Staff Writer Justice Huang writes that the Corner Cafe should be brought back as it provides students with a greater range of food options.

Bring back Corner Cafe, a vital slice of Algonquin

Justice Huang, Staff Writer January 26, 2022

A group of junior girls walked away from the register with pretzels. A senior boy bought a bag of Doritos, ice cream and water. I bought a blue pack of Welch’s Fruit Snacks and a chocolate chip cookie....

Staff writer Daniel Elabbasi says despite rising COVID numbers, nows the time to drop the ARHS mask mandate.

Mask mandate should be removed for vaccinated students

Daniel Elabbasi, Staff Writer January 16, 2022

Since the start of COVID-19, masks have been required indoors during school. However, it shouldn’t always have to be this way, and the time to remove masks is now. Algonquin far surpasses the state’s...

Staff Writer Chloe Mitchell writes that this years midterms add extra pressure for students and teachers, on top of the pre-existing COVID-induced stress.

This is not the year for midterms

Chloe Mitchell, Staff Writer January 14, 2022

Whether or not teachers give midterms should be their decision, especially with the added stress of COVID-19 spreading around the school.   There is already enough academic stress on students this...

Assistant Opinion Editor Jeffrey Dratch believes there should be a vaccine mandate at Algonquin.

Vaccine mandate: The dose of normal that we need

Jeffrey Dratch, Assistant Opinion Editor January 4, 2022

Over the past almost two years, Algonquin has been far from normal.  We have seen mask requirements, one-way hallways and countless other COVID-related restrictions. While all of these have made for...

As a community, we need to move forward together instead of clinging to the unchangable past.

EDITORIAL: Let go of the Tomahawk, embrace the future mascot

December 20, 2021

Seven months have passed since the Regional School Committee (RSC) voted to retire the Tomahawk—a final, irreversible decision. Yet to this day, some community members still cling on to the Tomahawk,...

Assistant A&E Editor Katherine Wu believes students need time during school to focus on their mental well-being.

Students should be encouraged to take mental health breaks in school

Katherine Wu, Assistant A&E Editor December 7, 2021

If I had a dollar for every time someone complained to me about school-related stress, I’d probably be rich enough to drop out and live stress-free for the rest of my life. With the start of normal...

Assistant Opinion Editor Juliette Piovoso writes about the racial injustice present in the death penalty — particularly the Julius Jones case.

Racial disparities in death penalty reveal significant issues with justice system

Juliette Piovoso, Assistant Opinion Editor November 30, 2021

When Julius Jones was 19, he was convicted of a murder he claims he did not commit. Sentenced to death in 1999, Jones has suffered the consequences of his supposed actions, banished to solitary confinement...

Opinion Editor Jula Utzschneider writes on the overwhelming chip on every students shoulder: homework.

Excessive homework negatively impacts mental health, causes unnecessary stress

Jula Utzschneider, Opinion Editor November 10, 2021

When the bell rings to end last period every day, I feel a sense of relief. However, this feeling soon wears off as I realize just how much work I have to do after the already-stressful school day ends. While...

Sharada Vishwanath argues college supplemental essays are too taxing and their place in applications should be reconsidered.

Self-reflective supplements ask the unanswerable, need to go

Sharada Vishwanath, Online Editor October 1, 2021

So you've finished the SATs. You’ve mustered up enough courage to ask teachers for recommendations (RIP quiet kids). Just when you thought you couldn’t possibly get more numb from the process, you...

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