The CavChron

CavBlock update

Students study for various subjects during CavBlock. The new CavBlock system has been put to the test for the 2019-2020 school year, and there are mixed opinions. Social Studies teacher, Jennifer Given, prefers the new system.

Ella Mouradian, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

This year, HBHS introduced a new CavBlock system. This system allows students to choose what room and teacher they want for the day. Many students were very opinionated on this new process when it first started, but now that students have been through this new system for two quarters, have their opinio...

HB takes on Saratoga

Troy Moscatelli ‘22, pictured, wrestled at the Saratoga Invitational meet along with many other HB wrestlers. The team is looking forward to the rest of their season.
“The team will continue to work hard until the end,” said Luke Wang ‘22.

Amy Pattelena, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

On Jan. 3, members of the Hollis-Brookline wrestling team traveled to Saratoga, New York for the Saratoga Invitational wrestling meet.  The team faced many challenging opponents, and the meet did not end up giving them their expected or desired outcome. The team placed 14th out of the 15 teams that a...

We The People

A.P. Government students stand in front of the New Hampshire State House after their district hearing. “The hearings are exciting but certainly nerve racking,” said Josh Ide ‘20.

Peyton Arbogast, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

We The People is a national competition held every year between high school students throughout the United States. This year, A.P. Government and Politics students from Hollis-Brookline High School had another opportunity to participate in the competition. The competition began with district hearings...

The daunting week of midterms

Project-based midterms are becoming increasingly popular at H.B.H.S. They tend to be more favorable since they can be applied to a variety of skill sets learned throughout the first semester. “I would have more project-based or expression-based stuff where the students are applying the things they have learned in a more proactive setting instead of a stationary setting,” said Ari Frankel ‘21.

Megan Strecker, Web Editor

January 21, 2020

With midterms upon us, their value in our modern-day society comes into question. The nearly week-long series of tests have been described as incredibly stressful by American media outlets in recent years. They’ve pinned these tests as a taxing time in a student’s career, where their anxiety is on overdrive and they’re stressed “t...

Superior Midterms Schedule

These six pages belong to midterm exam prep for one class. This is a semester class, meaning there is only one shot at this midterm since it counts as the final for the class. “[Midterms] wrap up everything we’ve learned,” said Brown.

Amanda Brown, Op-Ed Editor

January 17, 2020

As one of the most dreaded parts of the year looms ahead,  students are feeling the pressure. At Hollis Brookline, midterms occur in mid to late January and last for four days, two exams per day. However, local school Bishop Guertin (BG) runs their midterms a little differently. While the schedules share some ...

More than just Legos

The children participating in the FIRST® Lego League Jr. (FLL Jr.) Expo present their work to viewers. “[The kids] come up to you and present their presentations” said Alex Hill ‘22.

Ella Mouradian, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

On Dec. 15, 2019, the Hollis Brookline High School’s FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) team, called The Force Team or FRC 1073, ran the FIRST® Lego League Jr. (FLL Jr.) Expo at Hollis Brookline High School. The event is intended to bring young kids with common interests in engineering and robotics together. FIRST...

The effects of the devastating Australian fires

A kangaroo is seen running past a house that is engulfed in flames. The destruction in Australia has displaced both people and wildlife in New South Wales and Victoria. “Some areas will never recover from the destruction,” said Rodney Clark.

Elise Dinbergs, Co-A&E Editor

January 15, 2020

Currently, a heart-breaking event is spreading throughout the southern portion of Australia, destroying peoples’ property and animals’ habitats. This all started in Nov. when a tragedy occurred within the country. Lightning struck the states of Victoria and New South Wales, causing a wildfire to br...

The 24 hour success

The participating students at the end of the festival come out on stage to bow and receive a generous applause from the audience. “The cool thing about the [show] is that you can do it three or four different times and have a completely different role every single time, it’s good for perception switches and there’s a lot of stuff [ that the students] can do,” said Producer Matthew Barbosa.

Lauren Hunt, Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

The final HB 24 hour play festival of the school year happened on January 4. With three shows total rounding out to about fifteen minutes each, those who participated this year are proud of the exceptional turn out. In case you’re new to the whole idea: the 24-Hour Play Festival involves a group of s...

Game Results – Tuesday 1/14

Sports, Writer

January 15, 2020

Results from Tuesday-January 14th :   The Girls Basketball team improved to 6-0 with a 56-23 win over ConVal. Elisabeth Stapelfeld had 19 points, Christina Balsamo had 13, and Amanda Goclowski had 10 points. Elizabeth Bonnette had 13 rebounds. The JV's won 45- 8.   The Boys Basket...

The Friendly Face In the Counseling Office

Guidance counselor Susan Joyce said the most helpful thing is that “every morning I come in and she unlocks my door for me when I have a handful of stuff to carry that honestly is the most helpful thing.” Wilkins is friendly, welcoming and always willing to help out.

Hannah Escandon, Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

The first person students and teachers see as they walk into the counseling office is the friendly face behind the desk, secretary Brenda Wilkins. Most people see secretary Brenda Wilkins at her desk, on her computer, answering the phone, writing passes or talking to students. What many people don’t know i...

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