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

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

THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

Retired Algonquin secretary Christine Lanotte smiles at the celebration of her retirement.

Lanotte reflects on retirement, misses student connections

Jax Jackson, Editor-in-Chief June 13, 2024

Since retiring in Dec. of 2023, secretary Christine Lanotte has enjoyed free time and missed the students and staff she interacted with at Algonquin. Lanotte worked under six assistant principals over...

Principal Sean Bevan reflects on the year so far and looks forward to next year.

Q&A: Bevan reflects on year, sends off seniors

Laney Halsey and Jax Jackson June 10, 2024

What big things can students look forward to for the rest of this school year and going into next year? “I’m in the middle of wrapping things up for seniors, so we are seeing through a few new changes...

New Youth Wellness Coach Geena Ciambelli is beginning two programs: iDecide and Project AMP.

New Programs offered from the new Youth Wellness position

Altea Mehillaj, News Editor June 7, 2024

Youth Wellness Coach Geena Ciambelli will now be working at Algonquin and teaching two different programs, Project AMP and iDecide, to help students that deal with substance use and mental health.  All...

Chemistry teacher Lorraine Zanini will retire at the end of this year.

Zanini retires, leaving a legacy of learning, connections

Jax Jackson, Editor-in-Chief June 6, 2024

Science department chair and Chemistry teacher Lorraine Zanini is retiring this year after a long legacy of involvement at Algonquin and having a positive impact on students’ lives. Outside of...

Instructional support teacher Marie Porteus retires, celebrating years of dedication and service to the Special Education Department.

Porteus will continue to help others, miss Algonquin following retirement

Laney Halsey, Editor-in-Chief June 5, 2024

Instructional Support teacher Marie Porteus will retire after years of dedication and service to the Special Education Department. Porteus began her career as an engineer, but she sought a path with...

In the past four years, attitudes towards racism have shifted at Algonquin, marked by collaborative efforts that tackle discrimination, foster inclusivity and promote equity through student-led initiatives and district-wide changes.

Embracing Race

Altea Mehillaj, News Editor June 4, 2024

Coalition for Equity. Storybridge. Unity Beyond Differences. Asian Culture Club. A World of Difference. Curriculum changes. Tomahawk to Titans.  Within the past four years, these initiatives and more...

After 25 years serving the Algonquin community, Assistant Principal Cathleen Carmignani moves on to new district position as Director of Instructional Technology and Science.

Carmignani takes on new district role as Director of Instructional Technology and Science

Calla Torres, Online Editor May 29, 2024

After 25 dedicated years at Algonquin, Assistant Principal Cathleen Carmignani prepares for her new position as the Northborough-Southborough Director of Instructional Technology and Science.  Carmignani...

Senior Ella Nofsinger (left) and alum Abby Martinek (right) at last years post-prom ice skate after midnight.

Post-prom’s ongoing tradition comes to an end

Lila Shields and Ellie O’Connor May 17, 2024

The decades long tradition of Junior Post Prom Party has ended after recent years’ waning attendance and a lack of interest expressed in a survey sent out to parents and guardians.  Post-prom originated...

DECA members pose in Disney while on their trip to International Career Development Conference (ICDC).

DECA showcases strength, unity at ICDC

Maggie Haven, A&E Editor May 17, 2024

Algonquin’s chapter of DECA traveled to Anaheim California with 21 members to attend the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) from Friday, April 26 to Wednesday, May 1.  After competing...

Members of the Pickleball Club warm up before their meeting on May 14.

Pickleball Pandemonium: Courts, Classes, Clubs

Laney Halsey, Editor-in-Chief May 16, 2024

As the pickleball craze hits Algonquin, students, faculty and community members join the nationwide surge in the sport's popularity. With the unveiling of GonkPlex, the revamped sports facility now...

Presenter Kathi Sullivan presented on alcohol awareness to the junior and senior classes on May 3.

Encompass assembly discusses dangers of underage substance use

Jax Jackson, Editor-in-Chief May 8, 2024

Speakers shared the dangers of irresponsible substance use with the junior and senior classes during a morning assembly on May 3. Encompass, an alcohol awareness coalition in the Northborough Southborough...

Postgraduate Sofia Roumiantsev holds her diploma with Principal Sean Bevan at her CAP graduation on April 26, 2024.

Roumiantsev looks ahead to new possibilities following CAP graduation

Amelia Sinclair, News Editor May 3, 2024

“Energetic,” “lively” and “sunshine” are just some of the words that recent Community Access Program (CAP) graduate Sofia Roumiantsev’s friends, family and teachers would use to describe...

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