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April showers bring May flowers

Lauren Hunt, Staff Writer

May 27, 2020

Spring has sprung, pollen has filled the air, and allergy season is among us: the nature around us is in full bloom. Arguably, flowers are one of the best parts of spring's attributes. The fresh colors that arrive when things are just starting to bloom, are sure to capture your eye. Go outside thinking a...

Quarantine Q&A with Mrs. MacLeod

 After almost two months of quarantine, seventh-year Team Bartlett English Teacher at HBMS, Ms. MacLeod, misses seeing her students and friends. However, the quarantine has brought her own children back home. “I am reading a lot but I do that even when we are not in a shutdown mode. Both of my kids are home because of the shutdown, so we are reviving favorite family games and doing puzzles,” said MacLeod.

Rory Klauber, Staff Writer

May 27, 2020

Do you like to read, do escape rooms, hike mountains, play trivia, memorize poetry, travel, or go to museums? If you do, you’ll want to talk to Ms. MacLeod. On May 6, 8th-grade Team Bartlett English Teacher at Hollis Brookline Middle School, Jennifer MacLeod, was questioned over video-conference platform,...

Interviewing members of senior quest during quarantine

Ian Mcnabb '21 working on his senior quest project from home. Even though the process has changed due to quarantine, he is still glad he did a senior quest project this year.

Dan Aulbach, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

During Quarantine, Members of Senior Quest (Description of course can be found on page 55 here) are still working hard to complete their projects within the state guidelines of social distancing. Students Ari Freedman ‘20 (doing a different pasta recipe weekly and keeping a blog) and Ian McNabb (wor...

Three local teens and their quirky quarantine cuisines

Josh Hill, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

Through the past two months since social distancing policies were enacted, people have struggled to maintain order in their chaotic daily lives. With nearly all restaurants closed, and trips to the supermarket proving tedious and risky, food has certainly become one of the most troublesome facets of ...

Decision Day

Faith DiStefano, A&E Editor

May 22, 2020

College decision day is a big moment for all the graduating classes throughout the United States. On May 1 each year, Seniors get decked out in their chosen college apparel in honor of their commitment to the school they will be attending in the fall., Because of the current pandemic our society is going t...

Concerts from home

Rex Orange County plays piano for over eighteen-thousand viewers on his livestream. He tweeted after a livestream, “I love you all so much. Thank you for allowing me to do what I do for a living. I’ll never let you down.” He is grateful to be able to put out his music even in a time like this.

Meghan Veino, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

Bands all over the world have been devastated by the outbreak of Covid-19 that we are facing. Not only as people, where their families or themselves could potentially be infected, but also as smaller musicians who travel the world playing music for their beloved fans.  Touring and playing shows for people is most...

Troubles for USA Gymnastics

Laurie Hernandez prepares to begin her beam routine during the women's gymnastics U.S. Olympic team trials in July of 2016. Her former coach Maggie Haney stands behind her. “I thought they were just going to try to sweep it under the rug, but, wow, they did the right thing. I can’t believe they actually did the right thing,” said Hernandez, speaking about USAG.

Abi Blasi, Sports Editor

May 18, 2020

USA Gymnastics recently suspended New Jersey-based gymnastics coach Maggie Haney for eight years after many allegations of verbal and emotional abuse. This comes two years after USAG filed for bankruptcy following the Larry Nassar scandal. USAG has been under fire for quite some time relating to the...

The 2020 NFL Draft: Hope for players, hope for football, hope for humanity

Goodell in his own home, presenting each team’s draft pick while interacting with fans digitally. This is the first time a draft for any major sporting event has been held virtually and with cameras into each player’s homes when drafted. “I watch the draft every year with my friends, and even if it was just a FaceTime it was nice to feel like everything was almost usual again”, said Joey Oetjens ‘21.

Dan Aulbach, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

Annually in the NFL offseason, players, their families, and dedicated fans all gather in various cities in a large meeting hall to see what lies in the future for the nation’s most promising athletes. Players from colleges across the nation wait anxiously to hear their name called and witness their l...

Senior Year: A year in review

“The last two quarters are tough because of COVID-19 but, I think our senior class has strong spirit and we all have appreciation for each other. We are all friends no matter how different we are. My takeaway from this year is that we are all in this together. As ironic as it sounds it is true. Life is a wild ride and we are all getting though it together. And going through high school with everyone has been an amazing experience” said Austin Johnson ‘20.

Faith DiStefano, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

The 2020 senior class has had their year abruptly cut short, but before their last times walking through the halls of Hollis-Brookline High School on Friday March 13 the Class of 2020  had a very memorable senior year. Below are some of the highlights of the Class of 2020’s last year in high scho...

Top three video games to play during quarantine

Hannah Escandon loads up the Sims 4 on her laptop, as she cracks her knuckles in anticipation of the intense gaming session to follow. “I like building things in the sims because you can just have all the money in the world, and like wow!”

Josh Hill, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

Since mid-March, we have all been cooped up inside our houses, and as of right now, there’s no telling exactly when we’ll be set free. People are in dire need of ways to stave off the eternal boredom of isolation, so naturally, many have turned to video games for relief. Video games have the potential ...

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