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Reading into the future of libraries

Reading into the future of libraries

Asma Ali, Assistant Online Editor
November 30, 2016
Filed under Multimedia, News

Borrowing books from the library seems to be a thing of the past for some students. With growing factors such as the digitization of books, as well as the indifference that some students seem to display towards them, many wonder what the future of libraries, specifically school libraries, will be. School...

Students, faculty show spirit at pep rally

Students, faculty show spirit at pep rally

Lindsey Stevenson, Staff Writer
November 24, 2016
Filed under News

Spirit filled the gym as riled up students cheered at the annual pre-Thanksgiving Day football game pep rally on November 23. Each class decorated their seating section with their class color, using anything from balloons and streamers to banners and signs. As one of the event coordinators, athletic...

Community runs together for good of kids

Community runs together for good of kids

Shannon Youngberg, News Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under News

The third annual 5k for the Kids raised funds and the spirits of participants to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Metrowest on October 30. The race was organized by business research students seniors Caroline Beek, Julia Labich, and Lexi Ufland. According to Ufland, the proceeds will be us...

Exchanging cultures, ideas

Exchanging cultures, ideas

Shannon Youngberg and Alex Martin
November 9, 2016
Filed under News

Six German exchange students and two teachers arrived at Algonquin from Dortmund, Germany ready to experience an unfamiliar culture and establish lasting relationships on October 7. Twenty students traveled from Dortmund to Massachusetts, but only a portion of them are staying with Algonquin student...

Beekeeping Club buzzes to spread knowledge, raise awareness

Beekeeping Club buzzes to spread knowledge, raise awareness

Natalie Sadek, Social Media Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under News

At the Club Extravaganza earlier this year, several clubs were showcased to students, but the Beekeeping Club run by sophomore Elsa Ray caught the eyes of many. Serving as one of the newest clubs, many students and faculty were intrigued and wondered what this club entailed, as many have never heard...

NASA scientist dispels rumors of new star sign

NASA scientist dispels rumors of new star sign

Caroline Beek and Brooke Suitum
November 8, 2016
Filed under News

The recent controversial announcement of a thirteenth zodiac sign created a frenzy over social media and caused some astrological believers to feel “lost” and “confused” about their personality and future outlooks. However, NASA astrophysicist Dr. Grant Tremblay debunked the rumor of a new zo...

OPINION: Adderall intake proves detrimental to student health, not a grade-booster

OPINION: Adderall intake proves detrimental to student health, not a grade-booster

Brooke Suitum, Staff Writer
November 7, 2016
Filed under News

Adults, parents, and officers all told teenagers to say no to drugs. We were taught to turn down offers of marijuana and alcohol, but never were we told that an easy-to-obtain prescription drug called Adderall could be just as dangerous. Adderall has been around for about 80 years, but now somehow...

Solar initiative seeks savings, sustainability

Solar initiative seeks savings, sustainability

Max Donahue, Managing Editor
November 7, 2016
Filed under News

Graphic Cassidy Wang The prospect of placing solar panels on buildings within the district has progressed since the spring; a final consultant is in the process of being chosen to evaluate the viability of sites for panels. The solar project is set up in a two phase operation; phase one is rece...

Writing Center to complete branding

Writing Center to complete branding

Anna Silver, Assistant A&E Editor
November 5, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

DECA, graphic design students, and the Writing Center tutors came together to find the right branding strategy for Algonquin’s innovative Writing Center, scheduled to open in late November. The Center, developed by English teachers Seth Czarnecki and Sara Stein, will be a place for students to improve...

Samaritans inform students about suicide

Samaritans inform students about suicide

Cassidy Wang, News Editor
November 4, 2016
Filed under News

The Samaritans captured the attention of health classes during their annual presentation of suicide-prevention on Monday, October 17. The Samaritans started giving interactive talks to health classes nine years ago and have been informing students on how to be helpful when friends exhibit suicidal warni...

Student Council decides not to host Winter Ball

Student Council decides not to host Winter Ball

Clarissa Wong, Copy Editor
November 4, 2016
Filed under News

After much reconsideration, the Student Council decided not to hold a Winter Ball for the second year in a row. Winter Ball was an annual event for the past ten years until 2015, when the Ball was cancelled due to the lack of profit earned during the previous year. This year, however, Student Council...

Algonquin’s guide to the four ballot questions

Algonquin’s guide to the four ballot questions

Compiled Caroline Beek, Staff Writer
November 4, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

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