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Atoms Writing Center Accepts New Tutor Applicants
Rodshi Taibayah, Staff Writer • November 30, 2022

On Wed, Nov. 2nd, students who filled out the new tutor applications for the Atoms Writing Center received an email letting them know of their acceptance. Interests meetings for applying to the Annadale Writing center were scheduled during the end of Oct., and...

Have teachers become less lenient with student mental health?
Sereene Darwiesh, Health editor • October 26, 2022

It’s no doubt that last year there was a heavy emphasis on mental health coming back from Covid. Many teachers began the year telling students their new policies which included considerable policies that were set to help students during any mental battles...

Un invierno con muchas salpicaduras de agua
Un invierno con muchas salpicaduras de agua
Hamza Qamar, Staff Writer • November 30, 2022

El inicio de la temporada de natación y buceo de Atoms es el viernes 2 de diciembre contra Fall Church High School, lo cual es excelente para nosotros. El equipo de niños tuvo una gran temporada el año pasado manteniendo el 3er lugar en el Distrito, mientras...

Senior Nathan Tran dives into the 2022 season.
Swim starts 2022 season
Hamza Qamar, Co. Sports editor • November 30, 2022

The start of the Atoms Swim and Dive season is on Friday, Dec. 2, against Fall Church High School.. The AHS boys team had a great season last year holding onto 3rd place in District, whereas the girls started a little slow last year. They finished in 5th place,...

Senior Jenna Saykhamphone performs at a concert in 2021.
Orchestra prepares for winter concert
David Sewall, Editor in Chief • November 30, 2022

AHS orchestra has been hard at work over the past month to prepare for their upcoming concert on Dec. 7. This will be the second concert held by the AHS orchestra this year, and one that they will look to build on strides made in their first concert to take their...

An Anticipating Roller Coaster- Lost in Translation
An Anticipating Roller Coaster- Lost in Translation
Rodshi Taibayah, Staff Writer • November 30, 2022

While not an extremely melodramatic story, Lost in Translation is an ongoing drama based webtoon focusing on a hypothetical idol group named MAYHEM working under an entertainment group. Lost in Translation revolves around members of MAYHEM but particularly, an...

How to stay protected during flu season
October 26, 2022

With the yearly flu season approaching, it is important to be aware of how to stay protected and avoid the flu to the best of your ability.  The first way to stay protected is by avoiding close contact. This method was widely used during the pandemic to...

Who am I?
Who am I?
October 13, 2022

I was born in..  Boston, Massachusetts. I went to school at..  Tufts University (Undergraduate) & Boston University (Master's) What are some of your favorite movies/books/tv-shows .. My *current* my favorite book is Dune by Frank Herbert, Breaking...

“Días Verdes” terminan para lacrosse
“Días Verdes” terminan para lacrosse
David Sewall, Sports Editor • December 15, 2021

Los días verdes de lacrosse concluyeron la semana pasada, poniendo fin a la preparación de los átomos para la temporada 2022. Los entrenamientos se llevaron a cabo los...

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China zero covid policy ends with protest and violence
Johnny Tran, Staff Writer • November 30, 2022

Recently protests erupted in China about the zero covid policy with hundreds of protesters shouting “Step down Xi Jinping '', “Step down communist...

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Student Activist Spotlight: Junior Rahaf Bahr
Student Activist Spotlight: Junior Rahaf Bahr
Aya Al-Ariqi, In-Depth Editor • November 30, 2022

Q: Why do you consider yourself a student activist? A: I consider myself a student activist because I am always willing to learn to be more open minded about certain topics...

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How to stay protected during flu season
October 26, 2022

With the yearly flu season approaching, it is important to be aware of how to stay protected and avoid the flu to the best of your ability.  The first way to stay...

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Letter to the Editor: Principal Derose
Letter to the Editor: Principal Derose
Shane Gomez, Editorials Editors • November 30, 2022

As principal, it is important that I stay informed about issues that are top of mind among our students, our families, and our community. And right now, it seems that high...

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Open Road: Restaurant Review
Open Road: Restaurant Review
Aya Al-Ariqi, Staff Writer • May 11, 2022

Open Road is a popular restaurant and bar in Falls Church, right down the road from the always populated Mosaic Center. From the food to the decor, this restaurant is...

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