THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

Reflecting back with Johnson

Reflecting back with Johnson

Maggie Del Re and Elissa Gorman

May 7, 2019

After 32 years in public education and with retirement approaching at the end of the year, Superintendent Christine Johnson is still brimming with a deep-rooted passion for education and a genuine curiosity for the world around her. She speaks of her time serving public education with excitement ...

Working in a new world

Working in a new world

Liza Armstrong, Online Editor

May 6, 2019

Many Algonquin students will never know the fear of not having enough food, or being terrified to go to school.  Most will also not have to worry about working a full-time job to help support their family while they are still in high school. That is not the reality for senior Abbass Kamara, who emigrated ...

Teachers share their creations

Teachers share their creations

Elena Neilson, Staff Writer

May 4, 2019

Wait...so teachers don’t live at school? They create things besides tests and worksheets? Believe it or not, they do! Many teachers at Algonquin have interesting and creative hobbies to keep them entertained on weekends and school breaks, or even just any time they aren’t working on products...

Unpacking the school’s mail delivery process

Unpacking the school’s mail delivery process

Carter Brannon and Michael Johnson

May 3, 2019

Largely out of public view, custodians, administrative assistants and cafeteria workers complete the essential everyday task of handling the deliveries needed to continue the school’s operation. Most deliveries first go to the main office, where Administrative Assistant Michelle Capalbo works.  ...

AP classes change curricula to improve testing

AP classes change curricula to improve testing

Aaliyah Yan, Opinion Editor

April 30, 2019

Starting next fall, there will be curriculum changes to some AP courses, including AP World History and AP Language and Composition. The changes are designed to make it easier for students to grasp the content and skills needed to take the AP Exam. Additionally, students will now have to register in the fall for...

Students scramble to win Senior Assassin

Students scramble to win Senior Assassin

Larissa Andrade, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

The time for senior assassin is here. Grab your water gun, and drop all your plans. You now have a reasonable excuse to stay at home, and it can be backed up by the simple phrase, “I can’t go out, it’s senior assassin!” This year, the 2019 seniors broke the record for senior assassin involvemen...

Food drive incentives drive students to donate

Food drive incentives drive students to donate

Sharada Vishwanath and Laura Anderson

April 28, 2019

Every spring social studies teacher John Barry organizes a food drive, through the use of incentives, to help spread a sense of community. Although the exact number is unknown, the drive collects too many items to count for the Northborough and Southborough food pantries. “We feel that we need to do the food drive...

Best Buddies chapter pioneers Pre-Employement Training

Best Buddies chapter pioneers Pre-Employement Training

Laura Anderson, News Editor

April 27, 2019

Out of over 2,000 school chapters nationwide, Algonquin was chosen by Best Buddies as the first school in the country to launch the new Pre-Employment Training program for Best Buddies International. The new program will help transition students with intellectual and developmental disabilities i...

Furry friends help students smile

Furry friends help students smile

Carter Brannon, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

Algonquin has been welcoming some furry guests, but these dogs are not here to find drugs. Instead, they’re to make students happy and bring something different to the often monotonous school day. Senior Carlyn Schwingbeck and adjustment counselor Beth Mintz have been working with Pets and People...

Students and faculty react to college admissions scandal

Students and faculty react to college admissions scandal

Maria Tand and Mariam Ibrahimi

April 25, 2019

In the midst of the college admissions scandal, the media has reported mostly on the fraud that has been allegedly committed, especially the involvement of parents who have been accused of this debauchery. However, an aspect that has been talked about less is the effect this scandal has had on student...

Green Earth Club works to make environmental impact on community

Green Earth Club works to make environmental impact on community

Ava Aymie, Assistant A&E Editor

April 24, 2019

Green Earth Club was created by sophomores Ben Westphal and Nick Haugen to focus on changing the way we deal with our trash at Algonquin and within the local community. “We have four main goals: participate in as much community service as possible, inform the students of Algonquin about environmen...

Filler fills auditorium for speech about avoiding dangerous situations

Filler fills auditorium for speech about avoiding dangerous situations

Jonny Ratner, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

“Close your eyes, and, for a moment, imagine the most important person in your life and all the things they do for you. Now imagine, if one day, that person was gone forever.” This is how youth motivational speaker Cara Filler starts out all of her speeches on making positive choices, and how she...

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