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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...

HB Red Cross Club: Will you lend a hand?

HB Red Cross Club: Will you lend a hand?

Hannah Balfour, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

The National Hurricane Center says that a category five hurricane can reach winds of 157 mph or higher, collapsing buildings and trees everywhere. Recently, Hurricane Matthew brought destruction to a vast number of homes across the southeast coast. The Hollis Brookline High School Red Cross Club is f...

Coffee with a cop

Coffee with a cop

Mario Barassi and Connor Harris

December 2, 2016


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On Thursday, December 1, the Hollis Police Department hosted Coffee with a Cop, a monthly event held with the Hollis senior citizens to better the department’s relations with the community. The event was held at Lawrence Barn from 12-1:30 p.m. Lt. Joe Hoebeke is in charge of the event and said, “the p...

Guest speaker from Ithaca College to speak about Communications

Guest speaker from Ithaca College to speak about Communications

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor in Chief

November 28, 2016


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Hollis Brookline High School will have the pleasure of hosting a Skype conversation with Diane Gayeski, the Dean of Ithaca College, during CAV Block on Wednesday, November 30. Gayeski plans to speak about the benefits of a communications major, and specifically the education one could receive from Ithaca...

HB changes direction

HB changes direction

Maggie O'Hara, Co-Editor in Chief

November 21, 2016


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

On Friday, November 4, Hollis Brookline was visited by Former Chief Justice John Broderick and Dr. Bryant with Change Direction -- an initiative working to eliminate the stigma around mental illness. As mental health has become a more known part of our society, it's now increasingly important to be aw...

The face of new student leadership: NHS Induction Ceremony

The face of new student leadership: NHS Induction Ceremony

Kat Pellerin, Op/Ed Editor

November 17, 2016


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This year’s new National Honor Society members were inducted Thursday, October 20. The ceremony was held, as in past years, in the Hollis Brookline auditorium with refreshments in the back lobby afterward. The inductions proceeded smoothly, and everything went as planned. Every year, as part of the ceremony, the NHS...

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