Affirmative Action: Is it fair?

With origins dating back to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, affirmative action, as defined by the West Encyclopedia of American Law, currently “refers to both mandatory and voluntary programs intended to affirm the civil rights of designated classes of individuals by taking positive action to protect them [from discrimination].” Such laws and programs, usually instituted in higher education and the American workplace, generally have goals of promoting diversity and making up for past cases of discrimination. This, however, was not always the case.

December 14, 2017
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New recycling program introduced

December 14, 2017

The Aragon community and San Mateo Union High School District launched a new recycling program on Nov. 20 as an initiative to bring recycling back to the school. “We had the idea to recycle, and they supported us with the materials, like the blue bins,” said Psychology teacher Carlo Corti, one of the key facilitators of the project. Prior to this program, Aragon had only recycled items from the front…

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Climate Change: A closer look at the debate over the environment

November 16, 2017

Global warming affects the world, but how is the current president taking it into consideration? Environmental disasters have been devastating the country recently, and it has the potential to get much worse if the U.S. does not fix its environmental policies. Since the British Industrial Revolution in the 1750s, carbon dioxide has been the world’s No. 1 driver of climate change. Primarily, this excess carbon dioxide comes from burning fossil…

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Oh, the humanities: There’s more to education than STEM

November 16, 2017

As autumn creeps into winter, the future is on many of our minds. Standardized testing and college applications abound. Stress permeates the atmosphere like an electricity, the voltage making one wonder if the freshmen can even remain unconcerned. With all this preparation for the future, it is only fair for us to evaluate what we want it to look like, and a huge part of that evaluation is what we…

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