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Prom dress codes have got to go

Kimberly Vaides, In-Depth Editor

April 28, 2017

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Prom is right around the corner. In just more than a month away, girls are scrambling to get their glamourous dresses, as guys try to find both a date and suitable suit. In terms are getting ready, girls can have the harder time ...

Dress for yourself

Ruth McKonnen, In-Depth Editor

April 28, 2017

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Clothes are a form of expression. We are able to showcase our personalities and our true selves through our clothing. However, clothing is also subjective. When we are constantly told to dress appropriately, we can’t help but...

Dress for integrity

Kimberly Vaides, In-Depth Editor

April 28, 2017

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School fashion has evolved throughout the years into our modern fashion trends, introducing new revealing clothing and style. Looking in the halls, you can spot various dress code violations which are just the latest trends and ...

Student survey results

Ruth Mekonnnen, In-Depth Editor

April 6, 2017

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The A-Blast distributed 200 surveys on March 7 during Pride Time. In the survey, students were asked to answer a series of questions relating to cheating. The results were surprising considering that more than half the students...

Why students cheat

Kimberly Vaides, In-Depth Editor

April 6, 2017

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How many times have you been asked "What was on the test?" "Is it easy?" "What exactly do I need to study for?" Or perhaps, you were the one asking these questions. The truth is, cheating is occurring all the time in every grade...

To Snitch or Not to Snitch

Yabi Bereket, Staff Writer

April 5, 2017

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Cheating on tests or homework is an act which has no toleration anywhere, especially college. We're only a couple years away from college, and to have a strike on your record for cheating could ultimately affect your chance of...

Should teens date in high school? -No

Yabi Bereket and Kimberly Vaides, Staff Writer and In-Depth Editor

February 21, 2017

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A relationship is between two individuals who devote time, commitment, share their difficulties and happiness with one another. Can you imagine sharing a part of your life while trying to get your life together? A relation...

Should teens date in high school -Yes

Casey Nguyen, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017

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Love and attraction can be strange and mysterious concepts, particularly while you are in high school. We are still in the prime years of our lives, barely understanding the true meanings of intimacy and responsibility. Our who...

The fault in our stars

Anonymous, Special to The A-Blast

February 21, 2017

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His words etched within my mind; "you make it seem like you did nothing even though you basically did everything to ruin what I had with you." It is engraved with his forgotten promise of "I'll never hurt or leave you." F...

What makes you beautiful

Casey Nguyen, Staff writer

January 26, 2017

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When looking at ourselves in the mirror, most of us worry. Either it is occasionally or frequently, there is always something about our body that we would like to change. Maybe “I’m too skinny.” “I’m too short.” “My br...

How distractions can affect our reactions

Casey Nguyen, Staff writer

January 26, 2017

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For most adults, driving is like second nature. Just like breathing, it has become a natural instinct that they don’t think about when completing. For teenagers, like ourselves, driving is a whole new experience that we have yet to ...

Media and its impact on our body image

Ruth Mekonnen, In-Depth Editor

December 16, 2016

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There are more than 318 million people in the United States. 318 million different faces, body types, cultures, personalities, and yet none of this is evident while watching movies, commercials or TV shows. That's So Raven,...

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