THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

Students left with questions regarding BYOD program

November 21, 2018

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In response to "BYOD delayed until second term" Dear Harbinger Editor: The recent article (BYOD delayed until second term, September 27th 2018) reminded me how frustrated I am at the thought of Algonquin’s upcoming BYOD policy. ...

Bring Your Own Device program will create chaos, inconvenience students

November 20, 2018

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In response to "BYOD delayed until second term" Dear Harbinger Editorial Board, For as long as I have been at Algonquin, classes have accessed laptops with little difficulty, and now it isn’t going to be like that. Bu...

Track meets are fine the way they are

April 2, 2018

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Responding to "Track runs on for too long" from page 23 of the February 2018 issue of The Harbinger:   Dear Harbinger Editor, A high school indoor track meet often will last for several hours. I cannot argue with the ...

Racist chants were uncalled for, but article, graphic misrepresent event

March 20, 2018

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In response to “Students must learn to respect all cultures in every situation” Pg. 6 of the February Harbinger I would like to start by saying the chant “mow my lawn” said by Algonquin students was uncalled for and offensiv...

Interim athletic director brings positivity, school spirit to Algonquin community

December 17, 2017

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Dear Harbinger Editor, As a senior in the thick of college applications, first term grades, and the numerous other stressors that plague us, there have been few things about school recently that are able to boost my spirits, ...

Newly enforced bathroom policies are unneeded, tedious

November 14, 2017

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Dear Harbinger Editor, Under the new administration of Dr. Walsh many things have changed but she states that these policies have existed before and she is just reinforcing them. The article (“ Walsh administration renews p...

AP courses should be more available to students, less selective

November 13, 2017

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Dear Harbinger Editor, As November 1st has past us, so has the early action college deadline. However, High school seniors feel a huge relief with their college applications now submitted. Some of us including myself, are already ...

Interim athletic director proves to positively impact athletic community

November 9, 2017

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Dear Harbinger Editor, The Harbinger article about Algonquin’s interim athletic director Fran Whitten was a valid and honest portrayal of his goal to improve the Algonquin Athletic Department (“Interim athletic director Fran...

Students must be warned about dangers of VSCO, not encouraged

March 22, 2017

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Dear Harbinger Editor, I believe the article “VSCO encourages expression: App provides outlet for risky photos” by Julia Guay from your February 2017 edition was inappropriate to publish for a high school newspaper. The article s...

Repetitive photos on social media? Simply unfollow, stop looking

March 20, 2017

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Dear Harbinger Staff, From personal encounters, I can agree with the point that is struggling to be surfaced in the piece "Think before you post" written by Lindsey Stevenson. Most often teens or any social media users want to...

“Overheard at Algonquin” posters teach valuable lesson about thinking before speaking

March 17, 2017

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Dear Editor of The Harbinger, It was refreshing to read about the Raising Awareness project that was completed for Ms. Philbin’s Silenced Voices class in The Harbinger. I too was a part of the class last semester, so I w...

Meaning behind the ink: tattoos’ significance misunderstood, criticized

March 15, 2017

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Dear Editors of The Harbinger, In the most recent edition (February 2017) of The Harbinger, the article “All inked up,” written by Owen Lyons, was a comforting change from the average discussions about tattoos. Throughout recent years, tat...

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