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Seniors travel abroad to bond, make memories

Seniors travel abroad to bond, make memories

Shannon Youngberg, News Editor
April 10, 2017
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As seniors anticipate the completion of their four years at Algonquin, many look to celebrate their efforts and time spent in the classroom by traveling on graduation trips with friends. Senior Katie Miller is set to leave for Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic with eight of her closest friends...

Learning to love America

Learning to love America

Thomas Hayden, Staff Writer
April 7, 2017
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As Algonquin’s only current foreign exchange student, senior Jessie Liang came from China to learn about America and to experience a different culture. Liang has not had an easy time, but has learned a lot and is enjoying her experience. Liang, who lives in Marlborough and stays with a host family,...

New radio station debuts

New radio station debuts

Ben Weber, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
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WARHS, the newly created Algonquin radio station, began broadcasting live and pre-recorded shows from the new radio studio in the A100 hallway last month. Instructional technology teacher Julie Doyle is helping to organize the radio station alongside Latin teacher Shawn Staines. “It’s off to a good...

Laughton to retire after 23 years

Laughton to retire after 23 years

Riya Pujari, Editor-in-Chief
April 5, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

After dedicating nearly 23 years to the students and faculty of Algonquin, Assistant Principal Mel Laughton has decided to retire at the end of this school year and due to budgetary constraints, may prove himself to be truly irreplaceable. Laughton started working at Algonquin on February 18, 1994...

Robotics teammates build each other up

Robotics teammates build each other up

Elissa Gorman, Assistant News Editor
April 3, 2017
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Robotics Team 1100 placed 33th at the Granite State district event in Windham, New Hampshire on the weekend of March 3-6 and is taking time to reflect on their season together. “We did not win a match all day Saturday... But despite that, we were the first pick for the seventh-ranked team at th...

Health, Wellness Week strives for well-being among community

Health, Wellness Week strives for well-being among community

Cassidy Wang, News Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

In an academic environment where a multitude of stresses encumber students and faculty, physical and mental health can often be taken for granted. With awareness of well-being often being overshadowed, members of the school community, known as the Health and Wellness Committee, are recognizing the importance...

DECA champions on to International Career Development Conference

DECA champions on to International Career Development Conference

Anna He, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
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DECA dominated their annual State Conference, and 38 of the 114 members that competed on March 9-11 qualified for the DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in April, which will be held in Anaheim, California. According to DECA advisor Patricia Riley, DECA had a finalist in nearly every ca...

Habitat for Humanity connects community with service

Habitat for Humanity connects community with service

Larissa Andrade, Staff Writer
March 28, 2017
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Habitat for Humanity, a new club started by sophomores Tyler Potter and Natalie Bourque, puts its main focus and interest in helping those in need around the local community by building homes. "Tyler [Potter] and I were researching other ways to get involved in the community and Habitat for Human...

Model UN debates to success at UMass conference

Model UN debates to success at UMass conference

Carey Davis, Online Editor
March 14, 2017
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The Model United Nations (UN) club competed at a conference at the University of Massachusetts- Amherst (UMass) from March 10 to March 12. Over the weekend, delegates of Model UN earned recognition within their respective committees, with sophomore Nathan Rhind receiving Honorable Mention (akin to t...

Class rank prompts debate

Class rank prompts debate

Max Donahue, Managing Editor
February 17, 2017
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Discussion regarding the value of class rank is rising amongst the Guidance Department and the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) based on sentiment that the ranking system incites more stress than it is worth. With the current rank system, junior and senior students are given access to their class...

VSCO encourages expression

VSCO encourages expression

Julia Guay, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
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Scroll through your feed and what do you see? Puffs of smoke, people drinking, cute text conversations, half-naked bodies, and photographs of the crazy late night adventures. VSCO is a place where people feel comfortable displaying the scandalous pictures hidden in the depths of their camera roll. VSCO...

Girl Scouts celebrate by scouting out Puerto Rico

Girl Scouts celebrate by scouting out Puerto Rico

Shannon Youngberg, News Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under News

Northborough Girl Scout troop 30528 is set to depart on a week-long trip to Puerto Rico on February 18 to celebrate their long-lasting dedication to the troop. According to senior Sherilyn Hinchey, the trip is meant to reward themselves for their hard work and service throughout their years as Gi...

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