“I was nervous before I got to the runway, but when you’re on there you just feel free, like you’re yourself,” says senior Ashley Bali about her experience in the Miss Fiji beauty pageant, who was crowned Miss Fiji USA Charity Queen last summer.
There are a number of teachers at Aragon who also happen to be former students of the institution they now teach at. Looking back on the past and the present, they all can see the changes that have occurred to the extracurricular activities they participated in as well as those that have stood the test of time.
A first generation American is the child of immigrant Americans, or in other words, the first in a family’s generation to be born in the United States. As a first-generation American, things often are rough – especially when a family is starting a new life in the states.
On September 9, a gas explosion in a San Bruno neighborhood set off a fire that killed eight people, destroyed 35 homes and drastically affected many unfortunate residents in need. A few days later, Aragon students stepped up to the cause by collecting change in water jars in order to aid the victims with an effort organized by Leadership under the slogan, “Give Up to Give Back.”
The leadership posters that decorate hallways, numerous lunch rallies, and spirit days can only mean one thing: homecoming is right around the corner. This historic game against our rival, Hillsdale High School, followed by the homecoming dance has always been an exciting time of year. Year to year, our preparations mostly stay the same. Yet just down the road, our rivals have their own way of preparing for this highly anticipated event.
As the final bell for seventh period rings, sophomore students in Holly Dietz’s English class run up to the whiteboard to write their name down on the “help” list. Like most of the students at school, they want a good grade on their essay and can use all the help they can get. Like Dietz, many Aragon teachers stay after school and take time out of their own life to help students.
WAGMusic, or Wohn-und Arbeitsgemeinschaft Gwatt is an organization based in Switzerland which provides a living and working environment for those who have disabilities. In October, WAG visited Aragon as part of a statewide concert tour. Here are some highlights of the visit, courtesy of photo editor Eric Torres.
Following a day of unusually warm weather, Outlook photo staffer Kore Chan brings us these photos of an eventful day at the Crystal Springs Cross Country Course in Belmont, California.
The girl’s golf team had their last game in the PAL against Menlo-Atherton on October 20. Despite the loss, they earned enough victories to be PAL Champions. With 14 wins and 1 loss, the women’s golf team earned first place for the second year in a row.
Dedication to the team brought them together. Practice and hard work brought them success. The Aragon water polo season was much different this year. With renovations to the new pool, the varsity teams practiced at CSM and played their home games at Burlingame High School’s pool.
To accommodate more players this year, coaches have created the first Aragon freshman football team in 35 years. The primary purpose of the freshman team is to allow many more students to participate in what Coach Ed Larios recognizes as “something you can only experience in high school.”
In his tenth album “The Age of Adz”, Sufjan Stevens parts from his folk roots and ventures into the experimental realm of music. Stevens’ new album is chock full of computer-generated beats, yet maintains his insightful lyricism. Although it may take more than one listen, this album is bound to grow on fans of Passion Pit and Radiohead.