THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

Here are the top 5 articles from the News section during the 2020-2021 school year.

A look back at News

Ben Schanzer and Riya Mahanta June 23, 2021

News presents top five pieces from past school year: 1. Breaking a 'Culture of Silence'  Former Editor-in-Chief Aaliyah Yan, former Online Editor Sharada Viswanath, former Managing Editor Laura...

Northborough residents have raised concerns about the impact of truck traffic from the new Amazon warehouses along with other warehouses near ARHS. Some concerned residents documented trucks in the area.

Blindsided

Karthik Yalala, Editor-in-Chief June 21, 2021

Northborough residents have a new neighbor in town who boasts an enormous family and an immense fleet of vehicles: Amazon.  Two new Amazon warehouses are now fully operational at 330 and 350 Bartlett...

Half of the surveyed students at Algonquin suffer from some sort of mental health issue.

You’re not alone

Emily Hinterneder, Staff Writer June 20, 2021

Every year since 1949, the American public has considered May the official Mental Health Awareness Month to fight the stigma surrounding mental health issues and help millions of Americans find support...

Corn growing from Applied Arts and Technology teacher Zbigniewa Giegucz’s Urban Gardening class. Growing vegetables helps the environment and reduces your carbon carbon footprint.

Algonquin raises awareness about climate change

Sophia Murray, Staff Writer June 19, 2021

Students and faculty have been working hard in recent years to educate themselves and promote action to minimize some of the risks associated with climate change, but most agree there is still a long way...

Principal Sean Bevan wraps up his first year as principal at ARHS.

Q&A: Bevan reflects on eventful first year as principal

Ben Schanzer, News Editor June 19, 2021

How have you enjoyed your first year back at Algonquin? “I am really happy I made the switch. I was very happy at my former school, and I still maintain a lot of friendships there. I look forward...

Students share their opinions about whether standardized texts, specifically MCAS, accurately reflect their knowledge.

MCAS: yay or nay?

Freshmen, sophomores and some juniors wrapped up multiple days of MCAS two weeks ago, leaving students, teachers and administrators both relieved from test-related stress and pondering if the state's required...

Relay for Life hosted its second successful virtual event, raising about $4000 for the American Cancer Society.

Relay for Life hosted second successful virtual event

Jula Utzschneider, Opinion Editor June 18, 2021

Despite several COVID setbacks, the annual Relay for Life, held on Friday, May 14, was still a success, according to the club’s co-adviser Lauren Hesemeyer. Started in 1985, Relay for Life is a fundraising...

This is the semester one schedule for the 2021-2022 school year, assuming that the current COVID-19 restrictions still apply to schools.

Administration revamps schedule for next school year

Riya Mahanta, Assistant News Editor June 18, 2021

With a difficult school year coming to an end, the scheduling committee held discussions to figure out the bell schedule for the next school year. This year, the schedule changed due to the pandemic,...

After working at Algonquin for 28 years, adjustment counselor Deborah Guterman is retiring.

The End of an Era

Melissa Dai, Editor-in-Chief June 18, 2021

A whopping 28 years of impactful work will come to an end when adjustment counselor Deborah Guterman retires at the end of this school year. Guterman first joined the Algonquin faculty in 1993, before...

Math teacher Ellen Marieni is retiring after this school year after twenty years of teaching.

Marieni retires, leaving behind legacy of connections

Srishti Kaushik, Online Editor June 18, 2021

Math has been a constant in Ellen Marieni’s life, from her early professions to the 20 years she has dedicated to teaching at Algonquin. In those two decades, her role has extended beyond just teaching...

Guidance counselor Rebecca Haberman is retiring after 21 years of work at Algonquin.

Haberman retires after years of guiding students

Ben Schanzer, News Editor June 17, 2021

Guidance Counselor Rebecca Haberman, who has worked at Algonquin for 21 years, will be retiring at the end of this year after having an instrumental effect on the lives of countless Algonquin students. For...

Fine and Performing Arts teacher Maura Morrison, who directed the shows and musicals at Algonquin, is retiring after 34 years in the department.

Morrison retires, leaves lasting impact on Algonquin community

Jessie Lambert, Managing Editor June 15, 2021

Fine and Performing Arts teacher Maura Morrison is set to retire after 34 years of teaching drama classes, directing shows and inspiring students.  Morrison originally began teaching in the English...

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