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A shift in education: independent learning

Hollis Brookline’s Profile displays some of the school’s academic rigor and overall success. SAU41 is known for typically leading the public educational scene in New Hampshire, consistently ranking within the top three schools year after year. “I believe school is what you make of it and those who chose to go further and dig deeper should be given the credit they deserve,” says Madeleine McCann ‘18, in regard to enabling students to embark on independent projects.

Patrick Bloniasz, Co-Editor in Chief

November 20, 2017

It isn’t rare to read clickbait headlines when it comes to educational reform, whether it be a new technology, a new program, or changing school start times. Through all the noise, one of the few shifts taking place that deserves special attention is the idea of independent, student-led learning. Over the ...

Booster Club Ski Swap

The Ski Swap will be happening Nov. 22-26 at Nashua High School South. “It’s the oldest Ski Swap event in New Hampshire, and we are very happy to continue the tradition of community support,” said Whalen.

Mary Martin, Assistant Editor

November 20, 2017

The Hollis-Brookline Athletic Booster Club (HBABC) will be hosting their biggest event of the year, the Ski Swap, from Nov. 22-26 at Nashua High School South. The event, which normally brings in upwards of $20,000, will raise money for the athletic teams at HB. The HBABC is a non-profit organization that ...

Girls volleyball brings home another title

The champions pose with their trophy after defeating Bishop Guertin in four sets on November 4th at Pinkerton Academy.

Avery Webb, Assistant Editor

November 20, 2017

In a rematch of the 2015 Division 1 volleyball championship, the Hollis Brookline Girls Volleyball Team defeated Bishop Guertin once again at Pinkerton Academy on November 4 to become Division 1 champions. Finishing the season 21-0 with only two total set losses, the girls won their 3rd-straight ...

HB Honors Choir brings their voices to Plymouth State

Students sing at the All New England Choral Festival on Thursday. The HB Honors Choir spent the day practicing and performing with other choirs from the area. Singers Jacqueline Hale ‘18 and Vivian Provost ‘18 enjoyed their time at the festival, saying that “it was cool to be around a bunch of people who just really enjoy singing” and “being able to hear that many voices from around New England was super rad.”

Eleanor Quarles, Co-Editor in Chief

November 18, 2017

On Thursday, Nov. 2, the Hollis Brookline Honors Choir attended the All New England Choral Festival at Plymouth State University. The event consisted of 350 voices from around New England, performing Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace. This year marked the 40th anniversary of the festiva...

From groovy jams to big-band swing: Fall concert

The jazz band performs their pieces for the audience of this fall’s performance. This band usually plays songs from a number of styles, ranging from laid back swing to upbeat funk charts.

Nick Franzini, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017

On October the 26, the Hollis Brookline music department put on it’s annual fall show, featuring performances from the Concert, Jazz, and Honors Choirs, as well as from both the Concert, Jazz, and Honors Jazz bands. Being both a stressful and busy time of the academic year, the fall shows aren’...

New Chemistry Teacher

Cleary is excited to see what is to come of her newfound career in teaching chemistry at HBHS.

Isabel Keefe, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017

This fall, after losing two teachers, Maryanne Rotelli and Deborah Maloney, the science department at HBHS hired recent college graduate Megan Cleary to fill the need. Cleary has been out of college for two years, after graduating from Keene State University. “It is her first time teaching, but she...

Pumpkin spice and everything nice

Resting on the coffee table in a living room, this pumpkin-scented candle is the perfect addition to the room to make it feel cozy, welcoming, and perfectly seasonal. Companies during this time of year thrive off of pumpkin-scented candles, because people love the way the smell brings together all of the great aspects of fall.

Avery Webb, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

With every new season comes its traditions. For autumn, the tradition seems to be that everything becomes pumpkin-scented or flavored, including candles, muffins, and even Oreos. The face of autumn comfort, however, is pumpkin coffee. We New Englanders love our coffee, and pumpkin coffee gives us the...

The Worst Fall Tradition

A typical artsy picture of the famous Starbucks pumpkin spice latte

Jonathan Brunkhardt, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

Along with the changing of the leaves and sweater weather comes the pumpkin spice craze. Pumpkin spice is a staple for fall coffee shops, and it is highly anticipated by people across the country. Hordes of people from all over will be rushing to get in the Starbucks line as soon as they see that pumpki...

Walkaround at HBHS

Tom Whalen describes the changes being made to the high school. Community members participated by asking questions about logistics, costs, and intentions.

Mary Martin, Assistant Editor

November 13, 2017

The Facilities Committee hosted a presentation and tour at the high school Monday, October 23 to inform community members of the proposed changes to the campus and the building. At the walkaround tour, visitors were able to see the current conditions of the weight room and mezzanine level storage...

French club attracts crowds for Parler pour Parler

Allowing kids to naturally improve their French, games are also enjoyable. Apples to Apples En Francais is a popular choice. “So we play those games in French and we communicate in French, and there is quite some Frenglish, but it is not stressful, very spontaneous, and it’s lots of fun,” says Madame Faucher.

Noah Penasack, News Editor

November 11, 2017

French club reaffirmed its popularity on Wednesday, October 25, with their second event of the year: Parler pour Parler. According to Madame Faucher, “Parler pour Parler” roughly translates to “to speak just to speak,” but speaking French isn’t all it involves. The event drew many peopl...

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