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THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

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

THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

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

THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

Assistant Opinion Editor Lila Shields writes that vegan diets can be inaccessible due to the high prices of plant-based products.

Going Vegan is a Privilege

Lila Shields, Assistant Opinion Editor September 29, 2022

At Target, the cost of ground beef burgers is seven dollars for 16 ounces while Impossible Burgers are ten dollars for the same amount. With this information, the typical cost per Impossible Burger is...

Assistant News Editor Ava Arcona writes that balancing varsity sports with academics and extracurriculars requires commitment and sacrifice.

Varsity sports are too much to handle

Ava Arcona, Assistant News Editor September 15, 2022

One of my favorite tropes in cheesy high school rom-coms is that of the popular jock who discovers a passion for the arts, a la High School Musical, in which said jock embarks on a journey of self-discovery...

EDITORIAL: Let your voice be heard

EDITORIAL: Let your voice be heard

September 9, 2022

In recent months and years, there have been many discussions regarding the right to express ideas that may make some uncomfortable. From laws requiring teachers to take inventory on all of their books...

Staff writer Ava Arcona believes perpetuation of patriarchal ideals is one of the biggest threats to the emotional wellbeing of men and can lead to violence.

Violence prevention isn’t just about guns

Ava Arcona, Staff Writer June 27, 2022

If I had to guess the leading cause of death in children and teens in our country, guns would not be at the top of my list. Childhood cancer, maybe, or car accidents, but certainly not firearms. Just in...

Girls in Afghanistan are banned from receiving education above sixth grade because of fundamental Islamic religious practice, according to the Taliban.

Afghan Girls are currently banned from school

Sahana Sivarajan, Assistant Online Editor June 27, 2022

As of right now, girls and young women in Afghanistan are still being banned from school by the Taliban. Is there anything that the ARHS community can do to help them? Taliban authorities announced...

Staff writer Nick Klein argues that the school WiFi connection must be fixed so students can finish their work on time and have productive study periods.

No WiFi, Big Problem

Nick Klein, Staff Writer June 24, 2022

“Yes!” students yell in excitement as they read a sign on their classroom door saying their class is in the auditorium for the period, due to teacher absence. With 45 minutes of completing work in...

Staff writer Arielle Chin writes that strengthened gun laws are important to prevent the cycle of violence in America.

More effective gun laws can mitigate gun violence

Arielle Chin, Staff Writer June 23, 2022

Since 2018, 119 school shootings have taken place in the United States. This year alone, there have been 27 school shootings, according to an NPR article. The most recent attack took place at Robb Elementary...

Staff writer Kate Michel writes that pressure to succeed can be harmful to high schoolers.

High school should be more than just preparation for college

Kate Michel, Staff Writer June 22, 2022

When a freshman begins their first year of high school, one of the first things they may notice is Algonquin’s wide variety of clubs, offering opportunities to bond with peers, find new passions and...

Senior Reflection: On growth and my sense of belonging

Senior Reflection: On growth and my sense of belonging

Sarah Boush, Staff Writer June 20, 2022

When you’re young, it can be easy to try to conform to the expectation that you should belong to a certain category—a “box,” if you will. Most of us, myself included, assumed that by the time you...

Senior Reflection: Who decided 18-year-olds were adults?

Senior Reflection: Who decided 18-year-olds were adults?

Claire Bai, A&E Editor June 19, 2022

It feels unreal that somehow it’s 2022 and I am indeed 18 years old, about to graduate high school. When did this happen? One day, the world fast-forwarded through time. Everyone else grew up, leaving...

Senior Reflection: Would I redo my high school experience?

Senior Reflection: Would I redo my high school experience?

Juliette Piovoso, Assistant Opinion Editor June 18, 2022

I have, and probably always will be, in a rush—in a rush to get places and to get things done. But, I quickly deciphered that high school is not something “you get done.” It is not something you...

Senior Reflection: Was high school really that bad?

Senior Reflection: Was high school really that bad?

Jared Lipkin, Staff Writer June 17, 2022

Looking back on the last four years, I'm struck by how much of it I spent unhappy. In all honesty, much of my day to day experience has sucked. We spent almost an entire year completely remote, shut off...

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