• March 12Gov. Charlie Baker announced all Massachusetts elementary and secondary schools will be closed until May 4.
  • March 5The MIAA has postponed all spring sports until April 27th due to concern over COVID-19.

THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

Spirit days don’t need more spirit

March 14, 2020

I have some thoughts regarding the article titled “Improve school experiences with more spirit” by Aaliyah Yan, published on October 18, 2019. Personally, I do not agree that school spirit days at Algonquin need more spiri...

BYOD helps students, should be used in some classes

March 13, 2020

This article, “Teachers should utilize BYOD more in classrooms' ' by Andrew Roberts, gives an opinion on why the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program should be used more often in school. As a person who hasn’t always been...

Stereotypes don’t only make movies boring, but are also extremely offensive

March 11, 2020

In response to Aaliyah Yan’s article “Movie character stereotypes simplify the reality of society,” on page 6 of the Harbinger’s December issue. I completely agree that the portrayal of certain characters in movies and o...

Celebrate our Freedoms

November 14, 2019

To Aaliyah Yan, the editor of (“Students, faculty discuss pledge of allegiance” October 2019) thank you for starting such an important conversation in our school. I had never really thought to compare what I did in eleme...

Spikeball provides break for athletes after school

November 7, 2019

Spikeball club is an excellent idea. During most student’s underclassman campaign, a practice typically starts around 4:00 pm as much as every day. In the meantime, from 1:50-3:30 pm, most students don’t always feel like comp...

Tea for the Win

November 6, 2019

For such a long part of my life, I never had a fancy for beverages, however, what I put in my body carries more weight now, which is why I was interested in reading this article called “Tea. A cup of positivi-tea” by Jenny Lambert. Personally, I start ev...

Algonquin’s attitude towards the Pledge of Allegiance is lacking

November 5, 2019

I transferred from Assabet into Algonquin into Junior year. Assabets student body is made up of at least 15% JROTC kids. If you don't know what that is it stands for Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp. This is a military tra...

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...

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