• Today's spirit day is Neon Thursday.

  • There will be a Governor's school interest meeting at 9:20 a.m. in the Career center.

  • There will be a Governor's school interest meeting at 9:20 a.m. in the Career center.

  • Today is a white day.

  • AHS TSA receives $7500 grant from Verizon

    AHS TSA receives $7500 grant from Verizon

    Jeanine Barakat, Staff Writer

    October 24, 2014

    The AHS Technology Student Association (TSA) placed ninth at last year’s TSA national championship in the Animatronics competition. The winning creation was a fully automated, talking Teddy Bear engineered and programmed by AHS alum Berket Yeaneberhane and Le Thien Khoa and seniors Rasel Abutaa and Ammar Al-Khafah. The... READ MORE »»

    The TSA poses with the check presented to them by Verizon

    Jarod Golub

  • Cheer kicks off competitions

    Cheer kicks off competitions

    Sabrina Hawa , Sports Editor

    October 23, 2014

    Some may only think of cheerleaders as the team who pumps up the crowd at football games or cheers on the football team on their way to winning, but the cheer team has competitions just like any other sports team at AHS. On Tuesday Oct. 14, the varsity cheer team headed to Lake Braddock high school to compete in the cheer semi-finals.... READ MORE »»

    Girls varsity cheerleading at the semi-finals.

    Thida Pathammavong

  • “Dear White People” is a new-age masterpiece

    “Dear White People” is a new-age masterpiece

    Nuhami Mandefro, Entertainment Editor

    October 22, 2014

    The radical racial indifference in universities today has been a major problem in education for years. College is built to shape the future of our society, and in most cases, the best colleges want the most cutthroat individuals with the same views on reform. So what is life like for four different African Americans going to... READ MORE »»

  • Changes made to Homecoming

    Changes made to Homecoming

    Berta Tarqui, Editor in Chief

    October 21, 2014

    While some traditions are staying the same this school year, there are a few changes to this Homecoming week which include the floats being discontinued, the pep rally being held on a red day instead of a white day and the powderpuff tournament will allow all grades to participate instead of there being one game between the... READ MORE »»

    The Homecoming court poses for their formal picture.

    Briar Creek Photography

  • Embracing opportunity in America

    Embracing opportunity in America

    Sarah Metzel, Editorials Editor

    October 21, 2014

    Imagine a life without school. That coveted fantasy of sleeping in late and doing whatever you want sounds amazing… right? You might want to rethink that dream. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average income a high school dropout can expect to earn is $20,241. Someone... READ MORE »»

    Senior Rasel Abutaa, also known as the doughnut guy, drives a hard bargain by selling his pastries for $2.

    Sarah Metzel

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“Dear White People” is a new-age masterpiece

“Dear White People” is a new-age masterpiece

Nuhami Mandefro, Entertainment Editor

The radical racial indifference in universities today has been a major problem in education for years. College is built to shape the future of our society, and in most cases, the best colleges want the most cutthroat individuals with the same views on reform. So what is life like for four different African Americans going to a predominantly Caucasian...  Read More »

October 22, 2014 • 0 comments

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Should gay marriage be legal? – No

Tabitha Barnes, Special to The A-Blast

"God hates all gays." "Gay people should just die." "I hate gays." Sadly, too many people in today's...  Read More »

October 23, 2014 • 0 comments

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GSA speaks out

GSA speaks out

Ariana Daiyan, Special to The A-Blast

Within the crowded halls of AHS, there exists a closely knit niche based on the open acceptance of people regardless of color, creed, age, or...  Read More »

October 23, 2014 • 0 comments

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Cosi: Expanding your horizons

Cosi: Expanding your horizons

Marem Atef, Staff Writer

As you walk the streets of Washington D.C. treat your taste buds to Cosi cafe! Cosi offers a menu full of different types of yummy sandwiches from their freshly baked signature...  Read More »

October 10, 2014 • 0 comments

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Cheer kicks off competitions

Cheer kicks off competitions

Sabrina Hawa , Sports Editor

Some may only think of cheerleaders as the team who pumps up the crowd at football games or cheers on the football team on their way to winning, but the...  Read More »

October 23, 2014 • 0 comments

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AHS vs. Falls Church HS

Emily Lien

Teams and coaches high five after a close game.

AHS vs. Falls Church HS

Emily Lien, Photographer

The Atoms' Varsity football team loses with a final score of 12-14 against Falls...  Read More »

September 6, 2014 • 0 comments

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Students use tattoos to express themselves

Students use tattoos to express themselves

Biruk Negash and Maria Suarez

"I have no regrets of my tattoo. My dad owns a tattoo shop and it's a pretty normal it's just like any other job," junior Vy Lam said. ...  Read More »

October 21, 2014 • 0 comments

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