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Mead leaves big shoes to fill after retirement

Mead leaves big shoes to fill after retirement

Jen Fox, Co-Editor-in-Chief
February 15, 2017
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Following Principal Tom Mead’s announcement of his retirement at the conclusion of the academic year, Superintendent Christine Johnson is forming a hiring committee and involving student representatives in the process. Mead revealed that this would be the last of his eight years serving as principal...

All inked up: Student tattoos showcase personal significance

All inked up: Student tattoos showcase personal significance

Owen Lyons, Staff Writer
February 14, 2017
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Either for meaningful reasons or simply to express themselves, some upperclassmen have recently been the canvas for their desired tattoo. More and more upperclassmen seem to be getting tattoos, some with parental permission and others because at 18 they can legally decide for themselves. Accord...

Students get down to business in Algonquin Business Concentration program

Students get down to business in Algonquin Business Concentration program

Mia McAuliffe, Staff Writer
February 13, 2017
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Students of all grade levels are participating in the Algonquin Business Concentration program to increase their interest in business and get a good foundation of knowledge about all types of business through project-based learning. Former Head of Applied Arts and Technology Michele Tontodonato c...

Teacher’s efforts push AED bill through State Senate

Teacher’s efforts push AED bill through State Senate

Clarissa Wong, Copy Editor
February 9, 2017
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Thanks to the work of social studies teacher Stephen Godbout, all public and charter schools in the commonwealth of Massachusetts will be required to have an automated external defibrillator on site by July 2018. An automated external defibrillator, or an AED, is a device that can diagnose life-threateni...

Posters aim to showcase obscenity, offensive words heard in hallways

Posters aim to showcase obscenity, offensive words heard in hallways

Carey Davis, Online Editor
February 7, 2017
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Posters featuring obscene quotes have sparked both conversation and controversy across the school as part of a class project to raise awareness about offensive and insensitive language. Seniors Jackie Williams, Sam Dickie, and Daniela Requena initiated the “Overheard at Algonquin” project to encourage d...

DECA deals to the top at Districts, progresses onto States

DECA deals to the top at Districts, progresses onto States

Apple Lin, Staff Writer
February 6, 2017
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DECA took their District competition by storm and swept an entire category on January 13 with 140 students competing and 90 qualifiers for States. Since the beginning of the school year, DECA has been preparing for District competitions through officer-run workshops and independent studying, according to a...

Northborough senior citizens discuss their new memoir with students

Northborough senior citizens discuss their new memoir with students

Anna Silver and Anita Nyberg
February 2, 2017
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The Northborough Senior Center Memoir Group visited the reading and writing memoir classes taught by Deborah Saltzman to talk about their book, and to share writing tips and tricks on January 19. The four senior citizens, Carolyn Squillante, Ruth Anderson, Pravin Trivedi, and Shirley Mollenhauer disc...

President Trump’s inauguration evokes differing reactions from students who attended

President Trump’s inauguration evokes differing reactions from students who attended

Riley Garand, Staff Writer
January 27, 2017
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Donald Trump is officially the 45th president of the United States, and students from the recent inauguration trip hold both similar and different perspectives on the new President and the experience as a whole. Between the speech, the protests, and the crowd, social studies teacher Gina Johnston...

Online game emphasizes empathy through future technology

Online game emphasizes empathy through future technology

Monique Radloff, Staff Writer
January 26, 2017
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The Face The Future online game engaged students at Algonquin and all around the world in a futuristic experience, leading them into an imagined world where technology that emphasizes empathy exists. Two nonprofit organizations, Institute For The Future (IFTF) and Facing History, worked together to crea...

Students protest in solidarity at Women’s March

Students protest in solidarity at Women’s March

Compiled by Carey Davis and Natalie Sadek, Online Editor and Social Media Editor
January 25, 2017
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Students to watch history unfold at the Presidential Inauguration

Students to watch history unfold at the Presidential Inauguration

Riley Garand, Staff Writer
January 18, 2017
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With the 2016 presidential race officially over, nine students will attend the Inauguration of the 45th president, Donald Trump, in Washington D.C. on Friday, January 20. The students, along with chaperone and social studies teacher Gina Johnston, were featured on the local Fox News affiliate in re...

Tri-M induction manifests harmony in music, service

Tri-M induction manifests harmony in music, service

Max Donahue, Managing Editor
January 12, 2017
Filed under News, Video

Tri-M Music Honor Society inducted 37 new members on January 4, hosting a ceremony in the auditorium comprised of a formal induction and various inductee performances. Formerly known as Modern Music Masters, the abbreviated Tri-M Music Honor Society strives to give back to the community through m...

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