THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

College admission scandal steals opportunities, reveals superficiality of higher education

College admission scandal steals opportunities, reveals superficiality of higher education

Maggie Del Re, Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Over 50 people were indicted by federal officials on Tuesday, March 12. These people won’t be on trial for stealing money. In fact, they’re being arrested for doing quite the opposite: these were wealthy people spending exorbitant amounts of money to ensure their children admission into selective col...

#MeToo goes global

#MeToo goes global

Pranitha Polavarapu, Assistant Online Editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“MeToo” has been a phrase of comfort for many people suffering from sexual violence since the term was first utilized in 2006 by Tarana Burke. Burke founded the MeToo movement as a way to bring awareness to sexual violence and misconduct while also giving survivors a platform through which to...

Laws restricting JUUL do not prevent vaping

Laws restricting JUUL do not prevent vaping

Sarah Swartwout, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion

A vaping epidemic has swept up many teenagers and has become a problem in schools across the country. As an innocent freshman, the idea of smoking or vaping in the bathroom was completely foreign to me. But by my sophomore year, I was offered to hit a vape in the bathroom for the first time. By my ...

Redefining masculinity: Gillette calls for societal reconsideration of values

Redefining masculinity: Gillette calls for societal reconsideration of values

Steven Moffa, Staff Writer

March 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The world as we know it is vastly different than it was just a year or two ago. A shift in societal dialogue has made it acceptable, and some would say fashionable, for large corporations to comment on social issues. Nike supported Colin Kaepernick in a controversial ad campaign in 2018, and 84 Lumber...

Don’t be a ‘Mean Girl,’ make kindness popular

Don’t be a ‘Mean Girl,’ make kindness popular

Hayley Norton, Staff Writer

March 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Hollywood loves to glorify the idea of high school popularity tied in with negative connotations such as bullying. We make it idealistic to live a fantasy life like Regina George from “Mean Girls,” having people view you as popular. We’ve all lived through the meaner and kinder interactions ...

Let’s talk about sex

Let’s talk about sex

Natalie Sadek, Online Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Brock Turner. Harvey Weinstein. Bill Cosby. All of these names are but a small piece of a defining social issue of our time. Sexual assault is undoubtedly a problem in our society, and health classes have the power to make a difference in educating students. However, current state standards in Massachusett...

She-Hawks stand for equality, not misandry

She-Hawks stand for equality, not misandry

Cristina Stassis, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The feminist club, She-Hawks, have always tried to promote gender equality by raising the conversation within our school. We all only really know them from their wage gap bake sales, where certain people pay more than others, so some seem to write them off with certain stereotypes. In order to tru...

Write cursive out of school curriculum

Write cursive out of school curriculum

Owen Coderre, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

While I believe there are many pointless skills that we learn in school every year, there has always been one that has haunted me the most.  A subject that is forced upon nearly everyone and was claimed to be a practical way to improve and accelerate writing: cursive. Cursive has been taught as ...

Pay more attention to recycling to reduce waste

Pay more attention to recycling to reduce waste

Macey Poitras-Cote, Assistant A&E Editor

February 18, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On the first days of school, when everyone is caught up with trying to get to and from class, reconnecting with old friends and being bombarded with countless course expectations, the last thing most of us pay attention to is how to use the Single Stream. Our school has made efforts to accomplish environmental goals by putting Single Stream bins into classrooms, yet the majority of ...

Parental access to Canvas takes toll on students

Parental access to Canvas takes toll on students

Aaliyah Yan, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The car ride home from school was once a sanctuary from the day’s toll. I would often shut away any thoughts of school while my mom and I would listen to music. Now that car ride is like a stressful interrogation where I'm bombarded with questions about my grades. I imagine I’m not the only one who e...

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