• March 12Gov. Charlie Baker announced all Massachusetts elementary and secondary schools will be closed until May 4.
  • March 5The MIAA has postponed all spring sports until April 27th due to concern over COVID-19.

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Coronavirus is not an excuse for racism

Coronavirus is not an excuse for racism

Aaliyah Yan, Opinion Editor

April 4, 2020

Recently, the world’s attention has been turned towards the coronavirus, causing panic to ensue as it expands to multiple countries. One thing, however, that is spreading faster than the virus is the blatant racism towards Asians. It’s almost as if we’ve gone back in time to the 1800s when ...

On the Way Out: Primary elections from a senior who cannot vote

On the Way Out: Primary elections from a senior who cannot vote

Kayla Albers, Staff Writer

March 29, 2020

There comes a time in the life of every American teenager where they turn 18 and can legally vote. That time, however, has not come for me yet.  As a senior who cannot vote, Tuesday, March 3 was simply a day off from school. Not that I’m complaining about having a day off, but watching from the o...

High school jobs are worth it

High school jobs are worth it

Brianna Tang, Assistant A&E Editor

March 22, 2020

High schoolers have jobs for many different reasons, whether it be to help out with their family’s income, to save up for college and the future or to have some additional spending money. In middle school, I had always thought that it was standard for high schoolers to get a job. Although that is ...

EDITORIAL: Find opportunity in these unprecedented, uncertain times

EDITORIAL: Find opportunity in these unprecedented, uncertain times

March 21, 2020

We are living through surreal times. Few of us woke up on Thursday, March 12 thinking that would be our last day of school for three weeks, or maybe more. Few of us predicted the disruption the coronavirus outbreak would have on our daily lives, from trips, SATs, tournaments and all the other events we wer...

EDITORIAL: Social distancing is necessary to combat COVID-19

EDITORIAL: Social distancing is necessary to combat COVID-19

March 19, 2020

As more measures are being taken to slow the spread of COVID-19, including the closure of Algonquin, it’s extremely important that the Northborough-Southborough community, including students, know what they should do in this crisis.  In short, the CDC and many other health professionals have asked...

Mindful moment allows students break in stressful day

Mindful moment allows students break in stressful day

Shakila Sivarajan, Staff Writer

March 15, 2020

As I leaned my head against the cold bus window on Friday, Jan. 31, thankful that I won’t be woken up to the beeps of my alarm tomorrow morning, I pondered about my first week of semester two. The new electives, new lunch schedules and something different to our school: the 10-minute mindfulness block...

Mental health needs to be discussed more openly

Mental health needs to be discussed more openly

Sahana Sivarajan, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

At one point in some people’s lives, they will feel like the world is collapsing. That they are falling into the darkness and can never see the light again. That happened to me at the end of eighth grade. Then, some of my friends started opening up to me that they have been in worse situations that r...

Younger voters should exercise their right

Younger voters should exercise their right

Shakila Sivarajan, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

As the year 2020 begins, we look forward to new joys and worries alike, such as finals, tryouts for spring sports and school dances. And now, this year, some high schoolers can take part in a special nationwide process: the presidential election! Voting is an integral part of our democracy and it is important ...

EDITORIAL: Communication should be clearer with sensitive issues

EDITORIAL: Communication should be clearer with sensitive issues

February 17, 2020

We’ve grown up with school shootings. They have been ingrained into our minds since Sandy Hook. Almost every year since, there has been a major school shooting that makes nationwide headlines. Unfortunately, the Northborough-Southborough community is not immune to these threats, but there are ways in ...

Memes help Generation Z, millennials cope with possibility of World War III

Memes help Generation Z, millennials cope with possibility of World War III

Cristina Stassis, Opinion Editor

February 14, 2020

Once the news broke out about how President Trump had commanded the assassination of a top Iran general, Qassem Soleimani, a massive trend of World War 3 memes hit social media platforms including Twitter and TikTok. This lighthearted reaction is a classic example of how both Generation Z and millenials use jokes as a coping mechanis...

Valentine’s Day: The best day of the year to be single

Valentine’s Day: The best day of the year to be single

Aaliyah Yan, Opinion Editor

February 5, 2020

To some, it may seem unfortunate that I’ve been single on Valentine’s Day for my whole life (a whole 16 years).   For those 16 years, I’ve had to watch couples get each other the cutest gifts, and I can practically feel the love radiating off of them. It’s times like these where sometime...

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