THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

Assistant Online Editors Tisya Singh and Srishti Kaushik argue that replacing the school's much debated mascot is a no-brainer as students will quickly adjust to the change.

Changing the mascot: Why not?

Tisya Singh and Srishti Kaushik April 12, 2021

We’ve been listening to people talk about the validity of our school mascot for what has felt like ages. And it has been ages. Many discussions and petitions to assess the Tomahawk have transpired in...

Staff Writer Victoria Andreev writes that by advocating and staying informed, teenagers can create change even if they cannot vote.

Activism has no age

Victoria Andreev, Staff Writer April 9, 2021

Gen Z has proven itself to be a powerhouse in terms of advocacy and fighting for change they believe in. With social media being a staple in our everyday lives, it's now easier than ever to both get informed...

Opinion Editor Brianna Tang writes about the importance of acknowledging, being informed about, and advocating against racism towards Asian Americans.

Asian American and Pacific Islander hate crimes must be addressed

Brianna Tang, Opinion Editor March 28, 2021

When I think about the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, I think of the struggling Chinatown businesses and devastating hate crimes committed towards Asian American elders as a result of our country's...

Opinion Editor Marin Klein expresses the importance of taking immediate actions to counter climate change and other environmental issues.

Environmental problems should be a priority

Marin Klein, Opinion Editor March 11, 2021

Over the past couple of weeks, the U.S has been facing large-scale climate obstacles. The cold snap with below-freezing temperatures, that left at least 58 dead in Texas in a few weeks has been capturing...

Assistant Sports Editor Zoe Manousos writes that the Snap Map feature of Snapchat can create stress for the app's users and create problems when it comes to privacy.

A location generation: Why Snap Map is harmful for teens’ mental health

Zoe Manousos, Assistant Sports Editor March 8, 2021

Although Khalid once said  “send me your location,” teens having their location on Snapchat has become a rather unsettling issue in today’s society.  There are many pros and cons to Snapchat,...

Assistant Opinion Editor Jula Utzschneider writes that while purchasing from secondhand stores can be more sustainable, thrifting can deprive those who cannot afford fast fashion.

The ethical downsides of thrifting

Jula Utzschneider, Assistant Opinion Editor March 3, 2021

Thrifting has become increasingly popular, especially among Generation Z. According to ThredUp’s Resale Report, from the largest online thrift store, Gen-Z is “adopting secondhand fashion faster than...

Staff Writer Kaitlin Bardsley writes that teachers should allow smartwatches to be worn as they provide many important functions for teens.

Smartwatches keep students safe in school

Kaitlin Bardsley, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

“Take off your watch!” said a loud voice from the front of the classroom. Everyone turned in their seats and looked at the girl in the jean skirt and white flowy shirt.  She looked up with a bright...

Assistant Opinion Editor Marin Klein writes that America's two-party system is excessively dividing the country, inhibiting productivity and inciting chaos.

The two-party system has us pitted against each other

Marin Klein, Assistant Opinion Editor February 24, 2021

As the transfer of power between former President Trump and President Biden happened, a far-right radical group, known as The Proud Boys, that has fiercely supported Trump began to turn on him. After Trump...

Editors-in-Chief Karthik Yalala and Aaliyah Yan reflect on the first semester of perhaps the strangest year in Algonquin's history, offering feedback and thanks to faculty.

Teachers, we appreciate all you’ve done (but we have a few requests)

Karthik Yalala and Aaliyah Yan February 22, 2021

Dear teachers and administrators,  After completing one of the most unusual semesters in Algonquin’s history, as The Harbinger’s Editors-in-Chief, we thought it would be a good time to reflect...

Negatively impacted by COVID, many small businesses are relying on support from their local communities to keep their doors open argues Staff Writer Joseph Domolky.

COVID-19 calls on communities to step up, support businesses

Joseph Domolky, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

Would you rather support a large corporation and make one person richer or support a small business and invest in the future of your community?  Many small businesses throughout the country have been...

Staff Writer Henry Antino argues that teachers should not assign homework over vacation as students are not given a chance to truly relax.

Put a brake on homework during break

Henry Antino, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

As the bell rings to end my seventh period class and begin winter break I can feel a weight lifted off my shoulders and my stress disappear. However, it all comes rushing back upon checking Canvas and...

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