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From Alaska to Idaho to just across the bay, Alumni from all around the country traveled to San Mateo last week to celebrate Aragon’s 50th Anniversary. The attendants ranged from recent graduates to members of the first graduating class.
When desperately striving for a break from a stressful day, blogging is a much-needed getaway. Formally, blogging is a journal type entry that one posts on their personal website to express their ideas, sometimes about a specific subject, or just life in general. Many times, blogging is an outlet for unvoiced qualms, or simply a subject to be passionate about when lost in a world of schoolwork and stress.
In the 1990’s and early part of the new millennium, the Aragon Football Team, led by Coach Steve Sell, was the bully of the Peninsula Athletic League. With their smash mouth approach, they routinely won PAL Bay Division Titles leading to deep runs into the CCS playoffs.
America has an obsession with fear. We covet the most terrifying and gruesome movies Hollywood can produce, line up for miles to ride the most intense, bone jarring roller-coasters in existence, bungee-jump, sky dive, and pull other ridiculous stunts that produce the all-too endearing “adrenaline rush”. Anything that gets our hearts pounding and our adrenaline pumping is automatically on our radar.
Most Aragon students live only thirty short minutes from one of the country’s most famous cities, San Francisco. The city is known across the globe and visited by tourists each day, but what is it like for those of us who live only a stones-throw away from the City by the Bay?
The Red Cross Club, a humanitarian group dedicated to raising awareness to better the local and global community, kicked off the year with a cell phone drive, sponsored by HopeLine from Verizon Wireless.
On October 12, 2011, the Girls Varsity Golf team took the Poplar Creek Golf Course to face their top opponents, Burlingame and San Mateo High School. Before the game, Coach Oling said “Play your best. If we win, we’ll be able to contend for first place.”
Due to construction of the new science wing, Zolman Construction and Development Inc. is occupying an estimated 50 parking spots as space for offices and building material storage. The few remaining spots have been allotted to only a handful of seniors while juniors have been excluded entirely.
With another entering class of freshmen, Aragon has been taking steps this year to ease their transition into high school. Amongst these initiatives are the controversial freshmen treats, additional support classes, and a newly implemented “band buddies” program.
Aragon’s technological advancements have changed learning and teaching on a whole new level. In some ways, they help and enhance teachers’ abilities to educate their students, while in other ways, they might affect or limit student’s abilities.