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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...

Ferguson riots: Justified, or divisive?

Ferguson riots: Justified, or divisive?

Alexander Cate, Mike Morgan, and Maddie Poulin

January 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

For months, the American public has been watching protests and riots in Ferguson, Missouri, which have erupted from controversy over the death of black teenager Michael Brown at the hands of a white police officer. The case has been one of contradicting and questionable evidence, and many people have...

The cyber conflict

The cyber conflict

Mike Morgan, Contributor

January 13, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Yet another text, yet another instance of bullying. Behind the disguise of a typeface, words are able to pack a harder punch than ever before through the use of social media. However, is the severity of such actions blown out of proportion? There is no doubt that unkind, cruel people exist, and...

North Korea: Aggressors, or scapegoats?

North Korea: Aggressors, or scapegoats?

Evan Moloney, News Editor

December 20, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In recent weeks, Sony Pictures Entertainment has fallen prey to a series of powerful cyber-attacks compromising employee information and correspondences, in addition to a number of films and other works in production. The branch of Sony Corporation, responsible for recent films like the Spider-Man series...

Females in frats

Females in frats

Teresa Randlett, Assistant Entertainment Editor

October 20, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Females in Frats? Greek letter societies have been around as early as December 5th, 1776 when Phi Beta Kappa was created at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. Ever since, hundreds of sororities and fraternities have come about each with several chapters. These fraternities and sororities...

Accreditation: Our School In Flux

Accreditation: Our School In Flux

Alexander Cate, Opinion Editor

October 20, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Last year, the biggest fear at Hollis Brookline was not AP Tests, graduation, or even final exams. No, it was the looming threat of losing our accreditation. Accreditation is a title given by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). It’s a way of giving schools an award for excellence...

Bring the cookies back!

Bring the cookies back!

Katryn Thibeault and Dylan Conlon

October 6, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“Bring the Cookies Back!” Max Macleod, ‘17 pleaded. What happened to those signature cookies only the HBHS lunchroom had to offer? Michelle Obama signed the new Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which resulted in us losing our beloved cookies.  These new rules require school lunches to meet healthier...

Is web wiping wonderful?

Is web wiping wonderful?

Kai Holmes, Contributor

September 23, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

What’s posted on the internet actually can be taken back. For years, the generation of Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and Instagram have been taught that information is never truly deleted from the internet. In the state of california a new bill has passed, senate bill No.568, authored by State senate...

Why the Internet needs us

Why the Internet needs us

Evan Moloney, News Editor

September 15, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Internet is in danger. Big danger. Net Neutrality has been one of the inherent laws of the Internet since its creation, and has become a defining element to our society, though we don’t necessarily recognize it. Essentially, the law states that Internet Service Providers (ISPs), like Time...

So fresh, so clean, 2015

So fresh, so clean, 2015

Nellie Putur, Chief Copy Editor

August 30, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Another year, another senior class, and to the class of 2015...well, here we go. We’ve been in school for eleven long years and it’d be nearly impossible to find a senior who isn’t excited to be leading the school. Senior year has got some great things in store for us, from the kickoff Senior Parade...

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