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The responsibility of the citizenry

The responsibility of the citizenry

Hannah Riseman, Features Editor

December 5, 2018

The phrases “civic duty” and “service to our country” are often used in the same sentence, and refer almost exclusively to the significance of the military or voting. While military service is a vital form of public duty, and voting is truly a pillar of democracy, serving the country doesn’t n...

Afghanistan: an American responsibility

Afghanistan: an American responsibility

Noah Penasack, Op-Ed Editor

November 29, 2018

As American politics appear to be in perennial turmoil, the focus of the American population has turned away from foreign policy. In times of great domestic turmoil, it is easy for national politics to become self-centered, but as the greatest geopolitical force in the world, the United States has a ...

The $10,000 hit

The $10,000 hit

Alec MacEachen, News Editor

November 19, 2018

Milan Lucic, assistant captain for the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers, has been fined $10,000 and was given a 10 minute game misconduct penalty, which means he spent 10 minutes in the penalty box for just that, a body check on Tampa Bay Lightning player, Mathieu Joseph during the third  period of their gam...

The fate of Homecoming

The fate of Homecoming

Sydney Speir, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018

The beginning of a new school year is so much more than just a bitter end to summer. It brings new classes, new friends, and at most schools, a highly anticipated (and well-funded) homecoming dance. Hollis Brookline High School, however, is a glaring exception. In fact, the traditional homecoming danc...

Halt the attacks on news outlets

Halt the attacks on news outlets

Hannah Riseman, Features Editor

November 14, 2018

All of us student journalists at the Cavalier Chronicle would like to take a moment to offer our sincerest condolences regarding  the death of Jamal Khashoggi. We, as a community, were deeply saddened to hear of his death and the blatant disregard for free press and free speech that it unearthed. It’...

There is no such thing as a blue state

There is no such thing as a blue state

Noah Penasack, Op-Ed Editor

November 13, 2018

Political media likes to describe states as “red” or “blue,” but the reality is that most are some shade of purple. Most states are made up of diverse political opinion, regardless of its color on election maps. Every four years, the analysis of the electoral map is much the same. Commen...

Extended Learning Opportunity comes to HBHS

Extended Learning Opportunity comes to HBHS

Katelyn Sova, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018

For some students, figuring out what they want to do as a career can be challenging. Introduced to HB last year, the Extended Learning Opportunity program (ELO) is a helpful tool for students who may be interested in a career, but are not sure if they would like to pursue it. An ELO takes place outside...

There’s a world out there, and it’s time to care

There’s a world out there, and it’s time to care

Hannah Riseman, Features Editor

November 2, 2018

Plastic cups, plastic wrap, plastic chairs, plastic bears, plastic blocks, plastic clocks; plastic here, plastic there, plastic everywhere! In modern society, one of the most popular manufacturing materials, plastic (a synthetic polymer) is killing the environment one habitat at a time. Of course, p...

Saudi Arabia, not the moral high ground

Saudi Arabia, not the moral high ground

Noah Penasack, Op-Ed Editor

October 31, 2018

The recent incident involving the death of a Saudi journalist has raised some serious questions about US foreign policy in the Middle East. This month, Saudi Arabia has taken some serious heat both from Turkey, and (surprisingly) from Trump. The international community is responding to the Saudi gov...

Kyra Belden secures her 1000th assist

Kyra Belden secures her 1000th assist

Sofia Barassi, Sports Editor

October 16, 2018

Kyra Belden ‘19, one of the Girls Varsity Volleyball captains, secured her 1000th assist of her HB career while playing Manchester Memorial on September 28. Belden began racking up assists her freshman year when she made the varsity squad in 2015 as the team’s setter. Making First-Team Allstate her ...

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