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Best study spots around Annandale for upcoming exams
Best study spots around Annandale for upcoming exams
Morgan Milman, Academics Editor • May 21, 2024

George Mason Regional Library Pros: Open until 9pm Mon-Wed, close to AHS, quiet Cons: Closes earlier Thu-Sun TOUS les JOURS Pros: Open until 12am daily food/drinks, background noise Cons: Can be noisy, crowded at times Breeze Bakery Cafe Pros: Open until...

Summer reading that doesnt suck
Summer reading that doesn't suck
Morgan Milman, Academics Editor • May 21, 2024

Many high schoolers have not read a book for pleasure in years. Find joy in reading again with these books for all different types of readers. Need a quick read to get back into it? Do you enjoy coming of age stories with real, relatable issues. Then read the...

Student athletes from the Girls LAC team line up to introduce their teammates at a regular season game
Academics impact on sports at Annandale high school
Jason Perloff and Leo Marzigliano May 20, 2024

Pairing sports and academics is very common in high school students, but how are students balancing practice and game schedules? “Student athlete”. This is the term to describe a student who participates in school sports. Coaches and teachers will always...

Seniors Quang Bui and Keane Ong set up to serve a point in practice, 04/26
Atoms tennis serves up strong chemistry
Andrew McGee, Staff Writer • April 30, 2024

The boys and girls tennis teams have had a challenging start to the season with both squads sitting at a 2-10 record.  Tennis is more than just a physical battle at the net, and is much more of a mental game than people think.  Senior Keane Ong says his biggest...

Upcoming A24 films
Anderson Guzman, Staff Writer • May 21, 2024

A24 is a film and television production company based in Manhattan and was founded in 2012. Its films have had a major influence on the film and entertainment industry, and is known primarily for their productions authenticity and creativity, knowingly pushing...

Fiona Apple and Bjork are not just angry women
Anderson Guzman, Staff Writer • May 21, 2024

Two influential women have emerged as trailblazers, expressing their sentiments through raw and  uncensored lyrics, accompanied by unique and ethereal vocalizations. coming from different corners of the globe, Fiona Apple McAfee-Maggart, born on September 13,...

Mathis teaches last weeks from Uruguay
Mathis teaches last weeks from Uruguay
Morgan Milman, Academics Editor • May 21, 2024

​​Kathleen Mathis has been blazing the education trail lately. As a recent recipient of a Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program award, Mathis will soon travel to Uruguay to meet students and teachers, visit schools of all ages, and get an understanding...

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...

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Estres al final del trimestre
Nathalie Alvarenga November 27, 2023

No importa si es el primer, segundo, tercer o cuarto trimestre, cuando llega el final del trimestre puede ser estresante tanto para los estudiantes como para los profesores....

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Finding cultural inspiration in the media
Christina Abouzeki and Sadiksha Gurung April 30, 2024

In our increasingly digital world, social media, particularly platforms like TikTok, have become a primary avenue for self-expression within various communities....

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Club spotlight: Green Atoms
Nathalie Alvarenga, Staff Writer • May 20, 2024

Green atoms is Annadale environmental club that has been around for multiple years helping advance the sustainability of the community. Their great efforts and dedication...

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How does the start of school affect your mental health?
Nathalie Alvarenga November 27, 2023

Starting school back up can be difficult for some students. It's often hard for students to manage their time well and balance their outside school activity and responsibilities....

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Killing time with the Times
Killing time with the Times
Aya Al-Ariqi, Editorials Editor • April 24, 2024

Nobody likes the idea of young adults melting their brains through the screens of their phones, but what if they were using those same screens to exercise their minds? Since...

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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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