Robotics club members play with a Rasberry Pi powered robot that's designed to move around a course. Sophomore Shivnath Shankar and freshman Jon Wang work together to keep the robot on its course.

Robotics team operates successfully during COVID

Riya Mahanta, Assistant News Editor May 11, 2021

This year, Robotics Team 1100 has succeeded in new projects and continuing old traditions despite COVID-19 restrictions. Robotics Team 1100 usually competes in in-person competitions and engineering...

Around 500 people gathered in the Hopkinton Town Common on May 6 to remember the life of Mikayla Miller.

Hundreds gather in Hopkinton after death of 16-year-old Mikayla Miller

Ben Schanzer and Riya Mahanta May 10, 2021

A vigil was held at the Hopkinton Town Common to mourn the loss of Mikayla Miller, a 16-year-old girl, on Thursday, May 6. Miller was found dead in Hopkinton on April 18, reportedly tied to a tree in...

Mariam Ibrahimi graduated from ARHS in 2019 and is currently running for the Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committee. She is hoping to update the curriculum, empower student voices, and foster an inclusive environment.

Algonquin alumna runs for school committee

Ben Schanzer, Assistant News Editor May 9, 2021

2019 Algonquin graduate Mariam Ibrahimi’s name will be on the Regional School Committee (RSC) ballot on Tuesday, May 11. If elected, Ibrahimi will use her recent experiences at Algonquin as a basis...

Ashland Firefighter John Brovelli fills syringes with the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine at the MetroWest Regional Vaccination Clinic.

Regional vaccine site launched in Westborough

Ben Schanzer, Assistant News Editor May 7, 2021

On April 15, a vaccination site opened in Westborough to serve residents of Ashland, Bolyston, Holliston, Hopkinton, Northborough, Southborough and Westborough. According to Dr. Kristin Black, the Northborough...

Asia Club leaders juniors Aimee Yu and Brianna Tang joined by club member junior Robert Kebartas Zoomed at a recent meeting with fellow club leaders juniors Claire Bai, Srishti Kaushik, and Tisya Singh. The club seeks to explore various Asian countries and their cultures while participating in raising awareness for AAPI issues.

From companions to club creators: Friends form Asia Club to celebrate cultures

Sarah Boush and Melissa Dai May 4, 2021

In November 2020, a group of friends, all of Asian descent, collectively founded Asia Club to celebrate the diversity and beauty of Asian cultures. Juniors Brianna Tang, Srishti Kaushik, Tisya Singh,...

On Wednesday, April 28 the Regional School Committee voted to retire the Tomahawk as Algonquin's mascot.

School committee votes to retire Tomahawk mascot

Melissa Dai, News Editor April 29, 2021

The Regional School Committee (RSC) voted to officially retire the Tomahawk as Algonquin’s mascot in a meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, April 28. Superintendent Gregory Martineau, Principal Sean Bevan...

Freshmen Jeffery Dratch and Jacob Cifuentes enter the school building on their hybrid in-person day. Algonquin will be switching to full in-person learning on Monday, April 26.

Algonquin returns to full in-person learning

Laura Anderson, Managing Editor April 25, 2021

After over a year of remote and hybrid learning, Algonquin will be returning to full in-person learning on Monday, April 26. In an email sent from Superintendent Greg Martineau to parents and guardians...

During a virtual presentation on Thursday, April 15, the Study Group for Mascot Review recommended to the Regional School Committee that the Tomahawk mascot be removed. Pictured in attendance at the virtual Zoom presentation are Superintendent Greg Martineau, science teacher Chrissy Connelly, who was a faculty representative on the Study Group, Southborough community member Beth Wittcoff and Principal Sean Bevan.

Mascot Study Group recommends removing Tomahawk mascot

Claire Bai, News Editor April 16, 2021

The Study Group for Mascot Review presented their recommendation to retire the Tomahawk mascot to the school committee on Thursday, April 15. The school committee will vote on the final decision regarding...

Custodian Armando Bairos cleans the gym lobby. Throughout the evening Armando oversees the school cleaning contractors along with events held at Algonquin.

Custodial team tackles COVID-19

Marygrace Sarrasin, Staff Writer April 13, 2021

Led by Armando Bairos’s positive, can-do attitude, Algonquin’s custodial team works tirelessly for a safe and clean school in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Bairos, who oversees the outside...

Senior Anna Riordan took part in a virtual medicine internship through Tufts University to explore future careers involving her passion for animals.

Virtual summer program nurtures senior’s veterinary passions

John Dugan, Staff Writer April 9, 2021

This past summer, senior Anna Riordan participated in a virtual veterinary medicine program that gave her an encouraging learning experience and allowed her to meet new people. Riordan took part in...

District Wellness Coordinator Mary Ellen Duggan explains how COVID testing is done through the school's new pool testing service.

Duggan leads medical team to keep district safe

Sahana Sivarajan, Staff Writer April 7, 2021

District Wellness Coordinator Mary Ellen Duggan is working to keep our community safe from COVID-19 one step at a time. With the help of many others, Duggan has had a tireless year of keeping students...

Principal Sean Bevan has decided to hold focus groups to gather students' opinions and insight regarding the school's mascot.

Focus groups give insight into student opinion about mascot

Claire Bai and Melissa Dai April 5, 2021

As part of the continuing mascot discussion, Principal Sean Bevan directed 17 teachers in holding focus groups with their students during remote classes on Monday, March 8 to gain an understanding of the...

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