Students see them in the parking lot before school directing traffic. During passing period, they may be seen helping the occasional injured student to class. For the lunch period, they are out in the halls, watchful of general activity. These individuals are the campus aides here at Aragon High School. Almost everyone has observed or interacted with them at one point or another, but few are familiar with who they are or what they do on a day to day basis.
Although the myth that teachers live in their classrooms has long been dismissed, students today still find it hard to believe that their instructors actually lead double lives outside of school. Here, we expose the secret passions and hobbies of the Aragon staff, some quirky, some practical, and all more fun than grading student work.
His pinstripe fedora is the only clue to his secret identity. His classmates know he is in four band classes, and his friends might know that he wants to be a musician when he’s older, but not many people know the secret life of this American teenager: senior Cole Stillman by day, jazz-band-member and tenor-saxophone-player by night.
The change that occurs in four years of high school is dramatic, to say the least. The difference between entering freshman year and senior year is the difference between riding a bike and driving a car, being the understudy and being the lead, or even from babysitting to working a part time job. However, the most dramatic difference is the perspective change that most students experience.
She examines herself in the mirror, letting her eyes focus first on her hair, then her eyes, then her nose. Slowly, she lets her gaze travel to the rest of her body. It is something that senior Zoe Bartlett does every morning, whether she wants it to happen or not. She shakes the image of herself out of her mind and goes through the process of changing her outfit multiple times. She wants to find the right clothes which will conceal her hips and her thighs from the rest of the world.
The Aragon Outlook’s LuShuang Xu interviewed six teachers who are new to Aragon. Each of them were asked nine questions – some serious, some fun, but overall very interesting. This is their extended interview from the print edition of The Outlook.
In today’s society, Facebook is an integral part of people’s lives, shaping the way colleagues and students communicate and share personal information. However, in recent years, Facebook has also become a way for adults to make judgments on minors based on their social networking profile.