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Your freedom to read

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell was one of 2017’s most challenged books, according to the American Library Association. The children's book brought about a significant amount of controversy surrounding LGBTQ issues for several years running since its publication in 2005. “It is important to read things that shake you up. If you are not disturbed by things, you won’t be motivated to learn about them otherwise,” said Bettie Lou Hill.

Hannah Riseman, Co-Oped Editor

May 30, 2018

Libraries across the globe are considered safe havens of knowledge and access points to all of humankind’s greatest, and worst, achievements. However, not all libraries can carry the same material. For example, the Brookline Public Library and the Hollis Brookline High School Library don’t necessar...

Is Latin dead?

Mr. MacFarlane begins his class and asks his students to start translating in their Latin books. If they have any questions, he is happy to help. “He is a great teacher [and] a fair.” said Tyler Macdormand ‘18.

Kyle Bentall, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

Hollis Brookline High School has a history of hiring amazing teachers who are committed to the learning process and go above and beyond to help students. One new teacher who has had a great influence on many students at Hollis Brookline High School is Matthew MacFarlane. Matthew MacFarlane was hired as the Latin te...

Softball looks ahead to improve for next season

The softball players all gather together in a silly picture during a game. “It has come down to one or two innings [each game] where we can’t get out of the hole; other than those times- we play very solid” said Gray.

Emmie White, News Editor

May 30, 2018

With a record that leaves room for improvement, the HBHS girls softball team looks ahead to make changes and better prepare themselves for next season.   The girls met a majority of their top opponents in the first half of the season, and held their own in most of the games. Some highlights inclu...

Celtics Improbable Success

Jaylen Brown takes the ball to the rim through contact in a game against the Wizards. Despite battling injuries, Brown has been a key part of their success. “Jaylen now has two years under his belt and settling in, he has really elevated his level of play” says Michael Moscatelli ‘19.

Kyle Simpson, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018

“Their season is over,” said analyst Charles Barkley on October 17, after the Celtics lost Gordon Hayward to a gruesome ankle injury just five minutes into the first game of the season. Now, as June approaches, the Celtics are facing off against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Final...

Congratulations to Celeste Fetter

Congratulations to Celeste Fetter

May 24, 2018

Congratulations to senior girls lacrosse captain Celeste Fetter on her 100th career varsity goal!

The champion plan

The D2 Hollis Brookline Girls Basketball team is looking to add to the collection of basketball fame for the school. This glass showcase is located in the back lobby in front of the gym holding the previous trophies and plaques for both girls and boys basketball. “Fortunately, we played our best team basketball in the playoffs,” said Murphy.

Kaleigh Whalen, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018

The 2018 Division II girls basketball champions are not done yet at Hollis Brookline, and are looking for another banner to hang on the wall next year. The team has a diligent plan to defend their state title. The team is only losing one senior, and looks to get stronger. The girls have incoming sophomores for next ...

Honoring the Eagle Scouts

Ethan Hemenway’ 18 finishes his Eagle Scout project.

Mitchell Dreyer, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018

Becoming an Eagle Scout is an achievement that will stay with you for the rest of your life. It takes years of commitment and hard work to attain this status. The three tiers of scouts are Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and--finally--Eagle Scouts. Only 4 to 5% of boys who enroll in scouts end up obtaining this...

A blast from the past

Students all over patiently wait for sequels of their favorite childhood movies to come out. There is nothing like the feeling of remembering laughing over silly movies at a younger age. “It is nice to see sequels [coming out],” said Rachael Brown ‘20.

Leila Caplan, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018

There is nothing like going to the theater, sitting in a comfy seat, eating popcorn, and watching everyone’s favorite actors performing in new movies. The highlight of any student’s day is hearing their favorite influential childhood movies are coming out with sequels. Although some students, such as...

The beat goes on and on- when should bands retire?

Aged rockers Mick Jagger, Ron Wood, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts perform as the Rolling Stones in 2015. “It’s what we do man – we enjoy doing it and there’s thousands of people out there and they enjoy it too.” said guitarist Keith Richards in February 2018.

Nick Shepard, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018

The 1960’s and 70’s: two decades when radio waves were dominated by some of the greatest musical artists to ever walk the earth. From the Grateful Dead to Simon and Garfunkel, mega hit makers from that era have played countless tours since their formations, even though touring is a strenuous task. Fo...

Battle beside the batting cage

Jonathan Brunkhardt ‘18 and Scott VanCoughnett ‘18 gaze bitterly at the softball and baseball batting cage, located on the ceiling in the gymnasium. The volleyball teams have claimed that the low-lying cage gets in the way of their games. “It sucks,” says Burkhardt.

Sofia Barassi, Assistant Sports Editor

May 17, 2018

Both the softball and baseball teams at Hollis Brookline High School raised money to pay for the batting cage in the gymnasium, which was installed last year, hoping it would benefit their play. However, there has been considerable controversy over the placement of the cage even though it was paid fo...

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