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Vaccinate your kids.

Vaccinate your kids.

Grace Straka, Op-ed Editor

April 17, 2019


Filed under April, Opinion, Showcase

In 1998, a controversial study, titled the Lancet Report, was released, suggesting a correlation between the vaccinations for rubella, measles and mumps, to the cause of autism. Shortly after, the study was retracted and found to be fraudulent. Although the information within the study was confirmed...

Trash talk

Trash talk

Sydney Speir, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under April, Opinion, Showcase

Municipal solid waste (MSW) management is a hot topic these days, especially within the growing realm of environmental health and climate change conversations. Current methods of waste management include landfills and incineration, both of which have the potential to harm the environment and human healt...

What’s hot with hot yoga?

What’s hot with hot yoga?

Josie Farwell and Paisley Broadhurst

April 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Yoga has been around for many decades, but Bikram Yoga, also known as hot yoga, was introduced to Americans in the 1970s and has taken off ever since. Regular yoga has always been a form of stress-relief and meditation, but hot yoga offers more benefits that can’t be achieved through regular yoga. ...

Why is negativity so…negative?

Why is negativity so…negative?

Katelyn Sova, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Negativity plays a big part in our society. Whether it’s complaining to friends over a coffee or ranting to your parents about how difficult your math test was, complaining is a part of everyday life. Because complaining is so common, I wanted to challenge myself to be as positive as possible ...

I had a go with some extra H2O

I had a go with some extra H2O

Kyle Simpson, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


Filed under April, Opinion, Showcase

The average person should drink 64 ounces of water a day or more, depending on activity level. Truth is, I normally don’t drink this much. As a runner, I should be drinking about 75 ounces of water a day. Because of this, I challenged myself to drink more water every day for a week, with the goal o...

Best way to wake up

Best way to wake up

Ian Babcock, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under April, Opinion, Showcase

Getting up in the early morning with bags under your eyes and a long day ahead is hard for almost everyone. For some, a cup of coffee gets them out the door awake and ready to complete their day. But what about the people who don’t like coffee? What strategies do they take advantage of to wake them...

The impact of straws

The impact of straws

Kaleigh Whalen, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under April, Opinion, Showcase

Recently, there has been a popular movement toward banning the use of plastic straws. Some restaurants have even taken the initiative of not providing straws to customers when they purchase a beverage. Companies such as Starbucks and American Airlines have attempted to reduce the number of straws use...

The beef with beef jerky

The beef with beef jerky

Lily Coady, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


Filed under March, Opinion, Showcase

At the start of the 2018-2019 school year, the cafeteria began selling beef jerky. This may strike some of you as unappetizing: not everyone wants to see “school cafeteria” and “beef jerky” in the same sentence. However, it wasn’t just your run of the mill, off-brand beef jerky: it was brand-name J...

Prom Season

Prom Season

Josie Farwell, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019


Filed under March, Opinion, Showcase

How early is too early to start thinking about prom? With prom set for May 17, many girls have already bought their prom dresses. A lot of planning has to go into prom: who you’re going with, how you're getting there, and what you’re doing afterwards. Here at HB, a popular senior opinion is that ...

What is a Cavalier?

What is a Cavalier?

Nate Blake, Staff writer

March 15, 2019


Filed under March, Opinion

When examining the Hollis Brookline High School mascot, it’s easy to get confused about what the Cavalier actually is. Is he a swashbuckling pirate? A brave, sword-wielding knight? The answer is neither. What it means to be a Hollis Brookline Cavalier is about more than just a mascot. And with spirit w...

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