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The beef with beef jerky

Pictured above are two 0.85 ounce bags of beef jerky sold by the cafeteria. “Teriyaki” and “Peppered” are two of the three flavors sold; they also happen to be equally popular, while the third flavor, “Original,” trails just a couple sales behind.

Lily Coady, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

At the start of the 2018-2019 school year, the cafeteria began selling beef jerky. This may strike some of you as unappetizing: not everyone wants to see “school cafeteria” and “beef jerky” in the same sentence. However, it wasn’t just your run of the mill, off-brand beef jerky: it was brand-name J...

Prom Season

Peyton O’Connor ‘20 is trying on prom dresses in early February. Going to prom as a junior, she says, “it should be a fun experience and make planning for next year easier.”

Josie Farwell, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019

How early is too early to start thinking about prom? With prom set for May 17, many girls have already bought their prom dresses. A lot of planning has to go into prom: who you’re going with, how you're getting there, and what you’re doing afterwards. Here at HB, a popular senior opinion is that ...

What is a Cavalier?

The Cavalier mascot logo on the floor of the back lobby.

Nate Blake, Staff writer

March 15, 2019

When examining the Hollis Brookline High School mascot, it’s easy to get confused about what the Cavalier actually is. Is he a swashbuckling pirate? A brave, sword-wielding knight? The answer is neither. What it means to be a Hollis Brookline Cavalier is about more than just a mascot. And with spirit w...

School lunches, more than a meal

 Many students at HBHS and across the country choose to skip the vegetables offered at the cafeteria.

Noah Penasack, Op-ed Editor

January 31, 2019

School lunches are notoriously bad. Elementary school through high school students across the country ritually complain about their cafeteria lunches, and parents often have their own horror stories. Despite an almost universal displeasure with the current state of school lunches, change is laboriously ...

The impact of sports

The girl's basketball team practices in the gym. The team has a 7-2 record and each girl has a commitment to play the sport. “I have learned to channel my aggression into playing whether it be hitting the ball harder in volleyball or going up stronger to the hoop in basketball,” said Elizabeth Atkinson ‘19.

Sofia Barassi, Sports Editor

January 30, 2019

Since the first Olympic games in 760 BC, where sports as simple as running and wrestling were the main events, they have been a part of the world’s cultures for years. As time went on, different sports emerged and many branched off of others. It is estimated that there are around 800 different sports...

Hollis’ surprising amount of pizzerias

Monument Square Market is located at 4 Monument Square, Hollis. It has the best pizza, even if a little pricey. “We use all premium ingredients,” said Bourdreau.

Alec MacEachen, News Editor

January 8, 2019

Hollis’ small population of 7,800 supports the local businesses of the well known Monument Sq. Market, the homely Hollis House of Pizza, and the relatively unknown Pizzeria Zacharia. Pizza has long been a staple food for Friday hangouts, elementary school pizza parties and birthdays. Cheap and easy t...

Does this weather predictor put weathermen everywhere to shame?

From the Farmers Almanac website, this map of the US shows its predictions for the 2018-2019 winter, warm and wet. Not very wintery but at least it's not absolutely freezing cold.

Avery Desruisseau, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019

As seasoned New Englanders, most of us know to hunker down and suffer through the bitter cold winds and heavy snow falls winter loves to bring us. We look at weather apps on our phones, watch the news and everything in between to try and find out what mother nature has in store for us. Could the answ...

A Christmas dilemma

Gift cards are increasingly popular among US consumers, as demonstrated by this large selection. Unfortunately, gift cards can be an inefficient vehicle for an exchange of value.

Noah Penasack, Op-Ed Editor

December 20, 2018

It’s Christmas morning, the family rushes to the Christmas tree, staring at the mountain of parsels. First, you open a strange craft kit, then a shirt two sizes too large, then, finally, a heavier package, a bit lumpy — raisins. Feeling a bit discouraged, you begin to open a card — no one can mess...

Midterms: projects or tests?

Scott Anneser ‘19 stands next to his gingerbread house, a project assigned in Foods class at HBHS. “The making of the gingerbread house combined teamwork, friendship, and hard work with making food and learning. ...we learned to problem solve and persevere through all the adversity. It was a great experience,” said Anneser.

Sydney Speir, Ian Babcock, and Nathan Eisenhauer

December 19, 2018

As the first semester comes to an end, teachers and students alike are beginning to prepare for midterms. For students taking traditional tests, the month of January means hours of tedious studying and procrastination. For others, however, midterms are not quite as painful. Some teachers at HBHS have begu...

Youth safety in hockey

Kelsey Sova ‘22 is focused on playing her game with the New England Edge. Both her, and her teammates, rarely get injured during the season. There are “no checking for for youth players,” says Sova, in order to keep the game safe.

Alec MacEachen, Jackson Hinkle, and Katelyn Sova

December 19, 2018

Hockey can appear to be injury prone, but rules and awareness safeguard children. Child hockey players play differently from professionally televised hockey in order to keep them safe. From massive amounts of equipment, training for both coaches and referees, hockey is statistically not as dangerous ...

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