THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

Special education administrator leaves post

Special education administrator leaves post

Gabriela Paz-Soldan and Catherine Hayden

March 17, 2019


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Special Education Administrator for Programs and Services Andrea Cameron left her position on March 8 after submitting her letter of resignation on February 25. Cameron, hired at the beginning of the school year, oversaw the entire special education department, which encompasses the 14 percent of Algo...

Community helps reduce financial burden of prom

Community helps reduce financial burden of prom

Catherine Hayden, News Editor

March 16, 2019


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The Metrowest Princess Boutique’s annual event to provide free prom dresses and accessories will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 at Marlborough High School. The Metrowest Princess Boutique is an organization run by the General Federation of Women's Clubs Marlborough Junior Wome...

Dynamic DECA duo plans for ICDC domination

Dynamic DECA duo plans for ICDC domination

Michael Spataro, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019


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Most Algonquin students take at least one business class, but seniors Sam Forbush and Josh Harmon have taken their business educations to another level by competing in business competitions against people from across the country, placing second in the nation last year. Forbush and Harmon are part...

Paper piled up as recycling put on hold

Paper piled up as recycling put on hold

Ben Weber and Connor Lawless

March 14, 2019


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As white paper recycling bins fill up and nobody comes to take them, students are left wondering, ‘What happened to our recycling?’. The school’s white paper specific recycling bins have stopped receiving service since Midwest Paper Retriever, the company who empties the school’s white paper re...

Best Buddies hosts free coffeehouse to promote inclusion

Best Buddies hosts free coffeehouse to promote inclusion

Riley Garand, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019


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Best Buddies is holding an Inclusion Coffeehouse in the auditorium on Thursday, March 14 to  showcase student performers while raising awareness for inclusion of people with disabilities. The event will run from 7 pm to 9 pm and admission is free. “We started [the Inclusion Coffeehouse] l...

Zhang connects with CEOs

Zhang connects with CEOs

Laura Anderson, Assistant News Editor

March 13, 2019


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After wanting more of a connection with the founders and CEOs of businesses, junior Joe Zhang founded his website, Businesses With Stories, in August of 2017 to learn more about the business and entrepreneurial world. Over the past year and a half, Zhang and his team of other students have inter...

Loaner devices unavailable during MCAS

Loaner devices unavailable during MCAS

Natalie Sadek, Online Editor

March 13, 2019


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Due to the English Language Arts MCAS being administered on school-issued Chromebooks, loaner devices will not be available to students from Wednesday, March 20 until Thursday, March 28. According to instructional technology specialist Brian Calnan, students who typically utilize the loaner program may ta...

It’s a boy! It’s a girl! No, it’s a car!

It’s a boy! It’s a girl! No, it’s a car!

Larissa Andrade and Riley Garand

March 12, 2019


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The next time you pull into the parking lot, you will most likely see Pete, Timothy, Coco, Gertrude, Ragnar and even Betty White, but you may not even realize it. These aren’t people, but the Toyotas, Jeeps, Hondas and other vehicles filling the parking lots. There may be more to the cars that ...

New array of courses offered for 2019-2020 school year

New array of courses offered for 2019-2020 school year

Gabriela Paz-Soldan, News Editor

March 11, 2019


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Six new elective classes spanning a variety of topics and disciplines will be offered to students in the 2019-2020 school year. Course selection is being conducted through iPass until March 15. Social Media Marketing Social Media Marketing will be offered as an honors elective to students in grades 10,...

School committee approves 2019-2020 FY budget

School committee approves 2019-2020 FY budget

Elissa Gorman, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2019


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The school committee approved the budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year at their meeting on February 27 in the Algonquin library, prioritizing communication, curriculum, student support services and technology. The recommended budget is set at $23,775,448, which includes minimum local contributio...

Senior steering put spin on popular game show for fundraiser

Senior steering put spin on popular game show for fundraiser

Aaliyah Yan, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 10, 2019


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Algonquin’s very own “Deal or No Deal,” hosted by senior steering, will make an appearance in the Black Box on Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. Students from all grades can come to buy a $5 ticket at the door, which will be entered in a raffle. Before each of the three rounds of “Deal or No Deal,”...

Juniors start club investing in future

Juniors start club investing in future

Brianna Tang, Staff Writer

March 9, 2019


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Many high schoolers don’t even think about investing for their future, but that is not the case for juniors Oscar Hong, Joe Zhang and Will Hurley. These juniors founded Investment Club in October 2018, where they teach real life investing skills and financial literacy to their peers. Meetings ...

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