THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

Steering Committee members meet virtually on Zoom to make plans for senior events and create a memorable experience for the class of 2021.

Senior events to be held following COVID guidelines

Annemargaret Furgal, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

Although many senior events may not be the same as usual due to COVID restrictions, students and staff are working towards providing safe and fun experiences for the class of 2021. So far, seniors have...

First place winner Wraven Watanabe performs the poem “Spanglish” by Tato Laviera in Algonquin's Poetry Out Loud competition held over Zoom on February 1.

Students compete in virtual Poetry Out Loud finals

Claire Bai, Assistant News Editor February 21, 2021

Eight students competed in the Poetry Out Loud finals held over Zoom on Monday, February 1.  Due to COVID-19, the Poetry Out Loud competition had to be held virtually. Competitors pre-recorded their...

ARHS provides free COVID-19 pooled screening

ARHS provides free COVID-19 pooled screening

Tisya Singh, Assistant News Editor February 12, 2021

COVID-19 Pooled Weekly Screening by Tisya

Math teacher Mary Rose Steele writes down solutions to exponential expressions on the board during a hybrid day which allows for in person learning.

Hybrid model alters student learning

Billy Smith, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, teachers and students have had to change the way they learn both in school and out of school in a hybrid learning model. According to The Public Schools of Northborough...

Snow banks nearly covered the school's sign on Bartlett Street on Tuesday, Feb. 2, the recent official snow day during which there was no remote learning.

District has snow day with hopes of full in-person day in June

Ben Schanzer, Assistant News Editor February 7, 2021

Superintendent Greg Martineau made the decision to have a typical snow day instead of a remote day on Tuesday, Feb. 2. The decision, announced Monday evening, was based on weather data and Martineau’s...

After eight years at the Bancroft School in Worcester, Technology Systems Administrator Richard Cassidy is eager to continue working with computers and deal with technology related issues in the ARHS community.

Richard Cassidy looks forward to different environment as new Technology Systems Administrator

Tisya Singh, Assistant News Editor February 1, 2021

Richard Cassidy recently joined the Algonquin facility staff as a Technology Systems Administrator where he works to fix technology related issues that arise. Cassidy decided to join Algonquin after...

Solar panels were installed at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year in an effort to save money on electricity and address energy conservation at Algonquin.

ARHS combats climate change through energy conservation projects

Riya Mahanta and Zoe Manousos January 31, 2021

Although many students believe otherwise, Algonquin’s staff has pursued many projects to address energy conservation to reduce the school’s carbon footprint as well as save money, while clubs at Algonquin...

Though student engagement can be limited in remote learning environments, breakout rooms have been helpful for personal one-on-one meetings and working in in smaller groups.

Breakout rooms promote personal settings, student participation

Henry Antino, Staff Writer January 28, 2021

As classrooms have turned into computer screens, teachers and staff have been forced to find creative ways to engage students through the use of breakout rooms on Zoom. Since the March shutdown due...

Applied Arts and Technology teacher Patricia Riley and her Entrepreneurship class prepare delivery carts for The Daily Grind, a new ARHS breakfast delivery service.

The grind never stops

Melissa Dai, News Editor January 23, 2021

Over the past few months, a group of business students led by senior Project Manager Kevin Palma have channeled their entrepreneurial spirit into developing an ARHS breakfast delivery service called The...

The pandemic has forced many working students such as senior Anni Garden who works at Mauro’s Cafe in Southborough, to adjust to different working conditions.

Students adapt as COVID impacts workplaces

Katherine Wu, Staff Writer January 20, 2021

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many students with jobs have been working in new conditions to avoid exposure to the virus.  According to the Town of Northborough and Town of Southborough,  Northborough...

Most teachers believe that while certain topics are better taught in person, Zoom meetings are important in simulating a classroom-style environment.

Zoom creates connections during remote learning

Jeffrey Dratch, Staff Writer January 15, 2021

Since the start of hybrid learning, the effectiveness of Zoom meetings for teaching and learning has been put to the test and proven successful, though some students don't believe online classes are effective.  According...

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