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School handbook limits cell use

School handbook limits cell use

Shannon Youngberg, News Editor
September 28, 2016
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Graphic Carey Davis   The administration adjusted the cell phone policy in hopes of limiting distractions and increasing productivity in the classroom for the coming school year. According to principal Tom Mead, the focus was not to change the entire policy, but to make minor modificatio...

CAP graduate Anderson celebrates years at Algonquin, excited for future

CAP graduate Anderson celebrates years at Algonquin, excited for future

Caroline Beek, Staff Writer
September 26, 2016
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After spending the past eight years participating in the CAP program, Clara Anderson was celebrated for her many achievements and for completing the program on September 19. Principal Tom Mead presented Anderson with a certificate of completion, and teachers, friends, and family congratulated Ander...

Election results are in for class of 2020

Election results are in for class of 2020

September 22, 2016
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The student government positions for the class of 2020 have been released. After the freshman class voted, the positions are as follows: President: Joseph Zhang Vice President: Raphael Pazi Secretary: Sara Prendergast Treasurer: Apple Lin Student Council Representatives: Arthur Andreev,...

Harmon family hosts third Putting for Purple event for epilepsy research

Harmon family hosts third Putting for Purple event for epilepsy research

Carey Davis, Online Editor
September 18, 2016
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The third annual Putting for Purple fundraiser to support Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures (FACES) will kick off at The Green Thumb in Westborough on September 25, 9 am to 3 pm. The Harmon family initiated the fundraiser to support the FACES cause and their daughter Emily, who was diagnosed wi...

First semester lunch schedule

First semester lunch schedule

August 30, 2016
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Take the 9th and 10th grade summer reading survey

Take the 9th and 10th grade summer reading survey

August 28, 2016
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Underclassmen, click here to take the survey on this year's summer reading, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. There will soon be a separate survey for upperclassmen.

Junior English curriculum revamped

Junior English curriculum revamped

Cassidy Wang, News Editor
June 27, 2016
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Starting next year, Honors and CP junior English courses will be extended to a full year class, with a focus on British and world literature. The newly developed curriculum is a result of the ongoing discussions among a committee of six English teachers. Graphic Cassidy Wang Full Year, More Consistency Currently, junior Englis...

English Language Development encourages foreign students to embrace cultural differences, similarities

English Language Development encourages foreign students to embrace cultural differences, similarities

Tess Herdman, Opinion Editor
June 25, 2016
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The English Language Development (ELD) class is helping foreign students hone their English language skills and cultural knowledge of the United States. Students in this program are learning English as a second language, and many speak multiple other languages. “[The ELD program] definitely helps...

New summer reading: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

New summer reading: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

June 25, 2016
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Author: Douglas Adams Genre: science fiction Pages: 224 Things to think about: 1.) How might the book be considered satire? 2.) Beneath the surface, is Douglas Adams saying something about society? Summary: Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is pl...

Let the sun shine: District considering solar panels for energy

Let the sun shine: District considering solar panels for energy

Max Donahue, Managing Editor
June 24, 2016
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Numerous buildings in the district are being considered as feasible sites for solar panels, with Algonquin set as a primary location for this new environmental and economic venture. The current proposal was issued in April and called for bids from solar energy companies willing to meet the district’s...

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