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DECA students rock districts, head to states

Bridget Kiley, Staff Writer
January 30, 2014
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DECA students proved themselves this year at the annual district conference sending 72 out of 107 students from Algonquin on to the State Conference in March. According to the international DECA website, DECA stands for Distributive Education Clubs of America.  The organization prepares emerging...

Polar vortex prompts global warming debate

Eileen Moynihan, Staff Writer
January 30, 2014
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After a few days of unusually warm weather mid-January, the polar vortex that paralyzed the nation over the end of the holiday season is making a brutal comeback. As all news stations call it, “a low pressure air system pulling cold air down from the Arctic, the polar vortex froze the nation from...

World language foreign travel scholarships awarded

World language foreign travel scholarships awarded

Brooks Bellefeuille, Staff Writer
January 24, 2014
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Three students from the junior and senior classes are the recipients of travel scholarships from a program that began five years ago in memory of foreign language teacher Jeanne Arathuzik. “The Jeanne Arathuzik Memorial Travel Scholarship is in honor of Jeanne in order to promote what was important...

Midterms? Teachers say ‘yea’ and ‘nay’

Rafaela Coelho & Riya Pujari, Staff Writers
January 16, 2014
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As students cram in last minute information and take down last moment notes, the anxiousness for midterms becomes more real; however, because of differing teacher preferences, some students have more midterms to prepare for than others. Students hope to get passable grades on their midterms because...

Rogue mole on the loose

Erin O'Brien, Staff Writer
January 15, 2014
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Papers are scattered everywhere. Chairs are turned over, and the office is in disarray. Calamity has struck Algonquin: a mole is on the loose. As you walk between classes, be on alert for a five-fingered feral animal that may be scampering anywhere around the halls. Nearing the end of the school day...

SADDness hits Algonquin

SADDness hits Algonquin

Eileen Moynihan, Staff Writer
November 26, 2013
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Students and teachers fell silent with heartbreak as they watched a surprise presentation put on by SADD called "Every 15 Minutes" on Nov8. Prior to the presentation during sixth and seventh period, a bell rang over the intercom about every 15 minutes throughout the school day. Each bell signifi...

Science clubs experiment with new extravaganza

Science clubs experiment with new extravaganza

Dan Fishbein, News Editor
November 26, 2013
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Various science clubs showed off their collective talents at the Science Day festivities on Nov. 8, letting clubs that do not usually perform in front of large audiences showcase their skills. Some people may be under the impression that sports teams are the only ARHS teams that compete. Students ...

Volunteering opportunities abound

Colleen Kasprzak, Staff Writer
November 26, 2013
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Volunteering is one of the good things Santa notices when he checks his list twice, and there are a plethora of volunteer opportunities at school. Math teacher Eileen Palmer, the Community Action Program adviser, said that the holidays are a great time to “give back to others [who are] less fortunate...

GSA preps for Hate Crime Awareness Day

Jay Crowley, Staff Writer
November 26, 2013
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As Hate Crime Awareness Day approached, the students of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance made preparations for their annual presentations to spread knowledge and acceptance of the LGBTQ community. “Many times people don’t even know what a hate crime is, like the definition or what a pejorative na...

French students get ready to study abroad in April 2014

Julia Petrillo, Junior A&E Editor
November 26, 2013
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The French exchange students may have said bon voyage for now, but that is not the last of them. This April, students involved in the French Club will be traveling to France for fourteen days to visit the students that had stayed with them this fall. “We’re visiting Saint Etienne first do the...

Student Council update

Joe Basteri, Staff Writer
November 26, 2013
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Student Council has its hands full with fundraising and planning for events around the corner and new ideas are constantly being generated. These elected officials serve as an organization that provides help for all students.  Their main goals are to help students by fundraising for clubs and other...

Goodbye paperbacks, hello e-books?

Jen Fox, Staff Writer
November 25, 2013
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Ever since Amazon released the famous Kindle, eBooks have gained popularity: a phenomenon that may be changing the way we read both in the library and the classroom. However, it may be harder to make the transition then it seems. “We haven’t gotten into [e-readers] because there have been so...

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