2018 Lip Dub Photos

February 8, 2018

Check out photos from Aragon’s second-ever lip dub, which saw both students and faculty clad in spirit celebrating and singing along to “Born This Way,” “We’re All in This Together” and “Say Hey.”

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SMUHSD climate control policy: Too cool for comfort

December 14, 2017

In a letter from Kevin Skelly, the San Mateo Union High School District Superintendent, the district informed Aragon staff at the beginning of November that teachers will no longer be able to regulate their classroom’s temperature due to the new sustainability policies.

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Natalie Yang: Reaching for the high bar

December 14, 2017

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

December 14, 2017

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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Investigating claims of carcinogenic turf

November 16, 2017

The San Mateo Civil Grand Jury has investigated the considerable health and safety concerns regarding recycled tire rubber, or “crumb rubber,” used for playground and athletic field surfaces. On July 10, the grand jury released a report urging school districts, including the San Mateo Union High School District, to stop the use of turf derived from rubber tires until an ongoing study by the Environmental Protection Agency provides further data on the health effects. Currently, the school’s football field is an artificial turf field, which has crumb rubber.

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