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Talkin' with Thonny
Thonny Anwar, Academics Editor • November 18, 2020

Dear Thonny, I’m struggling to balance my time between studying and rest. When I sleep instead of study, my grades suffer because I don’t know the material. When I study instead of sleep, my grades still suffer because I’m so tired I can’t focus. I don’t...

Class rank is becoming a thing of the past
Class rank is becoming a thing of the past
Thonny Anwar and Daniela Dosen November 18, 2020

Class ranks are a numerical system that organizes students in a graduating class based on their grades. Colleges will oftentimes ask students for these, although for students of AHS this is not mandatory to fill out because the school does not provide these rankings....

Basketball players stay in shape amid Covid-19 safety protocols
Sydney Long, Staff Writer • November 26, 2020

Due to coronavirus, many sports have been delayed. It is very difficult to refrain from touching others when playing contact sports like football, volleyball, field hockey, basketball, etc. so keeping from playing sports is probably the best way to stay away from...

Students react to the NFC (L)east
Andrew Nields, Staff writer • November 18, 2020

The NFC East, a National Football League conference consisting of the Washington Football Team, the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants, and the Philadelphia Eagles, has experienced drastically low performance this season. With the league still holding games...

ACDC comes out with new album
ACDC comes out with new album
Nareg Boghosian, Staff Writer • November 23, 2020

Renowned Australian rock band AC/DC makes a comeback after releasing their latest single Shot in the Dark. The single teases the band’s upcoming album Power Up that is yet to be released internationally. The album retains only the contributions of some sole...

The Mandalorian kicks off new season
The Mandalorian kicks off new season
Tyler Foti, Staff Writer • November 20, 2020

Mandalorian was an instant fan favorite when it was released in late 2019 leaving fans of the show wanting more. Despite the ongoing public health crisis, the Star Wars TV show created by Jon Favreau finished filming before everything shut down earlier this year....

Running a business during COVID-19
Sydney Long November 24, 2020

Senior Fauzah Kargbo began her journey with hair at just nine years old when she began practicing on dolls and eventually moved on to family members and others. Doing hair became a passion of hers; however, the passion came from the rest of her family considering...

Q & A with Rakan Alqadi
Q & A with Rakan Alqadi
Eldana Mengistu, Staff Writer • November 22, 2020

Q: When and why did you start your business? A: I started reselling sneakers in May of 2020. I got into the business because I enjoyed sneakers and I wanted to find a way to make money while including something I like. Q: How do you make a profit? A: Most...

Número de homicidios femenino sube en México
Brenda Huamani and Jensi Ralon February 25, 2020

Según estadísticas recientes dadas por el gobierno mexicano, el número de mujeres asesinadas en México se ha aumentado en gran medida a lo largo de los años. Recientemente,...

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Junior Jairo Terceros travels from Bolivia to the United States
Uyen Huynh, International Editor • November 17, 2020

Junior Jairo Terceros immigrated from Cochabamba, Bolivia, to the United States in 2004. He was only a small child when he and his family immigrated...

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What is going on with holiday traditions?
Sereene Darwiesh November 24, 2020

Family traditions are a staple during the holidays. Whether it’s having a big dinner with your loved ones on Christmas or watching the Macy's parade, they are arguably the...

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This winter, stay on the lookout for SAD
This winter, stay on the lookout for SAD
Mary Endalkachew, Staff Writer • November 26, 2020

During these cold winter months, students may start to have trouble focusing in class and getting sleep. Some people may call this the winter blues, but it may be a much more...

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Teachers can’t seem to catch a break
Fatima Sayed Eltayeb, Editorials Editor • November 18, 2020

Since the return to school, many students have struggled to adjust to the aspects of virtual learning, workload and time management. What about teachers? We fail to realize...

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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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The Online Edition of the Annandale High School Newspaper.
The Online Edition of the Annandale High School Newspaper.