The A-Blast

Are we too desensitized?

Ruth Mekonnen, Editorials Editor

January 23, 2018

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On New Years Eve, Logan Paul, a Youtuber with a predominately young audience, posted a video of him at Aokigahara, a Japanese Suicide Forest. It wasn’t the filming of his adventure in the forest that caused the controversy,...

Oprah is the wrong choice

Oprah is the wrong choice

January 23, 2018

What one year of Donald Trump has been like

Suad Mohamed, Editorials Editor

January 23, 2018

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Though it’s hard to believe, it’s been one year since Donald Trump began his presidency. In this first year, his presidency has been plagued with accusations of election fraud, along with the fact that a majority of his original...

Why the MYP Project is pointless

Suad Mohamed, Editorials Editor

January 23, 2018

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Next week, after months of research and hard work, select sophomores will present their MYP Projects. The MYP Project, sometimes called the Passion Project, is a long term research project that sophomores work on through their...

The dangers of using social media

Suad Mohamed, Editorials Editor

January 23, 2018

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You wake up in the morning and you send a good morning picture to your Snapchat streaks. At lunch, you tweet about how tired you are and how you can’t wait for the school day to end. Then when you get home and post a silly...

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...

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