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An epic build: the library box fort

An epic build: the library box fort

Rachel Marquis, Video Editor
April 15, 2017
Filed under April, Features, Showcase

During first period on Friday, March 31, an epic project for the HBHS library was completed. With an influx of new computers for lab 217 came an abundance of cardboard boxes and packing materials. These newfound assets were deemed appropriate for one thing only: a fort!   Librarian Christine Heaton and a group of st...

Author Gloria Norris visits Memoirs class

Author Gloria Norris visits Memoirs class

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor in Chief
April 14, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

It began when English teacher Ann Melim was reading Kookooland and realized she had a question about a certain part of the novel. She decided to email the author, Gloria Norris. The two began a conversation that culminated with a visit from the author on April 10. Melim’s first period Memoirs cl...

How should I pick my college?

How should I pick my college?

Kaitlin Johnson, Staff Writer
April 14, 2017
Filed under April, Features, Showcase

Throughout senior year, many students decide what colleges they want to attend. Applying to college is a long and challenging process, and takes time to fill out all of the registration. By the end of their application process, on May 1, they have to make a decision on what their first college choice...

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

Anthony Tamposi, Staff Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under April, Features, Showcase

Two Hollis Brookline graduates have now come back to the school and are working as paraprofessionals. When HB became their alma mater, they probably didn’t expect to come back and have their professions here. Ian Tomer ‘14 and Morgan Elliott ‘11, who you may see around the school during the da...

HB sophomore wins competition for her original jazz piece

HB sophomore wins competition for her original jazz piece

Leslie Comeau, Features Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The NHMEA Composition Contest is an event where students from kindergarten to college compose songs of any genre and compete against one another in four divisions, based on grade level. The contest ended February 1, and the results were announced March 15. In the high school division, HB’s own Amy...

Baseball and softball get new batting cage

Baseball and softball get new batting cage

JP Blasi, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Showcase, Sports

On March 15, company Jaypro Sports of Hartford, CT installed a new batting cage in the gymnasium funded by the Hollis Brookline baseball, softball, and Booster Club programs. The cage is 70 feet long by 12 feet wide, and uses a motor to drop  down from the ceiling. It was purchased for when there is...

Future publishers

Future publishers

Hannah Balfour, Staff Writer
April 8, 2017
Filed under April, Features, Showcase

At Hollis Brookline, many students are beginning to publish their creative works online. Some students at HB such as Alex Crupi ‘18, Allie Campbell ‘17, and Nicole Poitras ‘17, quickly got onto the web to create and upload articles and videos to the internet. How many people do you know that pu...

Spring has sprung on the track and fields season

Spring has sprung on the track and fields season

Derek Davidson, Staff Writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Showcase, Sports

It may not look like it outside, but spring has sprung, and with it comes another exciting season of track and field. The Hollis Brookline lineup is looking to place as many athletes in the DII championship as they can, and this year they have the tools to do just that. “Their big challenge right no...

HB students rock at second Tri-M open mic night

HB students rock at second Tri-M open mic night

Ava Occhialini, A&E Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under A & E, Showcase

On the second Friday of every month, the HB Tri-M organization sponsors a Union Coffee Company open mic night. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and feature a myriad of student talent. Not pictured: Kierra Dean '19, performs her original songs for the Union crowd. ...

How much are you willing to spend on a prom dress?

How much are you willing to spend on a prom dress?

Emily O'Brien, Staff Writer
April 5, 2017
Filed under April, Features, Showcase

On Friday, May 26, 2017, HB’s senior prom will be held at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford. It will start around 6 p.m. and go until about 11 p.m. The prom is an event many students look forward to: boys get to rent their suit and tie, but the girls usually have to buy their dresses. But how m...

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