Aragon puts on third-annual Color Dyephoon

May 19, 2017

Aragon’s center court exploded into a storm of red, blue, green and yellow on May 13 at 8 p.m. The shirts became endless varieties of tie-dye. Colored powder flew from cups into the air, on clothes and in the hair of joyful students. This was Aragon’s Color Dyephoon, the last dance of the school year. The Color Dyephoon is less like a formal dance such as prom or homecoming and…

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Aragon enchants with 2017 prom

May 5, 2017

With an “Enchanted Garden” theme, Aragon hosted its prom in the San Francisco Design Center Galleria on April 21, complete with decorations of vines on the stairs of the five-story building, flower-shaped lights and fairies serving cupcakes to students.

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California introduces dashboard accountability for schools

April 20, 2017

California’s new accountability program aims to offer a more in-depth report on the academic performance and socioeconomic demographics of individual schools. Before, schools were ranked solely based on the Academic Performance Index, which only measured students’ performance on standardized tests. Therefore, the State Board of Education approved an Accountability and Improvement System that offers the public more information on the progress of a school or district.

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State continues environmental pursuits in the aftermath of drought

In the current aftermath of the five year long drought, California has witnessed floods and storms that has prompted local governments to respond. “California is coming off of the worst drought in 500 years, and this year is on track to be the rainiest year in its history. Extreme weather events are on the rise,” says AP Environmental Science teacher Megan Thaler. The five-year drought has left California unprepared for…

April 20, 2017
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Middle schoolers complete math marathon

On Friday, April 14, the Aragon Math Club hosted 83 middle schoolers from five different schools to participate in the yearly Aragon Math Marathon. This year, the middle schoolers came from schools including Abbott, Bayside, Borel, Bowditch and Crocker. The marathon was split into two individual rounds and one team round. As preparation for the event began in November of last year, Junior Frank Liu says, “So basically, all of…

April 20, 2017
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GSA begins poster making for Equality Project

April 20, 2017

This year, the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) club wanted to reintroduce a new spin to an old project and make their mark on the school. The Equality Project is a recreation of the Ally Project done in the 2012-2o13 school year. Sophomore and Co-President of GSA, Sofia Veizades, says “Basically we start with a quote that says ‘I stand for equality because’ and then we are taking pictures of people and putting their quotes next to them.”

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Students prepare for prom in an “Enchanted Garden”

April 20, 2017

With prom being one of the most anticipated events in high school, many expectations surround the dance. To help prepare, the senior class council has a prom committee in charge of facilitating the planning and organization of prom. Preparations include booking the location, finding the right DJ and designing prom activities.

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