The A-Blast

New proposal to increase smoking age to 21

Jane Elkins, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

Everyone knows about the recent “Vape Epidemic” that has invaded high schools all over the country. It’s not really surprising that new legislation was proposed to raise the legal age to consume tobacco from 18 to 21. But...

The media should wait to cover sexual assault allegations

Luke Elkins, Editorials Editor

February 28, 2019

Major political sexual assault cases have been all over the news recently. Justin Fairfax, lieutenant governor of Virginia, is currently facing sexual assault allegations dating to his college years in the early 2000s from two...

Waste of a vote

Waste of a vote

February 28, 2019

Calls for Northam to resign have increased amid the release of a yearbook photo.

Governor feeling the heat

February 5, 2019

Pro/Con: How is technology affecting society?

Elias Moura and Luke Elkins

February 5, 2019

Technology has bettered society Technology has evolved since the beginning of time to better human life. Through the 20th and 21st century, technology has evolved in an exponential rate. In no way has the problems of technology ou...

Will FCPS get more snow days?

Marian Osman, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

FCPS has already had two missed school day for the school year 2018-2019. On November 15, 2018, FCPS closed schools because of weather conditions the snow had caused. The other missed school day is January 14, 2019, also becau...

Brexit: Two years later

Abel Samson, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

The exit part in “Brexit” is taking far too long as the negotiations have reached the one year mark. I agree with the United Kingdom leaving the union, however I disagree with some of the reasons behind leaving. The European...

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