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Introducing: The Harvest Dance

Students from the 2019 graduating class attend Homecoming 2017 in semi-formal dresses. Historically, HBHS Homecoming has been semi-formal attire, and will continue to be for the pending Harvest Dance. “We have to define [the dress code] still, but expect it to be semi-formal,” said Grosse.

Emmie White, Assistant Head Editor

September 27, 2018

The Homecoming Dance at Hollis Brookline High School has never been much of a hit. In years past, it’s been overshadowed by sports, clubs, and other events like Old Homes Day. This year’s Homecoming Dance was set to be hosted on Saturday, Sept. 29. However, the Homecoming Dance has been cancelled, as an...

A quick recap of 2018 Freshman Orientation

Transfer students gather with other HB students to ask questions and talk about the environment here at HBHS. Both transfer and freshman students were treated to many opportunities to get involved and comfortable at school.“I think the biggest take away from [Freshman Orientation/ Year] is the fact that it is a really good chance [for Freshman and new students] to define themselves and possibly reinvent themselves,” said Perry.

Emmie White, Assistant Head Editor

September 7, 2018

On August 29, the incoming freshmen and nearly 50 transfer students were invited to the annual HBHS Freshman Orientation Day where they familiarized themselves with their new school. Every year, orientation introduces the incoming freshmen and transfer students to their new classrooms, teachers, and...

Red Cross Club’s Spring blood drive

Leila Caplan, Staff Writer

June 13, 2018

Last month, people from the Hollis Brookline community lined up at the middle school and high school to donate blood in order to save countless lives. This event was orchestrated by the Red Cross Club, HBHS English teacher and club advisor, Heidi Foster, and HBHS health teacher, Erin White. For many,...

Move-in Day for the U.S. Jerusalem Embassy

 The United States opened an embassy in Jerusalem in early May, the event was met with acceptance and protest from Jerusalem’s locals and neighbors. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the opening ceremony, “Remember this moment, this is history.”

Harry Bates, Staff Writer

June 4, 2018

As a ceremony commences to open the new controversial United States Embassy in Jerusalem, not so far away on the Gaza border, an estimated 2,700 protesters were injured, leaving an estimated 58 people dead by Israeli armed forces. The havoc was sparked by President Trump’s decision to move the U.S....

The Future of School Funding

Many schools have started working with local companies in exchange for advertising the company's services. This allows the school to increase funding, without local taxes increasing.

Liam Grant, Leila Caplan, and Harry Bates

May 9, 2018

Recently, schools across the United States have started to look toward outside support in the form of private donations and local business sponsorship to increase education funding. This has become an increasingly popular alternative during the last few years due to rising school budgets nationwide. I...

Opioid epidemic

President Trump Speaks at Manchester, NH as he presses for the death penalty to be the solution for ending the opioid epidemic. New Hampshire has been a central hub for fentanyl and heroin which is causing countless overdoses/deaths. “According to a recent Dartmouth study, the sanctuary city of Lawrence, Massachusetts is one of the primary sources of fentanyl in six New Hampshire counties,” stated Trump.

Sofia Barassi, Mike Atlas, Cam Casciotti, and Cole Boggis

May 7, 2018

New Hampshire is the second leading state in drug overdoses per capita in the U.S. with around 500 deaths per year. The opioid epidemic has spread throughout the United States leading to more than 50,000 deaths. On March 19, President Trump visited, in his words, “[the] Drug-infested den [of],” New Hampshire, to address the opioid problem that has been plaguing th...

Student Reading at HBHS

Mike Fox and Christine Heaton pose at the end of the school library aisle. Fox is holding a handful of classic novels while Heaton stands at the end of her beloved bookcase. “What’s the difference between reading a magazine and article posts on Facebook?” said Heaton.

Harry Bates and Kaleigh Whalen

May 6, 2018

Why are students not reading as much as they used to? With the new era of technology at students’ fingertips across the nation, teachers tend to think students are only reading via social media. New technology has been engraved into generation Z’s minds without even realizing it. With communicatio...

Christine Heaton and her Outstanding Library Program of the Year

Students work in the library collaboratively in group projects. Heaton actively worked on creating a area for classes to come in, use resources, and create great work.  “This is an open-door classroom and an open-door learning space for anyone to use at any time,” said Heaton.

Emmie White, News Editor

April 18, 2018

Hollis Brookline High School’s very own Christine Heaton, librarian, has been awarded the 2018 NHSLMA Outstanding Library Program award for the fantastic library she has imagined, developed, and fostered over the last five years. On March 28, Heaton was sent a letter by the NHSLMA (New Hampshire School...

The quest for 1600

The SAT is run by The College Board, and is the most widely used standardized test for students to take when preparing for college. One alternative for the SAT is the ACT (or American College Testing). The ACT differs from the SAT by scoring people out of a possible 36 points, and includes a science section. “I took the SAT because it was free to take at the high school,” said Nick Franzini ‘18, SAT veteran.“Once I took one, I felt like I had to take it again so I can superscore it. It didn’t make sense to take a whole different test.”

Max Porter, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018

The SAT is one of the most important tests of everyone’s high school career. Every year, students at HBHS eagerly walk into the gymnasium, nervous about what is to come. During the longest three hours and 50 minutes of their lives, students are tested in sections of math, reading, and writing. Man...

Cambridge Analytica’s Role in the 2016 Election

Just like many do after getting home from school or work, they log into Facebook and start scrolling. “This was a major breach of trust, and I’m really sorry this happened” Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview with CNN.

Harry Bates, Staff Writer

April 6, 2018

British data firm and political strategist group, Cambridge Analytica, has come into light recently, after now former Research Director and part-founder, Chris Wylie, said the company assisted the 2016 Trump presidential campaign in directly targeting American Facebook users with pro-Trump advertisements. ...

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