Here are the top 5 articles from the Opinion section during the 2020-2021 school year.

A look back at Opinion

Jula Utzschneider and Jeffrey Dratch June 23, 2021

Opinion presents top five pieces from past school year: 1. Tomahawk chant appropriates culture, must be changed A&E Editor Brianna Tang writes that the current school chant needs to be changed,...

Over half of the student body at Algonquin has experienced and/or has witnessed body shaming.

Break body image standards

Sahana Sivarajan, Staff Writer June 18, 2021

Some people are healthy, but they want a thinner body. Why? Is it for themselves or because of other people’s opinions on what the “ideal body” is? Both body image stereotypes and toxic diet culture...

Freshmen Taylor Queenan, Hunter Lopez and Jayden Edwards chat while eating their lunches. As public areas reopen, many people are able to go outside without a mask for the first time in a while.

EDITORIAL: Enjoy the grand (re)opening after COVID-19

June 18, 2021

It’s been a tough year. There’s no doubt about that. With COVID-19, quarantine, online learning and more, everyone has struggled at some point. But as vaccinations increase and mask mandates drop,...

Staff Writer Marygrace Sarrasin argues that Algonquin students should be educated on post-high school options besides college.

Students pressured into college, should be educated on other paths

Marygrace Sarrasin, Staff Writer June 17, 2021

It is undeniable that Algonquin seniors have a wide range of talents and interests. However, out of about 350 people in the senior class, over 95% of students plan to attend a two-year or four-year college...

Senior Reflection: Chasing the movie moment

Senior Reflection: Chasing the movie moment

Aaliyah Yan, Editor-in-Chief June 14, 2021

I will never forgive Hollywood for tricking my younger self into believing high school was going to be the time of my life. I mean, granted, I knew that people wouldn’t randomly break into song in the...

Senior Reflection: Time, the most valuable thing known to humankind

Senior Reflection: Time, the most valuable thing known to humankind

Karthik Yalala, Editor-in-Chief June 13, 2021

It’s the end of high school and the last bit of our childhood. Some of us are already adults, grown up and ready to take on the world… or so we think.  One of my favorite descriptions of what childhood...

Senior Reflection: I regret... high school

Senior Reflection: I regret… high school

Laura Anderson, Managing Editor June 12, 2021

At the start of my four years here at Algonquin, I would have never predicted an end like this. Coming from middle school, I thought high school was going to be the time of my life… little did I know,...

Senior Reflection: True friends last a lifetime

Senior Reflection: True friends last a lifetime

Jenny Lambert, Sports Editor June 11, 2021

Looking back at my high school experience, the biggest lesson I can takeaway is when it comes to friends, “If it’s meant to be, it’ll be.” And no, I’m not talking about the Florida Georgia Line...

Columnist Tucker Paquette believes the Celtics should hang on to All Star Jayson Tatum, but make other major changes to significantly alter the teams organizational structure.

Celtics face important decisions in offseason

Tucker Paquette, Staff Writer June 10, 2021

The Boston Celtics were an average basketball team this season. There’s just no way around this fact and it can be seen with their 36-36 record, early exit from the playoffs and on-court decision-making....

Senior Reflection: We persevered through the unpredictable

Senior Reflection: We persevered through the unpredictable

Cristina Stassis, Social Media Editor June 10, 2021

If you were to ask me to summarize my entire high school experience into one word it would simply be unpredictable.  As a freshman, I never would’ve thought that the majority of my senior year would...

Opinion Editor Marin Klein writes that social media platforms, such as TikTok and Instagram create unrealistic body goals for teens which leads to unhealthy habits and expectations.

Social media has created unrealistic body expectations for teens everywhere

Marin Klein, Opinion Editor June 9, 2021

“I wish that I could look like that.” This is a sentence many of us have probably thought or said before. I constantly find myself scrolling through TikTok or Instagram, wondering why I don’t...

Senior Reflection: Embrace the change

Senior Reflection: Embrace the change

Sofia Abdullina, Social Media Editor June 9, 2021

As someone who hates change, I was dreading high school. I felt comfortable going to a school with familiar people and great friends, and the thought of learning in a larger environment with new faces...

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