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HB FIRST Robotics team brings home silver

HB FIRST Robotics team brings home silver

Maggie O'Hara and Ava Occhialini
May 25, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The HBHS Robotics team brought home a silver medal from the FIRST World Championships early this month, where they competed among more than 400 other teams in St. Louis, Missouri. After weeks of designing, prototyping, and programming, the HBHS Robotics team brought their newest Robot, Zeppelin, to comp...

HB Legal Studies class creates mock trial

HB Legal Studies class creates mock trial

Mario Barassi, Assistant Sports Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

It is on the news every day: a local trial going on in the community. Sometimes the suit is a high profile case, such as the Aaron Hernandez murder trial, or the Boston Marathon bombing trial. Judges are assigned, jurors are selected, and witnesses are called. On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, fourth period Leg...

Stellaris Utopia: a great expansion to an already great game

Stellaris Utopia: a great expansion to an already great game

Brock Radford, Staff Writer
May 24, 2017
Filed under May, Opinion, Showcase

Summer vacation is, to many people, an abundance of free time with seemingly infinite possibilities. In some cases, there’s so much free time that filling it might seem like a problem. It’s good news, then, that the critically acclaimed 4X (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate) game Stellaris fro...

Tale as old as time

Tale as old as time

Leslie Comeau, Features Editor
May 22, 2017
Filed under A & E, Showcase

Disclaimer: This review contains spoilers In recent years, Disney has been releasing live action remakes of its most famous animated films. Its first movie makeover, Alice in Wonderland, released in 2010 featuring Mia Wasikowska as Alice and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. Most recently, on March 17th,...

A final home hurrah: senior night for HB volleyball

A final home hurrah: senior night for HB volleyball

Colton Mailloux, Staff Writer
May 22, 2017
Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Showcase, Sports

As the starting six for HB stood on the court on Monday night, something was very different in the typical lineup. Five of the six were seniors, ready to play one of their last home regular season games. Standing proud and ready to take on Souhegan, their cross town rivals. This was senior night at Hollis...

A comprehensive review of RWBY

A comprehensive review of RWBY

Parker Coady, Op/Ed Editor, Semester 2
May 19, 2017
Filed under May, Opinion, Showcase

Disclosure: This review contains spoilers   As the first original franchise developed by web content giant RoosterTeeth, creators of the popular machinima (a film made using the engine of a video game) Red vs. Blue, RWBY seemed to have everything going for it. Not only was the American-made...

DIY prom hair and makeup

DIY prom hair and makeup

Grace Santoski, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under A & E, Showcase

At Hollis Brookline High School, senior prom is one of the most important social events of your high school career. Everyone gets dressed up with their friends and goes out to have a good time. Before the actual prom day, the main focus is getting your dress and making all the necessary appointme...

Got gadgets? Half a dozen gadgets for school and dorm life

Got gadgets? Half a dozen gadgets for school and dorm life

Carly Mack, Web Editor
May 12, 2017
Filed under Features, May, Showcase

In this age of technology, gadgets can be especially helpful in the academic field. Some of the most helpful advances in modern technology often go unnoticed by the majority of people. That being said, here are a couple of the best gadgets to improve and facilitate your school experience.   ...

Mr. HB: a tradition in need of a makeover?

Mr. HB: a tradition in need of a makeover?

Ava Occhialini, A&E Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Mr. HBHS has always been a hallmark event of tongue-in-cheek pageantry for the students at Hollis Brookline High School. Known as an evening of laughs during which students vy for the envied title and cash prizes, the event is a long time tradition. This year, from among the nominated young men, Cooper...

Tux Time

Tux Time

Mario Barassi, Staff Writer
May 8, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

As the promposals start to roll in and dates are finalized, most people are looking for what to wear to prom. Sometimes the outfits can be crazy, but most of the time they're relatively simple. Corsages and boutonnieres will be purchased and limos will be scheduled. Prom will be a great time, the memor...

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