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Students, clean up your table when you finish

Students, clean up your table when you finish

Liza Armstrong, Online Editor

April 27, 2019

At the beginning of each day, all the cafeteria tables shine with the kind of shimmer that can only come from a laborious cleaning job, all the thanks to our hardworking custodians. However, by the time third lunch comes around, my friends and I experience the daily pain of waiting until our “mom” ...

Paper bags are not a permanent solution

Paper bags are not a permanent solution

Elyssa Rubin, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

In recent months and years, grocery bags have been changing. Plastic bag bans have been spreading across the world, including being approved at Northborough’s Town Meeting on April 23, causing a number of stores to switch back to paper bags as an alternative to plastic. However, paper is not the perma...

NCAA athletes deserve to be paid

NCAA athletes deserve to be paid

Karthik Yalala, Staff Writer

April 7, 2019

One of the most famous U.S. college sports tournaments playing out right now, March Madness, raises an important question that’s often debated by fanatic college sports fans: should college athletes get paid? According to the NCAA, there were over 97 million viewers of the 68-team March Madness ...

Algonquin runs on Dunkin’ at a cost

Algonquin runs on Dunkin’ at a cost

Larissa Andrade, Staff Writer

April 6, 2019

Most mornings, kids get into their cars dreary eyed and definitely not looking forward to spending most of their day at school. But one thing that many kids do look forward to is driving their car straight to Dunkins. That rich coffee, warm sandwich or crispy hash browns encourages them to get through ...

Raising minimum wage backfires on young, inexperienced workers

Raising minimum wage backfires on young, inexperienced workers

Abby Keene, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

Amazon purchased Whole Foods Market stores on August 28, 2017, and immediately things began to change, and not in a positive way. The goal for a higher minimum wage and a lower poverty rate backfired on the billion-dollar company. According to “Hey Alexa, where are all the low prices?” writt...

Death penalty ineffective, inhumane, costly

Death penalty ineffective, inhumane, costly

Macey Poitras-Cote, Assistant A&E Editor

April 4, 2019

California has the highest amount of criminals on death row, but Governor Gavin Newsom paused sentences for all 737 of these criminals on Wednesday, March 12. Newsom said that the death penalty has been used as a tool of discrimination against race, mental illness, and hasn’t made California safer, but ...

Gronkowski retires: a look back on the beloved tight end’s career

Gronkowski retires: a look back on the beloved tight end’s career

Karthik Yalala, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

One of our favorite sports characters, the Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski, sadly retired on March 24, changing the course of the Patriots’ offseason. Whether you like him for the craziness he brought to the NFL, or the record-setting numbers he put up, he will be missed. In nine seaso...

Despite desensitization we should feel something

Despite desensitization we should feel something

Asma Ali, Staff Writer

March 30, 2019

Forty-nine people dead (and still counting). I type my thoughts blearily on the Notes app of my phone, perhaps so that I can sift through my emotions and separate them out into neat piles. I'm tired of this On March 15, 2019, a white terrorist shot dead 50 innocent worshippers and wounded over 20 others at t...

What is the Green New Deal?

What is the Green New Deal?

Abby Keene, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

The United States Senate failed to earn the 60 votes needed to start debating the Green New Deal on March 26, 2019. Fifty-seven Senators voted not to debate the Green New Deal, while 42 declined  to vote and marked themselves as “present.” This was at the suggestion of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (...

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