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While getting materials ready for today’s AP Environmental Science class, Mrs. Brooks briefly removes her mask for a quick smiling photo. “Really the joy of my life is teaching science,” said Brooks.

Mrs. Brooks: Behind the scenes

Aryssa LeBaron, News Editor October 30, 2020

Students at HB, may have seen Nancy Brooks, the long term sub for Camille. Carson. Brooks spends the majority of her time in room 304, where she teaches Environmental Science, and She occasionally takes...

William Bird 22’ in a live zoom remote class at his home workspace.

Differences Between Remote and In-Person Learning at HBHS

Grant Batson, Staff Writer October 27, 2020

  There are two options for students at Hollis Brookline High School to pick as far as attending school: in-person or via Zoom. What are those differences and what do students generally seem to...

Harry Porter ‘21 creates his music using FL Studio on a personal laptop. Many of the sounds in Porter's music come from sources on the internet.

Harry Porter’s Unique Approach to Making Music

Tyler Bazemore, Staff Writer October 26, 2020

With the number of kids participating in band and choir class at HB, you almost certainly know someone with musical talent. With the rise of electronic music, you might even know some electronic music...

The guidelines at Hollis-Brookline High School are still being revised as problems are arising. At the beginning of the year lunch seating was not tracked specific enough so now the school has QR codes for contact tracing. As long as the school keeps making changes to ensure the highest level of safety the school should be able to stay open. 
“This is one area we are always looking to improve because lunch is the biggest transition during the day,” said Barnes.

Covid-19 Guidelines at Hollis-Brookline High School

Abigail Brown, Op-Ed Editor October 21, 2020

Hollis Brookline High School has opened for in-person learning with many guidelines to keep students safe. One of the guidelines set in place is to wear a mask at all times when social distancing is not...

A class at HB being taught over Zoom. This year has forced teachers to be adaptive and innovative in order to tailor their classes to remote environments. “I think teaching online can make you a better teacher. You have to be crystal clear with where you want to go, what learning experience will help students develop skills, and you have to be really, really organized, and think ahead all of the time.” said Illingworth.

Life During Quarantine

Alex Tisa, Head Editor October 21, 2020

On a cold March day, students left the building with hopes high, looking forward to returning to school in two weeks once COVID-19 blew over. What students didn’t know, however, is that this would be...

The new senior class takes inspiration from last year’s prom and starts looking at ways to make this year just as exciting while still being safe.

Senior Fears of Senior Year

Kaitlyn Ferdinand, Head Editor October 20, 2020

As students have been getting accustomed to their new school environment, seniors are reflecting on how they think their final year will look. The typical senior activities are up in the air due to Covid...

This is a photo of a chrome book that is used for online learning. As a remote student I used my own chromebook. “He is always on his computer anyways so I thought it would be good for him.”says Katelin Daniels, mother of Jason daniels. Almost every kid of the parents who were interviewed used a chromebook.

How are parents taking remote learning

Nick Mclatchy, Staff Writer October 19, 2020

As we start up the school year again, the threat of COVID-19 is still lingering from the prior year. Many families have opted to have their children be taught through an online environment instead of going...

 The new guidelines for COVID-19 have led to a drastic change in how lunch works at HB. For the people who do not want to eat outside at lunch, the tables in the gym are the only other option. They sit two people at a table at most, and students have to scan where they are sitting. It is up to the students to keep up with logging where they sit or else the school will have to assign lunch seats “Now more than ever students need to practice self management” says Ilingworth.

Teachers on the New Way of Learning

Lauren Rogers, Features Editor October 16, 2020

With the new changes to school this year, the teachers, both in-person and remote, have had to adjust how they teach their classes. COVID-19 has made HB rework multiple systems used in the past to make...

Game Results – Thursday 10/31

Sports, Writer November 3, 2019

Results from Thursday - Oct 31st :   The #2 seeded Hollis Brookline Cavalier Volleyball team defeated Windham 3-0 with scores of 25-11, 25-13 and 25-19. Top performers were Kaleigh Whalen 12...

Audra Saunders examining the costumes before the fitting during CavBlock begins. She considers how they look on stage alongside each other. “It’s about showing the personality of the character and really thinking about color as well,” said Saunders.

Costume production for Radium Girls

Megan Strecker, Web Editor October 31, 2019

With Radium Girls coming to Hollis-Brookline High School in a little over a month, preparation is amping up to make the play an absolute showstopper. Audra Saunders, one of the Visual & Performing...

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