The CavChron

Are Caffeinated Drinks A Good Option For Students?

The new beverages are lined up on the racks of the fridge. These drinks will probably be sold out by third lunch! “I love the new drinks!” said Logan Desruisseau ‘22.

Ella Mouradian, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

New drinks line the racks of the Hollis Brookline High School cafeteria fridges in an abundance of vibrant colors. Students have been enjoying these new delicious drinks since the start of the school year. However, one of these drinks is not like anything the school has offered before. The brand new ...

Should music programs have a home in high schools?

Members of the Honors Jazz Band pose with their instruments at the end of rehearsal. The Honors Jazz Band plays everyday during Period 4. “HBHS would be at a serious disadvantage if they deprived their students of a music program,” said Mary Martin ‘20.

Elise Dinbergs, Co-A&E Editor

November 4, 2019

At HBHS, band and choir classes are available along with electives such as Music Theory, Guitar and Improv. This allows students to bring out their creative side on their own, even if they don’t want to participate in an ensemble. Given the choice, students are encouraged to use the right side of their ...

Wouldn’t That Be A Treat

Moments before trick or treaters filled the streets and Halloween festivities begin. The Amherst Village hosts a Halloween extravaganza every year, with each house trying to outdo the next. “Halloween is a great time to enjoy with friends and make forever lasting memories,” Said HB senior Alex Lee.

Quinten Wimmer, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

Halloween falls on October 31, making every year a mystery as to what day of the week our spooky holiday will fall on. Unfortunately for the class of 2020, Halloween fell on a school night every single year, of this class’s entire high school career. Making it hard for students to fully enjoy the hol...

Too Old To Trick Or Treat?

Residents of Hollis and Brookline take time out of their day to put up some grand decorations to encourage the Halloween spirit. Unfortunately, some pesky high schoolers have torn down some of these decorations over the years, leaving those who took the time to put them up very discouraged. “You get the kids that throw eggs at the houses, throw eggs at cars. You have kids take [decorations] from people’s yards and put it in the middle of the road,” said Officer Bob Pelletier.

TJ McKenna, Asst. Sports Editor

October 30, 2019

Let’s take ourselves back a few years, back to one of the biggest days of elementary school: Halloween. We dressed up as our favorite fictional characters and paraded around the school, showing off our costumes to all the parents as they took an unnecessary amount of pictures as we eagerly anticipa...

No good news

“I find it hard to see the good especially when everyone only focuses on the bad news, and when anything good happens is is usually overshadowed by a story of hate, crime, or politics,” said Devon Kuchta ‘21. For today’s youth, what’s in the news can be a scary thing; but what can we do to change that?

Abi Blasi, Sports Editor

October 23, 2019

With all that goes on in the news it can be hard to see the good in the world, especially for students who know that the events that happen may affect them the most. Things like gun violence, terrorist attacks and global warming can feel like impending doom for today's teens, but how is the news real...

The best way to study for the SATs

Tables and chairs that were set up for the PSATs, where sophomores and juniors spent their morning testing. “ If you work for 10-20 minutes practicing every day, then you will see a big boost in confidence and a jump in your scores. The most helpful advice would be to start preparing early. If you put in the time, you can definitely improve and meet your goals. Khan Academy is a great free resource, because it will customize your practice based on how you did on certain areas of the test.” said Martin.

Hannah Escadon, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

On Oct. 16 the Hollis Brookline High School sophomores and juniors took the PSAT, preparing them to start thinking about studying for the SATs. There are a variety of ways to start studying, from different programs you can do, to quizzing yourself on a website.  For incoming students next year who are new ...

Private School… Is it Worth It?

Public school returnee Aidan Dufoe ‘22  is working on a math assignment for class at Hollis Brookline High School. This is his first year back at public school after attending just one year at Bishop Guertin. “I prefer public school. It’s more of a community,” said Dufoe.

Amy Pattelena, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Many private schools claim to offer a “better education” to prospective students; however, public schools have shown that they can give private schools a run for their money.  The National Assessment of Educational Progress released a recent report on student test scores at public and private ...

A new green addition to HBHS

Overall, athletes are ecstatic about the construction on the turf field. Seeing the progress everyday excites many people. Sofia Walle ‘22 said, “ I am so happy that we are finally getting a turf field to play on.”

Morgan Broadhurst, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

Excitement builds within athletes at Hollis Brookline High School as construction continues to move along on the new turf field. The long await for a satisfactory playing field will soon be here, but the other portion of students not participating in sports are left impeded.   After many protracted town meetings in regar...

The Truth About Straight Pride

“Maybe we get to a place where we don’t even need [pride parades] anyway,” says Balfour. But until we reach that point, legitimate pride parades are a great way to support members of the LGBTQ+ community and spread the ‘love is love’ message in a healthy, fun and colorful way.

Emma Stoll, Features Editor

October 7, 2019

It’s August 31, 2019. Around 200 people are gathered in Boston’s Copley Square, sporting a wide assortment of bright outfits, flashy signs and pre-prepared chants. They’re about to march in Boston’s first straight pride parade that will end in City Hall Plaza. This isn’t a scene unfamiliar...

How Biased Reporting Blurs The Truth and Public Opinion

With media becoming increasingly accessible to anyone anywhere, the growing threat of widespread disinformation has become a realistic possibility. “The lowest form of popular culture - lack of information, misinformation, disinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people's lives - has overrun real journalism. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage,” said Watergate investigative journalist, Carl Bernstein.

Harry Bates, Asst. Head Editor

September 4, 2019

Living in the “Fake News Era" has transformed the once pleasurable experience of ingesting daily news into a cumbersome burden of deep analysis and constant double-takes. No longer is there a mutual trust between the Press and the general public. Facts are now debated more than ever for their accura...

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