Boys volleyball team falls to King’s Academy in season opener

February 23, 2017

On Feb. 22, Aragon’s boys volleyball team lost to King’s Academy in their first match of the season. After narrowly winning their first set, 25-23 the Dons lost the following three sets 18-25, 22-25 and 25-27, allowing King’s Academy to take the win. The first set was predominantly back to back play from both teams, as neither team dominated the other. Both the Dons and the Knights scored 10 kills,…

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Dons prevent late comeback effort, take down Bearcats 55-53

February 13, 2017

In Super Bowl LI, the Atlanta Falcons blew a 28-3 lead in one of the biggest chokes in sports history. Three days later, on Feb. 8, the Dons (12-10 overall, 6-4 Peninsula Athletic League) nearly suffered the same fate against cross-town rivals San Mateo (13-9 overall, 4-6 PAL), who chipped away the at Aragon´s 21-point lead early in the fourth quarter. However, the defense was able to hold on and…

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Students and staff tour Washington D.C. to witness inauguration

February 9, 2017

The Close Up Foundation, which takes students from around the country to Washington D.C. to learn about American democracy, took three Aragon staff members and 29 Aragon students to the city from Jan. 16 to 22. The trip allowed participants to witness President Trump’s inauguration, and to explore America’s culture and history through D.C.’s many monuments, museums and federal buildings. Joining Aragon with the Close Up Foundation were students from other California schools, as well as students from Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Montana, Puerto Rico and Texas.

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Meet Aragon’s 2017 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

February 9, 2017

Manase Tonga The only Don to score a National Football League touchdown, Tonga was the face of Aragon athletics in the early 2000’s. He was the 2001 and 2002 Male Athlete of the Year — a rare feat to be named so twice. The MVP of his Frosh-Soph basketball team, Tonga went on to start for three years at the varsity level. He also was an exceptional track and field…

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Cheating: Decoding the deception

February 9, 2017

It’s 2 a.m., and there’s an essay due tomorrow. I’ve only written the first paragraph. Should I sneak a peek at Alice’s essay for ideas? Everybody used the same quotes, right? Is that even considered cheating? I’m sure it’ll only come up as 2 percent similarity on Turnitin. They are just ideas anyways, and we discussed all of this in class. Nobody will know … and I don’t want to stay up all night.

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District board tables proposal considering 8:30 a.m start time

February 9, 2017

In Dec. of 2016, the San Mateo Union High School District Board tabled a proposal for implementing a later start schedule for the schools in the district that would move the start time to 8:30 a.m. Yet, even as the board chose not to vote on the proposal then, it will still be considering this proposal in upcoming months.

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Boys defeat Mills on Chris Swartz’s last-second three

February 9, 2017

After narrowly defeating Mills 53-51 on Jan. 27, the Dons made it back-to-back Fridays with a 49-44 win over Mills, this time led by junior Chris Swartz, who hit a go-ahead three-pointer with 5.4 seconds left. The first quarter began with constant back-and-forth possession between the Dons and the Vikings. After the tip off, it took Mills over four minutes to break a 0-0 deadlock. The Vikings continued off this…

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