The CavChron

2017-2018 Staff

Harry Bates

Harry Bates ‘20 is ecstatic to return as the Assistant Head Editor for CavChron this year. He enjoys reporting on relevant affairs and discussing topics left somewhat untouched by other news agencies. Outside of writing, Harry is a member of the Hollis...

Sofia Barassi

Sofia Barassi ‘19 is the head sports editor for the Hollis Brookline Cavchron. She enjoys playing field hockey, basketball, and softball at HB. Sofia also enjoys science class and writing for the paper everyday in journalism class. She hopes to continue...

Leila Caplan

Leila Caplan ‘20, is a sophomore at Hollis Brookline High School. She is also a first-year staff writer for CavChron. Leila is a member of the HB crew team, the HB varsity cheer team, and a starting a club for people interested in healthcare profes...

Emmie White

Emmie White, Assistant Head Editor and former News Editor, is a second year Journalism student and a member of the 2019 graduating class. She spends her time outside of school training as a competitive gymnast and travelling to compete. Emmie also loves te...

Hannah Riseman

Hannah Riseman ‘20 is returning to the Cavalier Chronicle staff this year as the Head Editor. She is excited to pursue her Senior Quest project dealing with free press and student rights. When she isn’t writing, Hannah is horseback riding, studying f...

Joe Caswell

Joe Caswell is a member of the class of 2019 and is a first year journalist and Features Editor for the CavChron. At HB he enjoys partaking in cross country and the lacrosse team but is most well known for being a skier, spending almost all of his wint...

Liam Grant

Liam Grant is a senior at Hollis Brookline High School as well as the Arts and Entertainment editor for the CavChron. Outside of school, Grant’s passion lies in film photography, image development, and bmx/skateboarding. He is currently working on a ...

Max Porter

Max Porter is a senior at Hollis Brookline High School, and this is his first year writing for the school newspaper. Outside of school hours, Max is a VP on the HBHS Robotics team and a defensemen HBDS Varsity Hockey team. After doing an independent proj...

Cole Boggis

Cole Boggis is a senior this year at Hollis Brookline High School. This is his first year in journalism and he is excited to start writing! He does not play any sports. In his spare time, you can find him working at MCW Landscaping. He also enjoys bei...

Cameron Casciotti

Cameron Casciotti ‘18 is a new member of the school’s journalism team. Some of his hobbies include playing baseball and playing basketball with friends. If he is not playing any of those, you could probably find him playing video games with his br...

Lindsey Wood

Lindsey Wood ‘19 is a first year Journalism student at Hollis Brookline High School. She plays field hockey, lacrosse, unified basketball, and participates in the club Life of a Cavalier. She enjoys getting involved in school activities and hanging o...

Kaleigh Whalen

Kaleigh Whalen ‘20 is second year journalism student. She loves writing articles for the CavChron, and is a member of the volleyball team and unified track team. She enjoys interacting with her peers and getting to know more about upcoming community e...

Mike Atlas

Mike Atlas is a senior at Hollis Brookline High School.  He is a student athlete who plays varsity lacrosse. He is a huge Boston sports fan.  In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, watching sports, and playing XBOX.  Mike wants to m...

Rowan Gingras

Sophomore Rowan Gingras is excited to start his first year as a writer for The CavChron Line. His extracurriculars include GSA, where he acts as the club historian, and Writing Club, where he is vice president. At home, he loves reading, writing, over...

Kyle Simpson

Kyle Simpson ‘19 is a senior at Hollis Brookline and a writer for the Cavchron. Outside of writing, he plays for the varsity soccer team and runs both winter and spring track. As an avid sports fan, you can catch Kyle watching every Celtics and Patr...

Cameron Lapierre

Cameron Lapierre is a senior at Hollis Brookline High School.  This is his first year writing for the CavChron.  He has an interest in almost all sports, but wrestling is his passion.  He loves to lift in the weight room.  After school he wrestle...

Jonathan Brunkhardt

Jonathan Brunkhardt, ‘18, is in his first year as a staff writer for the CavChron. He has been a part of the Varsity soccer team at HB for three years, a starter for two. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his friends around a campfire and s...

Michael Friedman

Michael Friedman is a senior, and the News Editor for the CavChron.

Ryugo Okada

Ryugo Okada, ‘18, is a staff writer and copy editor for CavChron. He’s certain that he wants to spend several years (and thousands of dollars) of his life in college, though he’s not nearly as certain as to what he wants to do there. In the futur...

Adam McQuilkin

Adam McQuilkin ‘18 is a member of the senior class at Hollis Brookline High School and is pursuing his interest as a photographer and video producer through his participation in the CavChron program. McQuilkin has a deep-seated love of leadership an...

Scott VanCoughnett

Scott VanCoughnett is the Features Editor for the CavChron Newspaper at HBHS. He is a current senior, and Senior Class Vice President, and Leader of the Student Activities Committee. He is a two season varsity athlete and captain for both the basket...

Alex Goussios

Alex Goussios is currently a senior in high school. He is very excited to be participating in the CavChron, but his true passion lies in bussing tables at You Yous. After high school, Alex plans on studying heating ventilation and air conditioning and findin...

