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Too cool for community school?

Too cool for community school?

Bridget Giles, Sarah MacEachen, and Leeanne McKinnon

January 22, 2015

As high school juniors and seniors begin to think about college plans, many won’t consider community college as an option. The very idea of going to a community college is horrifying to some students, not to mention their parents. The stigmas that surround community colleges are endless. Students...

Co-ed Sports: Crossing the gender divide at HBHS

Photo Credit: Katryn Thibeault

Evan Moloney, Katryn Thibeault, and Jack Shields

January 21, 2015

In the world of high-school sports, there has always been a stark difference between male and female disciplines. As one of the few elements in society today which still separates by gender, student athletes in high school  are known to consistently play on same-sex teams. Popular male sports include...

HB: A History

HB: A History

Martin Bradshaw, Kai Holmes, and Josh Walker

January 20, 2015

There has been a lot of talk lately about Hollis-Brookline’s ability to house students-- or rather, its lack thereof. A great deal of work and worry has gone into finding a way to deal with this issue, and it has proven to be quite the challenge. The current issue at hand, however, might make it...

Punctuality: The Politeness of Kings

Punctuality: The Politeness of Kings

Adriana Radosavljevic, Guest Contributor

December 15, 2014

Creak. The classroom door opens as the teacher continues to speak. The late student walks unsurely towards the teacher, shoes squeaking against the floor. She stands there holding a pass until the teacher pauses to take it, the class watching her every move. No one wants to be late--at times, it can...

The Dark Crop: Looking back after Harvest

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Mara Dinbergs, Guest Contributor

November 6, 2014

Do you like to be scared? How about a walk through a cornfield in the dark? The Dark Crop is just that--a scary, spooky walk through a field of corn at Lavoie’s Farm in Hollis. There are characters with yellow, rotten teeth who scare you just by approaching. The guide with a wagging tongue warns,...

Accreditation: Our School In Flux

Accreditation: Our School In Flux

Alexander Cate, Opinion Editor

October 20, 2014

Last year, the biggest fear at Hollis Brookline was not AP Tests, graduation, or even final exams. No, it was the looming threat of losing our accreditation. Accreditation is a title given by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). It’s a way of giving schools an award for excellence...

Farm-To-School Month is Here

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Sarah MacEachen, Copyeditor

October 16, 2014

October is always associated with Halloween candy, but in addition, this month can offer locally grown food ready for the picking. Apples, pumpkins, squash, and more are all in season, and this year, fresh produce is coming closer to students than ever before. This October, Hollis-Brookline High School...

Great breadth or deep depth?

Great breadth or deep depth?

Teresa Randlett, Assistant Entertainment Editor

September 15, 2014

  Let’s be honest--as a freshman, you signed up for every single club there was. But is it wiser to stay with all those clubs throughout high school, or should you drop a few here and there to build up a position in just one or two? Throughout high school, students are given the opportunity...

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