Dons start their 2016 campaign with a blowout win against Carlmont

August 30, 2016

On Friday, the Dons (1-0) opened their season with a 57-23 routing of the Carlmont Scots (0-1). Putting up more points than they did in any game last year, the team is off to an ideal start. Says head coach Steve Sell, “We had no idea what [Carlmont would be] like…[but] we prepared for [this game] like we were playing in a championship game.” Despite the fact that is had…

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[WEB EXCLUSIVE] What are you afraid of? Students discuss their unusual phobias

August 25, 2016

Certain people are agonized by the most bizarre of things. From the fear of belly buttons to the fear of the number thirteen, humans have some odd fears and quirks. Some celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, for example, hold a fear of chewing gum, which originated when her grandmother started saving her chewed gum and sticking it to furniture. Typical fears among teenagers include heights, spiders, aircrafts, and family issues…

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Jumping into the School Year

As the new school year approaches, Dons receive their schedules, take their school pictures and act as Big Buddies in Freshmen Orientation to help new students prepare for the year. Filmed and Edited by Tessa Ulrich

August 19, 2016
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Should the Olympics Have Been Held in Rio?

August 17, 2016

With the 2016 Summer Olympics in full swing, the world is supposed to be at an all time high. According to the IOC (International Olympic Committee), the quadrennial event supposedly brings about a “peaceful and better world,” and at the surface, it looks as if the 2016 games are doing just that. Rio, which is home to a stunning landscape, ideal weather, and beautiful people with an intense passion for…

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Aragon’s CTE program is more important than you may think

August 17, 2016

Friends, classes and construction noise. Another school year at Aragon has started. As focus shifts from summer relaxation to academics, there is a relatively new requirement that students must consider when planning out their four years at Aragon: Career Technical Education. Many of you have heard about Aragon’s Career Technical Education (CTE) program. It has courses covering photography, videography, biotechnology, engineering technology, computer science and nutrition/culinary arts. The goal of…

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What’s up with “The Get Down”? A Netflix homage to the ‘70s

August 17, 2016

Baz Luhrmann’s debut on Netflix features nothing short of a drug ring, flashy silver guns, obese political bosses, and underground orgies all combined with the upbeat music scene of the ‘70s. In the epic musical drama “The Get Down,” Luhrmann follows Ezekiel Figuero (Justice Smith), a rapper with a penchant for freestyling and spitting bars, and Mylene Cruz (Herizen Guardiola), an aspiring boricua singer who wishes to break free from…

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Leadership kicks off RSVP program

Leadership is gradually implementing a program at Aragon called Raising Student Voice and Participation (RSVP). Through this campaign, Leadership ultimately intends to increase diversity of opinion by getting every student’s voice heard as part of a built-in plan for identifying issues on campus, sharing ideas for improvement, and narrowing these issues and ideas down so that Leadership and the Aragon community can then focus on addressing these most important topics….

August 17, 2016
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Aragon sees largest freshman class in recent years

August 17, 2016

The number of freshmen in the class of 2020 has increased by about 50 students due to ongoing construction at Hillsdale High School. Vice Principal Ron Berggren explains, “We are officially right now at 448 incoming freshman … [But] we are actually still, as [the start of school] rolls along, getting more students.” Construction delays of buildings in Hillsdale High School limited the school’s ability to accommodate its normal intake…

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Students travel for summer learning experiences

August 17, 2016

Samantha Lee The pool is nothing new to freshman Samantha Lee. In the water since she was four months old, Lee attended Stanford Swim Camp to hone her swimming skills. Lee was surprised by the extensive hours of training she was thrown into at camp. Training included three swim workouts each day and two sessions of dryland to fill in the extra time. With all the exercise, Lee had to…

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Gotta catch ‘em all: Students discuss “Pokemon Go” and its widespread popularity

August 17, 2016

The insanely popular augmented reality game “Pokemon Go” enraptured numerous people around the world this past summer. Within a week of its release, “Pokemon Go” spread like wildfire and became the most downloaded app in Apple’s app store in addition to being installed in 5.1 percent of Androids in the United States within two days of its release. First introduced by Nintendo in 1996, Pokemon are essentially collectible characters that…

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