The official student news site of Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough, MA


The official student news site of Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough, MA


The official student news site of Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough, MA


Sports Editor Jax Jackson argues that too many required classes limit students opportunities to explore other interests through electives.

The Requireds are tired

Jax Jackson, Sports Editor April 3, 2024

The high school transcript holds increasing value, shaping future opportunities with each grade, each exam and especially each course. Yet, limited opportunities to select unique courses must be expanded...

EDITORIAL: Control your own branding

EDITORIAL: Control your own branding

March 27, 2024

In the age of digital dominance, where every click and tap leaves a trace, high school students find themselves on the frontlines of a new kind of battleground: the virtual realm of social media. The headline,...

Marketing Manager Adrian Mathew analyzes the prospects of this years NCAA womens Division I basketball tournament.

Who to watch in this year’s Women’s March Madness Basketball

Adrian Mathew, Marketing Manager March 25, 2024

This year's NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament stands out due to the unprecedented depth of talent and competition. The University of Connecticut (UConn), the most dominant team in Division I, has had...

Marketing Manager Adrian Mathew delves into the NCAA Division I tournament, March Madness.

This year’s March Madness could be full of surprises 

Adrian Mathew, Marketing Manager March 21, 2024

With March Madness 2024 right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to analyze this year’s tournament with factors such as player availability, potential ‘dark horse’ stories and bold upset...

Opinion Editor Arielle Chin advocates for people to examine their spending habits.

Consume less: Save the Earth and our wallets 

Arielle Chin, Opinion Editor March 19, 2024

Walking around school, we’ve all seen the countless Stanley Cups atop desks, students walking around in their trendy Ugg boots and slippers, and daily Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts cups scattered around...

Assistant Opinion Editor Cass Melo writes on the negative impacts of Algonquins prevalent caffeine culture.

Navigating the Buzz: Rethinking Caffeine Culture in High Schools

Cass Melo, Assistant Opinion Editor March 14, 2024

As I reached across the Panera service counter, an employee handed me a large Charged Lemonade. “You know that has caffeine right,” he said. Yes, I am aware, but I had a paper due at 11:59 p.m. and...

Opinion Editor Jeffrey Dratch critiques the expectation to tip businesses at every corner.

American tipping culture is out of control

Jeffrey Dratch, Opinion Editor March 7, 2024

The routine of ordering at your local coffee shop: you order a $6 coffee, and the barista flips an iPad around towards you with the scariest part – the tipping screen. Which option should you choose? With...

Staff Writer Nora Kurtz writes that artists that werent recognized with awards at the Grammys should still be appreciated for their contributions to music and pop culture.

Appreciate artists who didn’t win at the 2024 Grammys

Nora Kurtz, Staff Writer March 6, 2024

This year’s Grammy Awards held on Feb. 4 once again stirred up both excitement and controversy in the music industry and on social media. While the Grammys hold significant prestige, discussions about...

Staff Writer Tylor Doherty argues why the music of the 1970s is superior to modern day songs.

The 1970s had music right

Tylor Doherty, Staff Writer February 29, 2024

Are you tired of hearing the same old beats, autotune and repetitive styles of songs that are so prevalent today? If so, then it might be time to take your listening to an earlier time, a time when artists...

Online Editor Ellie OConnor writes that seniors should have the freedom to leave cafeteria studies as part of the Senior Privilege Program.

Give Us a Break: Seniors should be able to leave cafeteria studies

Ellie O’Connor, Online Editor February 28, 2024

It’s the middle of a busy day, and I walk the three flights of stairs up to my math class, only to be greeted with a sign on the closed door: my teacher is absent and my class has a cafeteria study....

Taylor Swift is one of the most decorated female artists in Grammys history, with 14 total awards and 52 nominations.

Grammy award winners sound like a broken record

Ava "Cam" Arcona, A&E Editor February 16, 2024

Glamor, high fashion and musical unoriginality were the themes of this year’s Grammy awards. The top three most coveted categories were dominated by the usual vanilla tracks despite having an impressive...

Opinion Editor Arielle Chin writes that students should not let cultural influences dictate their futures.

Don’t let cultural stereotypes determine your future

Arielle Chin, Opinion Editor January 25, 2024

As the college application season progresses, senior students like myself grapple with mounting pressures. A large percentage of that stress comes from worrying about whether our test scores, GPA, extracurricular...

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