• SMUHSD climate control  policy: Too cool for comfort
  • Al Gore speaks at Aragon theater to promote new book
  • Dons end season with loss to St. Francis in CCS semifinals
  • Deaf students discuss their experiences
  • Investigating claims of carcinogenic turf

Natalie Yang: Reaching for the high bar

When senior gymnast Natalie Yang injured her right toe in 2011, she was reluctant to let herself take time off of gymnastics to recover. “I really just didn’t want to stop doing gym, so I just took a lot of Advil and pushed through the pain,” she said. “That did not work out too well.” Because she continued practicing on an injured toe, she eventually required a second surgery. “I…

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The first step to curing addiction is to remove the stigma

America is currently facing an unprecedented opioid epidemic. One in 10 people over the age of 12 suffer from addiction. Drug-related deaths now stand at over 64,000 a year, making it the eighth-leading cause of death in the United States. In response, the Trump administration has declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. Unfortunately, without additional funds and major reform to increase the accessibility of healthcare, there is still…

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New recycling program introduced

The Aragon community and San Mateo Union High School District launched a new recycling program on Nov. 20 as an initiative to bring recycling back to the school. “We had the idea to recycle, and they supported us with the materials, like the blue bins,” said Psychology teacher Carlo Corti, one of the key facilitators of the project. Prior to this program, Aragon had only recycled items from the front…

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“Artemis” lacks gravity in more ways than one

While “Artemis” works as an exciting heist novel, it fails to satiate the reader’s desire for new and unexplored sci-fi anomalies. Protagonist Jazz Bashara possesses incredible intelligence and cunning. She works as a porter, smuggling illegal items into a city. Oh, and she lives on the moon. She also happens to be extremely poor, living a tiny, coffin-sized apartment in the poorest area of her hometown, Artemis. As she said,…

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Nutrition-packed snacks: How our campus vending machines work

Currently, Aragon carries eight vending machines that were added to the San Mateo Union High School District before the 2000’s. Overall, they have remained beneficial to students. Aragon has vending machines that carry both snacks and drinks.“Its purpose [was to make] more revenue for the program as well as, I believe, just to have an option for the kids, maybe between service times such as brunch and lunch,” said SMUHSD…

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