After months of preparation, Campus Connections and Renaissance Leadership held its second biennial Lip Dub on Jan. 26. The school day followed a special bell schedule, with the filming for the Lip Dub taking place before lunch.
Former foreign diplomat Michael Armacost visited Aragon on Jan. 24 as a guest speaker to discuss the set topic of North Korea. Hosted by Aragon’s Model United Nations club, the hour-long event was held in the multipurpose room during flex and lunch, and followed a general Q&A format.
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.
The San Mateo Civil Grand Jury has investigated the considerable health and safety concerns regarding recycled tire rubber, or “crumb rubber,” used for playground and athletic field surfaces. On July 10, the grand jury released a report urging school districts, including the San Mateo Union High School District, to stop the use of turf derived from rubber tires until an ongoing study by the Environmental Protection Agency provides further data on the health effects. Currently, the school’s football field is an artificial turf field, which has crumb rubber.
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…
Bridgepointe’s ice skating rink, closed since 2013, has now been scheduled to reopen after its property owner — SPI Holdings — announced the withdrawal of its application for the ice rink’s demolishment, to the excitement of many.
The Aragon Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) hosted the 2017 Career Day, which occurred on March 17.
Despite not being in office for long, President Trump has already done many things — from issuing executive orders and nominating cabinet members, to meeting and calling international leaders.
With the recent inauguration of Donald Trump, much speculation has arisen regarding the future of the undocumented population and the acts that protect them.
Although El Niño significantly reduced the California drought, conserving water still remains an issue across central and southern California. Since 2013, Aragon was asked to cut to back 25 percent from the water consumption of each month prior to the drought. Because of this, Aragon has to compromise between the need to save water, and the need to maintain a functioning school life and a healthy appearance.