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On the road to college: Words of advice from HB teachers

On the road to college: Words of advice from HB teachers

Hannah Balfour, Staff Writer
June 5, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

The transition from high school senior to college freshman can be difficult without help from those we trust. Four HB teachers, Victoria Milette, Kate Emerson, Jennifer Staub, and Kathy Kirby share their academic experiences while each going through high school and college, and share words of wisdom with ...

Seniors say farewell to a familiar face

Seniors say farewell to a familiar face

Mario Barassi, Assistant Sports Editor
June 4, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

As the freshman file into the auditorium during their orientation on the first day of school, one of the first, and probably most familiar faces is officer Bergeron. As the school resource officer he is assigned to the schools here in Hollis and the seniors will be leaving him behind as they go on to...

What can we do?

What can we do?

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor In Chief
June 2, 2017
Filed under Features, June, Showcase

About a month ago, at the end of Physics class, my lab table got into a conversation with Eric Perry. It began with him talking about how we should be grateful for what we have, but eventually we were lamenting over the fact that we were devastated by the horrible things we saw on the news every day. W...

HB senior awarded NRRA’s Outstanding Student Recycler of the Year Award

HB senior awarded NRRA’s Outstanding Student Recycler of the Year Award

Maggie O'Hara, Co-Editor in Chief
June 1, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) recognized sen ior Allie Campbell’s exceptional recycling efforts on Tuesday, May 23 at their annual conference, naming her “Outstanding Student Recycler of the Year.” The Hollis Brookline Green Group, the environmental and recycling club, ha...

HB students take a gap year

HB students take a gap year

Caroline Kroeger and Maggie O'Hara
June 1, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

As the end of the school year fast approaches,  most HB seniors have made plans to continue their education at a college or university. Some have enrolled abroad, while others look to join the military. A select few have organized a gap year between high school and college. Students have various reaso...

Student book review: Ashes

Student book review: Ashes

Ash Guthrie, Junior Web Editor
June 1, 2017
Filed under A & E, Showcase

(Note: contains spoilers) A combination of a scientific, survival, and apocalyptic fiction novel, Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick contains an intricate plot. The novel follows a seventeen-year-old girl named Alex, who fights cancer and the incurable tumors that haunt her, while losing her senses of taste and smell...

HB wows with “best Guitar Night” yet

HB wows with “best Guitar Night” yet

Anthony Tamposi, Staff Writer
May 30, 2017
Filed under A & E, Showcase

On Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13, HBHS hosted their annual Guitar Night. Guitar Night, always themed, adopted a “glow party” ambiance this year: an idea that was the brainchild of Mr. Illingworth. Audience members were handed glowstick necklaces upon entering the auditorium. “It was successful...

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...

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