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HB FIRST Robotics team celebrates district win

HB FIRST Robotics team celebrates district win

Derek Davidson, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The HB Robotics team traveled to UNH for their three-day district robotics competition from April 6 to 8. The Force Team was matched up against the top 64 teams all across New England. All the teams were competing to qualify for the national competition in St. Louis, MO-- and the Force Team came out on ...

Seat belt challenge returns to HB

Seat belt challenge returns to HB

Anthony Tamposi, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Wednesday, April 12, Hollis Brookline High School hosted their annual Seatbelt Challenge. Outside of the back lobby, an old police car was parked and used for the competition. In the seat belt challenge, four people sit in the police car with their seatbelts on. When SRO Officer Bergeron blows...

eSports on the rise

eSports on the rise

Brock Radford, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under April, Opinion, Showcase

It’s no question that sports at HB are a large part of students’ lives, whether students are part of the team or just spectators. However, a new demographic is surfacing around the world: eSports, competitive video games played in front of large crowds of dedicated fans.   The eSports...

A fun-filled day for underclassmen

A fun-filled day for underclassmen

Caroline Kroeger, News Editor

April 20, 2017


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On Wednesday, April 5, while the junior class worked hard on the SATs, both the freshman and sophomore class took the day off from the classroom--but not from learning. 9th graders explored the Wright Museum while 10th graders experienced a well portrayed rendition of William Shakespeare's The Tempest, as produ...

Donate Life: you can’t take them with you

Donate Life: you can’t take them with you

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor In Chief

April 19, 2017


Filed under April, Opinion, Showcase

Not long after birth, I was diagnosed with a life-threatening liver disease called biliary atresia. My liver was destroying itself, and the only way I could survive was if I had a transplant. Thankfully, I did not have to wait very long for an organ; the doctors quickly found that my father was a match....

SAT’S and how to prepare

SAT’S and how to prepare

Mitch Dreyer, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under April, Features, Showcase

SAT’s just hit students across the country, taking place on April 5. The national standardized test consists of a math, reading, and writing portion. Some juniors who took the test in the fall found it hard, while others thought it was a breeze. After receiving their results, students get to see in...

Becoming Blue

Becoming Blue

Connor Harris, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under April, Opinion, Showcase

When I was a kid, I and many others dreamt of becoming police officers, and now that we are faced with the challenge of deciding our future professions, our dreams may become a reality. Many people often think about the kinds of experiences they’d have, the different jobs you might do. But not many people...

Eagle Spotlight: Sam St. Pierre

Eagle Spotlight: Sam St. Pierre

Colton Mailloux, Staff Writer

April 16, 2017


Filed under April, Features, Showcase

It seems this year that many Hollis Brookline have sprouted wings. Sam St. Pierre ‘17 is going to be honored for his accomplishments in Boy Scouts by receiving the rank of Eagle Scout. He, like many others, just needs to have his Eagle Ceremony to crown the achievement.   “My project was to create an easy care lan...

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...

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