• The powderpuff football tournament will be held tonight beginning @ 5:00 p.m. and will be followed by a bonfire.

  • Today's Spirit day is Lumberjack and Quarterback day.

  • Today is a Red Day.

  • Football Safety

    Football Safety

    Timothy Gray, Staff Writer

    October 17, 2014

    16-year-old Junior and high school varsity football player Tom Cutinella died hours after being hit and fatally injured on October 1, 2014 at 6pm on a Wednesday. “It is a shame, it can happen to anybody, it can happen anywhere in any sport.” Annandale football head coach Michael Scott said.   This... READ MORE »»

  • Who Am I?

    Who Am I?

    Biruk Negash, People Editor

    October 17, 2014

    This is my third year teaching at AHS I attended AHS I went to the University of Virginia I grew up in Alexandria, Virginia My favorite TV shows are The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and American Horror Story My favorite book is Persuassion by Jane Austin I... READ MORE »»

  • Journalism students attend FCPS press conference

    Journalism students attend FCPS press conference

    Emily Lien, Photographer

    October 10, 2014

    Representatives from selected FCPS high school sent two journalism students to attend a press conference called by the superintendent of FCPS, Karen Garza. The A-Blast Co-editors in chief, seniors Jarod Golub and Berta Tarqui represented AHS for this all-student press conference on Sept.... READ MORE »»

    Garza at the conference.

    Berta Tarqui

  • IB Science take Group 4 field trip

    IB Science take Group 4 field trip

    Thida Pathammavong, Staff Writer

    October 10, 2014

    On Tuesday September 29th the IB Science and Computer Science students went on a field trip to the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. Prior to the field trip, students were split up into groups of four or five students, one from each science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science). In these... READ MORE »»

    Students in Group 4 examine an exhibit at the museum.

    Jarod Golub

  • Gone Girl Review

    Gone Girl Review

    Bailey Oliver, Arts Editor

    October 6, 2014

    Generally speaking, the conversion of a story from book to movie is not successful one, regardless of it’s fidelity it’s original medium. Gone Girl is the latest work of David Fincher, director of 2010’s The Social Network, and 1999’s Fight Club. Adapted from Gillian Flynn's 2012 novel of the same... READ MORE »»

    Photo courtesy of blackfilm.com

Gone Girl Review

Gone Girl Review

Bailey Oliver, Arts Editor

Generally speaking, the conversion of a story from book to movie is not successful one, regardless of it’s fidelity it’s original medium. Gone Girl is the latest work of David Fincher, director of 2010’s The Social Network, and 1999’s Fight Club. Adapted from Gillian Flynn's 2012 novel of the same name, the movie follows...  Read More »

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IB Science take Group 4 field trip

IB Science take Group 4 field trip

Thida Pathammavong, Staff Writer

On Tuesday September 29th the IB Science and Computer Science students went on a field trip to the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. Prior to...  Read More »

October 10, 2014 • 0 comments

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Let’s reset the climate change clock

Let’s reset the climate change clock

Sarah Metzel, Editorials Editor

Looking for the chance to make history? What organizers are calling the People's Climate March will be held in the streets of Manhattan, New...  Read More »

September 17, 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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Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Biruk Negash, People Editor

This is my third year teaching at AHS I attended AHS I went to the University of Virginia I grew up in Alexandria, Virginia My...  Read More »

October 17, 2014 • 0 comments

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