• April 14Carnival is scheduled for May 18.

  • April 14AP exams will begin on May 7.

  • April 3Junior prom is scheduled for May 19.

THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

Prom overrated, should not bring stress

Prom overrated, should not bring stress

Katrina Liu, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The first thing about high school that I remember hearing about had nothing to do with the academics. It had nothing to do with relationships, romantic or platonic. It had nothing to do with the stress that I had to be ready for. It was prom. What dress would you wear? Who would you go with? It was g...

School start time needs to change, high schoolers need sleep

School start time needs to change, high schoolers need sleep

Karthik Yalala, Staff Writer

April 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion

School starts too early for many people. Because school starts so early, many don’t get enough sleep. More sleep leads to fewer mistakes, and fewer mistakes lead to better grades. Sleep is essential for a good day; people can work more efficiently with more sleep. If school started later, high s...

Students given too much homework, not enough time

Students given too much homework, not enough time

Daniel Goldstein, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Tick, tick, tick! The clock sounds as I’m stressing over five loads of worksheets due the next day. My mind wanders as I want to watch television, hang out with friends, and exercise, but I also want to get good grades. The question is, how much homework is too much? According to the National Education Associat...

Emancipating silenced voices

Emancipating silenced voices

Clarissa Wong and Sivan Nachum

March 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Think of every book you have been assigned to read in high school: “Lord of the Flies,” “The Great Gatsby,” “Of Mice and Men,” “Romeo and Juliet.” Though these works of literature come from drastically different eras, what they do have in common is that they were written by white men....

Sick days keep the germs at bay

Sick days keep the germs at bay

Gabriela Paz-Soldan, Assistant Online Editor

February 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Health should never take the backseat, yet too often I see students who come into school noticeably sick with cold symptoms because they feel they can’t afford to miss another day. This fear of falling behind in academic work due to absences is understandable. I too have the felt the pressure to c...

Second amendment proves to be freedom of past

Second amendment proves to be freedom of past

Jessica Yin, Contributing Writer

February 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The growing trend of gun violence in today’s America is simply unacceptable and cannot be ignored. America’s history of mass shootings is a history too plentiful, from Virginia Tech in 2007, Sandy Hook in 2012, and the most recent: Parkland, Florida on February 14. That is not to mention the thousands of oth...

Indoor track runs on for too long

Indoor track runs on for too long

Matt Madamba, Assistant Sports Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The track meet against Wachusett is tonight, and the team is ready to give it their all to beat their rivals. However the excitement for this rivalry meet quickly dies after the realization of school assignments due the next day.   With meets typically lasting seven hours total, track athletes oft...

Women’s March 2018: still fighting for equality

Women’s March 2018: still fighting for equality

Anna Silver, Opinion Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Women and men from across America dusted off their pink pussyhats and snagged posterboards before heading out to women’s marches one year after President Donald Trump was inaugurated. In 2017, My parents and I attended the Women’s March in Washington D.C. with my parents, a historic event w...

Vegetarianism: more than a diet

Vegetarianism: more than a diet

Karmyn Shreeve, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“You’re not making any difference in the world,” or “Animals are still dying; why do you even care?” I often hear these phrases, among many others, from people when they find out that I’m a vegetarian. Others can be so insensitive towards those who do not eat meat, simply because they don...

Valentine’s Day becoming commercialized, less about love

Valentine’s Day becoming commercialized, less about love

Katrina Liu, Assitant Opinion Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The chocolates are in Walmart, the pink and red balloons are close to blinding in CVS, flower bouquets adorn the center display with hearts incorporated in; it’s that time of the year again. If there’s any holiday that seems to be overly commercialized, it’s Valentine’s Day. According to th...

College athletes should be paid

College athletes should be paid

Kyle Henderson, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In the past decade, the debate surrounding whether or not college athletes should be paid has taken off. There are strong arguments for both sides, but I side on the opinion that they should get paid.   One reason that I believe college athletes should receive some sort of pay is because playing a ...

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