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  • Drake releases Views

    Drake releases Views

    Kirk Lindberg, Special to the A-Blast

    May 27, 2016

    After a prolific 2015 dominated by the well-received mixtape If You're Reading This It's Too Late and the Future collaboration What A Time To Be Alive, Toronto-born rapper Aubrey Drake Graham releases his long-anticipated full-fledged album, Views. Previously named Views From the 6, Views builds upon on a similar formula Drake used ... READ MORE »»

  • Rebecca Kindling, Special to A-Blast

    May 19, 2016

    On March 28th I visited the Renwick Art Gallery in DC. I had heard from many people and saw on social media that the museum was extremely interesting and cool. The Renwick Gallery was recently closed and renovated. There now are nine exhibits, a few of which are a little odd, but still wonderfully crafted. When walking... READ MORE »»

  • Are SOL’s Necessary for Students to Take?

    Are SOL’s Necessary for Students to Take?

    Amani Muntu and Almaz Abedje

    May 18, 2016

    Yes At the end of every school year, students all over Virginia from grades 3 to 12, begin reviewing for standardized tests. These tests are necessary because they are a reflection of Virginia public schools as a whole and how well teachers prepare students throughout the course of the school year. Although the SOL (Standar... READ MORE »»

    To graduate with a Standard Diploma, a student must earn at least six verified credits by passing end-of-course SOL tests or other assessments approved by the Board of Education.

  • Aaron Boyd commits to Virginia Tech

    Aaron Boyd commits to Virginia Tech

    Ryan Gammon and Almaz Abedje

    May 18, 2016

    As the class of 2016 decides on where they will continue their academic careers, one senior in particular has chosen to also elongate his athletic career. Senior Aaron Boyd has officially committed to swim for the Division 1 team of the Virginia Polytechnic and State University Hokies of Blacksburg, Virginia. Despite knowing... READ MORE »»

    Boyd looks at his first place time after his race at regionals.

    Photo courtesy of Aaron Boyd

  • Throwback Prom Experience

    Throwback Prom Experience

    Sheila Aguirre and Lucie Lefbom

    May 18, 2016

    Prom was vastly different in 1983 than it was now in 2016. As the years have passed, prom has become more of a luxurious event. 20 years ago, prom was usually held in a gym, where as now it is held in much nicer places such as hotels and even cruises. "I only paid $20 for prom tickes for both me and my prom date," business ... READ MORE »»

    Dwyer attending prom in 1983 at West Springfield High School.

Teens getting famous over nothing

Teens getting famous over nothing

Aseal Saed, Editorials Editor

as all that was heard in the halls a few weeks ago. It all started from a series of snapchat videos of 15-year-old Joshua Holz filming his friend, Daniel Lara, as he yells ...  Read More »

May 18, 2016 • 0 comments

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Supreme Court hearing affects Annandale

Supreme Court hearing affects Annandale

Kimberly Vaides, In-Depth Editor

This summer, the Supreme Court is expected to reach a verdict on the controversial topic of illegal immigration. President Obama’s executive action would give benefits to...  Read More »

May 18, 2016 • 0 comments

Teachers offer differing opinions on SOLs

Rachel Shogren and Halley Thadeus

SOLs are stressful for every student, but the real stress falls on the teachers. Some teachers don't agree with how the tests are written, "I don't like how the SOL e...  Read More »

May 18, 2016 • 0 comments

To graduate with a Standard Diploma, a student must earn at least six verified credits by passing end-of-course SOL tests or other assessments approved by the Board of Education.

Are SOL’s Necessary for Students to Take?

May 18, 2016

Issue 10 Sudoku Answers

May 16, 2016

IB English students prepare for IOCs

February 2, 2016

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