The A-Blast

Community service is healthy for teens

Suad Mohamed, Editorials Editor

December 12, 2017

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Most students find community service to be something that they have to do. It is required to volunteer for government classes and the IB Middle Years Program Certificate. Many clubs and honor societies also require completing...

Tips to help with procrastination

Suad Mohamed, Editorials Editor

December 12, 2017

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Undoubtedly, everyone has suffered through a bout of not being able to do work.. Whether it’s due to being caught up with sports and other extracurricular activities or simply not being in the mood to do work in a timely fashion,...

Leave celebrities alone

Suad Mohamed, Editorials Editor

December 12, 2017

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Last month, Stranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard came under fire by fans of the show on Twitter. Why? Simply because he refused to greet fans who had waited for him outside of his hotel. Wolfhard cited the need for privacy as...

Celebrities are not role models

Ruth Mekonnen, Editorials Editor

November 30, 2017

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When Jelena, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, first began, he was singing “One Less Lonely Girl” to her at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special. Although he was only 15 years old, many fans were excited about...

Don’t murder for fashion

November 30, 2017

J.E.B. Stuart HS has been renamed Justice

Suad Mohamed, Editorials Editor

November 20, 2017

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For the past few years, all anyone talked about at J.E.B. Stuart High School was the possibility of the name being changed. The Fairfax County School Board finally made the right decision on Oct 26. and decided on a name: Justice...

How will Northam winning affect students?

Victor Torrico, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017

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With former Lieutenant Governor and Ralph Northam (D) winning the Virginia gubernatorial election, a lot of people are speculating about what changes will occur under his command. While most of his campaign had to do with immigration...

Teacher revamps classroom

Suad Mohamed, Editorials Editor

November 20, 2017

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Walk into Kathleen Mathis’ English classroom, and you will be surprised. Mathis has creatively changed her classroom from typical and boring to a lively and comfortable space. The interesting set up includes bright colored...

Do Halloween the respectful way

Suad Mohamed, Editorials Editor

October 31, 2017

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It’s Halloween night. Everyone is dressed up and excited to get candy. Sounds great and fun, right? But of course, there will always be that one person in a controversial costume. Nowadays, many disrespectful Halloween...

Late night with an angry Donald Trump

TJ GONZALEZ, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017

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Donald Trump loves his Twitter acoount. He absolutely loves it. He loves it in the morning, in the afternoon and especially before he goes to bed.   Trump has an absurd amount of late night tweets. He has tweeted comments about ...

Black is beautiful

Black is beautiful

October 27, 2017

Is it worth it to take subject tests?

Binqi Chen, Co-Editor in Chief

October 23, 2017

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While almost every single high school student applying to college will eventually take the SAT or the ACT, there is another standardized test that is often overlooked by most students: subject tests. The SAT Subject Tests,...

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