Lexie Vachon

Lexie Vachon is a senior this year at Hollis Brookline High School. This is her first year in journalism and she is excited to start writing! She plays varsity field hockey in the fall, and also plays unified basketball in the winter. In her spare tim...

Amanda Berthiaume

Amanda Berthiaume is a senior at Hollis Brookline High School, and this is her first year with the journalism team. She spends the majority of her time either talking to her friends and family. If not that, she’s practicing making new exotic hairstyles fo...

Ethan Hemenway

Ethan Hemenway is a senior at Hollis Brookline. He is seventeen and has lived in Brookline all his life. His interests include hunting, fishing and anything outdoor related. He works as an intern at Bae Systems in Merrimack. After high school, he plans to ...

Laura Considine

Laura Considine is a sophomore at HBHS and is excited to report on the Homefront Club for the CavChron. In her spare time, Laura enjoys spending time in the outdoors, frequently hiking and running. Laura has four horses that she spends most afternoons...

Mary Martin

Mary Martin ‘20 is a first-year journalism student and Assistant Editor of the Cavalier Chronicle. This year, she looks forward to learning more about the editing process. After school, she participates as Class Vice President of Student Council, F...

Emily Mitchell

Emily Mitchell is a staff writer for the CavChron, currently in her senior year. She spends every Wednesday at the middle school for the FIRST Robotics team meetings, staying after on some Tuesdays for Homefront and almost every Tuesday after October roc...

Isabel Keefe

Isabel Keefe is a senior at Hollis Brookline, and this is her first year with the journalism team. Isabel loves to play sports. She plays varsity field hockey in the fall and varsity softball in the spring. She spends a lot of her time either socializ...

Eleanor Quarles

Eleanor Quarles is the Editor in Chief of the CavChron and currently a senior. She is also a competitive figure skater. When she’s not at school, she spends her time at the rink, both practicing and working behind the front desk. Within HBHS, she is...

Mark Labak

Mark Labak ‘19 is a senior at Hollis-Brookline High School, and Editor in Chief for CavChron. He plays on the varsity soccer and lacrosse teams, and spends his time in the winter outside of school with flag football. Friends could tell you he is an...

Jonathan Brunkhardt

Jonathan Brunkhardt, ‘18, is in his first year as a staff writer for the CavChron. He has been a part of the Varsity soccer team at HB for three years, a starter for two. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his friends around a campfire and s...

Patrick Grimes

Patrick Grimes is a senior at Hollis Brookline High School. This is his first year in journalism, but he has a lot of experience writing already, being the author of the hit play “Snake Equality.” After hours, he spends most of his time acting in the ...

Avery Webb

Avery Webb ‘18, a senior at Hollis Brookline High School, is beginning her first year with CavChron as News Editor. At HB, she is in National Honor Society, and is also a four4-year starting catcher on the varsity softball team. In her free time, she vol...

Isaac Wimmer

Isaac Wimmer is a senior at Hollis Brookline High School. He looks forward to writing for the school paper as Op-Ed Editor, and hopes to improve it however he can. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar and watching movies. He plays in a number of...

Joe Messina

Joe Messina is a member of the class of 2019 at HBHS and is a first year journalist. At HB, he enjoys playing in guitar nights and partaking in clubs he belongs to. However he is most well known for playing baseball in the HB community. In the summer...

Grace Straka

Grace Straka ‘20 enjoys writing thoroughly, and is an avid reader at home. Outside of journalism class, Grace also takes an active interest in politics. She is a member of the Political Action Club and the Herstory Club. Grace is additionally a member ...

Joseph Schunemann

Joey Schunemann ‘18 is a senior at Hollis Brookline High School. His chief most desire is a first hand visceral relationship with the truth, and as the Arts and Entertainment editor, he hopes to find that this year. After hours, he spends time acting in...

Noah Penasack

Noah Penasack ‘20 is a new addition to the CavChron  team. Going into the new school year, he looks forward to being the recently added News Editor. His interest in politics and the international relations has lead him to this role, and any sophomore...

Nick Franzini

Nick Franzini, a senior at Hollis Brookline, is beginning his first year writing for the school newspaper. Outside of his studies, he plays the bass guitar, enjoys hanging out with friends, and is on the robotics team. He also plays volleyball in the...

Patrick Bloniasz

Patrick Bloniasz is the Co-Editor in Chief of Hollis Brookline’s CavChron Newspaper. Outside the newsroom, Bloniasz is a Psychometric Researcher affiliated with DreamCatchersNH and Southern New Hampshire University and is the founder of his own research organization...

Mitch Dreyer

Mitch Dreyer is a Junior at Hollis Brookline High School. He is a student athlete playing for the varsity golf and baseball team. Baseball is his main sport and his favorite position is second base. Outside of school he enjoys fishing, snowboarding, a...

Brock Radford

Brock Radford is the Webmaster for the Cavchron, currently in his senior year. He stays after school on Thursdays to participate in the school’s Writers Club, the productivity of which can vary. Otherwise, he tends to go directly home, where he spen...

JP Blasi

JP Blasi is a senior at Hollis Brookline High School. He is a student athlete who plays varsity soccer, flag football, pickup basketball, and baseball. His favorite sport is flag football, which occupies most of his winters. He currently has one championsh...

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