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What is a Cavalier?

What is a Cavalier?

Nate Blake, Staff writer

March 15, 2019

When examining the Hollis Brookline High School mascot, it’s easy to get confused about what the Cavalier actually is. Is he a swashbuckling pirate? A brave, sword-wielding knight? The answer is neither. What it means to be a Hollis Brookline Cavalier is about more than just a mascot. And with spirit w...

School lunches, more than a meal

School lunches, more than a meal

Noah Penasack, Op-ed Editor

January 31, 2019

School lunches are notoriously bad. Elementary school through high school students across the country ritually complain about their cafeteria lunches, and parents often have their own horror stories. Despite an almost universal displeasure with the current state of school lunches, change is laboriously ...

The impact of sports

The impact of sports

Sofia Barassi, Sports Editor

January 30, 2019

Since the first Olympic games in 760 BC, where sports as simple as running and wrestling were the main events, they have been a part of the world’s cultures for years. As time went on, different sports emerged and many branched off of others. It is estimated that there are around 800 different sports...

Hollis’ surprising amount of pizzerias

Hollis’ surprising amount of pizzerias

Alec MacEachen, News Editor

January 8, 2019

Hollis’ small population of 7,800 supports the local businesses of the well known Monument Sq. Market, the homely Hollis House of Pizza, and the relatively unknown Pizzeria Zacharia. Pizza has long been a staple food for Friday hangouts, elementary school pizza parties and birthdays. Cheap and easy t...

Does this weather predictor put weathermen everywhere to shame?

Does this weather predictor put weathermen everywhere to shame?

Avery Desruisseau, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019

As seasoned New Englanders, most of us know to hunker down and suffer through the bitter cold winds and heavy snow falls winter loves to bring us. We look at weather apps on our phones, watch the news and everything in between to try and find out what mother nature has in store for us. Could the answ...

A Christmas dilemma

A Christmas dilemma

Noah Penasack, Op-Ed Editor

December 20, 2018

It’s Christmas morning, the family rushes to the Christmas tree, staring at the mountain of parsels. First, you open a strange craft kit, then a shirt two sizes too large, then, finally, a heavier package, a bit lumpy — raisins. Feeling a bit discouraged, you begin to open a card — no one can mess...

Midterms: projects or tests?

Midterms: projects or tests?

Sydney Speir, Ian Babcock, and Nathan Eisenhauer

December 19, 2018

As the first semester comes to an end, teachers and students alike are beginning to prepare for midterms. For students taking traditional tests, the month of January means hours of tedious studying and procrastination. For others, however, midterms are not quite as painful. Some teachers at HBHS have begu...

Youth safety in hockey

Youth safety in hockey

Alec MacEachen, Jackson Hinkle, and Katelyn Sova

December 19, 2018

Hockey can appear to be injury prone, but rules and awareness safeguard children. Child hockey players play differently from professionally televised hockey in order to keep them safe. From massive amounts of equipment, training for both coaches and referees, hockey is statistically not as dangerous ...

Celtics: NBA finals champs?

Celtics: NBA finals champs?

Ian Babcock, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018

With a team made up of three All-Stars, nine up and coming players under the age of 25 and a genius of a head coach, the Boston Celtics are ready to take over the NBA. They have a perfect opportunity to make it to the finals this year, as they face an inexperienced conference in the playoffs. The Celtics...

The problems with Top Ten

The problems with Top Ten

Nora Miller, A&E Editor

December 10, 2018

Hollis Brookline High School prides itself on being one of the best high schools in the state. Between high standardized test scores and competitive college acceptances, one of the great things about the school is the academic excellence of its students. A debate arises when it’s time to give those ...

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