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Coming Soon… The SAT

Students are off to an early start studying hard for the SATs. The SATs are an important assessment that all the students have to take for when they go to college. It will help determine whether they are accepted or not to the college they want to go to. Students study hard for this, wanting to receive a good score. “ I am not too stressed about the SAT but I know an immense amount of people who are stressed over them knowing how much they are worth.” said John Bergin ‘21.

Quinn Connors, Staff Writer

March 21, 2020

The SAT demonstrates the intelligence of students and their growth throughout high school. Yes, this test may be stressful to students, but it does show their ability of test taking and using their time correctly in order to finish the test. Despite the debates over its usefulness, this test should co...


Quinten, Sander and I  pose to show how we will be representing Hollis-Brookline in its efforts to support Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and its patients. The three of us will be running a fundraising page for people to provide donations to the organization. “I’m not sure how big of a role playing in the game itself has on the CHaD organization, but I know the game itself plays a major role because it donates all of the money it makes to the betterment of CHaD kids,” said Sander Wimmer ‘20. We intend to hold an event that will help raise money for the organization in the near future.

Austin Etchells, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

The fear of losing a child due to medical illness is something that plagues the minds of nearly every parent, and for those who face the hospitalization of their child, this fear often becomes overwhelming. Children are a symbol of hope and innocence in the world, but when they succumb to a fate bur...

Are students at high achieving high schools under too much pressure to attend college?

Hollis-Brookline High School is a well renowned school that successfully graduates students and sends many of them to college. HB students have endured much stress to arrive where there are, but those who didn’t keep up have been forgotten. “I wish our school would not only encourage college after high school, but just success in general because you can be successful without college,” said Jessica Hubert ‘20.

TJ McKenna, Co-Sports Editor

February 14, 2020

As long as I’ve been a student in the Hollis-Brookline Cooperative School District, I can’t remember a time we haven’t been ranked among the best public schools in the state of New Hampshire. Because of HB’s prestigious background as a top high school, more and more parents are moving into th...

Cookie Wars

Depending on the amount of sugar in the cookie and how long it’s in the oven, the color may change. Some cookies become pale, others golden brown, and some an ashy black. Jade Weaver ‘21 said, “I don’t think I want to eat anything that’s the color of the school [walls], so I’ll go with a nice golden brown in a cookie!”

Megan Strecker, Web Editor

February 5, 2020

Cookies are an easy, go-to pastry for many home bakers, but what makes the best cookie remains up for debate. The vast variety of flavors and textures of this American staple are the crux of this debate, especially because, without knowledge of the science behind baking, it’s hard to control some of ...

No strings?

A violin sits in its case, waiting for an eager student to play it. The lack of strings-related ensembles or classes has caused many complaints among strings musicians. “Unless the kids have private teachers or are already a part of a different ensemble, it is hard to maintain playing the instrument because there is nowhere for them to play it,” said Claudia Pack ‘22.

Elise Dinbergs, Co-A&E Editor

February 3, 2020

At Hollis-Brookline High School, students have several options to pursue their musical talents and dreams by playing an instrument in either the concert or jazz ensembles, or singing in the concert or jazz choirs. Unlike students in those groups, string instrumentalists are not given the same opportun...

Adventuring in New England

The mountains surrounding Waterville Valley always capture the light of the sunsets. Waterville Valley is popular for its beautiful scenery and nature trails in the mountains.  “I love Northern New Hampshire and the white mountains; it's a calm and reserved area with an astonishing view,” said Nathan Maloney ‘21.

Hannah Escandon, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Across New England, tourists and residents alike have access to almost any type of vacation they want, whether it’s a beach trip around the coast, camping in the mountains up north, or spending time exploring a city: New England is the perfect vacation spot for anytime of the year. Even in the freezi...

Parking Problems

One of the current parking lots that provides 258 spots for students. It fits the majority of the upperclassmen, yet still leaves many students with no available spots. “I really like getting rides from my mom. Haha just kidding, I really wish I had a spot,” said Miles Montgomery ‘22.

Amy Pattelena, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

Throughout the school year, many sophomores at Hollis Brookline High School begin to receive their licenses with some as early as the first month of school. However, with the limited student parking, sophomores are put on a waiting list behind the upperclassmen for a spot. New challenges arise for studen...

Where are the women?

Kathryn Bigelow winning the first Oscar given to a female director. “If there’s specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can’t change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies,” said Bigelow. She won her Oscar during the 82nd Academy Awards, on Feb. 9, the 92nd will take place.

Abi Blasi, Sports Editor

January 29, 2020

On Monday, Jan. 13, the Oscars released their nominations in the categories for the upcoming Academy Awards, on Feb. 9. Over the years, the Oscars have come under fire for their lack of diversity in the nominations and the lack of women in certain categories. This year was no different.  The cate...

Is it really worth all the weight?

AP and Honors students are usually provided with a different textbook that has more knowledge on the subject. Taking away students option to excel in a subject they enjoy and challenge themselves would not give them anything to look forward to. “I chose to take the AP and honors classes because one they are weighted and two I enjoyed the subject and wanted to take me knowledge to the next level,” said White. Students enjoy being challenges and taking that away would be wrong.

Morgan Broadhurst, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

High school has turned into a competition of who can take the hardest classes and get the least amount of sleep, while still holding up straight A’s. Students are constantly overwhelmed with the amount of work they are assigned to complete inside and outside of school, while also participating in spo...

NFL Awards Preview

The NFL Honors will be held on Feb. 1, 2020 in Miami, FL. The 2019-2020 NFL season brought upon new stars, intense games, and an overall entertaining and exciting season. Sophomore Aidan Dufoe predicted the MVP and said, “I think Lamar Jackson should win the MVP this year. Not only did he have incredible stats, but he managed to turn a 9-7 team to a 14-2 number 1 seed. I believe he is the clear MVP.”

TJ McKenna, Asst. Sports Editor

January 28, 2020

On Feb. 1, 2020, Steve Harvey will host the 2019-2020 NFL Honors in Miami, FL, where another great season of football will be celebrated. This past season was one of the most entertaining in years. Records were broken, dynasties fell, and many new stars began to shine. It is at this event where, for ...

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