• Aragon introduces new Health and Wellness program
  • Athletic Director Steve Sell wins 49ers Coach of the Week award
  • “You matter. You’re significant. And you’re the future.”
  • Football team stays undefeated with 30-0 shut out of SSF
  • Varsity water polo teams sweep Capuchino
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Aragon introduces new Health and Wellness program

Homework, tests, expectations, grades. Students can often be overwhelmed by the pressure that comes from school, extracurriculars and personal issues. In response to this predicament, Aragon recently introduced a new Mental Health and Wellness program designed to help students, parents and staff deal with stress and to improve their overall wellbeing. Along with a new Mental Health therapist, Jillian Ma, and Mental Health intern Staysha Veal, Leadership has created a…

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Athletic Director Steve Sell wins 49ers Coach of the Week award

Aragon’s head football coach and athletic director, Steve Sell, won the 49ers Charlie Wedemeyer Memorial Coach of the Week Award on Friday, Sept. 9, as the Dons cruised to a 33-0 win against South San Francisco. The Dons also won against Jefferson 44-6 on Sept. 16, bringing their overall record to 4-0. Charlie Wedemeyer, memorialized by the award, was a teacher and football coach at Los Gatos High School who…

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“You matter. You’re significant. And you’re the future.”

During American basketball player and motivational speaker Kevin Laue’s car ride to Aragon, he listened to the song “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd. “I love it,” he says. “I don’t drink coffee, so I got to get all hyped up. The guitar solo always works and gets me going.” Laue, who was born with half his left arm missing, delivered a speech to students at Aragon on Monday, Sept. 12…

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Football team stays undefeated with 30-0 shut out of SSF

The Dons football team continued their winning streak on Friday, cruising to a 30-0 win against South San Francisco (SSF), as Aragon improved its record to 3-0 after high scoring wins against Carlmont (57-23) and San Mateo (42-14). The team continued backing up their dominant offense with stellar defense. Starting right out of the gate, Aragon put up 24 points in the first half without a legitimate scoring threat on…

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“Just Do It”: Students discuss athletic fashion

Everyday, students make fashion choices about what outfit they’re going to wear to school. While there are endless combinations to choose from, certain brands or types of clothing tend to be more popular than others. Recently, clothing from sports equipment brands like Nike, Adidas and Under Armour have become increasingly prevalent in student apparel trends. The sales are not limited to those who play sports anymore, as athletes and other…

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Student by day, musician by night.

—ALEXIS SCATENA— By day, senior Alexis Scatena is a relatively normal student — she sings in the Aragon choir, takes a couple AP classes, and studies hard in hopes of getting into college. Occasionally, Scatena will post a video on her YouTube channel, “Lexi Scatena,” or on her SoundCloud account. What may not seem immediately apparent, however, is that Scatena has been speaking to a music producer for the past…

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Varsity water polo teams sweep Capuchino

Girls defeat Capuchino 18-2 On Tuesday, Sept. 6, the girls water polo team impressed with an 18-2 victory against Capuchino. In a game in which nine of the 13 players on the roster put at least one ball in the back of the net, the team’s selflessness and teamwork took center stage. The Dons’ offense exploded on Tuesday, scoring seven goals during the first quarter, the first three of which…

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Taking Note: Professional musicians visit band and orchestra

Aragon’s music department welcomed guest performers from the San Francisco Wind Ensemble for their first concert on Aug. 27, and guest cellist Dr. Jeremy Crosmer from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, who helped teach String and Advanced Orchestra classes. Crosmer came during a break from his professional orchestra. Aragon Orchestra teacher John Chen says, “On Wednesday, he lead sectionals for the cellos… . On Thursday, he did the same thing…

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New Teacher Profiles

Mr. Nelson Kevin Nelson teaches Government and Economics. Is there an experience or event that shaped why you wanted to be a teacher? I used to take students to Europe during the summer. I actually went on Europe trip as a high school senior and then started working for the same company as a college student and really enjoyed everything about it. I loved the lifestyle, I loved teaching, so…

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Social media: where’s the line?

In this day and age, our ability to express our opinions and beliefs has never been as convenient. And it seems we enjoy this ability to express ourselves because it feels liberating to do so. Many Instagram users post their content just to see those little notifications tally up to a clean sum that is proportional to their degree of social skills and popularity. This extreme freedom of expression satisfies…

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