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Spanish 4 and French 4–what happened to Honors?

Spanish 4 and French 4–what happened to Honors?

Skyler Anderson, Contributor

November 13, 2013


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Before the new 2013 school year if students wanted to move from the third level of a language to a fourth level of a language they had no option but to take an honors course because HBHS didn’t offer a regular course. For the first time this academic year, HB is offering both Spanish and French 4 a...

Traveling students

Traveling students

Hannah Walsh, Contributor

November 13, 2013


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A traveling student or area student is someone who travels to a different school to take a vocational program. The vocational programs include automotive, cosmetology, computer programing, carpentry and health science just to name a few. There are many pros to these programs, such as they are very hands...

HB honors veterans for their service

HB honors veterans for their service

Sara Swabowicz, Co Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2013


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With Veteran’s Day rapidly approaching, students and staff at Hollis Brookline worked to ensure that the veterans in the community were properly honored for their years of service to our country. The Homefront Club, advised by Mr. Duval and Mrs. Coughlin, organized a variety of activities to gi...

HB auto skills moving FORDward

HB auto skills moving FORDward

Sophia Hall, News Editor

November 6, 2013


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We all see those big trucks in the lower lot as most students drive to the upper lot. Two of those students, Jack Buchanan and Liam Tardif, have been nominated into the National AAA/Ford Automotive Competition this year taking place June 8 through June 10, 2014. There are a few steps to the competitio...

Viva Las Vegas & welcome back, MRS. Danis!

Viva Las Vegas & welcome back, MRS. Danis!

Hannah Walsh, Contributor

November 6, 2013


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Some students know her as "Smags" and Ms. Smagula, now "Mrs. Danis", is fine with students calling her by her maiden name or by her nickname. In the world outside of HB, however, Mrs. Lisa Danis is the latest staffer to tie the knot. The ceremony, attended by close friends and family, was held in...

Donned in duct tape, 1073 returns from River Rage competition

Donned in duct tape, 1073 returns from River Rage competition

Hannah St. George, Copy Editor

November 6, 2013


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As most people celebrate Halloween with costumes and candy, HB’s FIRST Robotics Team has their own tradition for October’s end. The FORCE Team 1073 spent their day at Goffstown Area High School on Saturday, Oct. 26 for River Rage, an annual Halloween-themed off-season competition. Here, they en...

Another upbeat musical event: Invitational New England Concert Band Festival

Harrison Newman, Contributor

November 5, 2013


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Each type of music is different, and each musician is different, but at the Invitational New England Concert Band Festival all high school musicians will be bringing his or her own spice to the event. The only way to play at this concert is to be an advanced musician, and be invited by the committee th...

Library receives donation of the Qur’an

Library receives donation of the Qur’an

Julie Christie, Assistant Editor

November 5, 2013


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It’s easy enough to admit that there are places much more diverse than HB, and that the students of HB rarely get a thorough immersion in other cultures. One program that strives to increase an understanding of other cultures is the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, which focuses on e...

Time for Her story: Engaged students start new history colloquium

Time for Her story: Engaged students start new history colloquium

Allison Andreola, Features Editor

October 30, 2013


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Hollis Brookline High School offers a plethora of history classes, but they all share one thing in common: for the most part, they focus on the accomplishments of men. Tired of seeing women being forgotten in history, several students took this issue into their own hands. The Herstory colloquium , a play on...

Common App Catastrophe

Common App Catastrophe

Matt Claire, Sports Editor

October 30, 2013


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The government isn’t the only thing shutting down in recent weeks. College-seeking students around the globe have been getting increasingly irritated with the glitchiness of the Common Application, a unifying application which includes over 500 universities and colleges. A stressful time as is, the ...

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