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Wintertime activities

Wintertime activities

Nick Franzini, Staff Writer

November 24, 2017


Filed under November, Opinion

With winter just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to reflect on all the fun activities the season has to offer. Many people enjoy some part of winter here in New England, whether it be an outdoor winter sport, playing in the snow, or just sitting around the fire, enjoying the company of others....

Is Christmas music before Thanksgiving acceptable?

Is Christmas music before Thanksgiving acceptable?

Noah Penasack, News Editor

November 22, 2017


Filed under November, Opinion

The air gets colder, fallen leaves cover the ground, and Christmas decorations begin to come out; Americans associate this time with holiday cheer, while others endure holiday agitation. The holidays are a cherished time of year, from holiday shopping to Christmas cookies and candy canes. Perhaps the mo...

A shift in education: independent learning

A shift in education: independent learning

Patrick Bloniasz, Co-Editor in Chief

November 20, 2017


Filed under November, Opinion, Showcase

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 ...

‘Buckle Up NH’ is the best program in New Hampshire

‘Buckle Up NH’ is the best program in New Hampshire

Scott Vancoughnett, Feature Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On Oct. 23, students and staff from Hollis Brookline got to take a Monday off from school and travel to New Hampshire’s state capital to listen to a few wonderful speakers about safe driving. The first of the speakers was Former Special Agent, Garrett Fitzgerald, who was a Secret Service member for...

Pumpkin spice and everything nice

Pumpkin spice and everything nice

Avery Webb, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under November, Opinion, Showcase

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

The Worst Fall Tradition

Jonathan Brunkhardt, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under November, Opinion, Showcase

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...

Why is the apple still your favorite fruit?

Why is the apple still your favorite fruit?

Joe Messina, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Sunday morning rain falls as Joe Caswell ‘19 sits at his kitchen counter in his home in Hollis, NH. He sips his coffee as his fingers move around on his Apple iPhone 7, connecting with multiple people with just one swipe of his finger. Students all over Hollis-Brookline are involved in different activ...

Has the BSA gone too far?

Has the BSA gone too far?

Adam McQuilkin, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On October 11, the Boy Scouts of America overturned a century-old policy with the announcement that the Boy Scouting program will begin accepting girls into its formerly all-male troops and packs. This announcement comes 105 years after the founding of the BSA, and has been widely interpreted as a pr...

New time, same place

New time, same place

Eleanor Quarles, Co-Editor in Chief

November 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As the first quarter of the year comes to a close, the new high school start time has been in effect for almost two months. The beginning of school being 25 minutes later has caused shifts in the bell schedule and shortened passing time between classes. However, both students and teachers seem unbothered by...

Should students be required to take the PSATs?

Should students be required to take the PSATs?

Grace Straka, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

At HBHS, and high schools everywhere, the SATs have become a source of anxiety for most students. Along with SATs , though, comes the option for a practice test during October of a student’s sophomore and junior years. There is no requirement for students to take the PSATs, as opposed to other ...

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