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Help save a life, it’s in your blood

A group of students helps out at the school’s November blood drive in 2013. The Red Cross Club is known for a multitude of events throughout the year beyond blood drives, from safety training to card-writing for American troops overseas. Members of the community would like to see even more events and involvement in the future. “Through a more widespread participation from the school, [Red Cross] would make a bigger impact, but, right now, it is an isolated entity that acts on its own,” says Jack Aldana-Proulx ‘18. He hopes to see more events in the future.

Patrick Bloniasz, Editor in Chief

November 8, 2017

The HBHS Red Cross club is  holding a community blood drive on Nov 15 in Hollis Brookline High School’s mini-gym. Blood donations from individuals 16 and older will be accepted from 8am-1pm. Online registrations are strongly encouraged, and can be done by clicking on “blood drives.”   The student led group--advised by English Department Head, Heidi Foster--has been holding a...

New teachers transition to the new year

New Latin teacher Matt MacFarline sits at his desk, preparing for the day ahead of him. “I love it here at HB...I chose Hollis Brookline because of the community. There’s this really strong bond here between the students and the faculty. The students all want to learn here. I didn’t always get that same feeling in other areas,” said MacFarline.

Michael Friedman, News Editor

November 8, 2017

The beginning of the school year offers a rough transition between the easy-going summer months to the long trek of academic growth ahead. While every student remembers the harsh first quarter of freshman year, a stark difference from the middle school with which they had been acquainted, not many s...

Tromboning will save your life someday

Delfeayo provides a harmless grin as he takes a pic with a huge fan. Marsalis had been selling and signing his new CD out in the lobby after the show, and offering conversation and pictures for any students who want them. “I better keep an eye out for you man,” said Marsalis as he fared well to this student and the state as a whole.

Joseph Schunemann, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 7, 2017

...his encore performance of It’s a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong had the kind of tone that could swaddle up a baby in that kinda way that they’d never wanna be let go.

Potential facilities changes at HBHS

Additional space in the weight room will allow for the creation of a second floor, making room for the robotics lab and improvements to the current weight-training facilities. The changes would also allow the athletic directors to relocate to an office in the strength training space. “Kids could theoretically come in during a study and work out and not have to worry about ‘Is there a teacher there?’” said HBHS Principal Rick Barnes.

Mary Martin, Assistant Editor

November 6, 2017

The Hollis-Brookline Cooperative School Board met in the middle school library Sept. 19 to discuss the proposed changes to the high school. The Facilities Committee hopes to add a second floor in the space above the current weight room to fit a robotics lab, transform the weight room into a cross-tra...

Spooky Halloween 2017

 Pumped, student Rachel Romanow ‘18 lifts a pumpkin, excited for Halloween. She went pumpkin picking for the perfect pumpkin to carve. “I like this one. It’s spooky Mitchell!” said Romanow.

Emily Mitchell, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

Halloween started around 2,000 years ago in what is now Ireland and Northern France. Today we celebrate with trick-or-treating, dressing up in elaborate costumes, decorating homes and throwing bashes with friends. For some students, it’s not that big of a deal, but they still enjoy some aspects of it. “I...

It’s college time!

Jonathan Brackett ‘18 sits and finalizes his CommonApp as time winds down on the Early Action deadlines. “I think I’m in a good spot as far as the application goes,” said Brackett as he filled in his information.

Scott VanCoughnett, Features Editor

November 6, 2017

As if the beginning of the school year didn’t include enough already, an immensely large percentage of seniors are trying to cram in college applications as well. Seniors who are applying to college are currently working on their CommonApps, filing for need and merit based scholarships, finalizing ...

He’s with the band: Perry balances science and music

The members of Mr. Perry's band, Scalawag.

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor In Chief

November 30, 2016

In Eric Perry’s Physics classes, his students often hear him remark about his “rock ‘n roll days.” But his time of gigs and recording studios are not as far behind him as he may imply. Perry’s love of music has spanned his entire life, and he is looking forward to future opportunities that...

Fact vs. Fantasy: Black Friday

Hundreds wait to get in on the Black Friday deals.

Adriana Radosavljevic, Colton Mailloux, and Max MacLeod

November 25, 2016

There are many myths surrounding the origins of Black Friday, an event that involves stores discounting their products to insanely low prices. The beginning of Black Friday have been rumored to be linked to some of America’s darkest times, but these stories are indeed false. Black Friday can actuall...

Turkey Traditions

Many Americans enjoy a meal including turkey on Thanksgiving...yum.

Hannah Balfour, Mario Barassi, Jack Belanger, and Jonathan Carr

November 24, 2016

As the final leaves fall off the trees, Americans mark Thanksgiving as the unofficial end of autumn and the transition into winter. While Thanksgiving does not receive the glamour that Christmas does with the gift-giving and numerous carols, many Americans still have a full day planned out with littl...

Freshman vs Seniors

Senior Evan Sutton coaches Freshman Cooper Murray on how to do a chest press.

Grace Santoski, Dan Leone, Steve Giaconia, and Kaylee Hillard

November 23, 2016

In the past, freshmen at Hollis Brookline High School have said they were afraid of seniors. As middle schoolers come up to the high school, meeting new people in new surroundings can be quite scary. This year, the freshmen couldn’t be less intimidated by the upperclassmen. They are not afraid of being ju...

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