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Sports

Gymnastics getting ready for the season

Luke Elkins, Sports Editor

November 20, 2017

After a last place finish in the district last year, the gymnastics team will be looking to improve their performances this year. Their season begins on Dec. 1 with a meet against Fairfax High School. Senior...

Swim suiting up for success

Alexander Burita, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017

Annandale Swim has been preparing and training hard in practice, as they look to win the Gunston District, the new district this year that all Annandale sports were placed in. “Expectations for this...

Senior superstar Allen Kokilananda looks to lead wrestling to victory this season

Elias Moura, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017

As November rolls around the corner, fall sports come to an end and winter sports begin. Senior Allen Kokilananda will be looking to lead the wrestling team to a strong season. How did you discover...

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 maintain grades over break

Jessica Salisbury, Academics Editor

November 22, 2017No Comments

As the holidays approach, school may start to seem less important to students and their grades may take a backseat. With all of the excitement that comes with winter holid...

IB Spotlight: Marina Chen performs outside of class

Jessica Salisbury, Academics Editor

November 22, 2017No Comments

How do you keep up with your academics and social life? A lot of my friends are in the same extracurricular activities as I am, and for those who aren’t I make special...

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

October 23, 2017

FCPS helps students manage time with online classes

October 23, 2017

The secret to getting good grades

October 23, 2017

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Health

What you need to know about protein powder

Jamileh Hamadeh, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017No Comments

Protein powder is used by many of our annandale students. Senior, Ian Marburger, is one of them. “I started using protein powder around the same time I started lifting...

Going meatless

Going meatless

By Khadija Ahmed, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017No Comments

Thanksgiving is customarily associated with turkey and has been for centuries on end, dating back to 1621 during which colonist William Bradford noted in his journal of others...

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...

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