THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

Beekeeping Club tends courtyard hive for honey, to end ‘bee stigma’

Beekeeping Club tends courtyard hive for honey, to end ‘bee stigma’

Mariam Ibrahimi, Assistant Online Editor

September 16, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

Buzzing bees swarm in and out of a little opening in the beehive. A girl in a white suit covered from head to toe puffs a metal smoker filled with wood chips. The long white gloves and the net on the hat covers her hands and face from being stung. The smoker calms the bees as they softly buzz around...

Cafeteria makes changes, looks to spice things up

Cafeteria makes changes, looks to spice things up

Maggie Del Re, Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2018


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Cafeteria staff are working to maintain student happiness while staying within government regulations and financial restrictions. To achieve these goals, this year the price of a school lunch has increased, iced coffee is no longer being served in the mornings, the milk is coming from a different manu...

Administration enforces after school hallway rules

Administration enforces after school hallway rules

Catherine Hayden and Maggie Del Re

September 13, 2018


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As of last week, signs have appeared around the school that restrict students from being in the hallways after 2:00 pm without an adult or written permission in order to enforce a pre-existing rule. “[The after school hallway rules] are not really a new practice; it’s just something that we st...

Back to School: what you need to know

Back to School: what you need to know

Elissa Gorman and Maggie Del Re

August 28, 2018


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Looping The assistant principals will be starting a new administrative technique called looping this year in order to build positive connections and maintain relationships with students, according to Walsh. “Looping is when an administrator or teacher goes with their students,” Walsh said. “So [a...

MA law makes age to purchase vape, tobacco products 21

MA law makes age to purchase vape, tobacco products 21

Gabriela Paz-Soldan and Catherine Hayden

August 27, 2018


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Starting January 1, the minimum age to purchase tobacco products will be raised from 18 to 21 as a part of legislation passed by the Massachusetts House of Representatives to protect youth from the harmful effects of nicotine. The new law will also prohibit pharmacies and stores within healthcare...

What are School Resource Officers?

What are School Resource Officers?

Larissa Andrade, Staff Writer

June 26, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News, Video

Recent school tragedies have brought up questions about school security and the role that Resource Officers, or police officers who work at high schools and directly with students and faculty, have when protecting the students and faculty on a daily basis. While School Resource Officers [SRO] have be...

Giroux joyfully jumps into new position after Calnan’s switch to tech

Giroux joyfully jumps into new position after Calnan’s switch to tech

Panayiotia Navas, Staff Writer

June 5, 2018


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New math teacher Selena Giroux is enjoying her new job, as it is a dream come true for her. “I always wanted to be a teacher so it’s nice to finally have that happen at such a good school,” Giroux said. The teaching profession also runs in her family. “My mother was a teacher, so it inspired me [to b...

Years of dedication, hard work lead Luippold to new position

Years of dedication, hard work lead Luippold to new position

Abby Dugan and Katherine Yang

June 4, 2018


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New special education teacher Alissa Luippold has had a long and successful journey as an Algonquin student, secretary, aide and now teacher. Luippold is an Algonquin graduate and got her bachelor’s degree from Worcester State. She began working as an aide in the Special Education program at ARHS ...

Students recognized in literary contest

Students recognized in literary contest

Gabriela Paz-Soldan, Online Editor

June 3, 2018


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Senior Paige Morse and sophomores Katherine Yang and Andrea Jiang placed in the statewide Letters about Literature contest, where students from grades nine through twelve write a letter to the author of a book, poem, or speech that has impacted them personally. All three winners were surprised to hear the...

US History I becomes unleveled, skill-based

US History I becomes unleveled, skill-based

Elissa Gorman, Editor-in-Chief

June 2, 2018


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The United States History I course will be unleveled for the 2018-2019 school year and will attempt to emphasize skill development. While in past years students could take the course at the CP or Honors level, the class will now be combined for all freshmen to promote interaction and social growth....

Shooting message causes investigation, increased police presence

Shooting message causes investigation, increased police presence

Maggie Del Re, Editor-in-Chief

May 31, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

A handwritten message referencing a school shooting initiated a police investigation and resulted in increased presence from Northborough and Southborough police officers both in and around the Algonquin Regional High School building today. According to an email sent to parents and teachers by principal Dr...

Bring Your Own Device program to be implemented in fall

Bring Your Own Device program to be implemented in fall

Anna He and Catherine Hayden

May 31, 2018


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The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program will allow each student access to a device, school-issued or their own, to be used in class. The plan is for this program to be implemented school-wide at the beginning of next year. However, some aspects of this program are not completely finalized yet. S...

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