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A closer look at Article 2

A closer look at Article 2

Max Porter, Rowan Gingras, Kyle Simpson, and Lindsey Wood

April 13, 2018

Spring is here, which means it’s time for the annual Cooperative School District meetings in the Hollis-Brookline district. One of the articles proposed is of particular interest to students, taxpayers and the entire community: Article 2. Article 2 allows for the addition of a new STEM lab at HBHS, as well as an updated weight room. The STEM lab would be used as a c...

Beat the buses!

Beat the buses!

Kyle Bentall, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018

At Hollis Brookline High School, as soon as the 2:30 p.m. bell sounds, students whip open the classroom doors and begin the sprint to their cars to avoid the painstaking traffic. Losing the minimal time that students have after school to get to their cars makes getting home quickly a hopeless task. A...

Theater offers a breather from looming stress

Theater offers a breather from looming stress

Rowan Gingras, Co-Oped Editor

April 2, 2018

High school can be insanely stressful between ever-looming deadlines, part-time jobs and college applications. However, many students have found a respite, a break from the constant pressure that still looks good on applications: theater. Hollis-Brookline High School’s spring musical, All Shook Up, r...

Voices Heard

Voices Heard

Harry Bates, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

After a year of political chaos, sexual harassment and protests, a record amount of women are ready to make their voices heard in local and federal government. The uprising of empowered women running for office comes when conflicts between American communities are high, following many crude and sexist...

Is studying worth it?

Is studying worth it?

Leila Caplan, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018

Many students at HBHS debate whether studying is worth it, to decide if they should take time out of their busy schedules to prepare for assessments. Unfortunately, the answer to this question is harder than it seems. Students at HB play sports, participate in clubs, enroll in difficult classes, and also ...

SAT Prep Class HB: is it worth it?

SAT Prep Class HB: is it worth it?

Kyle Simpson, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018

With the March SAT quickly approaching, juniors at Hollis Brookline are preparing for the test day. Some study on their own, some go to tutors, and others take our very own SAT prep class at HB. But what makes our prep class different? Is it worth it? The school’s prep course focuses on efficiency. If you are tak...

Who’s the greater predator? Examining the enabling of Larry Nassar

Who’s the greater predator? Examining the enabling of Larry Nassar

Kaleigh Whalen, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

Former USA Gymnastics National doctor, Larry Nassar, has recently been sentenced to 175 years in prison for his vulgar acts on young girls and women. Over the past two decades, he sexually harassed over 150 young women. Who is to blame: Larry Nassar or the U.S.A Gymnastics and the Olympic Games staff,...

Is a hotdog a sandwich?

Is a hotdog a sandwich?

Scott Vancoughnett, Features Editor

February 9, 2018

For years now, people in our nation and even our local community have been arguing about hotdogs and whether they are a sandwich or not. This discussion has been going on for too long; it is time for someone to put an end to it. Here, I will explain to you all the reasons that a hotdog is, indeed, a san...

No filter

No filter

Ryugo Okada, Copy Editor

February 8, 2018

 There are a lot of these fancy new water fountains popping up all over the place at HB. These look like really convenient looking little machines, but what’s up with that red light blinking on them seemingly all the time? Look closer, and alarmingly, it seems to be something quite concerning. Fil...

Searching for middle ground: educational reform

Searching for middle ground: educational reform

Patrick Bloniasz, Co-Editor in Chief

February 6, 2018

What does it mean to be successful in school? Educational curriculum and, by extension, grading policies, have existed in many different forms as the years have gone by. One of those educational methods for grading and instruction is to structure school around what are referred to as “competencies,...

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