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18 and Free?

18 and Free?

Niki Maragos, Sarah MacEachen, Tyler O'Brien, Features Editor, Print Editor, Staff Writer

November 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Senior year is one of the most influential years of a student’s life and for most, it’s the year of becoming an adult. As students turn 18, they are given new opportunities and new temptations.   Hollis Brookline High School assistant principal Robert F. Ouellette states, “Unless studen...

Black Friday’s impact on Thanksgiving

Black Friday’s impact on Thanksgiving

Chantal Jennings, Scott Kroeger, and Michaela Dinman

November 13, 2015


Filed under November, Opinion

  With consumer economics so prominent nowadays, Black Friday and Thanksgiving are both competing for attention from American people. With Black Friday falling on the day after Thanksgiving, some families find themselves having to pick between an early jump on Christmas shopping or spendin...

Book Nook: Popular by Maya Van Wagenen

Book Nook: Popular by Maya Van Wagenen

Nicole Poitras, A & E Editor, Blogger

October 23, 2015


Filed under October, Opinion

In her witty memoir, 16-year-old Maya Van Wagenen tells of her eighth grade quest to go from socially awkward nerd to popularity princess; but she doesn’t do so in the typical fashion. At least, not in modern fashion. Maya unearths a popularity guide from the 1950’s written by then-model Bett...

Make It a Great Day or Not…

Make It a Great Day or Not…

Nicole Poitras, A & E Editor, Blogger

October 18, 2015


Filed under Opinion

A million years ago, I was in upper elementary school. Every morning, after the routine announcements were said, a kid would come on the intercom and wrap things up with an inspiring quote. Finally, the announcements would close with the student saying, “With something to think about, this is ____. M...

Nice to Meet You!

Nice to Meet You!

Nicole Poitras, A & E Editor, Blogger

October 9, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Hello hello! Welcome to my corner of the CavChron. I’m Nicole Poitras ‘17, and I’m so excited to be the CavChron’s first blogger. Every week I’ll be writing posts about my thoughts, events that happen at school, and anything else that might come to mind. I hope to make every post differ...

Shout out to Sheeran

Shout out to Sheeran

Natalie Haytayan, Social Media Editor

May 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion

  Ed Sheeran has slowly transformed from the small town kid from Halifax, England into one of the most talented singer/songwriters on the map right now. The singer/guitarist/songwriter/music connoisseur has proven himself a legend in the making. His music borderlines the world of Pop and the...

The limit does not exist

The limit does not exist

Isabelle Linder, Staff Writer

April 7, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The idea of putting a limit on Advanced Placement classes has become an increasingly discussed subject nationwide. There are concerns that this generation’s teens face tremendous amounts of stress with all of that is expected of them. High school students must balance grades, sports, and clubs. Adding...

ISIS: Twenty-first century Nazis?

ISIS: Twenty-first century Nazis?

Emily Raymond, Staff Writer

March 25, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

ISIS: Closer to Nazis than Muslims Here’s an idea about ISIS you may not know: ISIS is not actually founded on Islam. In fact, ISIS members really have more in common with Nazis than Muslims. When ISIS first appeared on the global stage, the United States government dismissed the group as unimportant...

Staying Safe on Icy Mornings

Staying Safe on Icy Mornings

Teresa Randlett, Assistant Entertainment Editor

March 13, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Should icy mornings excuse tardiness? Although spring is right around the corner, snow and ice still loom on the roads of Hollis and Brookline. The unpredictable weather this season makes it difficult for administration to make a call about cancellation or delays, having had many uncertain mornings...

Net Neutrality: We’re not dead yet

Net Neutrality: We’re not dead yet

Evan Moloney and Heather Trono

March 6, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Internet as we know it just escaped destruction. Last week, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 in favor of passing strong, Title-II Net Neutrality laws. But this is bigger than a single federal bill, this is the biggest victory in Internet-freedom history. Since before September...

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