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THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

The official student news site of Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough, MA

THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

The official student news site of Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough, MA

THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

Student Council is hosting an opportunity for students ages 16 and older to pre-register or register to vote for U.S. elections during all three lunches on Thursday, Feb. 15.

Student Council to provide voter registration during Thursday lunch

Riya Mahanta, Editor-in-Chief February 14, 2024

Student Council is hosting an opportunity for students ages 16 and older to pre-register or register to vote for U.S. elections during all three lunches on Thursday, Feb. 15. Members of the Northborough...

Northborough Police Department’s Juvenile Detective and School Resource Officer Stephen Sullivan informed students about ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) protocol and how to keep themselves safe against threats at school during a seminar on Jan. 23.

Sullivan holds seminar to teach students, faculty about ALICE protocol

CJ Bourbeau, Senior Staff Photographer February 13, 2024

Northborough Police Department’s Juvenile Detective and School Resource Officer Stephen Sullivan held an ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) protocol seminar on Jan. 23 to inform students...

 NSBoro Reads Community Celebration on will be held on Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. in the Algonquin library.

Librarians to host event to encourage independent reading

Mia Nicosia, News Senior Staff Writer February 5, 2024

To celebrate students' hard work with independent reading, librarians across the Northboro-Southboro district have planned the NSBoro Reads Community Celebration on Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. in the Algonquin library.  This...

Cars line up at the morning drop off area before school on Jan. 12, 2024. Many students have been arriving late to school due to traffic congestion and have had to experience major inconveniences due to bus cancellations and delays.

Transportation Trouble: Students struggle with traffic, unreliable buses

Laney Halsey, Assistant A&E Editor February 5, 2024

Efficient access to a school’s campus is integral to the learning experience, but problems with traffic and buses have led to frustration from the community and a desire for solutions. Algonquin is...

Math teacher and track coach Patrick Galvin cheers for Algonquin runners at the Northeast Invitational on Jan. 12, 2024. Accompanied by math teacher Corey Pooler, the teachers coach the runners on the track and teach them in the classroom.

Lessons in the classroom and on the field

Jax Jackson, Assistant News Editor February 2, 2024

Algonquin coaches enjoy a rewarding experience through successful connections during each sports season, despite the time commitment, which can become straining when paired with time spent teaching. Roughly...

English Language Development teacher Selvi Oyola is taking a new role as the district Director of Multilingual Learners and Equity. Overseeing and running the ESL program, she will be the new director of students currently learning multiple languages at Algonquin. Oyola is sad to leave the students that she is currently teaching but is excited to begin her new role.

Oyola eager to help multilingual learners across district

Altea Mehillaj, Assistant News Editor February 1, 2024

The district’s new Director of Multilingual Learners and Equity Selvi Oyola is excited to work with new students after working as a English Language Development (EDL) teacher at Algonquin for many years. Taking...

The sophomore steering committee will host Gonk Gathering this Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Gonk Gathering: Enhancing School Unity, Spirit

Cass Melo, Assistant Opinion Editor January 31, 2024

In order to bolster school spirit and foster a sense of unity among students, the sophomore steering committee is hosting Gonk Gathering, a new fun-filled event held after the home girl’s basketball...

New Guidance Counselor Denise Brienze joined ARHS this school year after working at Blackstone-Millville Regional High School as a guidance counselor for the last six years. She is looking forward to supporting students throughout their highschool experience and working with them to create a post-secondary plan.

New guidance counselor works to help students navigate high school

Riya Mahanta, Editor-in-Chief January 30, 2024

New guidance counselor Denise Brienze is excited to support students throughout their high school experience and help them create a post-secondary plan. Before joining ARHS, Brienze worked at Milford...

According to a Harbinger survey of 141 students conducted through Google Forms from Dec. 12 to Dec. 15, 81% of students said they would participate in a blood drive if the school held one.

HOSA making effort to combat national blood shortage

Jack Cheney and Tylor Doherty January 30, 2024

Amid the national blood shortage, Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) plans to have a school blood drive in the early spring. The Red Cross announced a national blood shortage on Sept....

After working at Algonquin for over 18 years, Custodian John Souza is retiring on Jan. 31 of this year. Though he will miss the warm environment of the school, he looks forward to spending time with family once he is retired.

Souza retires after years of caring for community

Katherine Wu, Editor-in-Chief January 29, 2024

Custodian John Souza is retiring after over 18 years of cleaning up after the Algonquin community and building connections with students. Souza, who began working at ARHS in 2005, will retire at the...

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