THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

European journalists visit for discussion on misinformation in the digital age

European journalists visit for discussion on misinformation in the digital age

Liza Armstrong, Online Editor

November 11, 2019

On Nov. 1, journalists from multiple European nations and students engaged in a discussion on misinformation in the media with a focus on social media and politicians.  This is the third time Algonquin has hosted international journalists who have come to tour the US as a part of the Edward R. Murrow Program.  A...

District plans to introduce Say Something Anonymous Reporting System

District plans to introduce Say Something Anonymous Reporting System

Laura Anderson, News Editor

November 6, 2019

The district will be launching the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System through the non-profit group Sandy Hook Promise before Thursday, Nov. 7 as a way to provide students with an app to anonymously report concerns. Director of Guidance Lisa Connery views the app as a proactive measure that st...

MIXED MEDIA: Exchange students share perceptions, reality of America

MIXED MEDIA: Exchange students share perceptions, reality of America

Cecelia Cappello, Catherine Hayden, Liza Armstrong, and Sharada Vishwanath

November 4, 2019

German Exchange Student Katharina Kutzim [left]  French Exchange Student Benedicte Domingos French Exchange Student Charlotte Da Ponte  French Exchange Student Lynn Rivier ...

Parks goes to unique school for hands on learning in Idaho, Chile

Parks goes to unique school for hands on learning in Idaho, Chile

Ben Schanzer, Staff Writer

November 3, 2019

Junior Marley Parks, who loves to travel, spent the second semester of her sophomore year at an experiential school in Idaho, which included a two month trip to Chile to continue the hands-on learning with an even deeper meaning.   Parks attributes her love of traveling, a major drive towards go...

Empty shelves lead to early food drive

Empty shelves lead to early food drive

Laura Anderson, News Editor

November 1, 2019

This year, Student Council, along with the Community Access Program (CAP), is hosting one of their annual food drives early since the Northborough Food Pantry is almost empty. CAP regularly visits the food pantry to stock the shelves. However, there was no food to stock when they recently visited due...

Junior takes a year away to travel the world

Junior takes a year away to travel the world

Amanda Ferris, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Junior Chloe Truong took time off from school last year to experience many new aspects of the world involving similarities between countries while traveling the last school year. Truong traveled to places such as Vietnam, France, England and across the United States because of her father’s work wi...

Algonquin Breakfast Club provides healthy food for those in need

Algonquin Breakfast Club provides healthy food for those in need

Claire Bai, Assistant News Editor

October 22, 2019

Teachers started the Algonquin Breakfast Club this year to give food to kids without the means for a nourishing breakfast. The idea for the club originated with teachers Aimee Selby and Gina Johnston, and all the other staff members jumped on board, helping to donate, distribute food and look for wa...

Spikeball club attracts athletes after school

Spikeball club attracts athletes after school

Karthik Yalala, Assistant Sports Editor

October 17, 2019

The new Spikeball club provides a laid back time for students staying after school for sports or other activities. Seniors Riley Greenwald, Ben Macaulay and Ben Zschokke started the club this school year. Spikeball is a game played with a roundnet and two teams. The teams line up across from each othe...

Algonquin Politics Podcast promotes political discourse

Algonquin Politics Podcast promotes political discourse

Laura Anderson, News Editor

October 15, 2019

With the goal of encouraging students to informatively speak about important political topics, social studies teachers Brian Kellett and John Barry founded the Algonquin Politics Podcast in May 2019. Last school year, three episodes of the podcast were published on multiple platforms including Apple Po...

Lei makes moves towards victory

Lei makes moves towards victory

Haley Michel, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

Nationally ranked chess player freshman Amy Lei competed in the World Youth Chess Championship in Mumbai, India, from Oct. 1-13. After coming in second at the Massachusetts girls’ invitational and then competing at two national tournaments this summer, Lei’s chess rating qualified her for the i...

Repeated bathroom vandalism costs school

Repeated bathroom vandalism costs school

Gabriela Paz-Soldan and Catherine Hayden

September 27, 2019

Three deliberate acts of student vandalism have resulted in sewer blockages this school year, costing $3,000 in repairs. The vandalism consisted of foreign objects, including padlocks, balls of paper towels and an apple, being flushed down the toilets, where they blocked the pipes. The incidents ...

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