The photography phenomenon

October 15, 2012

To some, it seems as if many teens are photographers these days. Students walk around the hallways of Aragon with their DSLRs hanging on straps around their neck or in camera bags on their shoulder.

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Aragon Dons face off against Half Moon Bay Cougars

October 15, 2012

The Aragon varsity football team bounced back from the previous week’s loss at MenloAtherton with a 42-7 defeat of the Half Moon Bay Cougars last Friday afternoon. This win improves the Dons’ record to 1-1 in PALs and 5-1 overall. The key to victory for the Dons was the lethal combination of junior quarterback Nat Blood and senior wide receiver Aldo Severson. Blood completed 11 of 18 passes for 178…

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Paying for free education

California’s Constitution guarantees every student the right to a free public education under Article 9, Section 1, stating, “A general diffusion of knowledge and intelligence being essential to the preservation of the rights and liberties of the people, the Legislature shall encourage by all suitable means the promotion of intellectual, scientific, moral, and agricultural improvement.” The Constitution expands on this guarantee, stating in Section 5 that “The Legislature shall provide…

October 15, 2012
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American defense spending—where do we draw the line?

October 15, 2012

In the midst of a tumultuous election season, several issues are expected to surface. One issue is the United States government’s defense spending and whether or not this spending should be curbed or boosted. President Obama contends that the defense budget remain the same, while Republican rival Mitt Romney insists that the budget should be increased. According to a statement released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institution (SIPRI), the…

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Bill AB 1575: balancing equal education

Free, public education is a cornerstone of American culture. However, the definition of “free” education is under debate as Californian education confronts a new law that declares all school fees to be illegal. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the assembly bill, AB 1575, which forbids the schools from requiring students to pay for PE uniforms, textbooks, lab fees, extracurricular activities or security deposits. In response to this new law, history teacher…

October 15, 2012
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Aragon rises in national and state rankings

October 15, 2012

The US News & World Report 2012 Best High Schools ratings ranked Aragon as the fifty-fifth best school in the state and the two hundred seventy-seventh best school in the nation. Aragon also achieved the distinction of being ranked as the eighty-fifth best school in the country for the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math, collectively known in education as STEM. Such achievements have placed Aragon as the top-ranked…

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