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Reusable lunch containers

Reusable lunch containers

Allie Campbell, Staff Writer
December 18, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

A plastic baggie for your sandwich, a granola bar wrapper, a yogurt container, and a drink bottle. Every day. Five days a week. Forty-three weeks in a school year. Those numbers don’t include weekends and they don’t include summer vacation. That’s a heck of a lot of garbage.   And i...

What you get off the field

What you get off the field

Stephanie Buchanan, Staff Writer
December 13, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

High school sports are everything in the world to some students, while others may not turn a head for them. The participation for sports at HB is high; if you ask any student, most of them will report that they play at least one sport. Niche, a company that rates the top twenty five schools in New Hamp...

Is college too expensive?

Is college too expensive?

Garrett Klausner, Staff Writer
December 10, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

If you really want to make a name for yourself in life, college will definitely help you in achieving success; but for many smart students in high school, achieving success is difficult with the high cost of college tuition. The poor really do suffer when it comes to getting a college degree. A student cou...

Sleeping with eyes open?

Sleeping with eyes open?

Maddy Blake, Staff Writer
December 7, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Students here at Hollis Brookline and all around the country may not always be receiving the right amount of sleep each night. With the busy schedules that most students have, lack of sleep could be a huge impact on students performances in class, on the court, or outside of school. According to Nat...

Gaming Stereotypes

Gaming Stereotypes

Tristan Machon, Staff Writer
December 7, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I would think you all know what a gamer is, or what the stereotypical gamer is. The kind of description you would only ever find on Urban Dictionary; overweight with poor personal hygiene living in their mother's basement with no contact to the outside world. But just like with all stereotypes, most...

Are dress codes sexist?

Are dress codes sexist?

Lanie Wood, Staff Writer
December 5, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Dress codes in public high schools today have generated a community in which female students are being chastised and targeted for what they wear. Dress codes send the harmful message to teen girls that it is their responsibility if their male peers can’t concentrate in class. These policies establis...

High beams needed for getting to school

High beams needed for getting to school

Shannon Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer
December 4, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Each morning, students of Hollis Brookline High School  roll out of bed before the sun is up, quickly get ready, and are on their way to school.  Walking through a high school hallway, one of the most common things you hear is “I'm so tired!” So now the question becomes why?  What can we do to...

Is robotics a “sport”?

Is robotics a “sport”?

Curtis Newton, Staff Writer
December 2, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I remember during Spirit Week last year that Wednesday was designated as “sports” day. As a member of the robotics team, some mentors suggested I wear my robotics shirt. I didn’t actually wear the shirt that day, but I discovered a heated debate among many people when I came into school. Non-ro...

Applying to colleges part 1: less is more

Applying to colleges part  1: less is more

Allie Campbell, Maddy Blake, and Stephanie Buchanan
November 19, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

High school students will be happy to know that creating an appealing college resume doesn’t necessarily mean impeccable grades and an extensive list of extracurriculars. Although good grades and standardized test scores are very important parts of a successful application, colleges like students who...

White vs. Wheat

White vs. Wheat

Emma Dougherty, Tristin Machon Will Kingsley, News Editor, Staff Writer, Staff Writer
November 17, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

White or Wheat? Some students at Hollis Brookline High School might have noticed the recent changes over the past few years in the types of grain products that are available at the cafeteria.  The school has moved away from traditional white bread products and have been transitioning to whole wheat. &n...

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