THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

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 19, 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 27, 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 12, 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 11, 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 10, 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...

Absense of literary choice stifles creativity

Absense of literary choice stifles creativity

Katrina Liu, Opinion Editor

June 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The wonders of the Harry Potter series, the excitement of the Magic Tree House books, the wide eyes when reading the Hunger Games series, and so much more. These books bring back many childhood memories for all. But that’s just what it is: childhood. When I was a child, I had so many crazy ideas. ...

Why words matter: People should be more careful with word choice

Why words matter: People should be more careful with word choice

Caroline Warren, Assistant A&E Editor

June 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“You’re a retard,” responded one boy in class. “I swear my mom is bipolar; we always get into arguments over the smallest things,” gossiped one girl to her friends. “I’m so OCD; my room always has to be clean,” explained one girl during lunch. I’ve heard these exact phrases...

SATIRE: Don’t forget to try out for Varsity Vaping!

SATIRE: Don’t forget to try out for Varsity Vaping!

Casey Leonard, Staff Writer

June 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As I sit in math class, I think about how I may actually slowly die of boredom, so I make the quick decision to take a bathroom break to burn some time. I leave class, walk down the hall, and open up the bathroom door; however, what I enter into is no longer part of Algonquin. It is a strawberry smelling...

As a first generation immigrant, multiple cultures blend together to form my identity

As a first generation immigrant, multiple cultures blend together to form my identity

Natalie Sadek, Online Editor

June 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When I filled out a job application my sophomore year, I was asked to check the box of the culture I identify with. Although that question had no wrong answer, that did not make it any easier for me to answer, simply because I didn’t know the answer. My parents took a leap of faith and decided ...

Mannequins reinforce impossible standards, lead to low self-confidence

Mannequins reinforce impossible standards, lead to low self-confidence

Pranitha Polavarapu, Assitante Opinion Editor

June 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Long necks, unattainable waists, and exceeding arms posed at every store display window. Intended to attract young eyes, they were a small representation to how the rigid limitations continue to exist on how women and girls should look like. Girls are constantly pressured to have the “perfect” body ty...

Mandatory homework extinguishes effectiveness

Mandatory homework extinguishes effectiveness

Kathie Yang, Assistant News Editor

June 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

If you were getting ready for finals and you had an A in math but a C in Spanish, would you study both subjects equally? Of course not; you would focus on your weaknesses, so it shouldn’t be any different with homework. It’s a well-known fact that high schoolers often stay up late to finish all...

The fruitless franchise: votes don’t lead to change

The fruitless franchise: votes don’t lead to change

Joey McEvoy, Staff Writer

June 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Millions flock to the ballot boxes to cast their votes for the next politician that will dictate their country’s policies. The idea of widespread voters gathered to make change is a constant “go America” moment seen throughout election cycles. But through this action the public participate in a fal...

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