THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

Learn to listen to those that do not have the same experiences as us

Learn to listen to those that do not have the same experiences as us

Macey Poitras-Cote, A&E Editor

November 8, 2019

The world holds endless amounts of information and stories, and we are only able to absorb so much of it. Everyone’s experiences vary; in turn, we absorb information at different times. Some of us are privileged enough to not have to absorb the stories from the less privileged. This actually puts ...

High school students must take action against climate change

High school students must take action against climate change

Shakila Sivarajan, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

As a highly rated school, that commits to a supportive environment and fosters responsibility, should Algonquin students support the schools that have allowed their students to skip school to join the climate change demonstrations? Should Algonquin students take it as our responsibility to combat cl...

New media policy ineffective, hinders student-teacher communication

New media policy ineffective, hinders student-teacher communication

Liza Armstrong, Online Editor

November 4, 2019

Recently, the school district has taken up a new policy regarding how students and teachers can communicate. In the past, students have been able to communicate with their teachers freely, including texting. Now, students and teachers can only communicate through approved means, the Remind app, designed...

EDITORIAL: Fight for your rights

EDITORIAL: Fight for your rights

October 23, 2019

Activism. It’s everywhere. We’re supposed to go to these marches and fight for our rights. Right now, we want a habitable environment, but what are we doing besides attending these marches? Are we educating ourselves on these issues? Do we go lobby, show support for a bill or cause, on a continuou...

Take a second to reflect in the moment of silence

Take a second to reflect in the moment of silence

Pranitha Polavarapu, Senior Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

“One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” The speaker blares as I spot my unfinished homework on my desk. I figured I’d finish it as soon as we were done saying the pledge, but of course, like every single day of school, the speaker blared again: “Now, please st...

Improve school experiences with more spirit

Improve school experiences with more spirit

Aaliyah Yan, Opinion Editor

October 17, 2019

It was freshman year when my friend wore a unicorn onesie to school for pajama day. Unfortunately, it was also the first day she realized Algonquin doesn’t really participate in spirit days. Since that tragedy two years ago, I’ve been reluctant to partake in spirit days.  It’s not that I di...

Getting Involved with clubs helps you grow

Getting Involved with clubs helps you grow

Macey Poitras-Cote, A&E Editor

October 16, 2019

Our school has a large student body, which can seem overwhelming, but having a big school means that there are a lot of opportunities.  Here, people can get involved in extracurriculars pertaining to various talents and interests, including the arts, sports and service/awareness groups. People should get...

The Great Debate: Is TikTok worth our time?

The Great Debate: Is TikTok worth our time?

October 14, 2019

What is TikTok? Tik Tok is a form of social media that like others have begun to take over many teen lives, either for better or worse. Formerly known as musical.ly, Tik Tok absorbed musical.ly in August 2018 and is run by a Beijing-based tech company ByteDance (Vox). However, Tik Tok has turned more...

EDITORIAL: Think before vandalizing school bathrooms, take action against those that do

EDITORIAL: Think before vandalizing school bathrooms, take action against those that do

September 28, 2019

Regardless of who did it, the damage has been done. Recently, the school officials have discovered multiple acts of student vandalism in the bathrooms, resulting in sewer blockages and thousands of dollars worth of repairs. The Algonquin community is paying the price for actions that were caused by one...

EDITORIAL: Open discussions about mental health help us all

EDITORIAL: Open discussions about mental health help us all

June 17, 2019

It is hard to walk down the halls and not overhear students talk about their mental health with their friends, yet students are still reluctant to openly discuss it without making it a joke. The purpose of mental health awareness is to let people know they are not alone in their struggles. While wha...

Misconceptions can kill the defenseless

Misconceptions can kill the defenseless

Patrick Li, Staff Writer

June 15, 2019

Dozens of men, women and children lay in beds, their entire bodies smothered in large, oozing bumps. When colonists set foot in America, they spread the lethal smallpox virus to Native Americans. These are the symptoms of the viral infection smallpox. With the itches and blisters come the likeli...

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