THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

Cast your vote to uphold our democracy

Cast your vote to uphold our democracy

Joe Gordon, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

Your vote alone probably will not determine the outcome of an election; you may not be the one vote that decides between two candidates who have ran against each other for months or even years. However, this does not mean you shouldn’t vote. Democracy and a representative government are comple...

Stop standardizing, show the student

Stop standardizing, show the student

Pranitha Polavarapu, Assistant Opinion Editor

September 29, 2018

Grimacing at the PSAT preparation guide, my stress levels reached a new maximum as reality hit me hard that PSATs were coming up fast. Although it wasn’t going to be counted as seriously as the actual SATs, it still evoked the initial worry regarding the upcoming years of standardized testing. Fo...

Mac Miller’s legacy: remember artists for their work, impact rather than pitting blame

Mac Miller’s legacy: remember artists for their work, impact rather than pitting blame

Steven Moffa, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018

I was first introduced to Mac Miller’s music through his early albums Best Day Ever and Blue Slide Park. Miller’s early work was far from his best and 11 year-old me didn’t understand a good amount of the lyrics, but his sound was infectious. Throughout the years, Mac became extremely talented...

Students deserve more freedom to explore passions before it’s too late

Students deserve more freedom to explore passions before it’s too late

Sean Neusch, A&E Editor

September 19, 2018

Going into senior year I was surprisingly excited for the majority of my classes. With the power to choose almost my entire schedule, I was sure to take advantage of this freedom and tailor my year to my desires and interests. Of course I wanted to load up on studies and fully utilize my senior priv...

Despite blood, sweat, and tears, appreciate education

Despite blood, sweat, and tears, appreciate education

Elissa Gorman, Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2018

As the summer has dwindled and the new school year has approached at lightning speed, I’m sure it would be safe to say many of us were filled with dread.  I know that, for me, the prospect of returning to waking up before 6am (gasp!) and pulling those dreaded late night study sessions could only be de...

Southborough stereotypes need to go

Southborough stereotypes need to go

Raiya Sehgal, Staff Writer

June 12, 2018

“Yeah that’s because you’re from Southborough” is a line I have been met with quite a few times through my first year of high school. In this day and age, we are exposed to a many different stereotypes, whether its gender, race, or sexual orientation. However, at our school, one of the most ...

All grades deserve exemptions from finals

All grades deserve exemptions from finals

Ben Grasso, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018

As a senior at Algonquin, my favorite number this year has definitely been 89.5. This number, loved by each and every one of my 342 peers, represents the grade it takes to be exempt from finals. Seniors have three shared interests: skip days, senior privileges, and being exempt from the horrors of fin...

When it comes to artists, separate talent from mistakes

When it comes to artists, separate talent from mistakes

Sara Prendergast, Staff Writer

June 10, 2018

It seems like all the time we are being let down by someone. Celebrities, professional athletes, actors, musicians, and others disappoint us when their actions just don’t align with our morals as a society or as a person. Oftentimes we have to make a difficult choice whether or not to abandon their...

Absense of literary choice stifles creativity

Absense of literary choice stifles creativity

Katrina Liu, Opinion Editor

June 9, 2018

The wonders of the Harry Potter series, the excitement of the Magic Tree House books, the wide eyes when reading the Hunger Games series, and so much more. These books bring back many childhood memories for all. But that’s just what it is: childhood. When I was a child, I had so many crazy ideas. ...

Why words matter: People should be more careful with word choice

Why words matter: People should be more careful with word choice

Caroline Warren, Assistant A&E Editor

June 8, 2018

“You’re a retard,” responded one boy in class. “I swear my mom is bipolar; we always get into arguments over the smallest things,” gossiped one girl to her friends. “I’m so OCD; my room always has to be clean,” explained one girl during lunch. I’ve heard these exact phrases...

SATIRE: Don’t forget to try out for Varsity Vaping!

SATIRE: Don’t forget to try out for Varsity Vaping!

Casey Leonard, Staff Writer

June 8, 2018

As I sit in math class, I think about how I may actually slowly die of boredom, so I make the quick decision to take a bathroom break to burn some time. I leave class, walk down the hall, and open up the bathroom door; however, what I enter into is no longer part of Algonquin. It is a strawberry smelling...

As a first generation immigrant, multiple cultures blend together to form my identity

As a first generation immigrant, multiple cultures blend together to form my identity

Natalie Sadek, Online Editor

June 6, 2018

When I filled out a job application my sophomore year, I was asked to check the box of the culture I identify with. Although that question had no wrong answer, that did not make it any easier for me to answer, simply because I didn’t know the answer. My parents took a leap of faith and decided ...

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