THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

Senior privilege sign out process needs to become more efficient

May 14, 2019

Dear Harbinger, Everyday I hear my classmates complain about the hassle of signing in and out of the office for senior privileges. Although it is important to keep track of students leaving and returning to school...

Inefficient use of TVs leaves student body disconnected

May 12, 2019

Dear Harbinger Editors, Over the four years that I have been walking through the Algonquin hallways I have noticed a missed opportunity for the school to connect to its students. When I first saw the large flat screen TV...

Styrofoam trays cause environmental, health problems, school must find replacement

May 11, 2019

Dear school administration, As I watch hundreds of disposable styrofoam lunch trays being thrown away daily, I can’t help but wonder why many people overlook the severity of this environmental disgrace. Styrofoam, or Expanded Po...

Parking permits unfair to students

May 10, 2019

Dear Harbinger Editors, I strongly believe that parking permits are becoming a problem for our school. Algonquin is one of the only schools compared to our surrounding towns, that charge students to drive to school. For a ...

Modify grade change notification system for parents

May 9, 2019

Dear Harbinger Editors, The increasing parent involvement in student’s grades is frustrating students (“Parental access to Canvas takes toll on students,” Opinion, Feb. 14). This is something I was not aware of; my mom regularly deletes grade-related emails. Communication about gr...

Counselors need to be more accessible to students

May 8, 2019

Dear Harbinger, I would like to bring to your attention the lack of availability and access for students to meet with their guidance counselors. It has become increasingly difficult for students to set up appointments with...

Bathroom sign out policy tedious, needs evaluation

May 7, 2019

Dear Harbinger Editors,   In the past when a student had to go to the bathroom, they had to sign out of their classroom, take a pass, and go. Recently, there has been a change in policy in which students have to sign out o...

Military path should be promoted

May 6, 2019

Dear Harbinger Editors, Algonquin has been shoving the idea of college down our throats from our freshman year up until our senior year, but the school officials never talk about the military. (“School should emphasize m...

Consent always essential, there is no room for excuses

March 26, 2019

Dearest Harbinger Editors, Upon reading a recent quote of mine in the March 2019 edition of the Harbinger ("It happens here too: Community feels impact of sexual assault, strives for solutions"), I feel it is crucial that ...

Administration lacks communication regarding details of seemingly unnecessary BYOD program

November 25, 2018

Dear Harbinger Editor, In a recent Harbinger edition, the article "BYOD delayed until term two" was released on September 27, 2018. In this article, the Bring Your Own Device policy was introduced. I take issue with this po...

Senior privilege policy too strict, brings stress to students

November 24, 2018

Dear Harbinger Editor, I would like to call to attention the strictness of Algonquin’s senior privileges policy. Each day, fourth period, I sign out and leave during my study. Instead of starting senior year with our seni...

Policy regarding locked doors after school has little effect due to inconsistency

November 23, 2018

Dear Harbinger Editors, This school year, there have been signs posted at every door prohibiting kids from letting other people into the school if they are waiting outside an entrance.  Now, I understand that during the d...

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