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Coming to an autoshop near you

Coming to an autoshop near you

Jack Belanger, Staff Writer

March 27, 2017


Filed under Features, March, Showcase

For most students, as they hike along the adventure that is high school, they look at colleges and what prerequisites those schools’ classes require. For the majority of colleges, students need 3 or 4 years of math, science, English, and history. These classes are necessary to prepare students for college...

HB FIRST Robotics to compete in the semifinals at Bedford High School

HB FIRST Robotics to compete in the semifinals at Bedford High School

Grace Santoski and Rachel Marquis

March 24, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The HBHS FIRST Robotics team competed at Windham High School March 3-5.  The team landed themselves in the semi-finals and are scheduled to compete again March 25-26 at Bedford High School. The team has spent countless hours working on their robot which can successfully launch balls into a basket, car...

Snow day fun

Snow day fun

Anthony Tamposi, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017


Filed under Features, March, Showcase

Waking up to a winter wonderland outside your house can draw a smile on your face from ear to ear. The phone rings, and you are told from the news that school is cancelled. Now that you have the whole day to yourself, what will you do? How will you spend your snow day? Popular activities are catching...

Spirit Week 2017

Spirit Week 2017

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor

March 21, 2017


Filed under Features, March, Showcase, Uncategorized

Spirit Week -- Some students might hear this phrase and roll their eyes, but HB takes this time of year incredibly seriously. The week before, classes competed in the Penny Wars, where all the money went to  Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. During Spirit Week itself, students  dressed up to match the day...

“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” begins performances March 17

“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” begins performances March 17

Leslie Comeau, Features Editor

March 17, 2017


Filed under A & E, March, Showcase

The Mystery of Edwin Drood was the final novel written by Charles Dickens, who died before he could ever finish it. Thus, the mystery surrounding its intended ending will never truly be resolved. However, in this year’s musical of the same name, the Hollis Brookline theatre department is determined to co...

Working in college

Working in college

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor

March 17, 2017


Filed under Features, March, Showcase

The end of the school year is fast approaching, which means many seniors will be graduating and moving on to college in the fall. The price of tuition has been on the rise for years, and it is often difficult to fully pay the fees. Most students take out loans, but many also try to to alleviate some o...

The Brookline annual Fishing Derby

The Brookline annual Fishing Derby

Ash Guthrie, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017


Filed under Features, March, Showcase

On Sunday, February 19, Brookline’s community gathered for the town's annual Fishing Derby on Lake Potanipo from dawn until 3:00 p.m. This event has been hosted by the Recreation Commission in Brookline for the past 21 years. The Recreation Commission hosts events like the Fishing Derby to raise money for ...

Should Personal Finance be a required course at HB?

Should Personal Finance be a required course at HB?

Kat Pellerin, Op/Ed Editor

March 10, 2017


Filed under March, Opinion, Showcase

Personal Finance is a course here at Hollis Brookline, established and taught by math teacher Mark  Illingworth, and by social studies teacher Katie Henderson as well. The Hollis Brookline community, similar to most communities around the country, is torn as to whether Personal Finance should be a re...

Honors choir on tour, day 5: a final shining night

Honors choir on tour, day 5: a final shining night

Nicole Poitras, Co-Editor In Chief

February 23, 2017


Filed under A & E, February, Showcase

On the last day of their trip, the Honors Choir checked out of  their hotel and registered for their Festival performance first thing in the morning. Later, the group attended a private coaching session with Professor Romāns Vanags, a renowned conductor from Latvia. The group worked with him on tw...

Crybabies: how hard could parenting be?

Crybabies: how hard could parenting be?

Kaylee Hillard, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


Filed under Features, February, Showcase

In Candice Hancock’s Human Relations class at Hollis Brookline High School, one of the tasks she assigns her students is taking home a programmed baby doll for twenty-four hours. The doll is created to cry at random intervals, only to be quieted by its mother selecting the right key to put into its b...

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