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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...

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...

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