Finding cultural identity in music

May 25, 2017

In many people’s lives, culture plays a massive role. Not only does culture influence family life, it plays into other things as well, such as music. Here at Aragon, many students interact with cultural music, whether it’s playing an instrument, dance or something else, and for many, it has made a great impact. Everyone’s reasons for being involved in cultural music varies and at times, those reasons change, as they…

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Headspace: Part VI: Resources — Help is here for those who need it

May 25, 2017

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, more than one in five teens experience a severe mental disorder. Yet, the Office of Adolescent Health reports only about 40 percent of the three million teenagers suffering from depression sought help in 2015, suggesting that most people deal with their condition alone, either because of stigma or not knowing about available resources. At Aragon Aragon has three health and wellness therapists….

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Makeup: A form of expression, not a means to hide

May 25, 2017

“I never feel like I need to wear makeup, but it’s always something that I want to do it. It’s never like ‘Oh I feel ugly without makeup,’ it’s just a preference. It’s a preference for a lot of people,” says freshman Paris Auerweck. Many times makeup is seen as a tool for people to cover their imperfections or to look better for the common good. However, with the growth…

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Strike up the band: The appeal of music festivals for Aragon students

May 25, 2017

With their themed clothing lines and eclectic atmosphere, summer music festivals such as “Coachella” and “Bottlerock” seem to take over the internet starting in spring. Music festivals have been around since the 1960s, but in the past few years, they have gained a tremendous amount of traction, partially due to their widespread media coverage. Typically, these festivals set up multiple stages around a large open area and have multiple performers…

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Seeking the source of trends

April 20, 2017

Professional textile and fabric consultant Pam Mc-Carthy Hudson and AP Psychology teacher Carlo Corti reveal their knowledge about the sources of trends that surround all of us.

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Navigating the halls with student injuries

For most students, squeezing through crowded doorways and walking down steep stairs is an unconscious routine. However, with an injured limb, navigating through campus can be a daily ordeal. The stairs become precarious, and the hallways seem smaller with crutches. For students who were out due to sickness or injury, the pile of late work seems daunting. For students with injuries, a few months of heightened difficulty awaits them when…

April 20, 2017
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Juul: Students’ favorite, phantom vape

It’s small, discreet, portable, affordable and poses a big threat to anti-smoking campaigns such as #FinishIt and This Free Life ­— it’s called Juul (pronounced jewel), a fitting name for this new, highly popular vape.

April 19, 2017
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