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Don’t text and walk

Don’t text and walk

Jula Utzschneider, Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

Picture this: you are walking down a street and you receive a text message, so you open your phone to respond. Even after texting back, you continue to look at your phone while you cross the busy street. Suddenly, a car honks, snapping you back to reality, and you realize how little you were paying atte...

Teachers should utilize BYOD more

Teachers should utilize BYOD more

Andrew Roberts, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

Every day, hundreds of students bring their own computers to school as part of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program that was introduced about a year ago.  Yet most teachers have struggled to adapt to the program, teaching similarly to how they did before the program began.   On a daily basi...

Standardized tests need to be reevaluated

Standardized tests need to be reevaluated

Kayla Albers, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

Each year, as the college deadlines approach, applicants are forced to fill in many students’ most dreaded number: scores received on standardized tests. Whether it’s the SAT, ACT or even state standardized tests such as Massachusetts’ MCAS, students across the U.S. take the same version of an ...

EDITORIAL: Sleep deprivation is nothing to brag about

EDITORIAL: Sleep deprivation is nothing to brag about

December 20, 2019

In a typical day at Algonquin, it’s not uncommon to hear at least one person talk about the amount of sleep, or lack of, they got the night before. Whether it’s two, three, four hours or none at all, many students will gloat about how they are somehow superhuman because they are surviving on minimal s...

Take responsibility for your future

Take responsibility for your future

Liza Armstrong, Online Editor

December 14, 2019

Throughout my four years at Algonquin, I have heard constant grumblings from students saying that guidance has never helped them in the college process. That guidance has left them to their own devices to navigate the process of finding and applying to schools that match their criteria. However, I h...

Disney should add LGBTQ+ representation to help highlight community

Disney should add LGBTQ+ representation to help highlight community

Sahana Sivarajan, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

In a whole new world, Disney has been hooking kids for 96 years with Mickey Mouse, princes and princesses. But have you ever wondered if the princes and princesses were to be LGBTQ+? When asked about the possibility of an LGBTQ+ Disney princess in a Huffington Post Interview, one of the movie direc...

Movie character stereotypes simplify the reality of society

Movie character stereotypes simplify the reality of society

Aaliyah Yan, Opinion Editor

December 10, 2019

It’s Friday night and I’m bored (as usual), so I turn on some Netflix. As I begin scrolling, I notice that most movies and TV shows seem the same. They all have the same over stereotyped characters in them.  I for one am sick of constantly seeing a dumb blonde or a smart Asain in TV shows and mo...

Stop fake wokeness, pave way for those that care

Stop fake wokeness, pave way for those that care

Sharada Vishwanath, Graphics Coordinator

December 9, 2019

So you want to change the world. How about starting with some kindness at the day-to day-level? There's nothing more obnoxious than seeing people's pretentious social media posts concerning some form of activism, and then witness them being utterly crappy people in real life, and not following through...

Think about the environment before you shop

Think about the environment before you shop

Pranitha Polavarapu, Senior Staff Writer

November 29, 2019

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are a celebration of consumerism as retailers, stores and malls love to call it. In 2018 alone, a hundred million Americans went shopping during that weekend (Expanded Ramblings), ambitious for the amazing deals and holiday feel. On a consumer level, that’s a big impact on economy and comm...

Using a CGI version of dead actors stops creativity in films

Using a CGI version of dead actors stops creativity in films

Annabella Ferraiuolo, Assistant Photo Editor

November 27, 2019

I’ve always loved movies. Throughout the years I've dreamed of moving to Hollywood and getting to direct stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Blake Lively and Timothée Chalamet. However, like banking is going paperless, Hollywood is going actor-less.  Set to release in 2020, the Vietnam war movie, "...

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