When the Republican party swept the 2016 election, winning the presidency and maintaining control of Congress, many involved in politics assumed that the country would enter a new era based on conservative values. Republicans have had their recent victories, especially in the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. However, despite the expectations, they have been unable to pass much significant legislation, most notably their long-heralded healthcare plan meant…
This year, Leadership implemented a new election system intended to improve class participation in the democratic student government. These changes to the election process include candidate conventions, live speeches and mandatory voting.
Since Donald Trump was elected president on Nov. 8, senior Jimenez-Mota wanted to voice her opinion.
On Nov. 15, Aragon students walked out of school to take part in a demonstration along with Hillsdale and San Mateo students in Central Park. Students demonstrated not against Trump, but to promote love, equality, and acceptance in the community.
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Granger Brenneman advocates for Measure Q.
On October 11, Aragon students participated in a Mock Election. Students learned about the voting process and politics in their community.
With November around the corner, debates about the politicians, the presidential candidates and the acts being voted on are swarming across the Aragon campus. The acts being voted on include a gun control proposition, a cigarette tax, a plastic bag referendum, a multilingual education act and a proposition to repeal the death penalty.
DemocracyLIVE allows students to experience elections firsthand by having them help voters in polling locations.
Many Aragon students currently following the election turn to social media sites to stay informed on their favorite and least favorite candidates.