The student news site of Hollis Brookline High School

The CavChron

The student news site of Hollis Brookline High School

The CavChron

The student news site of Hollis Brookline High School

The CavChron

In Greta Gerwigs recent adaptation of Mattels world famous barbie doll, perfect Barbie (played by Margot Robbie) reflects on her purpose in life. This moment highlights the limits of the real Barbie doll through its strong juxtaposition of humanization. The movie makes Barbie real, says Forbes writer Erik Kain which is precisely why the plastic dolls cant make a comeback.

Barbie is Past Saving

Bailey Dunn, Head Editor May 20, 2024

Many argue that Matel’s improvement of Barbie doll diversity is why Barbie should stay relevant. However, despite their newfound diverse options, the concept of “Barbie'' is past saving because of...

Sarah Gillespie, a junior at HBHS can be seen in the photo. She is studying for her midterm, quite stressfully might it be added.

Are Midterms and Finals Needed at HBHS?

Zoё Welts, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

A 2-hour long exam period. Studying upon studying. Work piling up, and stress piling up. Students know what is coming: midterms and finals. Each year during some week in January and the last week of...

Currently, overly negative and alarming headlines surrounding teen mental health plague the news and hurt our brains.

Media Coverage of Mental Health Needs to Change

Mason Marshall, Arts & Entertainment Editor March 11, 2024

The message is clear: teenagers across the nation are struggling with their mental health. In October 2021, the American Academy of Pediatrics, along with the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry...

Andrew Eckman ‘24 (right) and Jack Andrews ‘24 (left) battle it out in hopes of settling the debate on who is better, Ye or The Weeknd. The two HB students have been having this debate for years, with no end in sight. “The Weeknd just sounds better than Kanye,” said Eckman.

Do Numbers Reflect the Quality of One’s Music?

Jack Andrews, Staff Writer November 15, 2023

For years, critics have said that some of the more commercially successful artists are too superficial to be critically acclaimed. To what degree are these claims valid? In order to first answer whether...

Taylor Swift performs during the evermore segment of the Eras Tour Movie. The film was created to provide a concert experience for those who couldn’t attend the tour. “I had a great time singing along to all of the songs,” said Kiera King ‘25. (Ronald Woan from Redmond, WA, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

The Eras Tour Movie Review

Annika Bergin, Opinion Editor November 7, 2023

Have you ever been to a movie where people stand up and start dancing? I didn’t think I would ever have this experience, but Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour movie changed that. Within 10 minutes of the...

Andrew Eckman ‘24, busy working on his article. He has been called young-looking his entire life. “I feel like I look the same age as all the other seniors,” said Eckman.

Are Kids Beginning to Mature Slower?

Jack Andrews, Staff Writer November 6, 2023

 If you have ever looked back at high school photos from the past, you may think that the kids back then looked older or more mature. Is this a product of the way we think, or have people really begun...

A screenshot of one of the cheaper items available on SHEIN in a cart. Seriously ridiculous prices. (Photo courtesy of SHEIN)

Fast Fashion Giant SHEIN’s Unethical and Criminal Practices

Nicolas Gonazalez, Staff Writer October 25, 2023

SHEIN is one of the biggest shopping apps on the Apple App Store right now (only behind Temu, which is a whole different can of worms). It’s understandable why; their prices are some of the cheapest...

Lolly Adair ‘25 expresses her anger towards Ticketmaster. Adair has struggled in the past to secure tickets on the website, including Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour.” “No one should have to go through this hard, long process just to get an hour or two of joy,” said Adair.

Concert Ticket Buying Needs to Change

Finn Brown, Head Editor October 20, 2023

When you think of concerts, you probably think of fun: dancing, singing, smiling. However, the process behind securing tickets for such events is anything but fun. Long ticket queues, overpriced seats...

Mason Marshall, writer, eats a bite of a Cinn-A-Stack Pancake Combo.  Marshall recently visited IHOP in Nashua, NH, and decided to try their pancakes.  “I was blown away by this part-savory and mostly sweet breakfast spread,” said Marshall.

International House of: Pancakes, Good Times, or Midnight Meals?

Mason Marshall, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 18, 2023

On September 17, 2023, the International House of Pancakes became my world, with the Cinn-A-Stack pancake combo changing my life for the better.   IHOP is a casual, sit-down and takeout restaurant...

Paper or Computers? Which is the world choosing?

Is Paper on the Outs?

Sophia Silvestro, Arts and Entertainment Editor May 18, 2023

“Limitless paper in a paperless world,” said Michael Scott, a character on the hit show, The Office.  Paper was invented during the Han Dynasty around 105 AD and has been a key part of societies...

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