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  • Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour

    Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour

    Nancy Evora , International Editor

    July 17, 2015

    As I waited at the field gates to enter the Nationals Park field, I could feel the vibes from the exciting crowd screaming in joy to see Taylor Swift live. On Monday 13 and Tuesday 14,  Taylor Swift brought her 1989 World tour to the metropolitan area performing for a  sold out crowd of 45,000 cheering fans on the two different... READ MORE »»

    Taylor Swift performing at Nationals Park.

  • Student shares Boys State experience

    Student shares Boys State experience

    Ahmed Mohamed, Special to The A-Blast

    July 8, 2015

    Being a part of Boys State is something that I will never forget. At the beginning of the week, all 600 fellow Boys State participants across Virginia became divided into 16 "cities" with the aim that we will all compete against each other to attain the title of "Best City." I had been put in Maury city and at first, I thought... READ MORE »»

  • The controversy of the Confederate flag

    The controversy of the Confederate flag

    Zeke Yonas, Co-Editor in Chief

    June 24, 2015

    Amidst the Charleston shooting, the nation is rethinking the morality of owning a Confederate flag. The alleged shooter in the horrid travesty in Charleston, Dylann Roof, had pictures released of him toting the confederate flag. As a result, Amazon, eBay, Sears and Walmart stopped selling Confederate flag merchandise and... READ MORE »»

  • IB Film Festival

    IB Film Festival

    Alex Zernik, Managing Editor

    June 16, 2015

    The annual IB film festival gave IB film students the opportunity to showcase everything they’ve worked on this school year. Most of the awards were taken home by seniors like Steve Aderton who was the star of the night going home with 3 of the awards. Aderton humbly won best actor, best cinematography and the overall jury... READ MORE »»

  • Randazzo Retires

    Randazzo Retires

    June 16, 2015

    One of the most unexpected retirements this year is that of Principal Vincent Randazzo.   Randazzo announced his retirement to the faculty in a meeting after school on Friday, May 22.   Unfortunately, Randazzo could not be reached for comment at the time of publication, because he is on vacation with his... READ MORE »»

Q&A with Ashley Britton

Q&A with Ashley Britton

Nebeyu Solomon, Sports Editor

How does it feel to be an All-American? I feel very grateful to be named an All-American, especially to my teammates for working so...  Read More »

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Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour

Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour

Nancy Evora , International Editor

As I waited at the field gates to enter the Nationals Park field, I could feel the vibes from the exciting crowd screaming in joy to see Taylor Swift live. On Monday 13 and Tuesday 14,  Taylor Swift brought her 1989 World tour to the metropolitan area performing for a  sold out crowd of 45,000 cheering fans on the two different dates. Singers...  Read More »

July 17, 2015 • 0 comments

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Minuscule music: songs go from shelves to pockets

Ahmad Ayub, Staff Writer

The rapidly changing music industry makes it much easier for anyone, especially young aspiring artists, to release their own music, giving them a chance to be recognized and...  Read More »

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