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Operation Tomahawk members gather at Northborough resident Tim Kellehers home to prepare meals for local responders.

Operation Tomahawk starts school year strong, looks ahead to future

Riya Mahanta, Assistant News Editor October 22, 2021

Kicking off the school year by honoring Sept. 11 heroes, Operation Tomahawk continues to plan several military-related events throughout the year.  Operation Tomahawk is a club that supports military...

Assistant Principal Tim McDonald will leave Algonquin to pursue teaching at Oak Middle School.

McDonald steps down as Assistant Principal to pursue original passion: teaching

Ben Schanzer, News Editor October 21, 2021

After four years of dedication, Assistant Principal Tim McDonald will leave Algonquin on Friday, Oct. 22 to fill a teaching position at Oak Middle School in Shrewsbury. According to McDonald, he has...

Algonquin continues to search for a new mascot after the April 28 decision to retire the Tomahawk.

Mascot debate continues…

Melissa Dai, Editor-in-Chief October 17, 2021

The Mascot Renaming Study Group has rejected the Thunderhawk as a replacement for Tomahawk as they continue to evaluate potential mascot suggestions against their list of criteria.  Last spring, the...

Writing Center to hold Night Against Procrastination

Writing Center to hold Night Against Procrastination

Brianna Tang, A&E Editor October 7, 2021

The Algonquin Writing Center (AWC) will hold its annual Night Against Procrastination on Friday, Oct. 8 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., designed to provide students with dedicated time to work on their college...

Recorded cases and close contacts have spiked among students and staff in the past week.

COVID outbreak leads to added precautions around school

Marygrace Sarrasin, Assistant News Editor October 4, 2021

As the number of COVID-19 cases rises within the Algonquin community, administrators and healthcare professionals race to prevent a surge of the virus.  According to the District’s Coronavirus Dashboard,...

Optional pooled COVID testing for students will begin on Oct. 1.

Pooled testing to begin amid spike in COVID cases

Ben Schanzer, News Editor September 30, 2021

Every teacher gave their first-period students COVID-19 test kits today, Sept. 30. Students are not required to participate in COVID-19 testing, though the district health staff strongly encourages...

Selvi Oyola and Suzanne Stimson are the leaders of the new ADL Program at ARHS. The overarching goal of the program is to deepen students understanding of the importance of respecting and valuing each others commonalities and differences.

New ADL program brings opportunities for student empowerment

Sophia Murray, Assistant News Editor September 28, 2021

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is bringing a new, student-led program to Algonquin, facilitated by English Language Development teachers Selvi Oyola and Suzanne Stimson, to create safe spaces for important...

What used to be a busy time in the morning for the gold office, is now completely empty, possibly due to the new attendance policy.

New policy incentivizes attendance

Riya Mahanta, Assistant News Editor September 24, 2021

This year, the ARHS administration will implement a new policy for students in grades 10 to 12 to encourage better attendance by rewarding students for maintaining strong attendance and penalizing students...

Algonquin had its first ALICE lockdown drill on Sept. 9 for students to practice and discuss their response to a potential danger in the building.

ALICE at Algonquin

Marygrace Sarrasin , Assistant News Editor September 21, 2021

School administrators initiated the first ALICE drill of the year on Sept. 9 to allow students and faculty to practice the safety protocol that has been ingrained in the minds of students since elementary...

Roving Reporter: First Day of School 2021-2022

Roving Reporter: First Day of School 2021-2022

Harbinger reporters asked students about their thoughts on fully returning to school after living with COVID-19 for nearly 18 months. Social Distancing procedures were practiced during all interviews...

Here are the top 5 articles from the News section during the 2020-2021 school year.

A look back at News

Ben Schanzer and Riya Mahanta June 23, 2021

News presents top five pieces from past school year: 1. Breaking a 'Culture of Silence'  Former Editor-in-Chief Aaliyah Yan, former Online Editor Sharada Viswanath, former Managing Editor Laura...

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