New teachers join the Aragon community

Why did you want to become a teacher? Alicia Sánchez-Koster (Spanish): I actually had never thought about it when I was younger. I wanted to be a pilot. I started tutoring friends’ kids and I saw that I enjoyed being around children. Initially it was not my dream job, but now it is. The kids teach you to [be] on your toes. Chelsea Rees (Math): I knew ever since I…

September 12, 2012
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Crowdfunding: 21st century investing

“Everybody in the world is passionate about something, and now, thanks to the convening power of the internet, there’s a way for anyone to secure capital for just about anything,” says Kelsey Judd, a representative from crowdfunding website Indiegogo. As it gains momentum in the world of innovators, crowdfunding is revolutionizing fundraising. Crowdfunding essentially allows anyone to launch an online fundraising campaign for an inventive project idea. Investors, many of…

September 12, 2012
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An alumnus tragedy

Sitaniselao Juliest Beck “Tani” Tau, a 2005 Aragon graduate, accidentally drowned in Lake Berryessa on Saturday, August 25th after jumping and swimming away from a pontoon boat while with friends at the south end of the lake. His body was recovered the next day by a dive team. Tau would have turned 25 on the following Monday. Tau, who played Varsity football at Aragon during his sophomore, junior and senior…

September 12, 2012
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Rebuilding volleyball: Tryouts and tribulations for varsity

September 12, 2012

“Seeing that your name’s not on the list is heartbreaking. It’s life changing. It makes you start thinking, ‘My life is over. I’m not good enough’,” says junior Vienna Auerweck, describing the feeling of not making the volleyball team. “[Getting cut] is not fun,” she says. “You put so much hard work in, hours of practice, and all of that can go away in a split second just because your…

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