Senior Coleman Hostage leads the student section at the boys basketball game on Dec. 17, 2021.

Student spectators invited back to sporting events following COVID-related restrictions

Grace Bouzan, Staff Writer January 27, 2022

Starting this weekend, student fans are invited back to Midland-Wachusett league games after over a month of being banned from games in an attempt to minimize the spread of COVID-19. On Dec. 21, the...

Seniors Tommy Hauk (left) and Patrick OBrien (right) help each other out during working time on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.

Mask mandate is here to stay

Lila Shields and Maggie Haven January 25, 2022

The Algonquin mask mandate is set to stay in place due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, and further restrictions are being added to maintain health and safety, despite the negative impacts they may have...

Senior Elijah Khasabo has grown his business, Fusion Trading, to 20,000 subscribers, helping them learn to trade in the stock market.

From touchdowns to day trades, senior creates business to help people with stock market

James McBride, Staff Writer January 25, 2022

Senior Elijah Khasabo has grown his business, Fusion Trading, by helping his 20,000 subscribers learn to trade in the stock market. Khasabo focused his free time on football for the last eight years...

ARHS students from the 2019-2020 school year dance at the Winter Ball on Dec. 20, 2019.

Student Council considers safe events amid COVID-19 surge, Winter Ball cancellation

Claire Devlin and Hannah O’Grady January 22, 2022

The Winter Ball was cancelled on Jan. 5 due to the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases and the highly contagious nature of the new Omicron variant, a decision the Student Council fully supports, despite how...

ARHS students walk in the halls on their way to class on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021.

Rotational bell schedule to stay the same for second semester

Leann Jenks, Staff Writer January 17, 2022

Editor's Note: This article was published before the ARHS administration announced the adjusted bell schedule for Semester 2. The adjusted schedule, which maintains the existing order of periods but alters...

The administration is asking for increased mask compliance due to a rise in COVID cases.

Worry rises with increasing Omicron cases

Mia Gorman, Staff Writer January 13, 2022

The new Omicron COVID variant resulted in a surge of 151 positive cases at Algonquin during winter break, creating worry and uncertainty within the community. Sixty percent of all positive cases at...

The SBIRT protocol beings with a universal screening, then progresses to any necessary intervention, then referral to treatment and a follow-up.

Sophomores reflect on school-held drug screenings

Sophia Murray, Assistant News Editor January 11, 2022

During the month of December, sophomores participated in a state-mandated drug screening led by the ARHS guidance department.  In March of 2016, Massachusetts began requiring all public schools to...

New math teacher Catherine Harvey poses in her classroom on Dec. 10, 2021.

Harvey looks forward to spreading love for math

Taylor Queenan, Staff Writer December 21, 2021

New math teacher Catherine Harvey not only loves teaching, but also finds joy in encouraging and cheering on her students. Harvey’s love for teaching started from a young age. As the oldest child...

Senior Delaney Veradt wears a mask in Ceramics class on Friday, Nov. 12.

Medical Advisory Team proposes adaptive masking policy

Ben Schanzer, News Editor December 19, 2021

The District Medical Advisory Team (MAT) recommended to the Regional School Committee (RSC) that an adaptive masking policy be implemented at Algonquin at a Dec. 15 meeting. Because Algonquin meets...

On average, senior Thomas Davis services about five to six customers with his car detailing business, Top Caliber Auto Detailing, per month.

Senior’s car-detailing business drives its way to success

Daniel Elabbasi, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

Senior Thomas Davis turned his hobby of car detailing into a successful business, Top Caliber Auto Detailing, last year. Davis, who also does theatre, acapella and plays in a rock band named “Autumn...

Seniors Sarah Boush, Polina Berisheva and Juan Benatuil pay close attention during the Global Goals meeting on Thursday, Dec. 2.

Global Goals works to change the world close to home

Justice Huang, Staff Writer December 13, 2021

The Global Goals club, run by co-presidents seniors Alison Hoijlo and Leann Jenks, focuses on getting its members active in community service by working within the framework of the United Nations’ goals. The...

Students wear their masks while working in the hall on Friday, Nov. 12.

School Committee discusses removing mask mandate

Marygrace Sarrasin, Assistant News Editor December 10, 2021

After months of COVID-19 restrictions, the end may be in sight.  Recently, the Northborough-Southborough school district was granted approval from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education...

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