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eSports on the rise

eSports on the rise

Brock Radford, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under April, Opinion, Showcase

It’s no question that sports at HB are a large part of students’ lives, whether students are part of the team or just spectators. However, a new demographic is surfacing around the world: eSports, competitive video games played in front of large crowds of dedicated fans.   The eSports...

Donate Life: you can’t take them with you

Donate Life: you can’t take them with you

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor In Chief
April 19, 2017
Filed under April, Opinion, Showcase

Not long after birth, I was diagnosed with a life-threatening liver disease called biliary atresia. My liver was destroying itself, and the only way I could survive was if I had a transplant. Thankfully, I did not have to wait very long for an organ; the doctors quickly found that my father was a match....

Becoming Blue

Becoming Blue

Connor Harris, Staff Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under April, Opinion, Showcase

When I was a kid, I and many others dreamt of becoming police officers, and now that we are faced with the challenge of deciding our future professions, our dreams may become a reality. Many people often think about the kinds of experiences they’d have, the different jobs you might do. But not many people...

Freezing teachers’ plans

Freezing teachers’ plans

Parker Coady, Op/Ed Editor, Semester 2
April 12, 2017
Filed under April, Opinion

While snow days can be a relaxing breath of fresh air for stressed students, the surprise days off are a double-edged sword for those with busy schedules. Snow days often muddle plans made by school teachers -- especially for those responsible for teaching AP classes. The “April Fool’s Blizzard”...

Making a difference: students plan to enter ROTC

Making a difference: students plan to enter ROTC

Mario Barassi, Assistant Sports Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under April, Opinion, Showcase

As high school comes to a close many seniors are excited to rep their new college sweatshirt during their first class. Others are deciding to take a gap year to explore their options and the world. Some students, though, are looking to wear the uniform of the greatest team on earth, choosing the pat...

Grab your tissues: A spirit week letter

Grab your tissues: A spirit week letter

Colton Mailloux, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Spirit Week came to an emotional close on February 24 in the school gymnasium. The class of 2017 won for the second time, becoming back-to-back champions. But this was a Spirit Week was more than just a win for the seniors; it was a celebration of what makes the class special. The skit was a time...

Gender-neutral bathrooms at HB

Gender-neutral bathrooms at HB

Parker Coady, Op/Ed Editor, Semester 2
March 22, 2017
Filed under March, Opinion

Hollis Brookline High School may receive one of its first structural changes in a long time. Student Council’s next major project for this year is to create a single, gender-neutral restroom out of two previous gendered ones.   The bathroom would be potentially created from the teacher bathr...

Should Personal Finance be a required course at HB?

Should Personal Finance be a required course at HB?

Kat Pellerin, Op/Ed Editor
March 10, 2017
Filed under March, Opinion, Showcase

Personal Finance is a course here at Hollis Brookline, established and taught by math teacher Mark  Illingworth, and by social studies teacher Katie Henderson as well. The Hollis Brookline community, similar to most communities around the country, is torn as to whether Personal Finance should be a re...

The Social Media Debate

The Social Media Debate

Jonathan Carr, Staff Writer
January 31, 2017
Filed under January, Opinion, Showcase

Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook are all social media platforms that most people use. Whether it's to post pictures or to catch up with friends, all of these sites revolve around connecting with friends and family.   The two most popular platforms are Snapchat and Instagram, and f...

Changing school start time: and why it’s so important

Changing school start time: and why it’s so important

Maggie O'Hara, Co-Editor and Chief
January 26, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Since the beginning of my sophomore year at HBHS, I’ve been working on a project, one that would have a lasting effect on current underclassmen and generations to come. School Start Time has been on my radar since freshman year, when I read an article that shaped my opinion on the topic. It’s no...

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