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The Social Media Debate

The Social Media Debate

Jonathan Carr, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017


Filed under January, Opinion, Showcase

Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook are all social media platforms that most people use. Whether it's to post pictures or to catch up with friends, all of these sites revolve around connecting with friends and family.   The two most popular platforms are Snapchat and Instagram, and f...

Bucket Lists: Making the Most of Dreams

Bucket Lists: Making the Most of Dreams

Jonathan Carr, Staff Writer

January 12, 2017


Filed under January, Opinion, Showcase

A bucket list is a list of activities that someone would like to do sometime in their life. Bucket lists can motivate people to stop procrastinating and to do what they have always dreamed of. The students and staff of Hollis Brookline High School have some unique items on their lists.   ...

Apple’s new iPhone release

Apple’s new iPhone release

Steve Giaconia, Staff Writer

January 11, 2017


Filed under January, Opinion, Showcase

Apple’s new iPhone 7 flaunts a new camera, greater battery performance, wider color gamut, and is water resistant. Despite its new enhancements, the highlighted feature on the iPhone 7 is the removal of the headphone jack on the phone. This change is controversial as users have mixed feelings about...

What makes Hollis Brookline High School unique?

What makes Hollis Brookline High School unique?

Adriana Radosavljevic, Copy Editor

January 10, 2017


Filed under January, Opinion, Showcase

High schools are always known for certain features. For example, Bishop Guertin is known for strong Division I sports programs, the Nashua schools for fundraisers and fairs, and Timberlane for its performing arts programs.   So what makes HBHS unique?   Hollis Brookline is quit...

Freshman vs Seniors

Freshman vs Seniors

Grace Santoski, Dan Leone, Steve Giaconia, and Kaylee Hillard

November 23, 2016


Filed under November, Opinion, Showcase

In the past, freshmen at Hollis Brookline High School have said they were afraid of seniors. As middle schoolers come up to the high school, meeting new people in new surroundings can be quite scary. This year, the freshmen couldn’t be less intimidated by the upperclassmen. They are not afraid of being ju...

Politicorner: a letter to the President-elect

Politicorner: a letter to the President-elect

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor

November 21, 2016


Filed under November, Opinion, Showcase

To the President-elect, You won! You will be the 45th President of the United States. Congratulations. Why don’t we have a chat while we wait for your inauguration? Objectively, I’m impressed. For someone like you--with no political background and no public offices held--to come out of nowh...

Politicorner: the election

Politicorner: the election

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor

November 18, 2016


Filed under November, Opinion, Showcase

That was certainly interesting. Let’s start with the news everyone probably already knows: Donald Trump is going to be the 45th President of the United States in a stunning upset election. Trump carried all expected Republican states, plus the swing states of Ohio, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsy...

Are you getting enough sleep?

Are you getting enough sleep?

Hannah Balfour, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016


Filed under November, Opinion, Showcase

Sleep deprivation can hinder the ability to remember, process, and write. The majority of high schoolers do not get enough sleep, and therefore have trouble learning. According to Jane Bianchi, who wrote the article The Teen Who Woke Up Her School, sleep deprivation is because of a growth hormone, whi...

Accel classes: take the fast lane or the scenic route?

Accel classes: take the fast lane or the scenic route?

Adriana Radosavljevic, Copy Editor

October 31, 2016


Filed under October, Opinion, Showcase

Starting freshman year, students are bombarded with class options. Chemistry or Biology? Spanish II or Latin I? Regular, Honors, or AP English Literature?  For many students, deciding what level to take for each class is the most difficult part of choosing. Balancing homework and projects with everyda...

Politicorner: Swing states

Politicorner: Swing states

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

Swing states: constantly discussed during election seasons, and vital to any candidate’s success. But what are these so-called swing states? Why are they important? The term “swing state” refers to states that aren’t reliably Democratic or Republican during an election. Ten states have had swing...

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