Scots defeat Dons 20-6

Scots defeat Dons

After a resounding 30-20 victory at Lincoln-San Jose last Friday, the Dons were on the road again this time facing Carlmont High School in Belmont. The Scots were coming off a 14-7 loss last week against the San Mateo Bearcats and both teams came in to the contest hoping to further prove themselves as contenders for playoff contention.

September 26, 2010
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Construction at Aragon

Construction

The sounds of workers stomping on the roofs of classrooms and jackhammers during school hours mean only one thing: construction. It began on the Aragon campus began three weeks before school started as bulldozers tore apart the two old swimming pools adjacent to Center Court.
The new pool was slated to be finished in November. However, according to Aragon Principal Patricia Kurtz, there was a delay in the pool’s approval by the State of California’s Division of the State Architect, thus delaying the overall construction of the pool.

September 16, 2010
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Aragon Parking Policy: No Room To Park

Parking

Every day over a hundred Aragon seniors wake up early to race to secure a spot in Aragon’s already cramped parking lot. The unlucky ones resign themselves to parking on the less-desirable hill, a longer walk to the buildings. However, with only 127 spaces available for student use, they still consider themselves lucky.
The number of students who drive to school and need to park has increased steadily over the years. With the smallest campus and the largest student body in the district, 1595 students, Aragon has never had enough spaces for students to park.

September 16, 2010
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Varsity football falls short in opening game

Football

Last Friday, the Aragon Dons hosted the San Mateo Bearcats in a clash of San Mateo High School football supremacy. Despite Aragon racking up 370 total yards of offense to San Mateo’s 323, multiple turnovers by the Dons coupled with a slew of injuries failed to convert the successes on offense into points.

September 16, 2010
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Aragon blackbelts compete at the national level

Martial Arts

“When I was eight I really wanted to do something physical and active,” says senior Alex Catiggay. “My uncle suggested this kung fu school and that’s when it all started for me.” Today, Catiggay is a second degree black belt in kung fu, a striking style of martial arts that utilizes kicks, blocks, and both open and closed hand strikes to defend against attackers.

September 16, 2010
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Aragon seniors take summer training to new extremes

Summer Training

Over the summer, two Aragon seniors took summer training to a whole new level. Seniors Anthony Nichols and Trevor Stocker participated in and completed two triathlons. Both students, after undergoing rigorous months of training, finished both the San Francisco Triathlon at Treasure Island and the Santa Cruz Sprint Triathlon.

September 16, 2010
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The other lives of the Aragon faculty

Aragon Faculty

Although the myth that teachers live in their classrooms has long been dismissed, students today still find it hard to believe that their instructors actually lead double lives outside of school. Here, we expose the secret passions and hobbies of the Aragon staff, some quirky, some practical, and all more fun than grading student work.

September 16, 2010
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Aragon’s rising musicians

Music

His pinstripe fedora is the only clue to his secret identity. His classmates know he is in four band classes, and his friends might know that he wants to be a musician when he’s older, but not many people know the secret life of this American teenager: senior Cole Stillman by day, jazz-band-member and tenor-saxophone-player by night.

September 15, 2010
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Four Years Down the Road

Evolution

The change that occurs in four years of high school is dramatic, to say the least. The difference between entering freshman year and senior year is the difference between riding a bike and driving a car, being the understudy and being the lead, or even from babysitting to working a part time job. However, the most dramatic difference is the perspective change that most students experience.

September 15, 2010
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Urban Outfitters advocates self-conscious behavior

Urban Outfitters

She examines herself in the mirror, letting her eyes focus first on her hair, then her eyes, then her nose. Slowly, she lets her gaze travel to the rest of her body. It is something that senior Zoe Bartlett does every morning, whether she wants it to happen or not. She shakes the image of herself out of her mind and goes through the process of changing her outfit multiple times. She wants to find the right clothes which will conceal her hips and her thighs from the rest of the world.

September 15, 2010
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Aragon’s New Faces

New Teachers

The Aragon Outlook’s LuShuang Xu interviewed six teachers who are new to Aragon. Each of them were asked nine questions – some serious, some fun, but overall very interesting. This is their extended interview from the print edition of The Outlook.

September 15, 2010
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Facebook: The New Common App

Facebook

In today’s society, Facebook is an integral part of people’s lives, shaping the way colleagues and students communicate and share personal information. However, in recent years, Facebook has also become a way for adults to make judgments on minors based on their social networking profile.

September 15, 2010
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