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Creative note-taking apps to try out
Creative note-taking apps to try out
Thonny Anwar, Academics Editor • October 22, 2020

Notability With Notability, students can record audio lessons while taking notes because of the innovative audio recording feature the app offers. There are many different variations of blank, ruled, and squared paper, all in standard portrait orientation....

Five steps to help with the college application
Five steps to help with the college application
Thonny Anwar, Academics Editor • October 22, 2020

Seniors and their families joined College & Career Specialist Princess Brown during the PTSA sponsored College Boot Camp on Oct.6. She talked about important aspects of applying to college during the pandemic. Jeannine Lalonde, Associate Dean of Admissions...

Athletics continues despite Covid
Athletics continues despite Covid
Nareg Boghosian, Staff Writer • October 2, 2020

Despite the COVID crisis FCPS currently faces, there is still hope for the athletics programs to save Fall 2020. Unfortunately, the iconic football games are not to be held this season leaving students and athletes to be devastated. Sports ranging from baseball...

The return of the Big Ten: What does it mean for college football?
The return of the Big Ten: What does it mean for college football?
David Sewall, Staff Writer • September 26, 2020

Following a meeting of all NCAA conference presidents, Kevin Warren, the commissioner of the Big Ten (the midwestern based conference), made an unprecedented announcement on Aug. 11: the conference would be shutting down all fall sports, including the highly anticipated...

Students go crazy for new BTS album
Students go crazy for new BTS album
Emily Ha, Staff Writer • October 21, 2020

The popular South Korean boy group BTS has recently announced the upcoming release of their fifth studio album, BE, on Nov. 20, 2020. This news has caused fans to react excitedly and it was well-received globally. BTS has proven to gain a massive following and...

Regal Cinemas shuts doors
Regal Cinemas shuts doors
Desmond Fitzgerald, Staff Writer • October 21, 2020

Regal Cinemas, the second largest movie theater chain in the United States, announced on Monday, Oct. 5 that they are shutting their doors indefinitely starting Oct. 8. Over 7,000 screens at over 500 Regal Cinemas locations went dark, after reopening less than...

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Students advocate for change through equity team
Khadija Ahmed, Co-Editor-in-Chief • October 8, 2020

The first Equity Team meeting started with senior and co-founder Jimmy Le persistently asking people to turn their cameras on through Zoom, hoping to foster a welcoming community rather than having to stare at 40 faceless names. “We have all noticed the inequities...

Kadijah Janneh performs a cultural Sierra Leon dance in traditional clothing during Heritage Night in 2019.
Growing up black in white America
Kadijah Janneh, Special to The A-Blast • February 28, 2020

Growing up the concept of racism was complex and odd to me at first. I knew that for reasons beyond my control, I would be treated a little differently from time to time, but that was all my little brain was able to grasp. As I grew up though, these concepts became...

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 Yofthae Hailu’s journey from Ethiopia to the United States
Uyen Huynh, International Editor • October 20, 2020

Junior Yofthae Hailu immigrated to the United States from Ethiopia in 2006 at the age of three. He immigrated to the U.S. with his family. Like...

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2020: an election year unlike any other
2020: an election year unlike any other
Sereene Darwiesh, Staff Writer • October 21, 2020

With Election Day fast approaching, coronavirus still posing a serious threat and people furious with the current administration, this election will be unique to say the least. As...

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How do Annandale Students plan on celebrating Halloween through a Pandemic?
Mary Endalkachew, Staff Writer • October 22, 2020

On any other normal Halloween night, kids would go door to door yelling “Trick or Treat!” While teenagers go to crowded Halloween parties and parents stay home excited...

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Modern day Holocaust
Fatima Sayed Eltayeb, Editorials Editor • October 21, 2020

After the Holocaust ended, we swore that nothing like it would ever happen again. Unfortunately, history has a way of repeating itself.  This time around, it’s not Jewish...

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Junior Lara Dib visited Lebanon last summer.
Students mourn canceled summer plans
Jamileh Hamadeh, Health Editor • May 16, 2020

Like many of us, junior Sarah Gonzalez was looking forward to her summer, free from schoolwork and full of sunlight. Now, due to the coronavirus running rampant, her plans...

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