Social media: where’s the line?

In this day and age, our ability to express our opinions and beliefs has never been as convenient. And it seems we enjoy this ability to express ourselves because it feels liberating to do so. Many Instagram users post their content just to see those little notifications tally up to a clean sum that is proportional to their degree of social skills and popularity. This extreme freedom of expression satisfies…

September 15, 2016
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Should the Olympics Have Been Held in Rio?

August 17, 2016

With the 2016 Summer Olympics in full swing, the world is supposed to be at an all time high. According to the IOC (International Olympic Committee), the quadrennial event supposedly brings about a “peaceful and better world,” and at the surface, it looks as if the 2016 games are doing just that. Rio, which is home to a stunning landscape, ideal weather, and beautiful people with an intense passion for…

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Aragon’s CTE program is more important than you may think

August 17, 2016

Friends, classes and construction noise. Another school year at Aragon has started. As focus shifts from summer relaxation to academics, there is a relatively new requirement that students must consider when planning out their four years at Aragon: Career Technical Education. Many of you have heard about Aragon’s Career Technical Education (CTE) program. It has courses covering photography, videography, biotechnology, engineering technology, computer science and nutrition/culinary arts. The goal of…

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Open mind, open palette

I love Chinese food — fried rice, chow mein, and dumplings included — but I also love stir fry noodles, braised brisket, and fried egg with soy sauce. When I brought those last three foods lovingly contained in a thermos to elementary school, my eyes were met with scrunched up noses and curious glances from my peers. I can’t remember their exact words, but the feelings of shame and embarrassment…

May 26, 2016
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