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The young adult formula

The young adult formula

Julie Christie, Assistant Editor
November 6, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Books today are most definitely not the same as what they used to be. Some argue that this is a good thing, because the language is ten times easier to understand than Charles Dickens, but is that a good thing? The simplicity and uniformity of many of the plots in today’s Young Adult dystopias and fa...

Pumpkin vs pecan pie

Pumpkin vs pecan pie

Lian Tumas, Contributor
November 6, 2013
Filed under Opinion

As Halloween comes to a close and Thanksgiving is right around the corner, pumpkin pie is among popular discussion. Pumpkin pie has the delicious qualities of richness and creaminess. Pumpkin flavoring is a well liked choice when the leaves start to change color and fall off the trees. Just as sweet, p...

The more you know Mormons

The more you know Mormons

Mackenzie Riel, Contributor
November 6, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Since Hollis Brookline is a public school, talk of religion is minimal. But when it is discussed, do students really know the facts? Due to the town’s small population, there is not a huge range of diversity in religion. According to Sperling’s Best Places.com, only 43.4% of Hollis Brookline is religious...

Snapchat comeback

Lauria Patz, Entertainment Editor
October 17, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Most people know of the app called Snapchat, a simple app that allows people to send quick images back and forth. Times for these snaps range between 1 second and 10 and even short video clips. However as with every app it must keep changing and adjusting with the times to stay “hip”. Snapchat...

HB travels to new places

HB travels to new places

Lian Tumas, Contributor
October 9, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Due to a new program that allows students to take classes at schools other than their own, thirty-nine students from HB commute to Milford, Nashua and Mascenic for alternative courses. Only juniors and seniors are allowed to participate in career and technical programs which HB does not offer. The ...

College chaos

College chaos

Austin Bumpus, Co Editor-in Chief
October 9, 2013
Filed under Opinion

College is an important part of many peoples’ lives, and it creates an important foundation for a future in the workforce. College is something that students work towards throughout their entire high school career. Just when students begin to think that their twelve year educational journey is ove...

Halloween costumes: Are we too old?

Halloween costumes: Are we too old?

Grant Johnson, Contributor
October 9, 2013
Filed under Opinion

  As we are all in high school, some may choose to ask if we are getting too old for Halloween.  Is it still necessary to dress up for some “childish” holiday?  As high school students, shouldn’t we focus on the academics and preparing ourselves for the future?  This is for the student ...

Hollis Brookline boxed out

Hollis Brookline boxed out

Austin Bumpus, Co-Editor-in-Chief
September 19, 2013
Filed under Opinion

In a recent vote by the School Board, the decision was made not to implement a coach’s box on Hollis/Brookline’s sports field, losing out in a vote of 2-4-1. The decision brought about many different opinions in both Hollis and Brookline, with many members of the sports community wishing that the...

Evacuation: Pass or fail?

Sophia Hall, News Editor
September 18, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Since the younger years in kindergarten and even throughout elementary school, students have had the same procedure when it comes to evacuating the building for emergencies. This year, the evacuation procedure has changed. Rumors had been buzzing around whether or not it would be more effective than ye...

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