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Talkin' with Thonny - Not a copycat
Thonny Anwar, Academics Editor • April 28, 2021

Dear Thonny, I have a serious problem with one of my friends. They seem to only call me when they need to copy my school work. Unless they need answers to homework, classwork, or even a test, they never seem to think about me. I don’t know what to do. I am...

Where are our seniors going to college?
Where are our seniors going to college?
Daniela Dosen, Staff Writer • April 28, 2021

Kalkedan Malefia Q: What college will you be attending next year? A: I chose George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia because they gave me a really good scholarship. COVID was also a big factor in my decision. With the world being so unpredictable, I wanted...

Students react to 2021 NFL Draft
Students react to 2021 NFL Draft
Leon Arceo, Staff Writer • May 5, 2021

The NFL draft is a special moment where athletes get to see their years of hard work finally pay off and help their newfound organization. The 2021 NFL Draft took place from April 29 to May 1.  Due to the ongoing pandemic, last year’s NFL Draft was held completely...

Senior Madison Cruz commits to Ferrum College to continue playing soccer
Class of 2021 star athletes commit to college
Andrew Nields and Alex Burita April 28, 2021

As the final athletic season of the year is underway with the start of spring sports, many seniors are making final decisions on where to continue their education.  Across all atoms sports, there are many athletes who have been recruited to continue playing...

The addictive effects of TikTok in AHS students
The addictive effects of TikTok in AHS students
Mary Endalkachew, Staff Writer • May 3, 2021

TikTok, otherwise known in China as Douyin, has become one of the most popular social networking sites among teens. The app is used to make short videos up to one minute long about any and everything. Genres of TikTok include comedy, dance, art, beauty, sports...

Slime Language 2 impresses
Slime Language 2 impresses
Tyler Foti, Staff Writer • April 23, 2021

Young Thug and YSL Records dropped the highly anticipated Slime Language 2, after almost two years since his last project So Much Fun released in August 2019. On Monday, April 12, Thug took to his instagram to post a picture of him and the YSL family teasing the...

This issue’s staff member is History teacher Timothy Kelly!
Who am I? - Issue 6
Elena Leopold, People Editor • May 6, 2021

I was born in... Annapolis, MD I went to school at... DeMatha Catholic High School, Brown University (BA) and the University of MD (MA and PhD) What are some of your favorite movie/book/TV shows? Books: Beneath a Scarlet Sky, Symphony for the City of the...

AHS student opens resin shop, Sydney’s Studio
AHS student opens resin shop, Sydney’s Studio
Sydney Long, Staff writer • May 4, 2021

After being quarantined for almost a year I felt like my life was becoming so repetitive.  Wake up, eat, join class, work, sleep and repeat. I felt like I was missing something and was getting very bored of my everyday life. Surprisingly social media helped...

Esta imagen muestra una mesa llena de comida para el Día de Acción de Gracias, la comida varia del típico americano, puré de papa, ha los platanitos hispanos.
Celebrando Accion De Gracias
Leon Arceo, staff writer • November 18, 2020

La temporada de otoño significa un tiempo en el cual los días son más cortos y fríos, las hojas de los árboles se caen y las familias se unen para festejar el dia de...

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Junior Uyen Huynh emigrates from Vietnam to the United States
Uyen Huynh, International Editor • April 27, 2021

I immigrated to the United States with my parents in 2008. I was born in Vietnam and lived there for about five years before we moved here. One of...

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Enjoy the warm weather with these activities
Sereene Darwiesh, Staff Writer • April 29, 2021

With summer just around the corner, there are tons of fun outdoor activities that you can do with family and friends! It’s important to get out and be active, so make sure...

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The history behind Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Blen Hailu, Staff Writer • April 27, 2021

April 2021 officially marks the 20th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.  The goal for this month is more than just bringing awareness to the...

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Students don’t want to take finals
Fatima Sayed Eltayeb, Editorials Editor • April 28, 2021

The best part of the school year is the end of it. Almost every student looks forward to the end of the school year and the beginning of summer break. By the time June...

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A margarita pizza
Pizza Policy misses the mark
Abdul Siddique, Staff Writer • December 3, 2020

Pizza Policy is a restaurant located in D.C. For breakfast, this restaurant serves burritos, sandwiches and cookies. For dinner and lunch, they serve pizza, salads, hoagies,...

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