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Is studying worth it?

Is studying worth it?

Leila Caplan, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under March, Opinion, Showcase

Many students at HBHS debate whether studying is worth it, to decide if they should take time out of their busy schedules to prepare for assessments. Unfortunately, the answer to this question is harder than it seems. Students at HB play sports, participate in clubs, enroll in difficult classes, and also ...

SAT Prep Class HB: is it worth it?

SAT Prep Class HB: is it worth it?

Kyle Simpson, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under February, Opinion, Showcase

With the March SAT quickly approaching, juniors at Hollis Brookline are preparing for the test day. Some study on their own, some go to tutors, and others take our very own SAT prep class at HB. But what makes our prep class different? Is it worth it? The school’s prep course focuses on efficiency. If you are tak...

Who’s the greater predator? Examining the enabling of Larry Nassar

Who’s the greater predator? Examining the enabling of Larry Nassar

Kaleigh Whalen, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


Filed under February, Opinion

Former USA Gymnastics National doctor, Larry Nassar, has recently been sentenced to 175 years in prison for his vulgar acts on young girls and women. Over the past two decades, he sexually harassed over 150 young women. Who is to blame: Larry Nassar or the U.S.A Gymnastics and the Olympic Games staff,...

Is a hotdog a sandwich?

Is a hotdog a sandwich?

Scott Vancoughnett, Features Editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under February, Opinion

For years now, people in our nation and even our local community have been arguing about hotdogs and whether they are a sandwich or not. This discussion has been going on for too long; it is time for someone to put an end to it. Here, I will explain to you all the reasons that a hotdog is, indeed, a san...

No filter

No filter

Ryugo Okada, Copy Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under February, Opinion, Showcase

 There are a lot of these fancy new water fountains popping up all over the place at HB. These look like really convenient looking little machines, but what’s up with that red light blinking on them seemingly all the time? Look closer, and alarmingly, it seems to be something quite concerning. Fil...

Searching for middle ground: educational reform

Searching for middle ground: educational reform

Patrick Bloniasz, Co-Editor in Chief

February 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

What does it mean to be successful in school? Educational curriculum and, by extension, grading policies, have existed in many different forms as the years have gone by. One of those educational methods for grading and instruction is to structure school around what are referred to as “competencies,...

Dividers-We should have them

Dividers-We should have them

Isaac Wimmer, OpEd Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under February, Opinion, Showcase

The often times unavoidable act of using public facilities has all sorts of potential for bodily awkwardness. The sights, smells, and sounds associated with any public restroom are generally appalling, and any steps taken to mitigate human unpleasantness are truly just common sense acts of compassion...

Dressing in black at Golden Globes

Dressing in black at Golden Globes

Grace Straka, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


Filed under A & E, News, Opinion, Showcase

On January 7, 2018, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the Golden Globes were held to recognize achievement in film and American television. Unlike usual, though, there were no “Best Dressed” lists, and instead, actors and actresses dressed in black to stand in solidarity with sexual assault victims in ...

Addressing Traffic at Hollis Brookline

Addressing Traffic at Hollis Brookline

Patrick Bloniasz, Mark Labak, Isaac Wimmer, and Nick Franzini

January 26, 2018


Filed under Editorial, January, Opinion, Showcase

Terrible morning and afternoon traffic has been part of the culture at Hollis Brookline for as long as anyone can remember. Even after the change in start time, the familiar feeling of sitting in line 300 meters away from the front door 10 minutes before school starts and then still being late to class hit students...

Canada Goose Jackets and Animal Rights

Canada Goose Jackets and Animal Rights

Mary Martin, Assistant Editor

January 24, 2018


Filed under January, Opinion, Showcase

Canada Goose jackets are everywhere this winter season, but at what cost? The warm coats come at a steep price for your wallets, and for the lives of the animals. The brand’s claims of being transparent and ethical have been challenged time and time again by the emergence of chilling videos tha...

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