THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

Gadbois celebrates CAP program graduation

Gadbois celebrates CAP program graduation

Maggie Del Re, Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2019


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Surrounded by friends and family, postgraduate Marie Gadbois celebrated her 22nd birthday and graduation from the special education department’s Community Access Program [CAP] on Thursday, January 17 in the cafeteria. “A lot of people at Algonquin are going to miss her,” CAP teacher Caitlin H...

Giving Tree collects over 400 clothing items for Andy’s Attic

Giving Tree collects over 400 clothing items for Andy’s Attic

Catherine Hayden, News Editor

December 23, 2018


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The National Honor Society (NHS), along with Student Council’s help, used the non-denominational Giving Tree to collect about 440 new clothing items this December to donate to those in need. The non-denominational Giving Tree is the tree located in the cafeteria for the two weeks before winter b...

Corwin graduates special education Community Access Program

Corwin graduates special education Community Access Program

Ben Weber, News Editor

December 10, 2018


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The special education department celebrated postgraduate William Corwin’s completion of the Community Access Program [CAP] on November 30. Corwin has been very active locally both inside and outside of Algonquin. “He’s been so amazing as part of our community,” special education teacher an...

Junior class hosts prom fashion show fundraiser

Junior class hosts prom fashion show fundraiser

Ben Weber, News Editor

December 7, 2018


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The first annual Prom Fashion Extravaganza was held on November 29, with the goal of reducing the financial stress around prom by giving students a closer look at their purchasing options. The extravaganza was organized by the class of 2020 Steering Committee and their advisers. Students modeled ...

Holocaust survivors share experiences with students

Holocaust survivors share experiences with students

Elissa Gorman, Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2018


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Holocaust survivors Jack Trompetter and Marika Barnett shared their recollections of living in Europe as Jews during WWII with Holocaust and Human Behavior classes on Tuesday November 27 during an in-school field trip in D113. The event was facilitated through Facing History and Ourselves, an organiz...

GSA Link: connecting LGBT teens

GSA Link: connecting LGBT teens

Catherine Hayden, News Editor

November 26, 2018


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Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Link is an organization joining local high schools’ GSAs with each other in person outside of their typical meetings. During meetings, members from surrounding schools come together in a safe space for LGBT students, fostering bonds across town lines. President of GS...

International journalists speak about media literacy

International journalists speak about media literacy

Katrina Liu, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2018


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Eighteen international journalists observed and interacted with U.S. History I and Computer Essentials students as they participated in activities while learning about the First Amendment on October 26. The visit concluded with a panel discussion where the journalists thoughtfully answered student...

Veteran’s Day assembly moves packed audience

Veteran’s Day assembly moves packed audience

Liza Armstong, Sports Editor

November 12, 2018


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“Veterans come from all walks of life, all classes, all races from all across the country,” senior and Operation Tomahawk president Allan Bramhill said. “These men and women have been deployed across the world for months or even years at a time fighting our nation’s wars and keeping our country safe….Every American’s life has been touched by the years a veteran has given to us.”...

MCAS turns to technology

MCAS turns to technology

Gabriela Paz-Soldan, Online Editor

November 11, 2018


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Students will take MCAS on computers as part of a statewide initiative starting in 2019 for sophomores and 2020 for freshmen, allowing new question types and other features to be incorporated into the test. The ELA and math MCAS will make the transition this March and May while the biology MCAS wil...

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