Aragon adopts late start Thursdays

August 16, 2017

Last Spring, the SMUHSD Board of Trustees unanimously decided with a vote of 4-0 that on Thursdays, Aragon, Capuchino and Hillsdale will now hold teacher staff meetings in morning rather than the afternoon. As a result, students will now start school at 9:30 a.m and end school at 3:15 p.m as opposed to having the 1:45 p.m early dismissal every Thursday. According to the Schoolloop announcement, “This new late start…

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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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Aragon demonstrates unity and inclusiveness through walk-in

January 20, 2017

About 50 Aragon faculty and students gathered on the corner of Woodland Drive and Alameda de las Pulgas before school on Thursday, Jan. 19 to show their support of public education and undocumented students, just a day before President Donald Trump was inaugurated. After demonstrating with posters for about half an hour, the group participated in a ‘walk-in’ to school at 7:50 a.m.

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Senior Richard Yu performs at Carnegie Hall

November 17, 2016

Playing the classical piece “La Campanella” by Franz Liszt on the piano, Aragon senior Richard Yu performed at the world-renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City on Nov. 6. Carnegie Hall, one of the most prestigious music venues in the world, is the site of many acclaimed performers and where many musicians make their musical debut.

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Choir, string quartet spend summer in Ireland

August 17, 2016

Aragon’s Chamber Choir plus String Quartet traveled to Ireland to perform in and explore the country’s historic sites and landmarks from June 7 to 14. Invited by the mayor of Dublin, students traveled to participate in the 2016 International Limerick Sings Festival. With Dublin being the sisterhood city to San Jose State University (SJSU), the director of SJSU’s choral program led the university’s choir, Aragon’s choir and quartet, and other…

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Formal escapes to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

February 24, 2016

On Saturday, Feb. 13, students arrived at Hogwarts where they experienced magic and wizardry at this year’s winter formal. Based on the bestselling novels by J.K. Rowling, the annual Winter Formal was hosted at the Fox Theater. In comparison to homecoming and prom, the formal dance is the least attended and has even been cancelled in the past. However, this year’s dance held the record for highest formal attendance with…

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