The CavChron

Survivors turned political activists

Kyle Kashuv speaking with First Lady Melania Trump on March 10, 2018 after a meeting in the oval office.

Joe Caswell, Features Editor

April 4, 2018

Amidst the horrors of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting of Feb. 14, 2018, many new national voices have emerged, speaking promptly and powerfully about what happened and what needs to be done. These voices the voice of high school students. Two of the most well known voices are from students ...

Turf field in the works

The HB soccer/baseball field lays covered in snow during the winter offseason. As soon as the snow melts, the field will once again be overused with the constant need of field space. “A turf field would be a huge help to the football team and HB sports in general”, said Brown ‘19.

Kyle Simpson, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018

Back in 2014, the idea of a turf field for Hollis Brookline High School was first proposed after a glaring issue arose: lack of field space and field over-usage. Now, four years later, Hollis and Brookline have finally voted to pass Article One and allow for the creation of a turf field at our high sch...

CSDA Safety Fair

Red Cross Club members teach CSDA students how to stay safe in the event of emergencies. One of the Red Cross Club’s purposes is to teach students how to stay safe during different scenarios. “...the Red Cross club is helpful because the club helps people after disasters and in the school club we do a lot of volunteering and blood drives for the community,” said Tiner.

Leila Caplan, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018

On Tuesday, March 6, the Hollis Brookline High School Red Cross Club traveled to C.S.D.A., a Brookline elementary school, in order to host one of their annual safety fairs for the students. The young students learned concepts such as basic first aid, fire safety, water and ice safety, how to respond ...

Where do we go from here?

March 14th marked exactly one month since the shooting in Parkland, Florida. Students across the country chose to leave school in memoriam of the 17 lives that were lost.

Liam Grant, A&E Editor

March 23, 2018

Sometimes it almost seems as if everyday tragedy finds a way to make its mark -- be it close at home or overseas. Waking up early in the morning, cup of coffee in hand, birds singing a new song, blissfully unaware that yet again people have been severely injured, lives have been lost, and families le...

MLB rule change

Justin Verlander throws a pitch during his time in Detroit. Justin Verlander is currently on the Houston Astros and shares his opinion on the new mound visit rule change. “If you're going to make adjustments I personally don't think limiting mound visits between a catcher & pitcher is the way to go. If there's a cross-up in signs those guys [catchers] can get hurt

Sofia Barassi, Assistant Sports Editor

March 21, 2018

Do you enjoy watching professional baseball on television? If you're not a huge fan of it, there's a change being made for the start of the 2018 Major League Baseball season that may catch your interest. Many have complained about the length of games, so the MLB imposed a new rule that allows only si...

School trips during February break

Students on the Costa Rica trip stand together after they finished digging and replanting seeds to bring wildlife to the shores. The trip consisted of activities to help out the community and preserve the land along the river. “It feels good that all the work we put in will help so many people in the future, and we all became a lot closer while we were doing it,” said Meghan Veino ‘20.

Lindsey Wood, staff writer

March 20, 2018

During February vacation, AP World History students traveled to Greece and Rome to visit ancient landmarks, while Spanish students traveled to Costa Rica for a service trip. Each trip only lasted a quick seven days, but they were trips of a lifetime.    Fifty of this year and last year’s AP Worl...

Cooperative school board-on gun violence

Mary Martin addresses the school board about the recent increase of gun violence in schools. The Hollis-Brookline Cooperative School Board meeting took place on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the HBMS Library. “The gun issue is multifaceted, so there are many problems and solutions. There’s not one answer,” said Martin.

Hannah Riseman, Op-Ed Co-Editor

February 28, 2018

On Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the HBMS Library, the Hollis Brookline Cooperative School Board held a much-anticipated meeting, the main topic of discussion being the recent school shooting in Florida and its impact on Hollis-Brookline schools. The meeting, which began at 6:00 pm, opened by mentioning the Fl...

This years flu epidemic is far from over, get vaccinated!

Americans all over are experiencing flu symptoms. Taking precautions to avoid getting the flu is extremely important. “The flu is really bad this year. Stay clear of sick people, stay hydrated and get lots of sleep,”  said Rachael Brown ‘20.

Leila Caplan, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

Kyle Baughman, a healthy 21-year-old from Pennsylvania, got home from work one night feeling out of sorts. He the flu, and because he was not vaccinated, he died a few days later. Baughman went into organ failure after contracting the flu, says Jamie Ducharme of TIME magazine. The flu has not yet rea...

Course registration

A student struggles to choose classes for a reasonable schedule, using PowerSchool. It’s only been used to register courses for the past ten years, but it makes the process more efficient than older methods. “I like the PowerSchool system. Kudos to guidance. They do a good job. It’s well-done, it works for me,” said Roy-Faucher, who uses PowerSchool annually to recommend students for classes.

Rowan Gingras, Op-Ed Editor

February 20, 2018

Have you picked from the seemingly-endless list of electives yet? Are you looking forward to spending an evening staring at PowerSchool? Yes, it is that time of year again. From Feb.6-19, course registration for the 2018-2019 school year is open for HBHS students. Course registration is a process in which th...

FIRST Robotics Kickoff 2018

The team at the World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri last year. “It was fun to travel because of how we did during the competition season. We didn't win but I'm happy to have worked with the team” said Michael Volmer ‘17, who graduated last year.

Amanda Berthiaume, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018

Do you know what the FIRST Robotics 1073 The Force Team is up to now? Recently, they were alerted of the competition game for this year. The game for 2018  is called “FIRST POWER UP,” which is based off the idea of being trapped inside an arcade game. The objective is to gain ownership of the th...

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