• December 4Winter Ball will take place at 7pm on December 22 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, open for all grades.

  • November 28Winter break will begin with a half day on December 22.

  • November 28Term 2 progress reports will be released on December 15.

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THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

Student council kicks Winter Ball into action

Student council kicks Winter Ball into action

Nicole McWilliams, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


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Student Council has ambitious plans for the return of Winter Ball after a two year hiatus on December 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Mechanics Hall. Long known as a special night for the school to gather together before winter break, Winter Ball is a semi-formal dance for all grades. “It’s not a ...

Bleeding maroon and gold

Bleeding maroon and gold

Cassidy Wang, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2017


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AP Environmental class celebrates vegan Thanksgiving

AP Environmental class celebrates vegan Thanksgiving

Cassidy Wang, Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2017


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Vegan Thanksgiving dishes covered an entire lab table in AP Environmental Science class on Friday. From mashed potatoes to mac and cheese, students loaded plates (that is, the reusable plates they brought to school) with vegan food and learned more about the plant-based diet. Since she started teac...

World language department fundraises for Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico

World language department fundraises for Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico

Paige Morse, Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2017


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The world language department is reaching far beyond the Algonquin community to make a difference by banding together to raise money throughout October for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and surrounding islands. World language teacher Sarah Lawlor introduced the idea of department fundra...

Stimson strives to make impression on foreign students

Stimson strives to make impression on foreign students

Abby Keene, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


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C207 is becoming a busy place with the addition of new English Language Development [ELD] teacher Suzanne Stimson, who works with students from various cultures to learn English at their own pace within many academic subject areas. Stimson attended the University of Delaware for her undergraduat...

Aim to respect all faiths sparks calendar debate

Aim to respect all faiths sparks calendar debate

Natalie Sadek and Sean Neusch

November 7, 2017


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After the discussion and debate taking place in the previous years, the school calendar continues to be in question for the 2018-2019 school year. For the past several years, the community has been debating whether or not the district should take off religious holidays [which includes Rosh Hashan...

After international teaching, Frantz joins English department

After international teaching, Frantz joins English department

Daniel Goldstein, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


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New English teacher Lauren Frantz’s career has taken her to numerous states and countries doing what she loves. “I was previously a teacher at Andover High School,” Frantz said. “I did my student teaching at Newton South High School, taught English in Greece for a year, and worked for a college access...

Strickland: from robotics mentor to applied arts teacher

Strickland: from robotics mentor to applied arts teacher

Karthik Yalala, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


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New applied arts and technology teacher Dan Strickland is not only an enthusiastic teacher, but also is continuing his role as a mentor for the Algonquin Robotics Team 1100. Before Strickland supervised  the robotics team and taught in the classroom, he was an engineer. “I was an engineer fo...

Walsh administration renews pre-existing policies

Walsh administration renews pre-existing policies

Elissa Gorman and Ben Weber

November 4, 2017


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New year, new administration, new rules. At least, that is what most of the student body seems to think. However, according to Principal Sara Pragluski Walsh, these rules have existed long before her arrival to Algonquin. “There is a potential misconception or misperception that there is this major dra...

‘Letters to Las Vegas’ initiative strives for healing after national tragedy

‘Letters to Las Vegas’ initiative strives for healing after national tragedy

Cassidy Wang, Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2017


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On October 2, the day when news of the Las Vegas shootings plastered the front pages of all news outlets, senior Kayleigh Travins was at the gym, shocked by the scenes on the glaring TV screens. Motivated to do something back in her Northborough-Southborough community, Travins immediately develo...

McDonald excited to join school administration

McDonald excited to join school administration

Camerin Gallagher, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017


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New Assistant Principal Tim McDonald already feels welcome in Algonquin's environment and is encouraged by how well he has been received by the school’s community. “I’m kind of surprised by how well I seem to fit in here and how welcoming everyone's been; it was a pleasant surprise,” McDo...

The (un)calm after the storm

The (un)calm after the storm

Gabriela Paz- Soldan, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


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In early September, freshman Drake Daboul found herself in the path of Hurricane Irma, one of the most destructive storms in recent history. As it did with millions of others, Irma uprooted Daboul and her family, eventually leading her to relocate to Northborough. St. Maarten, where Daboul is originally from...

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