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THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

Sick days keep the germs at bay

Sick days keep the germs at bay

Gabriela Paz-Soldan, Assistant Online Editor

February 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Health should never take the backseat, yet too often I see students who come into school noticeably sick with cold symptoms because they feel they can’t afford to miss another day. This fear of falling behind in academic work due to absences is understandable. I too have the felt the pressure to c...

Second amendment proves to be freedom of past

Second amendment proves to be freedom of past

Jessica Yin, Contributing Writer

February 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The growing trend of gun violence in today’s America is simply unacceptable and cannot be ignored. America’s history of mass shootings is a history too plentiful, from Virginia Tech in 2007, Sandy Hook in 2012, and the most recent: Parkland, Florida on February 14. That is not to mention the thousands of oth...

Indoor track runs on for too long

Indoor track runs on for too long

Matt Madamba, Assistant Sports Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The track meet against Wachusett is tonight, and the team is ready to give it their all to beat their rivals. However the excitement for this rivalry meet quickly dies after the realization of school assignments due the next day.   With meets typically lasting seven hours total, track athletes oft...

Women’s March 2018: still fighting for equality

Women’s March 2018: still fighting for equality

Anna Silver, Opinion Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Women and men from across America dusted off their pink pussyhats and snagged posterboards before heading out to women’s marches one year after President Donald Trump was inaugurated. In 2017, My parents and I attended the Women’s March in Washington D.C. with my parents, a historic event w...

Vegetarianism: more than a diet

Vegetarianism: more than a diet

Karmyn Shreeve, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“You’re not making any difference in the world,” or “Animals are still dying; why do you even care?” I often hear these phrases, among many others, from people when they find out that I’m a vegetarian. Others can be so insensitive towards those who do not eat meat, simply because they don...

Valentine’s Day becoming commercialized, less about love

Valentine’s Day becoming commercialized, less about love

Katrina Liu, Assitant Opinion Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The chocolates are in Walmart, the pink and red balloons are close to blinding in CVS, flower bouquets adorn the center display with hearts incorporated in; it’s that time of the year again. If there’s any holiday that seems to be overly commercialized, it’s Valentine’s Day. According to th...

College athletes should be paid

College athletes should be paid

Kyle Henderson, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In the past decade, the debate surrounding whether or not college athletes should be paid has taken off. There are strong arguments for both sides, but I side on the opinion that they should get paid.   One reason that I believe college athletes should receive some sort of pay is because playing a ...

Being Trump supporter proves difficult in liberal community

Being Trump supporter proves difficult in liberal community

Brady Quinlan, Staff Writer

February 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Ever since the heated election in 2016, the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump, has received more hate than possibly any other president in the past decades, and his supporters are getting the blame as well. Being a Trump supporter, ever since the election I have had a necessity to k...

Freedom of religion should not be used to discriminate against others

Freedom of religion should not be used to discriminate against others

Alison Tzianabos, Staff Writer

February 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On October 6, President Trump rescinded an Obama-era mandate that provided essential health care protection for female employees. It is now legal for employers to refuse birth control on the basis of religious freedom. Yes, I understand how important the first amendment is. It's why the colonists came...

National Honor Society is overrated, needs to reassess its goals

National Honor Society is overrated, needs to reassess its goals

Liza Armstrong, Assistant Sports Editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Want to further your leadership skills, get excellent college guidance and have the opportunity to give back to the community?  Then National Honor Society is supposedly for you.  A dedicated group of scholarly individuals, NHS is meant to foster leadership skills in the best and brightest high school ...

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time to truly reflect on the nation’s values of equality and social justice

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time to truly reflect on the nation’s values of equality and social justice

Gabriela Paz-Soldan, Assistant Online Editor

January 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On the third Monday of every January, giving us a long weekend in the thick of midterms preparation, falls Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Unfortunately, its true significance is often lost as many become more appreciative of the time off from school than of Dr. King’s legacy. A pioneer of the civil rights movement, Mart...

#ItHappensHereToo

#ItHappensHereToo

January 6, 2018


Filed under Feature, Opinion, Showcase

After a momentous "#MeToo" movement that has produced tremors powerful enough to shake the institutionalized malpractices perpetuated by powerful men, victims of sexual assault are being heard for the first time in history. Men in the sphere of Hollywood, politics and beyond are finally being held accountable...

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