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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...

Theater, Improv facing new challenges for 2015

Theater, Improv facing new challenges for 2015

Evan Moloney, News Editor
February 12, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Go to Hollis-Brookline High School, and any student has always been able to find a unique series of opportunities, between arts, technology, teacher quality and school reputation. But with recent developments, the theater department in particular may be facing drastic challenges, and some classes and...

Examining the value of exams

Examining the value of exams

Johnny Robbins, Contributor
February 4, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The No.2 pencils are being sharpened, and students are overloading their brains with information. Late night study sessions and lots of caffeine go into these exams. This is one of the most stressful times of the year, aside from finals, for students. This raises the question, are exams really necessary? As...

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