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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

AP computer science students spend their class time in the auditorium during E block on Monday, Jan. 9.

Students continue to face repercussions from substitute shortage

Niamh O'Sullivan, Staff Writer February 8, 2023

The substitute teacher shortage of the past several years continues to create challenges for students, teachers and substitutes.  According to a Harbinger survey of 160 students conducted through Google...

According to a Harbinger survey of 160 students conducted through Google Forms from Dec. 12 to Dec. 15, 90% of respondents say they will take at least one of College Board’s AP courses during high school, with 32% of respondents planning to take six or more AP classes.

AP Classes: an extreme balancing act of benefits and stress

Jasmine Yee and Lili Torres February 3, 2023

Tempted by the ability to earn a higher GPA and potentially earn college credits, the majority of ARHS students take at least one Advanced Placement (AP) class before they graduate. However, the heavy...

Post-graduate Julianna Eigen celebrated her CAP graduation party on Nov. 14, 2022.

Eigen celebrates CAP graduation, embraces new opportunities

Katherine Wu, Online Editor February 1, 2023

Post-graduate Julianna Eigen celebrated her graduation from the Community Access Program (CAP) with friends, family and faculty on Nov. 14, 2022.  Eigen has been involved in many extracurricular...

A new regulation that requires all Massachusetts public schools to take additional steps to re-engage students before using suspensions was put into place on Nov. 8, 2022.

Reevaluating discipline: New state-wide regulation prioritizes classroom time over suspensions

Ellie O'Connor, News Editor February 1, 2023

A new regulation that requires all Massachusetts public schools to take additional steps to re-engage students before using suspensions was put into place on Nov. 8, 2022, in an effort to increase time...

Red lanterns hang at a Buddhist temple in Kaosiung, Taiwan in 2019.

Hopping into Chinese New Year: Celebrating the Year of the Rabbit

Arielle Chin, Assistant Opinion Editor January 26, 2023

Chinese New Year is a 15 day long Asian holiday celebrated this year from January 22 through February 5. It varies each year because it follows the lunar calendar. According to the 12-year Chinese zodiac...

Holocaust survivor Jack Trompetter spoke to students enrolled in the Holocaust and Human Behavior class.

Holocaust survivor Jack Trompetter speaks to Holocaust and Human Behavior class

Vivian Simopoulos, Staff Writer January 25, 2023

Holocaust survivor Jack Trompetter shared his unique experiences with students enrolled in the Holocaust and Human Behavior class, and he stressed the importance of making mindful decisions. Trompetter...

Sophomore Jonah Gould works on his homework in the locker room before his meet on Dec. 21.

Coaches help student-athletes conquer stress

Natalo Maggiolino, Staff Writer January 18, 2023

As student-athletes struggle with stress and mental health, coaches work to support their teams and create fun environments where students find joy in competing. While all students face academic and...

Junior Cali Tkachuk pets Parker, Algonquins therapy dog. Currently, the dogs of ten ARHS teachers are being trained to become certified therapy dogs.

More therapy dogs could make students’ ‘ruff’ days better

Hannah Albers, Staff Writer January 12, 2023

The dogs of ten ARHS teachers are in the process of being trained to become certified therapy dogs. Should they receive such certification, they would join the current therapy dog, Parker, as a resource...

Freshmen Gracen Huang and Stephanie Davis won an international digital literacy competition hosted by Checkology.

Freshmen place first and second in international digital literacy competition

Amelia Sinclair, News Editor January 10, 2023

Freshmen Gracen Huang and Stephanie Davis placed first and second in an international InfoZones competition held by Checkology.  Checkology is a free educational platform run by the News Literacy Project,...

Post-graduate Megan Chute shoots the ball during the Unified Baskeball game against Marlboro on Oct. 27, 2022. Her teammate, sophomore Liam Fitzgerald, points to the hoop.

ARHS receives National Banner Award to commend Unified Sports, inclusive culture

Ellie O’Connor, News Editor January 4, 2023

This year, Special Olympics awarded Algonquin with the National Banner Award, recognizing the school’s high standards for inclusion and equity and continuing its status as a Unified Champion school. To...

Junior Jon Niemi, who passed away on Sept. 17, 2022, left an impact on his family, friends, teachers and classmates, who remember his kindness and sense of humor.

Niemi remembered for gentle kindness

Sophia Murray and Jula Utzschneider December 7, 2022

Algonquin Regional High School lost a kind, caring member of the community when junior Jon Niemi passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on September 17, 2022.  Jon was born on July 1, 2006 and is...

Mind and Balance club founder, senior Elenna Peroni, explains her goal in creating the Mind and Balance club during their first meeting of the year.

Mind and Balance club stresses importance of de-stressing

Jasmine Yee, Staff Writer December 2, 2022

Led by seniors Elenna Peroni and Hannah Mathew, the Mind and Balance club seeks to help balance overwhelming stress and anxieties with calming activities and art.  Club president Peroni and vice president...

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