THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

Kavanaugh appointment reflects perils of partisan divide

Kavanaugh appointment reflects perils of partisan divide

Steven Moffa, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The appointment of Brett Kavanaugh was not a decision made in the best interests of the people, but rather a power play in the long-running, bipartisan turf war that has engulfed Washington in a mire of distrust and petty arguments. This battle for power, accelerated by the Trump administration, has e...

Why I’ve chosen to enlist

Why I’ve chosen to enlist

Tony Massaglia, Staff Writer

November 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Good morning everyone. Like Allan said, I have recently enlisted in the United States Army. This decision I have made has lead to many questions as to why this is the path I have chosen to follow. To plead a proper response to this question, I can not give one simple answer, for there are many reason...

Why we observe Veterans Day and why I will serve

Why we observe Veterans Day and why I will serve

Allan Bramhill, Staff Writer

November 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Good morning and thank you all for coming. The members of Operation Tomahawk and I have had the privilege of putting together this assembly in honor of Veterans Day this Sunday. I’ve been asked by many people what Operation Tomahawk does. Our goal is to help veterans and all other service members t...

Cast your vote to uphold our democracy

Cast your vote to uphold our democracy

Joe Gordon, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Your vote alone probably will not determine the outcome of an election; you may not be the one vote that decides between two candidates who have ran against each other for months or even years. However, this does not mean you shouldn’t vote. Democracy and a representative government are comple...

Stop standardizing, show the student

Stop standardizing, show the student

Pranitha Polavarapu, Assistant Opinion Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Grimacing at the PSAT preparation guide, my stress levels reached a new maximum as reality hit me hard that PSATs were coming up fast. Although it wasn’t going to be counted as seriously as the actual SATs, it still evoked the initial worry regarding the upcoming years of standardized testing. Fo...

Mac Miller’s legacy: remember artists for their work, impact rather than pitting blame

Mac Miller’s legacy: remember artists for their work, impact rather than pitting blame

Steven Moffa, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I was first introduced to Mac Miller’s music through his early albums Best Day Ever and Blue Slide Park. Miller’s early work was far from his best and 11 year-old me didn’t understand a good amount of the lyrics, but his sound was infectious. Throughout the years, Mac became extremely talented...

New romantic comedy ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ sets inclusive precedent for movies to come

New romantic comedy ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ sets inclusive precedent for movies to come

Mariam Ibrahimi, Assistant Online Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As an Asian American, I have been praying for a movie like “Crazy Rich Asians” for longer than I can remember. With an all Asian cast and compelling storyline, every element of this movie made it a perfect romantic comedy. “Crazy Rich Asians” was everything that I had hoped for and more from the w...

Students deserve more freedom to explore passions before it’s too late

Students deserve more freedom to explore passions before it’s too late

Sean Neusch, A&E Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Going into senior year I was surprisingly excited for the majority of my classes. With the power to choose almost my entire schedule, I was sure to take advantage of this freedom and tailor my year to my desires and interests. Of course I wanted to load up on studies and fully utilize my senior priv...

Despite blood, sweat, and tears, appreciate education

Despite blood, sweat, and tears, appreciate education

Elissa Gorman, Editor-in-Chief

August 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As the summer has dwindled and the new school year has approached at lightning speed, I’m sure it would be safe to say many of us were filled with dread.  I know that, for me, the prospect of returning to waking up before 6am (gasp!) and pulling those dreaded late night study sessions could only be de...

Southborough stereotypes need to go

Southborough stereotypes need to go

Raiya Sehgal, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“Yeah that’s because you’re from Southborough” is a line I have been met with quite a few times through my first year of high school. In this day and age, we are exposed to a many different stereotypes, whether its gender, race, or sexual orientation. However, at our school, one of the most ...

All grades deserve exemptions from finals

All grades deserve exemptions from finals

Ben Grasso, Staff Writer

June 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As a senior at Algonquin, my favorite number this year has definitely been 89.5. This number, loved by each and every one of my 342 peers, represents the grade it takes to be exempt from finals. Seniors have three shared interests: skip days, senior privileges, and being exempt from the horrors of fin...

When it comes to artists, separate talent from mistakes

When it comes to artists, separate talent from mistakes

Sara Prendergast, Staff Writer

June 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It seems like all the time we are being let down by someone. Celebrities, professional athletes, actors, musicians, and others disappoint us when their actions just don’t align with our morals as a society or as a person. Oftentimes we have to make a difficult choice whether or not to abandon their...

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