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Penny War to conclude Feb. 17

Penny War to conclude Feb. 17

Caroline Kroeger, News Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Penny War: an annual HB tradition that occurs the week before Spirit Week, this year starting Tuesday, February 14 and ending Friday, February 17. A competition between each grade, Penny War occurs during all three lunches, as each class has a corresponding jar. Students, faculty and staff have the oppo...

Public Forum: Start Time Committee leads a potential change in the HB community

Public Forum: Start Time Committee leads a potential change in the HB community

Caroline Kroeger, News Editor
February 3, 2017
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On Monday, January 30, the towns of Hollis and Brookline met at Captain Samuel Douglas Academy to discuss the ongoing topic of altering the start time of  both the coop and elementary schools.  The discussion was led by HB Cooperative school board member Krista Whalen along with Start Time Committee...

HB theater students shine in the first ever 24 Hour Play Festival

HB theater students shine in the first ever 24 Hour Play Festival

Caroline Kroeger, News Editor
January 18, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

After the HB Improv show on Friday, January 13, four students worked through the night to compose original 10 minute plays to be rehearsed and presented the following day. These performances were part of the first 24 Hour Play Festival, produced by HB alum Takuma Okada ‘16 and teachers Matt Barbosa and ...

HB teens respond to “Kidnapping Live”

HB teens respond to “Kidnapping Live”

Colton Mailloux, Staff Writer
January 13, 2017
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On Wednesday, January 4, four African-American teens in Chicago were taken into custody after a video was released showing the accused tying up and torturing a white male with mental health challenges. The local police were made aware of this crime through social media, as the perpetrators had posted ...

Law and Order: HB attends “We the People”

Law and Order: HB attends “We the People”

Caroline Kroeger, News Editor
January 12, 2017
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On Friday, December 9, 29 students from HB traveled up to the New Hampshire State House in Concord to compete in the “We The People” district hearing. Last Friday, January 6, 31 students had the chance to participate yet again. These driven students are currently taking the AP Government, taught by Tr...

HB the Change collects coats for those in need

HB the Change collects coats for those in need

Maggie O'Hara, Co-Editor in Chief
January 10, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Throughout the month of December and the beginning of January, Hollis Brookline’s pay-it-forward and community service group, HB the Change, has been collecting coats and other winter clothes to donate to those less fortunate in and around the community. With drop off stations at both the high scho...

HB gives back — The giving tree

HB gives back — The giving tree

Grace Santoski, Staff Writer
December 19, 2016
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The Giving Tree has been an HB tradition for several years. Typically, there is a Christmas tree with paper mittens attached on display in the main office; however, this year the mittens had to be taped onto the wall. Each mitten has a name of a local child in need and what a local child would like f...

Brazilian soccer team faces fatal crash; only six survive

Brazilian soccer team faces fatal crash; only six survive

Jack Belanger, Staff Writer
December 9, 2016
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The Brazilian soccer community suffered a tragedy on the night of November 28, when the plane carrying members of the Chapecoense soccer team crashed into the mountains near Medellin, Colombia. According to CNN, of the 83 passengers, only six survived. The survivors include three players, two crew members and one journalist. Initial reports said...

Melim climbs for a cause

Melim climbs for a cause

Derek Davidson, Staff Writer
December 6, 2016
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Imagine being thousands of feet up on Mt. Washington -- it’s mid-winter and the wind is blowing at 60 mph. You’re carrying a pack full of gear and climbing equipment. On your last leg of the climb, an ice cliff poses as an obstacle. This is the scene Ann Melim will face in frigid January, her 10t...

Hollis PD participates in Movember traditions

Hollis PD participates in Movember traditions

Connor Harris, Staff Writer
December 5, 2016
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While a few friends were catching up back in 2003, they jokingly brought up an idea to make the mustache fad a popular trend yet again in today's fashion world. After rounding up 30 people willing to partake in growing unique mustaches/facial hair for the month of November, they officially named it Movemb...

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