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Gaming Stereotypes

Gaming Stereotypes

Tristan Machon, Staff Writer

December 7, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I would think you all know what a gamer is, or what the stereotypical gamer is. The kind of description you would only ever find on Urban Dictionary; overweight with poor personal hygiene living in their mother's basement with no contact to the outside world. But just like with all stereotypes, most...

Are dress codes sexist?

Are dress codes sexist?

Lanie Wood, Staff Writer

December 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Dress codes in public high schools today have generated a community in which female students are being chastised and targeted for what they wear. Dress codes send the harmful message to teen girls that it is their responsibility if their male peers can’t concentrate in class. These policies establis...

High beams needed for getting to school

High beams needed for getting to school

Shannon Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer

December 4, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Each morning, students of Hollis Brookline High School  roll out of bed before the sun is up, quickly get ready, and are on their way to school.  Walking through a high school hallway, one of the most common things you hear is “I'm so tired!” So now the question becomes why?  What can we do to...

Is robotics a “sport”?

Is robotics a “sport”?

Curtis Newton, Staff Writer

December 2, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I remember during Spirit Week last year that Wednesday was designated as “sports” day. As a member of the robotics team, some mentors suggested I wear my robotics shirt. I didn’t actually wear the shirt that day, but I discovered a heated debate among many people when I came into school. Non-ro...

Applying to colleges part 1: less is more

Applying to colleges part  1: less is more

Allie Campbell, Maddy Blake, and Stephanie Buchanan

November 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

High school students will be happy to know that creating an appealing college resume doesn’t necessarily mean impeccable grades and an extensive list of extracurriculars. Although good grades and standardized test scores are very important parts of a successful application, colleges like students who...

White vs. Wheat

White vs. Wheat

Emma Dougherty, Tristin Machon Will Kingsley, News Editor, Staff Writer, Staff Writer

November 17, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

White or Wheat? Some students at Hollis Brookline High School might have noticed the recent changes over the past few years in the types of grain products that are available at the cafeteria.  The school has moved away from traditional white bread products and have been transitioning to whole wheat. &n...

18 and Free?

18 and Free?

Niki Maragos, Sarah MacEachen, Tyler O'Brien, Features Editor, Print Editor, Staff Writer

November 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Senior year is one of the most influential years of a student’s life and for most, it’s the year of becoming an adult. As students turn 18, they are given new opportunities and new temptations.   Hollis Brookline High School assistant principal Robert F. Ouellette states, “Unless studen...

Black Friday’s impact on Thanksgiving

Black Friday’s impact on Thanksgiving

Chantal Jennings, Scott Kroeger, and Michaela Dinman

November 13, 2015


Filed under November, Opinion

  With consumer economics so prominent nowadays, Black Friday and Thanksgiving are both competing for attention from American people. With Black Friday falling on the day after Thanksgiving, some families find themselves having to pick between an early jump on Christmas shopping or spendin...

Book Nook: Popular by Maya Van Wagenen

Book Nook: Popular by Maya Van Wagenen

Nicole Poitras, A & E Editor, Blogger

October 23, 2015


Filed under October, Opinion

In her witty memoir, 16-year-old Maya Van Wagenen tells of her eighth grade quest to go from socially awkward nerd to popularity princess; but she doesn’t do so in the typical fashion. At least, not in modern fashion. Maya unearths a popularity guide from the 1950’s written by then-model Bett...

Make It a Great Day or Not…

Make It a Great Day or Not…

Nicole Poitras, A & E Editor, Blogger

October 18, 2015


Filed under Opinion

A million years ago, I was in upper elementary school. Every morning, after the routine announcements were said, a kid would come on the intercom and wrap things up with an inspiring quote. Finally, the announcements would close with the student saying, “With something to think about, this is ____. M...

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