The A-Blast

Video games are a form of online gambling

Luke Elkins, Staff Writer

May 28, 2019

In recent years, many video games have turned to new approaches to make more money. One thing many game developers have done to increase their profits is to introduce microtransactions. However, this is a problem in its own right. Many...

Should the last month of school matter to students?

Jane Elkins, Editorials Editor

May 28, 2019

Every student, parent, and teacher knows that the last month of school is a joke. Students watch movies, play games, and sit around on their phones and get nothing done. This is why I believe that the last month of school is excessive...

New system for college applications

Henry Hoang, Staff Writer

May 28, 2019

By 2020, the College Board will expand the use of a student’s socioeconomic disadvantages or advantages against them regarding their SAT scores. Many colleges say they want to admit more applicants who are socioeconomically...

Junior Emily Shawish works at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Shawish works on Sundays every other week.  “I really like working at the aquarium,” Shawish said, “It is a lot of fun working with the animals and talking with people.”

Teens: Get a job

May 28, 2019

Senior problems with obligations

Tyler Plank, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

We’ve all broken or lost something. It happens. Every year, students lose some sort of equipment that is borrowed from the school. When a student does break or lose something, they have to pay for it, these are called obligations....

European Union passes controversial copyright law

Luke Elkins, Editorials Editor

April 8, 2019

The future of the Internet in Europe faces a lot of uncertainty after the European Parliament passed Article 13, which sets new copyright restrictions in place on a lot of content. Essentially, it means sites such as YouTube,...

Senioritis plagues students

Elias Moura, Editorials Editor

March 20, 2019

As the second semester rolls through the school year, many students are starting to show effects of the dreaded “senioritis”. It’s the time of year when students, reflect lazier and decreased performance in school. Students...

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