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“Lad in a Battle” visits HBHS

“Lad in a Battle” visits HBHS

October 13, 2017


Filed under News, October

On Oct. 10, students at Hollis Brookline High School gathered to listen to James Orrigo, founder and CEO of “Lad in a Battle”, during sixth period in the community auditorium. The motivational presentation focused on encouraging students at HBHS to take negative situations in life and turn them into posi...

A run for Us

A run for Us

Adam McQuilkin, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under News, October

On Thursday September 28th, 148 teachers and staff from across the district came together to participate in the first annual 2Run5k, a road race held on the HBHS campus. The race, a new addition to the community calendar, was created as a way to raise money in support for local charities, encouragin...

HB senior awarded NRRA’s Outstanding Student Recycler of the Year Award

HB senior awarded NRRA’s Outstanding Student Recycler of the Year Award

Maggie O'Hara, Co-Editor in Chief

June 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) recognized sen ior Allie Campbell’s exceptional recycling efforts on Tuesday, May 23 at their annual conference, naming her “Outstanding Student Recycler of the Year.” The Hollis Brookline Green Group, the environmental and recycling club, ha...

HB FIRST Robotics team brings home silver

HB FIRST Robotics team brings home silver

Maggie O'Hara and Ava Occhialini

May 25, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The HBHS Robotics team brought home a silver medal from the FIRST World Championships early this month, where they competed among more than 400 other teams in St. Louis, Missouri. After weeks of designing, prototyping, and programming, the HBHS Robotics team brought their newest Robot, Zeppelin, to comp...

HB Legal Studies class creates mock trial

HB Legal Studies class creates mock trial

Mario Barassi, Assistant Sports Editor

May 25, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

It is on the news every day: a local trial going on in the community. Sometimes the suit is a high profile case, such as the Aaron Hernandez murder trial, or the Boston Marathon bombing trial. Judges are assigned, jurors are selected, and witnesses are called. On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, fourth period Leg...

Mr. HB: a tradition in need of a makeover?

Mr. HB: a tradition in need of a makeover?

Ava Occhialini, A&E Editor

May 10, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Mr. HBHS has always been a hallmark event of tongue-in-cheek pageantry for the students at Hollis Brookline High School. Known as an evening of laughs during which students vy for the envied title and cash prizes, the event is a long time tradition. This year, from among the nominated young men, Cooper...

HB FIRST Robotics team celebrates district win

HB FIRST Robotics team celebrates district win

Derek Davidson, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The HB Robotics team traveled to UNH for their three-day district robotics competition from April 6 to 8. The Force Team was matched up against the top 64 teams all across New England. All the teams were competing to qualify for the national competition in St. Louis, MO-- and the Force Team came out on ...

Seat belt challenge returns to HB

Seat belt challenge returns to HB

Anthony Tamposi, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Wednesday, April 12, Hollis Brookline High School hosted their annual Seatbelt Challenge. Outside of the back lobby, an old police car was parked and used for the competition. In the seat belt challenge, four people sit in the police car with their seatbelts on. When SRO Officer Bergeron blows...

A fun-filled day for underclassmen

A fun-filled day for underclassmen

Caroline Kroeger, News Editor

April 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Wednesday, April 5, while the junior class worked hard on the SATs, both the freshman and sophomore class took the day off from the classroom--but not from learning. 9th graders explored the Wright Museum while 10th graders experienced a well portrayed rendition of William Shakespeare's The Tempest, as produ...

Author Gloria Norris visits Memoirs class

Author Gloria Norris visits Memoirs class

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor in Chief

April 14, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

It began when English teacher Ann Melim was reading Kookooland and realized she had a question about a certain part of the novel. She decided to email the author, Gloria Norris. The two began a conversation that culminated with a visit from the author on April 10. Melim’s first period Memoirs cl...

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