The faces behind the makeup: “9 to 5” profiles

November 16, 2017

Aragon presented the fall musical, “9 To 5,” from Nov. 15 to 19. The show is about three women, Violet Newstead, Doralee Rhodes and Judy Bernly, who work at Consolidated and struggle to receive respect and justice from their “sexist, egotistical, lying hypocritical bigot” boss, Franklin Hart Jr. When the three ladies have had enough, they each fantasize about killing him, and plot their revenge. Madison Bishop as Doralee Rhodes…

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Manase Tonga’s journey from Don to Raider

Manase Tonga started his journey to the NFL at Aragon just like any other NFL player would start his high school football career: by leading the team in a key statistic. His just happened to be fumbles. “My first year of football was pretty horrendous. I think I had like five fumbles in one game,” says Tonga. No one expected that the Aragon class of 2002 graduate would eventually go…

December 12, 2013
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Custodial Staff Manager Rick Masterson retires after 35 years

December 12, 2013

Rick Masterson has been everywhere. “I’ve been at Aragon for eight years, but I’ve been in the district for 35,” he says. Masterson has worked at other public schools in the Bay Area, and he most recently was the custodial staff manager for both Aragon and Hillsdale. “When I first come in in the morning, I walk the site, see if anything’s changed, check out water leaks, double check that…

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Candy Tong: from local dancer to international ballerina

December 12, 2013

“Graceful, painful, lots of dedication and determination,” says Aragon alumna Candy Tong to describe ballet. Ballet started for Tong as a childhood activity when her mom enrolled her in classes to see if she enjoyed dancing. What started as a hobby became Tong’s passion. “I love to perform for an audience,” says Tong, who currently studies at the English National Ballet School in London. Tong began her journey in Belmont…

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