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Best of SNO

The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

Stories from Algonquin Regional High School
Hundreds gather in Hopkinton after death of 16-year-old Mikayla Miller
News

Ben Schanzer | May 13, 2021

A vigil was held at the Hopkinton Town Common to mourn the loss of Mikayla Miller, a 16-year-old girl, on Thursday, May 6.

Miller was found dead in Hopkinton on April 18, reportedly tied to a tree in…

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Breaking a ‘Culture of Silence’
Features

Aaliyah Yan | April 1, 2021

“In towns like Southborough, insidious racism is like oxygen in the air. It may stand out in extreme cases — but we grew up breathing it.”

This quote was part of a widely-shared article titled…

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Asian American and Pacific Islander hate crimes must be addressed
Opinions

Brianna Tang | March 30, 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…

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The cost of keeping ARHS healthy
Features

Ben Schanzer | March 30, 2021

In order to allow students to safely return to school this year, Algonquin was required to pick up almost $500,000 in new expenses, though much of that has been offset by grants.

According to a presentation…

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Student-led tutoring service provides online educational opportunities
Features

Sofia Abdullina | January 20, 2021

When the pandemic first hit, many students found it hard to adapt to online learning and succeed in schoolwork during this difficult time. Noticing these struggles, freshman Charles Tang and sophomore…

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Coronavirus is not an excuse for racism
Coronavirus

Aaliyah Yan | April 6, 2020

Recently, the world’s attention has been turned towards the coronavirus, causing panic to ensue as it expands to multiple countries. One thing, however, that is spreading faster than the virus is the…

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District prepares for possibility of local COVID-19 outbreak
Coronavirus

Melissa Dai | March 16, 2020

The school district is currently preparing for the escalation of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) threat by taking precautions based on the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC), Department of Public…

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European journalists visit for discussion on misinformation in the digital age
Features

Liza Armstrong | November 11, 2019

On Nov. 1, journalists from multiple European nations and students engaged in a discussion on misinformation in the media with a focus on social media and politicians.

This is the third time Algonquin…

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Algonquin Politics Podcast promotes political discourse
News

Laura Anderson | October 15, 2019

With the goal of encouraging students to informatively speak about important political topics, social studies teachers Brian Kellett and John Barry founded the Algonquin Politics Podcast in May 2019.

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Repeated bathroom vandalism costs school
News

Gabriela Paz-Soldan | September 30, 2019

Three deliberate acts of student vandalism have resulted in sewer blockages this school year, costing $3,000 in repairs.

The vandalism consisted of foreign objects, including padlocks, balls of paper…

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Evening activities affected by EEE outbreak
Sports

Gabriela Paz-Soldan | September 16, 2019

Northborough and Southborough have been identified at a critical risk level for Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEE), prompting measures by the school district to protect students’ safety and impacting…

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Working in a new world
Features

Liza Armstrong | May 20, 2019

Many Algonquin students will never know the fear of not having enough food, or being terrified to go to school.  Most will also not have to worry about working a full-time job to help support their family…

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NCAA athletes deserve to be paid
Opinions

Karthik Yalala | April 14, 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…

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Recent Bundy films glorify horrific killings, mislead impressionable youth
Arts & Entertainment

Natalie Sadek | April 4, 2019

In the documentary “Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes,” serial killer Ted Bundy told a journalist that he did not care what was written about him in a potential book about Bundy’s…

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Deal or No Deal starts new tradition, sends senior home with $100
News

Jenny Lambert | April 2, 2019

Senior steering committee gave away three cash prizes, including $100, at Algonquin’s first Deal or No Deal show on Tuesday, March 19 in the Black Box.

Hosted by senior class president Matt White,…

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Lee proves to be double threat as math, badminton prodigy
Features

Melissa Dai | April 1, 2019

A mathematical genius at a national level, freshman Andrew Lee serves as a double threat by not only dominating in the academic realm, but also on the badminton court where he’s ranked third in the nation.

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Zhang connects with CEOs
Features

Laura Anderson | April 1, 2019

After wanting more of a connection with the founders and CEOs of businesses, junior Joe Zhang founded his website, Businesses With Stories, in August of 2017 to learn more about the business and entrepreneurial…

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Column: College admission scandal steals opportunities, reveals superficiality of higher education
Admissions Scandal

Maggie Del Re | March 27, 2019

Over 50 people were indicted by federal officials on Tuesday, March 12.

These people won’t be on trial for stealing money. In fact, they’re being arrested for doing quite the opposite: these were…

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Tiny Tomahawks celebrate 40 years of early childhood education
News

Natalie Sadek | March 22, 2019

Students running late to class or taking the long way to the bathroom often do a double take when they see small preschoolers lining up in the middle of the D100 hallway.

Random children are not…

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It’s a boy! It’s a girl! No, it’s a car!
Features

Larissa Andrade | March 21, 2019

The next time you pull into the parking lot, you will most likely see Pete, Timothy, Coco, Gertrude, Ragnar and even Betty White, but you may not even realize it. These aren’t people, but the Toyotas,…

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Don’t overlook influence, power of The Strokes’ 2001 ‘Is This It’
Arts & Entertainment

Nate Rhind | February 21, 2019

The Grammy nomination of the Arctic Monkeys’ sixth studio album, “Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino,” for Alternative Album of the Year reinforces the group’s status as elder statesmen of alternative…

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Women’s March: Why I march
Opinions

Mariam Ibrahimi | January 30, 2019

Through the presidential elections of 2016 and into his presidency, Donald Trump demeaned women, mocked people with disabilities, disrespected immigrants, claimed that Muslim Americans were linked to terrorism…

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Glitter, murder, scandal: ‘Chicago’ debuts glamorous performances
Arts & Entertainment

Maggie Del Re | December 19, 2018

The bold and glamorous production of “Chicago” delighted audiences in the auditorium on December 6, 7 and 8.

Directed by fine and performing arts teacher Maura Morrison, the musical followed Roxie…

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Hip hop inspires Sane’s artwork
Arts & Entertainment

Nathan Rhind | December 18, 2018

Senior Shree Sane creates artwork that reflects not only his interest in drawing, but his passion for hip-hop culture.

Sane primarily draws as a hobby outside of school but has taken advantage of Algonquin’s…

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GSA Link: connecting LGBT teens
Features

Catherine Hayden | December 13, 2018

Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Link is an organization joining local high schools’ GSAs with each other in person outside of their typical meetings. During meetings, members from surrounding schools…

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REVIEW: Brockhampton’s newest release disappoints
Arts & Entertainment

Natalie Sadek | November 29, 2018

Brockhampton redefined the music industry’s idea of boy bands and hip hop with their alternative rap sound. Their collaborative work went beyond engaging 13 year old fangirls, like most other stereotypical…

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