Valentine’s Day

February 28, 2012

Outlook Playlist I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing by Aerosmith Close to You by The Carpenters Nil Se’n La by Celtic Woman God Put a Smile Upon Your Face by Coldplay Ai Uta by GReeeeN Fly Me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra I Can Love You like That by John Michael Montgomery La Vie en Rose by Louis Armstrong Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers Swing Life Away by…

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Who Killed the American Summer

America has always reserved a special place for summer. With its sweltering days and warm nights, summer, not too long ago, was the time of year in which a student could divorce himself from responsibilities, reconnect with his inner child and take time for himself. The student had a chance to relax, unwind and enjoy the lack of pressure associated with the rigid confines of academia. The world, instead, became…

February 28, 2012
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GOP primaries: students express frustration

February 21, 2012

In what has been called “the Year of the PAC attacks” by Reuters reporter Alina Selyukh, the 2012 GOP primaries have been a whirlwind of advertisements, debates, and fried butter sticks. Millions have been spent by Political Action Committees (PACs) on advertisements for and against candidates. While most students at Aragon cannot yet vote, some do have strong opinions about the GOP candidates. The rather universal consensus among Aragon students…

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Jazz doubles exposure

February 15, 2012

Double Exposure was a collaboration between both Aragon and Hillsdale’s Jazz Ensembles. It is an annual event that premiered last year at Aragon. The venue alternates between Aragon and Hillsdale. Hillsdale was scheduled to host the concert this year, but due to a plumbing issue at Hillsdale, the venue was changed to Aragon at the last minute. Still, the Aragon and Hillsdale Jazz Ensembles jointly wowed the audience to swinging…

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“Attendance dropped significantly” due to relocation of games

February 9, 2012

Due to the ongoing construction at Aragon, the basketball games that are supposed to be played at home are being played this year at either Hillsdale or San Mateos’ gyms. Attendance for these games has dropped significantly from the past. Many reasons such as inconvenience and inability to go to an away high school gym for home games have prevented many students from attending the games. Senior Aaron Kim says,…

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Aragon Wrestling Team takes Mills and Woodside by Storm

February 9, 2012

Heated Competition In a dual match on Jan. 28, Aragon faced off against Mills High School. Unfortunately, by the end of the match, Aragon had lost a majority of the players’ individual matches, and it seemed Aragon’s wrestling team had lost against Mills. After the match, however, word got out that there may have been an inconsistency in Mills’ assignments to matches. “There’s a rule that says whatever you weigh…

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The heart of the game

February 7, 2012

Individual devotion and the commitment to excellence are driving forces in any successful group of athletes. But what really takes a team to the next level is the chemistry formed between teammates. As the fable says, “In union there is strength.” Many Aragon teams rely on team bonding. Junior and varsity soccer goalie Ashley Lentz says, “We have a pasta dinner at someone’s house before every game—to get our ‘mojo’…

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SAT & ACT: The track to triumph

February 7, 2012

High school is often viewed as a long and arduous path towards succeeding in the future. Near its end, students often find themselves amid the stress of taking either the SAT or ACT. For students dreading the uncertainty of testing season, there are several tips to keep in mind. Mathematics and Summit Test Prep teacher Adam Jacobs says, “There’s so much competition out there to get into colleges, and parents…

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Extra Credit

February 7, 2012

At the end of any given semester, students frantically prepare for finals and scramble to secure their final grades. Many are in jeopardy of being little less than half a percent away from their goal grade. When it comes down to crunch time, students find themselves at the mercy of their teacher’s grading policy. While some teachers provide opportunities for students to bump up their grade through extra credit, many…

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Charmin Ultra-Controversy

Note: This article is on the “Winter Community Tree” discussed in December 2011. December was a month of controversy for Aragon students. Passions were ignited, sides were taken, and a “Winter Community Tree” was covered in toilet paper. Despite the controversy and rumor surrounding the “Winter Community Tree” Leadership put up last year, the actual story is pretty straightforward. A group of Leadership students—none of whom identified themselves as Christian—put…

February 7, 2012
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