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The CavChron

The student news site of Hollis Brookline High School

The CavChron

The student news site of Hollis Brookline High School

The CavChron

Stereotypical Barbie (played by Margot Robbie) dances in a party scene from Barbie. The Greta Gerwig-directed film became the highest-grossing movie of 2023 with $1.44 billion worldwide and broke the record for the highest-grossing female-directed film of all time. “What I think really contributed to the success was the idea of dressing up and going to Barbie. Everyone wore pink…it was the summer of girls,” said HB film studies teacher Victoria Flaherty. (Image courtesy of Warners Bros. Pictures)

2023: The Year the Movies Made a Comeback

Finn Brown, Head Editor April 21, 2024

“We come to this place for magic,” actress Nicole Kidman boasts at the beginning of her infamous AMC Theaters commercial. The advertisement plays at the start of each film shown at the theater chain,...

Maggie Rogers graces the cover of ‘Don’t Forget Me’ in a Polaroid photograph. The singer-songwriter’s third studio album features 10 tracks and a more laid-back sound for the indie star. “I really wanted to make a record that felt like a Sunday driving record,” explained Rogers in an interview with the Associated Press. | Capitol Records

Maggie Rogers Reflects on ‘Don’t Forget Me’

Finn Brown, Head Editor April 18, 2024

For the past eight years, Maggie Rogers has been a reliable, innovative voice in independent music. The singer-songwriter first gained attention in 2016 after a masterclass video of her and Pharrell Williams...

Emily Tebbetts shoots from the three point line against Milford, adding to her record of highest scorer this season. “Tebbetts is one of our best players this season” said Coach Heidie Moore.

Player Profile: Emily Tebbetts

Annika Carlson, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

Emily Tebbetts, a junior at Hollis-Brookline High School, had the most stellar basketball season of her career so far. Tebbets came out this year varsity starter with not a lot of experience, but quickly...

Sarah Gillespie, a junior at HBHS can be seen in the photo. She is studying for her midterm, quite stressfully might it be added.

Are Midterms and Finals Needed at HBHS?

Zoё Welts, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

A 2-hour long exam period. Studying upon studying. Work piling up, and stress piling up. Students know what is coming: midterms and finals. Each year during some week in January and the last week of...

Miranda Bergeron 25 stands with fellow euphonium players at the New Hampshire All-State Music Festival. | Courtesy Bergeron

Lost in the Music: Miranda Bergeron and the Euphonium

Mason Marshall, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 15, 2024

Lost in the sweet sound, soothing the mind with a blanket of safety and serenity. Suddenly, surprisingly, interrupted: a sneeze. A head hitting the mouthpiece, the musician scrambling to get back on track....

Album cover features Gray in a yellow and black jacket, with a colorful painted face. | Republic Records

Conan Gray Finds New Sound with ‘Found Heaven’

Mason Marshall, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 8, 2024

It’s April 5, 2024, but Conan Gray whimsically whisks the world back to the 1980s with the release of his third album, Found Heaven. Featuring 13 songs, Gray experiments with new sounds and themes, carefully...

Seen is Greta Van Fleet performing the popular song Light My Love, at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on September 15, 2023. “This was probably my favorite song of the concert,” said Hannah Welts ‘25.

Greta Van Fleet: Lighting Up the Rock Stage

Zoё Welts, Staff Writer April 3, 2024

Following the release of their 2023 album, Starcatcher, the up and coming rock band Greta Van Fleet is currently on their first world tour. Formed in 2012 the band consists of four members: lead vocalist...

 A traditional smoothie bowl made with acai berry and topped with granola and berries similar to those at the new Balanced Cafe in Amherst, NH.

Balanced Café: Worth the price?

Claire Ballou, Sports Editor May 2, 2023

A new cafe in Amherst on 101A opened recently, focusing on smoothies, wraps, salads, and acai bowls. Found in the same building that A&E coffee formerly was in, Balanced Cafe is situated in the plaza...

The 2022 Baseball team after winning the state championship 7 - 2 against St. Thomas Aquinas.

Will The Baseball Team Match The Success of Last Season?

Megan White and Claire Ballou April 12, 2023

In an exciting end to the season, the boys' baseball team won the state championship last spring. Several students cheered the team on in the final against St. Thomas Aquinas, in which they pulled off...

I feel like I applied to more reach schools than I would’ve if I had had to turn in my SAT scores. I was also more able to focus on my school work than trying to get the best SAT score possible. I don’t really feel like my score is a good measure of my intelligence and capabilities, so I was definitely much more confident not having to submit them. -Annabelle Jesse

Test-Optional Applications have Increased Competitiveness in College Admissions

Ashton Foltz and Owen Goodchild April 11, 2023

I sat down ready to be smacked in the face with the cold, hard reality of my SAT score. My friends around me had already rushed toward the same goal and cheered about the beautiful future they would have...

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