• Today is a white day.

  • “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

  • Students use tattoos to express themselves

    Students use tattoos to express themselves

    Biruk Negash and Maria Suarez

    October 21, 2014

    "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. Lam got her tatoo of a dragon, over the summer at her father's tattoo shop. "When... READ MORE »»

    Senior Cody Reagan discusses the importance of his tattoo. Reagan's tattoo is in honor of a man who is of importance to him. "It reminds me that things in life get hard but you can't blame yourself for things you can't control. You can only overcome it. It helps me remember, that I will always try my hardest to help people when I can, no matter the outcome."

  • Breast Cancer survivor

    Breast Cancer survivor

    Nancy Evora , Health editor

    October 21, 2014

    When senior Katering Chavez find out her mother had breast cancer, she was shocked and also worried about her mother's health. "I felt like the world was falling apart; I was scared of losing her," senior Katering Chavez said. Her mother was diagnosed... READ MORE »»

“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 »

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Embracing opportunity in America

Embracing opportunity in America

Sarah Metzel, Editorials Editor

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. ...  Read More »

October 21, 2014 • 0 comments

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Let Homecoming Season Begin

Let Homecoming Season Begin

Alexandra Zernik, In-Depth Editor

Every year, the weeks before homecoming are filled with elaborate plans made by the students of AHS to ask someone of their choice to the dance. Well, it's that time of year...  Read More »

October 2, 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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AHS vs. Lake Braddock

AHS vs. Lake Braddock

Berta Tarqui and Ricky Lam

On Sept. 26, the AHS's Varsity Football team went up against the Bruins of Lake Braddock....  Read More »

September 27, 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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Homecoming guide

Homecoming guide

Soulisa Pathammavong and Sheila Aguirre

Homecoming is on Saturday and many are stressing about what to wear. There is no need to panic. Even with little time left, there may be potential...  Read More »

October 21, 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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