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Honors Choir on tour, days 2 and 3: of concerts and competitions

Honors Choir on tour, days 2 and 3: of concerts and competitions

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor in Chief
February 19, 2017
Filed under A & E, February, Showcase

:Day 2   The second day of the Honors Choir’s journey began with a tour within a tour. Director Matthew Barbosa led the group around the area of Princeton surrounding his alma mater, Westminster Choir College, pointing out his favorite restaurants and hang-out spots. After the group had lu...

Students shine at HB’s Open Mic Night

Students shine at HB’s Open Mic Night

Ava Occhialini and Nicole Poitras
February 17, 2017
Filed under A & E, Showcase

For this first Tri-M sponsored open mic night at Union Coffee Company in Milford, a handful of HB performers took the stage. First, Nicole Poitras ‘17 and her dad performed Adele’s “Make You Feel My Love,” with Poitras on vocals and her father on guitar. Then, Emma Schulz ‘17 and Audrey...

Honors Choir on tour, day 1: song and dance with the cast of Broadway’s “Aladdin”

Honors Choir on tour, day 1: song and dance with the cast of Broadway’s “Aladdin”

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor in Chief
February 16, 2017
Filed under A & E, February, Showcase

After four hours of driving, the bus holding the Hollis Brookline High School Honors Choir arrived in New York City yesterday, February 15.   As soon as they entered the city, they headed to a building full of small rehearsal spaces. In one room, they received a vocal coaching from a member of t...

HB participation in the Women’s March

HB participation in the Women’s March

Ava Occhialini, A&E Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

On January 21, HBHS students made their voices heard at the Women’s Marches that occurred in Boston and D.C. A total of 673 marches occurred worldwide, with the number of participants clocking in at about 5 million total marchers. HB students were in good company when they took to the streets. Most...

Senior shirts handed out on Valentine’s Day

Senior shirts handed out on Valentine’s Day

Maggie O'Hara and Rachel Marquis
February 16, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The long-awaited senior shirts were delivered to students on Tuesday, Feb. 14 after a class assembly held in the Auditorium. Students and staff alike are feeling nostalgic as the senior shirts are, as Livi Simmermn '17 stated, a mark of the "beginning of the end." Lin Illingworth, English Teacher...

Penny War to conclude Feb. 17

Penny War to conclude Feb. 17

Caroline Kroeger, News Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Penny War: an annual HB tradition that occurs the week before Spirit Week, this year starting Tuesday, February 14 and ending Friday, February 17. A competition between each grade, Penny War occurs during all three lunches, as each class has a corresponding jar. Students, faculty and staff have the oppo...

More than an average team

More than an average team

Jack Belanger, Staff Writer
February 10, 2017
Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Showcase, Sports

They may not be the greatest team in the standings, but the bowling team may be one of the more unique sport teams at HB. Even though the team meets only a few times a week, the bowling team’s chemistry and excitement for the game has been their calling card throughout the season. Assistant Coach Matt...

Mock Trial

Mock Trial

Kaylee Hillard, Staff Writer
February 7, 2017
Filed under Features, February, Showcase

HBHS English teacher Heather Deegan’s English 9 class created a simulation of a courthouse trial for their Quarter 2 assessment on January 4 and 5. The goal of the trial was to prove if George, a main character from the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, was guilty of killing his friend Lennie. ...

Public Forum: Start Time Committee leads a potential change in the HB community

Public Forum: Start Time Committee leads a potential change in the HB community

Caroline Kroeger, News Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday, January 30, the towns of Hollis and Brookline met at Captain Samuel Douglas Academy to discuss the ongoing topic of altering the start time of  both the coop and elementary schools.  The discussion was led by HB Cooperative school board member Krista Whalen along with Start Time Committee...

The beautiful game

The beautiful game

Colin Loftus, Staff Writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Showcase, Sports

The game we refer to as soccer is played just about everywhere in the world. Wherever - there are people, there is soccer, almost without exception. However, in our sports crazed, highly developed United States, the game seems to be missing and is low on the popularity list. There are many possible r...

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