increasingly important to be aw...

Behind the lunch counter

Behind the lunch counter

Kailah Cox, Staff writer

November 19, 2016


Filed under Features, November, Showcase

When the class of 2017 came to Hollis Brookline High School, the format of lunch changed for good. Cookies for just one dollar that were the size of a fairly large donut stopped being sold. School lunch is now all whole wheat products and prices are increasing. Changes were made as part of Michelle O...

Inside the life of a veteran

Inside the life of a veteran

Kat Pellerin, Megan Gialluca, Colin Loftus, and Kailah Cox

November 11, 2016


Filed under Features, November, Showcase

On this Veteran’s Day, it’s important to remember the reason Americans observe this national holiday. Not to be confused with Memorial Day, a holiday to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and died for our country, Veteran’s Day is a time to recognize those who have taken on the res...

Officer Bergeron wins community policing award

Officer Bergeron wins community policing award

Mario Barassi, Assistant Sports Editor

November 7, 2016


Filed under Features, November

Whether you see him around the school, in his office, or patrolling the streets, Master Patrol Officer and School Resource Officer (SRO) Rick Bergeron works to keep the Hollis Brookline community safe. Bergeron has been an SRO for five years and a police officer for 17 years. Many stop by his office ...

Spotlight on Senior Quest: Drew Gillis tackles his project

Spotlight on Senior Quest: Drew Gillis tackles his project

Megan Gialluca, Features Editor

October 21, 2016


Filed under Features, October, Showcase

When senior year begins for Hollis Brookline students, the race to find a career path is on. Even though some seniors know exactly what they want to do with their time after high school, it can still be very hard for students to gain experience in their potential field. To help these students through ...

Maggie O’Hara: behind the scenes

Maggie O’Hara: behind the scenes

Kat Pellerin, Op/Ed Editor

October 18, 2016


Filed under Features, October, Showcase

The majority of people at Hollis Brookline High School know Maggie O’Hara, whether as a colleague, friend, student, peer, or all of the above. But for those who don’t know her, or have only heard of her, she is our esteemed student body president.   O’Hara is what people would call a “rena...

Introducing new teachers

Introducing new teachers

Kailah Cox, Staff Writer

October 15, 2016


Filed under Features, October, Showcase

As the 2016 school year starts here at Hollis-Brookline High School, three new teachers and one administrator have been welcomed into the community: Heather Deegan, Gregory Parker, Audra Saunders, and Ass’t. Administrator Amanda Zeller. Amanda Zeller is the new assistant administrator at the school. ...

Life after high school

Life after high school

Hannah Balfour, Staff Writer

October 14, 2016


Filed under Features, October, Showcase

For the Class of 2017, senior year is just beginning. Many students need to think about what they want to do post-high school. The majority of the class will attend college, though some may find themselves in the workforce, and others in the military. However, the big question on everyone’s mind i...

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