While many are in the dark when it comes to the existing card game ban, rumors are circulating over a comprehensive and severe ban of all card games to be instituted in the next school year. Librarian Diane Gagliani commented that she has not received any specific ruling on the card games ban.
As April comes to an end, the deadline for seniors to submit their Statement of Intent to the college of their choosing looms nearer and nearer. Although graduating seniors may not be fully aware of what to expect, Aragon teachers have plenty of advice for the seniors having had first-hand experience with college life.
With the completion of the new pool, the swim team has been able to return to holding practices and meets here at school, having had its second meet, a home meet, against Mills on March 17. “It’s really nice. They did a nice job,” says freshman swimmer Brianna Keeling.
As people have grown older over the years, their preferences regarding the television shows they watch have changed as well. Some shows have some more sentimental value than others, with the reasons being as numerous and varied as the programming itself.
Little over a month ago, Japan was shaken to the core with a magnitude 9.0 earthquake, one of the strongest in recent memory. The resultant tsunami created enormous waves across the Sendai coastline and the eastern shore of Japan, claiming hundreds of lives and abandoning many more amidst the rubble.
As part of an accreditation process for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Aragon is currently involved in conducting an overall evaluation of the school. As part of the process, a voluntary online parent survey is currently underway, the link to which can be found on the Aragon High School homepage. At this time, approximately two hundred responses have been accounted for.
Prom is a memorable event for most American teenagers, a time for dressing up, for corsages and boutonnieres, and for dancing the night away. For some, preparation is a frantic chase, and for others, it is a stress-free schedule. Either way, memories are certain to be made. Here is how the day played out for three Aragon girls.
With college becoming ever more competitive, resume plumping has become common. Yet while Aragon students sign up for a college-worthy resume packed with extracurricular, many do it simply to satisfy their own passions and interests. “All the activities I do, I have been doing it for three to four years now like BSU, Love More, and Leadership,” says senior Laci Moore.
Ambitious Aragon students looking to attend four-year universities are starting to challenge themselves more and more during the course selection process. For those choosing between AP and CP coursework as an upperclassman, the choice sometimes comes down to personal preference.
Last Thursday, April 14, Mills High School hosted a meet with the Aragon track and field team. Aragon’s 90 members beat Mills’ and ended up with 60 personal records and 76 improvements. “The pole-vaulters did really well because they did not have a pole-vaulting team, so all the girls placed,” says Junior Jonathan Pan.
The spring boys’ tennis season is just getting started, and Aragon is making great headway in their wins over other schools. Aragon has won three out of four league games so far, only getting beaten by Carlmont 6-1. In the non-league games, Aragon won against Riordan 7-0, but lost against both Serra 1-6, and Palo Alto 2-5. Despite these losses, the Aragon boys’ tennis team has a promising outlook for this year.
Undefeated thus far in the season, Aragon’s badminton team continued their winning streak in a 14-1 victory in their match against Jefferson High School on Tuesday, April 12. Put simply, “[the match] wasn’t a huge challenge,” says sophomore Nicky Tao.