The CavChron

These drinks are new additions to the Hollis-Brookline High School’s cafeteria. The Ice caffeinated drinks and cold brew coffee have been flying off of the shelves for the past two weeks. However, according to King, the Snapple that has been offered contains caffeine as well.

Over Caffeinated

Amanda Brown, Op-Ed Editor November 20, 2019

Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, there are new drinks that line the shelves of the refrigerators in the cafeteria. These new drinks consist of  Ice’s sparkling caffeinated drinks, as well as...

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.

Are Caffeinated Drinks A Good Option For Students?

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....

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.

Should music programs have a home in high schools?

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...

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.

Wouldn’t That Be A Treat

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...

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.

Too Old To Trick Or Treat?

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...

“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?

No good news

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...

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.

The best way to study for the SATs

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...

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.

Private School… Is it Worth It?

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...

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.”

A new green addition to HBHS

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...

“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.

The Truth About Straight Pride

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...

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