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Sports

Get to know Coach Gilreath, new varsity basketball coach

Khadija Ahmed, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

Deidrich Gilreath is the upcoming varsity basketball coach. He grew up in South Arlington in Virginia, attended Wakefield High School and then Norfolk State University, He began coaching high school b...

Hawks defeat Atoms

Ave Clyburn, Staff Writer

October 29, 2017

Friday night’s last home football game of the season was a game like no other. Annandale’s class of 1966 alumni came to see the game and had reserved spots in the bleachers. Class of 66’ graduate Ste...

In-Depth

Gaming industry making “money moves” Inbox x

Casey Nguyen, In-Depth Editor

November 19, 2017No Comments

With their vibrant colors and expressive sounds, video games immediately captivate and feed the appetites of game players. Games are about business being both a form of a...

Addicted, but happy

Kimberly Vaides, In-Depth Editor

November 19, 2017No Comments

At times like a free period and during class, students can be seen playing video games from something as simple as Poptropica to Halo. To those who are unfamiliar with the ...

Video games do more good than harm

November 19, 2017

“Get off of that screen; your brains will turn into...

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International

The Independence of Catalonia

Erik Rivas-Martinez, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017No Comments

Recently, a city in Spain has wanted their independence. This city is Catalonia. Spain has been gripped by a constitutional crisis since a vote that was held earlier this...

Immigrant Stories: Coming to America

October 25, 2017

Organizations internationally-minded

Organizations internationally-minded

October 25, 2017

Student’s family affected by Hurricane Irma

September 26, 2017

Exchange student becomes an Atom

September 26, 2017

Sophomore Samantha Rodriguez travels to Cancun, Mexico

September 4, 2017

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Academics

Students visit George Mason University’s College Fair

Pablo Gamarra, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017No Comments

On October 10, 2017, The Alcanza College Fair was held at the EagleBank Arena at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. There were 150 colleges including military organization...

IB Spotlight: Amy Han is more than just an explorer

Jessica Salisbury, Academics Editor

October 23, 2017No Comments

How do you keep up with your academics and social life? To keep up with my academics and my social life I write all the tasks I need to complete in my agenda. I also use m...

FCPS helps students manage time with online classes

Kavi Shamdin, Academics Editor

October 23, 2017No Comments

Sleeping in and getting your work done on your own time seems like a dream, right? Well, this option is open for all high school students. “Although some classes are only ...

The secret to getting good grades

October 23, 2017

PSAT score report worth the price?

October 13, 2017

IB Students visit Ford’s Theatre

IB Students visit Ford’s Theatre

October 13, 2017

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Health

What do the cancer ribbons represent?

Rachel Shogren, Health Editor

October 25, 2017No Comments

Breast Cancer After the first Susan G. Komen walk in 1991, they distributed pink ribbons to patients and survivors and it stuck. Pediatric Cancer In 1990, The...

Things to watch out for this Halloween

Things to watch out for this Halloween

Jamileh Hamadeh, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017No Comments

Halloween is just around the corner. Here are some things to watch out for during this year’s halloween that can be very serious. Halloween can be very fun yet very dangerous...

My mother’s battle with breast cancer

My mother’s battle with breast cancer

Ayah Rababeh, Special to The A-Blast

October 25, 20171 Comment

Before I was born my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Once she had me, she overcame her diagnosis. A couple years later- around mid 2008- I sat on the stairs of ou...

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