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The student news site of Hollis Brookline High School

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Officer Hooper is standing next to student Bradley Noble ‘24 ensuring the safety of the staff and students here at HB. Officer Hooper is a new SRO but is always willing to help students to talk about school safety.

Avoid, Deny, Defend

Miguel Avalos, Staff Writer January 23, 2024

Ever since elementary school, current students have had to practice lockdown drills and fire evacuations in school. But throughout the years, things have changed with past threats that have occurred. Now...

Steven Crooks grades a lab from his AP Physics 1 class. He is a new teacher, but already helping his students succeed with his grading philosophies and policies. “I want to see the thought process [in their work],” said Crooks.

Grading Philosophies

Annika Bergin, Opinion Editor January 17, 2024

Grades are a central part of a student’s educational experience.  Through the CavChron’s investigation into Grading Structures & Practices, we hope to shed light on Grading Philosophies, Rapid...

A teenager’s hand is seen checking a notification on their iPhone, which tends to be a habit for almost every age group. Whether the notification is from PowerSchool or not, the natural instinct to check ones phone explains why students check PowerSchool as often as they do.  “I know many students who check it multiple times a day,” said Melissa Moyer, HBHS Guidance counselor. (Daria Nepriakhina epicantus, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons)

PowerSchool: Is Rapid Access to Grades Bad?

Bailey Dunn, Head Editor January 12, 2024

Grades are a central part of a student’s educational experience.  Through the CavChron’s investigation into Grading Structures & Practices, we hope to shed light on Grading Philosophies, Rapid...

These high school students are currently taking a test in biology class. While taking the exam, students are overwhelmed and stressed. “I definitely think midterms and finals are beneficial for students because it’s something students need to get used to,” said Angelina Costa 25. (UPNA, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Are Midterms and Finals Important for High Schoolers?

Kirti Das, Staff Writer January 11, 2024

Grades are a central part of a student’s educational experience.  Through the CavChron’s investigation into Grading Structures & Practices, we hope to shed light on Grading Philosophies, Rapid...

A student frantically types their grades and classes into a spreadsheet.  Previously, when class rank existed at HBHS, students would add grades into spreadsheets to determine who had the highest GPA.  “Some students that were on that spreadsheet were in that internal race to get to the top 10,” said Chantel Klardie, head of Guidance at HBHS.

Two Years Later: Investigating HB’s Class Rank Removal

Mason Marshall, Arts & Entertainment Editor January 10, 2024

Grades are a central part of a student’s educational experience.  Through the CavChron’s investigation into Grading Structures & Practices, we hope to shed light on Grading Philosophies, Rapid...

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