• There will be an Atoms 5K Meeting at 7:30 PM in Room 59. April 23, 2014

  • The Student of the Quarter Ice Cream Social will be held from 2:15 - 3:00 PM in the Cafeteria. April 23, 2014

  • The Stress Less Event will be held during all lunches in Clausen Hall. April 23, 2014

  • JV/Varsity Girls Lax will vs. Yorktown at 6 and 7:15 PM at home. April 23, 2014

  • New Security Initiative has begun

    New Security Initiative has begun

    Bayley Brill, News Editor

    April 23, 2014

    Students may have noticed that the jock lobby doors are no longer open during the day and have big signs saying “report to the front office”, posted on all of the jock lobby doors. This is all a part of the new Door Entry Control System that has been in effect as of today The Door Entry Control... READ MORE »»

    All students who arrive to school after 7:30 a.m. must report to the front lobby, as all over doors will be locked.

    Bayley Brill

  • Students reflect on Earth Day

    Students reflect on Earth Day

    April 22, 2014

    Earth Day is globally recognized as a day to celebrate the earth that we live in. People all over the earth participate in activities that helps to preserve the earth. At AHS, the Green Atoms Club participated in earth day activities such as gardening and going on outings. The Green Atoms sponsor,... READ MORE »»

  • Special Ed Department Starts T-Shirt Fundraiser

    Special Ed Department Starts T-Shirt Fundraiser

    Sean To and Daniel Yenegeta, Staff Writers

    April 22, 2014

      The Annandale Special Education department has begun selling shirts to raise funds for the CAT-B department. “The money is going towards activities for the CAT-B department, hoply it will also go towards the field trip” said Special Ed teacher Rebecca Stroud. April... READ MORE »»

  • Battle of the Bands held

    Battle of the Bands held

    Jarod Golub, News Editor

    April 7, 2014

    The winner of this year’s Battle of the Bands competition was a group called Wishful Thinking, that had only been together for two weeks. Led by senior Gabi Montes de Oca singing, the group played their way to victory. Other band members include Dominic Maier, Trevor Hobbs, William Chase and Jacob Velasquez. Montes de... READ MORE »»

    Leif Jomaud plays in his band AfterDawn.

    Courtesy of Nguyen Cao

  • New security initiative for safety

    New security initiative for safety

    Bayley Brill, News Editor

    April 7, 2014

    Students may have noticed that the jock lobby doors are no longer open during the day and have big signs saying “report to the front office”, posted on all of the jock lobby doors. This is all a part of the new Door Entry Control System that will be installed on April 23. The Door Entry Control... READ MORE »»

    All students who arrive to school after 7:30 a.m. must report to the front lobby, as all over doors will be locked.

    Bayley Brill

A Night at Jammin’ Java

A Night at Jammin’ Java

Kaitlin Martindale, Special to the A-Blast

Rustic atmosphere, dim lights and a crowded room is what you picture late on that Saturday night. People of all ages coming from around the DC Area came to support this band which has recently become popular. The first person on stage was contemporary a blues and jazz artist with an interesting pop twist. Marc Scibilia played songs which had a nice...  Read More »

April 8, 2014 • 0 comments

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How to prepare for any project

How to prepare for any project

Linus Bumbaca, Academics Editor

Oral presentation: Write up all the information you want to speak about in a way that flows nicely. Practice reading out loud...  Read More »

March 21, 2014 • 0 comments

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How much is too much?

How much is too much?

Shamaim Syed, Editorials Editor

Whether it be a single 140 character tweet or that 90 picture album, we’ve all been in the situation where we say we will only take a peek. That tempting and tantalizing...  Read More »

March 13, 2014 • 0 comments

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Senior Year 101

Senior Year 101

Omnia Saed, Co-Editor in Chief

“Be warned, juniors, senior year is not easy,” senior Jasmine Pringle said. It seems that as the year comes to an end, seniors across the...  Read More »

April 9, 2014 • 0 comments

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The Capital Wheel coming to National Harbor

The Capital Wheel coming to National Harbor

Gaby Camilli, Weekend Page Editor

The new 176 foot ferris wheel overlooking the Potomac at National Harbor is set to debut this May. The Capital Wheel overlooks some of D.C's most signature landmarks including...  Read More »

March 31, 2014 • 0 comments

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Girls Lax defeats West Potomac

Girls Lax defeats West Potomac

Melanie Bennett, Sports Editor

The girls lacrosse team defeated West Potomac 10-7 on Thurs. April 3. With the win against West Springfield as well, the girls are now 2-0...  Read More »

April 9, 2014 • 0 comments

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“I Spy”: Answers

Cayley Byrne and Alexandra Zernik

Here are the answers for the AHS "I Spy" section in the latest issue of The A-Blast. Thank you for participating!

March 31, 2014 • 0 comments

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Spring fashion boutiques

Spring fashion boutiques

Phuong Nguyen , Lifestyles Editor

Check out the following boutiques for a new look for spring at modest prices. There are many fashionable clothing items to choose from at these trendy stores. Charming...  Read More »

March 28, 2014 • 2 comments

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Long Term Indian Connection

Long Term Indian Connection

Andrew Peters, In-Depth Editor

I just returned from India. My mother, sister, and I traveled with Compassion International on a Sponsor Tour to visit our sponsored child of twelve years. Mano and I are...  Read More »

April 22, 2014 • 0 comments

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Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Kiara Patino, People Editor

I majored in Mathematics and Secondary Education I went to the University of Maryland I grew up in Long Island, New York In my spare time I play and watch sports,...  Read More »

April 1, 2014 • 0 comments

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