THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

Science clubs experiment with new extravaganza

Science clubs experiment with new extravaganza

Dan Fishbein, News Editor

November 26, 2013

Various science clubs showed off their collective talents at the Science Day festivities on Nov. 8, letting clubs that do not usually perform in front of large audiences showcase their skills. Some people may be under the impression that sports teams are the only ARHS teams that compete. Students ...

Volunteering opportunities abound

Colleen Kasprzak, Staff Writer

November 26, 2013

Volunteering is one of the good things Santa notices when he checks his list twice, and there are a plethora of volunteer opportunities at school. Math teacher Eileen Palmer, the Community Action Program adviser, said that the holidays are a great time to “give back to others [who are] less fortunate...

GSA preps for Hate Crime Awareness Day

Jay Crowley, Staff Writer

November 26, 2013

As Hate Crime Awareness Day approached, the students of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance made preparations for their annual presentations to spread knowledge and acceptance of the LGBTQ community. “Many times people don’t even know what a hate crime is, like the definition or what a pejorative na...

French students get ready to study abroad in April 2014

Julia Petrillo, Junior A&E Editor

November 26, 2013

The French exchange students may have said bon voyage for now, but that is not the last of them. This April, students involved in the French Club will be traveling to France for fourteen days to visit the students that had stayed with them this fall. “We’re visiting Saint Etienne first do the...

Student Council update

Joe Basteri, Staff Writer

November 26, 2013

Student Council has its hands full with fundraising and planning for events around the corner and new ideas are constantly being generated. These elected officials serve as an organization that provides help for all students.  Their main goals are to help students by fundraising for clubs and other...

Goodbye paperbacks, hello e-books?

Jen Fox, Staff Writer

November 25, 2013

Ever since Amazon released the famous Kindle, eBooks have gained popularity: a phenomenon that may be changing the way we read both in the library and the classroom. However, it may be harder to make the transition then it seems. “We haven’t gotten into [e-readers] because there have been so...

Tontodonato: teacher to admin

Tontodonato: teacher to admin

Julia Lief & Malik Daley, Managing Editor & Staff Writer

November 24, 2013

The Algonquin community experienced a drastic change on Monday, Oct. 21, as former Applied Arts and Technology department head Michelle Tontodonato temporarily replaced assistant principal Mel Laughton as an  interim assistant principal. "I was very excited, because this doesn’t happen that often...

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