The Aragon Varsity Baseball Team lost its final game to Hillsdale 4-0 on May 13. It was a tight game until the fourth inning. Hillsdale’s Armando Fajardo drew a walk, advancing to second base after Nick Serrata hit a single. Tyler Kelly then hit a single into right field that rolled toward the fence, allowing Fajardo to score a run, giving Hillsdale the early lead.
As Aragon athletes enter the locker rooms to prepare for afternoon practice, swimmers put on their suits, snap on their goggles, and pull on their swim caps and get ready for a hard day’s swim. The season is coming to an end and the swim team members reflect on the season, and get ready for upcoming CCS finals.
Summer is on it’s way, so prepare yourself with season-appropriate music. Whether you’re soaking up the summer sun or you’re ready to party, The Outlook has you covered. We have two playlists tailored to suit your mood: relax and “Ride the Chillwave” or liven it up and “Go Hard”. Listen with open ears, enjoy, and don’t forget the sunscreen.
March 11, 2011. Sendai, Japan. At approximately 2:46 p.m., a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck just east of Japan’s Tohoku region. The quake has been listed as one of the five largest since modern record keeping. Following the quake, Japanese residents along the eastern coast of Tohoku region were alerted to evacuate due to a large tsunami prediction. Soon, waves which peaked at about 100 feet high crashed upon the eastern coastline of Japan.
Aragon students will likely not be required to purchase summer reading books for the upcoming school year. Recent controversy over charging various fees by public schools has been sparked by a lawsuit in southern California last September. The lawsuit, which was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), alleged that dozens of districts were violating the California Constitution’s guarantee to a “free” public school system. In some schools, students were forced to pay for textbooks, workbooks and gym uniforms.
The second annual Regional Occupational Program (ROP) Art Show will take place between May 3 and Sept. 25, 2011. Mills, Menlo-Atherton, Carlmont, Woodside, and Aragon High School will be submitting photos and designs for the show. The show includes the work of students in digital photography, animation, graphics, video games and video production.
On April 1, the fourth annual Summer Opportunities Faire was held during an extended lunch period and provided students the chance to explore a variety of different summer programs. Elizabeth Stone, an education consultant, explains, “I started the faire four years ago. I’m an independent college admissions counselor and found that students had a very hard time even knowing where to look for summer experiences.”
California K-12 schools could face severe budget restrictions for the upcoming school year as the state legislature tries to cut spending. In January, Governor Jerry Brown proposed a tax extension that would soften the effects of the cuts to education, but had difficulty getting his resolution approved for a June ballot, putting the funding situation for K-12 schools in limbo.
Started last year, El Dia de Silencio, or the Day of Silence, is an event held by the Aragon Latino Club to promote immigration reform and continued support of the D.R.E.A.M. act. This year it will occur on Friday, April 29. The organizers chose silence as a way to symbolize how many immigrants cannot speak out for their rights because of fears of immigration laws.
Aragon’s annual String Fling occurred on the evening of Tuesday, March 22, while the Band Bash occurred the following night on Wednesday, March 23, in the large gym. This year, Borel Middle School musicians were Aragon’s special guests as they participated in both musical events.
There are plenty of activities for students to participate in here at Aragon, from sports teams and leadership classes to the yearbook or service commission. Aragon clubs range from ethnicity orientated to faith oriented, while others involve video games or pastimes. When you add them all up, you get 76 unique groups to choose from. Here are a few to be featured this month.
Advil versus generic Ibuprofen, True Religion versus simple jeans, Wonder bread, Uggs, Nalgene bottles, Starbucks. Brand names are common in today’s world, ranging from food to clothes, and medicine to colleges. But is this obsession with brand names a result of an increase in materialism?