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Senior Reflection: Sean’s confession

Senior Reflection: Sean’s confession

Sean Neusch, A&E Editor

June 7, 2019

I have a confession to make. To those of you who know me well, I apologize for the sheer amount of lying I have done to put up a more ostensibly favorable appearance. As many of you probably know, I have missed a gross amount of school days because I was ill. I really was physically sick a lot throu...

Senior Reflection: How I learned to love learning

Senior Reflection: How I learned to love learning

Natalie Sadek, Online Editor

June 6, 2019

If you asked me my sophomore year if I enjoy high school, I would have laughed hysterically before going off about how I am counting down the days until graduation (I literally made a countdown in October 2016. At that point there were 973 days until the end of my misery). Up until that point, high s...

OPINION: Bring in equal support for girls’, boys’ teams

OPINION: Bring in equal support for girls’, boys’ teams

Heather Hodgkins, Staff Writer

June 5, 2019

It’s a Saturday night in the middle of winter. As you stroll past the parking lot you see a flood of people. As you walk into the freezing rink, you pay $5 to go into the packed stands. This is typical for a boys’ ice hockey game. Switch around the same situation but for girls, and the stands are b...

Senior Reflection: Appreciate your parents

Senior Reflection: Appreciate your parents

Tyler Potter, Staff Writer

June 5, 2019

As we near the end of our high school journey and many of us look forward to college on the near horizon, seniors all around me reflect on what they’re going to miss while they’re away from home. You reminisce on adventures with friends, your favorite restaurant or wonder how you will survive wit...

Senior Reflection: Looking fondly back at the past as we move towards our future

Senior Reflection: Looking fondly back at the past as we move towards our future

Darby Kim, Sports Editor

June 4, 2019

Here I am, the day this senior reflection is due (sorry Maggie & Elissa), with no idea what to write. But honestly this is pretty on brand for me. I’ve had just about all the time in the world to write this, but I did just about everything to avoid it. What I didn’t realize is I wasn’...

Senior Reflection: To all the schools I loved before

Senior Reflection: To all the schools I loved before

Katrina Liu, Opinion Editor

June 3, 2019

Algonquin, I have sent a handful of love letters in my 18 years. But this is the first time I’ve ever attempted a love/hate letter, and the first time I have truly released my 3 a.m. thoughts to the public. But what could be a better audience than the people I’ve been around five days a week ...

Homeroom provides much needed downtime, should be added back into school day

Homeroom provides much needed downtime, should be added back into school day

Elena Grinblatas, Staff Writer

June 1, 2019

Imagine you are rushing into class with just seconds to spare before the bell signaling the start of the day, and your teacher is already discussing today’s material. Until the 2016-2017 school year, when you got to your first class you weren’t plunged into classwork but had five minutes to col...

A look at three candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination

A look at three candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination

Abby Keene, Staff Writer

June 1, 2019

The 2020 Democratic field for president is crowded, and it’s tough to know little, yet valuable, things about each and every one of the 23 candidates. While the field is sure to thin out, after reading biographies about each candidate, these were three that stuck out to me. Pete Buttigieg is imp...

Democracy is essential, more than just voting

Democracy is essential, more than just voting

Carter Brannon, Staff Writer

May 31, 2019

We are fortunate to live in communities that have maintained their status as New England Towns, operating under the traditional direct democracy of an open Town Meeting. But the good of democracy is more than just being able to vote on taxes and bylaws. Democracy is rule by the people. In order fo...

Circuses should be boycotted in order to protect animals’ well being

Circuses should be boycotted in order to protect animals’ well being

Shakila Sivarajan, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019

Spring is here, and summer is just around the corner! Teenagers pose on beaches in their latest instagram swimwear, excited little kids scream their lungs out on the roller coaster rides, people stand in line at the ice cream stand and circuses begin opening up where animal cruelty at its worst takes plac...

Mocking accents spreads unjust, offensive stereotypes

Mocking accents spreads unjust, offensive stereotypes

Sharada Vishwanath, Graphics Coordinator

May 29, 2019

I was sitting in class when the person next to me began to imitate an Indian accent. At first it seemed like lighthearted fun, but when they mentioned the words “curry” and “cheaper,” I grew annoyed. When people imitate non-European accents they often begin to incorporate rude comments that ...

Senior Reflection: Exploring the arts can foster passion, act as safe haven during high school

Senior Reflection: Exploring the arts can foster passion, act as safe haven during high school

Maggie Andrews, Staff Writer

May 28, 2019

Some people say high school is the greatest four years of their lives...I can’t say the same for my experience. As an anxious person by nature, seven classes a day and six and a half hours of straight work was definitely not my cup of tea. I had to numb myself to it somehow, and I did that through...

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