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Boy Scouts of America sexual assault scandal betrays values

Boy Scouts of America sexual assault scandal betrays values

Riley Garand, Staff Writer

May 25, 2019

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has existed since 1910 and is based on the motto “Be Prepared.” This motto, along with slogans, oaths and laws as well as the organization’s history of constant humanitarian work and community service has always made me proud to be a Boy Scout. Abuse and sexu...

Activism in Northborough: Tanikella helps pass plastic, polystyrene bylaws

Activism in Northborough: Tanikella helps pass plastic, polystyrene bylaws

Carter Brannon, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

Sophomore Sravya Tanikella, with the help of other members of the Interact Club, helped pass two new bylaws to reduce plastic bags and polystyrene in Northborough at the Annual Town Meeting on April 23. At Town Meeting, Tanikella gave a slideshow presentation with Northborough resident Jeanne Cahill to ...

Womens’ bodies, womens’ choice

Womens’ bodies, womens’ choice

Ava Aymie, A&E Editor

May 22, 2019

On Tuesday, May 14, a room of 25 out of 35 members of the Alabama State Senate voted to pass the most oppressive abortion bill in the country. There was not a single female amongst the 25 members that voted in favor of the law, according to CBS News. Twenty-five men voted on a life-changing decision that is irrelevant to their own bodies. Looks like Alabama is not a “sweet home” for women’s rights. Go...

Mueller report finds Trump innocent, America must learn to respect this decision

Mueller report finds Trump innocent, America must learn to respect this decision

Abby Keene, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

Background Nov. 4, 2016. Election Day in the United States. Millions of Americans are glued to their favorite news outlet following the election, waiting patiently for the results from each state to be projected. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton wins the popular vote, but loses the presidency, devastat...

EDITORIAL: Look out for each other

EDITORIAL: Look out for each other

May 13, 2019

Eight tests, two games, a club meeting, band. Extra help, work, youth group.  Endless things to do, and somehow, all of them need to be done by the end of the week. Now, multiply that by the 1,450 students that fill the halls of Algonquin. Understandably, we have a tendency to get wrapped up ...

Christmas lights season needs to be shortened

Christmas lights season needs to be shortened

Macey Poitras-Cote, A&E Editor

May 9, 2019

Driving through my neighborhood, I see light up candy canes lining the paths to front doors, twinkling snowflake lights hanging off of dirty gutters and brown withering wreaths on doors. Everything has a time and a place; Christmas decorations are for December, not spring. The holiday season is my fa...

Crowning Palvin as ‘plus-size’ perpetuates major body image issues

Crowning Palvin as ‘plus-size’ perpetuates major body image issues

Liza Armstrong, Online Editor

May 5, 2019

Victoria’s Secret (VS) announced that Hungarian model Barbara Palvin would become the newest VS angel on March 14, 2019,.  Palvin, who was given the honor alongside English model Alexina Graham, was intended to add diversity to a typically controversial line up of unrealistic body types.  For Graham, she i...

Stop supporting unethical fashion

Stop supporting unethical fashion

Mariam Ibrahimi, Assistant Online Editor

May 4, 2019

Zara. H&M. Forever 21. Their show windows and racks are filled with stylish and surprisingly inexpensive clothing that make shopping feel almost like a steal. But when we swipe our cards at the register and happily walk out of the store with a bag full of clothes, rarely do we consider that thes...

Caught in the middle of two generations, current high schoolers find themselves in Lost Generation

Caught in the middle of two generations, current high schoolers find themselves in Lost Generation

Maria Tand, Photo Editor

May 3, 2019

Having the internet increasingly at our fingertips as we grew up, technology switched from almost nonexistent to essential in a matter of years. Truthfully, being born in 2001 has given me and all the others born in this year a lot of positives. However, there is one thing that has bothered me for a very...

What I learned from the college process

What I learned from the college process

Mariam Ibrahimi, Assistant Online Editor

May 2, 2019

When you enter high school as a freshman, everybody tells you that junior year is the hardest year. But no one really prepares you for the six months of hell and torture that senior year brings. While junior year forces you to stay on top of your work and maintain grades and a good GPA all while ...

Think before commenting on the internet

Think before commenting on the internet

Aaliyah Yan, Opinion Editor

May 1, 2019

It’s late at night, as I open up Instagram to scroll through my feed and I see a video of a young girl doing her makeup. Impressed, I think to myself ‘Wow I wish I could do that.’ But when I click on the thousands of comments, some people seem to be thinking a completely different thing. They say t...

Future generations must combat wage gap

Future generations must combat wage gap

Katrina Liu, Opinion Editor

April 30, 2019

In 1963, John F Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law. In short, this law states that no employer may discriminate and pay workers differently based on their sex. Men and women have to be paid the same amount for doing the same job.   Although our country has made significant progress regarding the...

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