THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

International journalists speak about digital, social media

International journalists speak about digital, social media

Liza Armstrong, Online Editor

May 20, 2019


Filed under News

Fifteen journalists from the Arab world joined a panel discussion on digital media and bias in the news for students in the library on May 10. The journalists were here as a part of the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists U.S. Foreign Policy. According to librarian Kim Honey, the opportun...

Video game club hosts Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament for community

Video game club hosts Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament for community

Jonny Ratner, Photo Editor

May 16, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, News, Photos, Showcase

Members of the Video Game Club, as well as other student spectators, filled the Black Box Theater to compete in the Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament on Saturday, May 4. Super Smash Bros Ultimate, a video game released for the Nintendo Switch in 2018, consists of characters from many Ninten...

Northborough annual town meeting overview

Northborough annual town meeting overview

Carter Brannon, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019


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At Northborough’s 2019 Annual Town Meeting, town officials and citizens presented articles, voters asked questions and raised their concerns and some Algonquin students were able to help make an impact on the community by getting multiple environmental bylaws passed. The town meeting occurred in th...

Wan celebrates graduation from CAP/NECC program

Wan celebrates graduation from CAP/NECC program

Gabriela Paz-Soldan and Catherine Hayden

May 8, 2019


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Postgraduate Caroline Wan celebrated her transition from the CAP/NECC partnership amongst teachers, friends and family on May 7. Wan, who has spent eight years at Algonquin, will be missed by many. “No matter the day or the time or what she’s doing, she is smiling and laughing, and it’s really ...

Reflecting back with Johnson

Reflecting back with Johnson

Maggie Del Re and Elissa Gorman

May 7, 2019


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After 32 years in public education and with retirement approaching at the end of the year, Superintendent Christine Johnson is still brimming with a deep-rooted passion for education and a genuine curiosity for the world around her. She speaks of her time serving public education with excitement ...

Working in a new world

Working in a new world

Liza Armstrong, Online Editor

May 6, 2019


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Many Algonquin students will never know the fear of not having enough food, or being terrified to go to school.  Most will also not have to worry about working a full-time job to help support their family while they are still in high school. That is not the reality for senior Abbass Kamara, who emigrated ...

Teachers share their creations

Teachers share their creations

Elena Neilson, Staff Writer

May 4, 2019


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Wait...so teachers don’t live at school? They create things besides tests and worksheets? Believe it or not, they do! Many teachers at Algonquin have interesting and creative hobbies to keep them entertained on weekends and school breaks, or even just any time they aren’t working on products...

Unpacking the school’s mail delivery process

Unpacking the school’s mail delivery process

Carter Brannon and Michael Johnson

May 3, 2019


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Largely out of public view, custodians, administrative assistants and cafeteria workers complete the essential everyday task of handling the deliveries needed to continue the school’s operation. Most deliveries first go to the main office, where Administrative Assistant Michelle Capalbo works.  ...

AP classes change curricula to improve testing

AP classes change curricula to improve testing

Aaliyah Yan, Opinion Editor

April 30, 2019


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Starting next fall, there will be curriculum changes to some AP courses, including AP World History and AP Language and Composition. The changes are designed to make it easier for students to grasp the content and skills needed to take the AP Exam. Additionally, students will now have to register in the fall for...

Students scramble to win Senior Assassin

Students scramble to win Senior Assassin

Larissa Andrade, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019


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The time for senior assassin is here. Grab your water gun, and drop all your plans. You now have a reasonable excuse to stay at home, and it can be backed up by the simple phrase, “I can’t go out, it’s senior assassin!” This year, the 2019 seniors broke the record for senior assassin involvemen...

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