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Should we have a PLC schedule every day at HB?

The typical bell schedule here at HBHS. This schedule has been the same ever since 2017, when students advocated for a later start time. “Changing the school day schedule would be hard to change, but not impossible,” said Trevor Duval.
March 25, 2020

Each morning, many students wake up and dread going to school so early in the morning. School start time, until the 2017-2018 school year, was 7:15 a.m., but on Fridays, HBHS has a PLC schedule, and school...

Remote learning: three days in

Last week Hollis-Brookline transition to remote learning due to the spread of COVID-19.  This has posed new challenges and learning experiences for students and staff alike.
March 23, 2020

Friday, March 20, exactly one week after the announcement that SAU41 would transition to remote learning until April 3 due to the spread of COVID-19, marked the end of the first week of online learning....

First airline to announce carbon-neutral goal

I took this photo on my flight last spring, the clouds are floating all around the plane here. During the short flight, this plane produced almost 42,000 pounds of carbon dioxide into the air that we breathe. “This is getting out of hand and things need to change,” says Teddy Moscatelli ‘21.
March 21, 2020

Every time we travel by airplane, over 50 pounds of carbon per mile are released into the earth’s atmosphere. In early January, Jetblue was the first airline ever to announce it’s reduction of these...

Coming Soon… The SAT

Students are off to an early start studying hard for the SATs. The SATs are an important assessment that all the students have to take for when they go to college. It will help determine whether they are accepted or not to the college they want to go to. Students study hard for this, wanting to receive a good score. “ I am not too stressed about the SAT but I know an immense amount of people who are stressed over them knowing how much they are worth.” said John Bergin ‘21.
March 21, 2020

The SAT demonstrates the intelligence of students and their growth throughout high school. Yes, this test may be stressful to students, but it does show their ability of test taking and using their time...

Speculations arise following the Democratic candidate drop outs

Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks with attendees of the 2019 California Democratic Party State Convention at the George R. Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California. “I am a Democratic because I believe in protecting freedom, fairness, families, and the future,” said Buttigieg.
March 20, 2020

In the past few weeks, several presidential candidates of the Democratic party dropped out of the race, most notably Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Amy Klobuchar, and Mayor Michael...

Joe Biden takes the delegate lead as Sanders falls short

Joe Biden celebrates his Super Tuesday victories at a rally in Colombia. Biden, after defeats in the first two primaries, is now the current delegate leader. “Biden is well-liked by Black voters, moderates, and the Democratic establishment,” said Lily Coady ‘20.
March 20, 2020

The presidential race received a big shake up on Tuesday, March 3, as Joe Biden and his campaign had a surprising resurgence. Biden ended up winning 10 of the 14 states of one of the presidential race’s...

Coronavirus catastrophe

This photo is of the streets of Barcelona, one of the cities the Spain trip was going to be travelling to. Unfortunately they will no longer be going. “While I’m upset I won't get to go to Europe, which is certainly a little upsetting, I understand the seriousness of the COVID-19 issue and wouldn’t want to risk it for those I’d return to,” Lily Coady ‘20.
March 20, 2020

Among almost every event taking place in the next month, Coronavirus has caused a cancellation of all of the school trips planned for April break. These trips have been planned since fall of 2019, and...

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Volunteers from Hillsborough County gather at a local church to participate in the most recent Sleep in Heavenly Peace Build Day. They built 20 bunk beds in the span of four hours. “Kids not having beds or places to sleep is not something that a lot of people think about as an issue in our community, but there is a need for it. The beds are going to help get kids off the floor and sleeping in actual beds” said Kathryn Fry ‘20.
March 19, 2020

Nothing beats the feeling of crashing into your own bed after a long day of school. For most here at Hollis Brookline High School, enjoying a nice, long nap in our warm, comfortable bed is something we...

What the Coronavirus Means for the Hollis-Brookline Community

Hollis Brookline High School remains empty as it is in the process of being cleaned. Just last week the building was full of students, but unfortunately it has been closed due to COVID-19. “I think we need to use the necessary precautions and protect our compromised family members,” said school nurse Amber Fox McNeil.
March 19, 2020

A couple months ago, a new story hit the headlines. In China, an unknown sickness, the coronavirus, emerged. At the time, it was causing lots of issues in China, but the worldwide impact was limited. Nonetheless,...

HB Students Jam at HUES

Members of Rock Band pose for a team photo before leaving for HUES after school. They volunteer each week to help younger students with social and learning disabilities learn and enjoy music and dancing activities. Sean Tisa ‘21 (top right) said, “My experience has been great, I really enjoy coming down here to help every Monday.”
March 19, 2020

A group of young elementary schoolers sit in a circle alternating with high school students. With African drums in front of them, they each take turns tapping a beat and repeating as a group. They go around...

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