The A-Blast

Restaurant Review: Carlyle’s Crushes the Competition

Katie Pope, Weekend Editor

October 6, 2018

  Great American Restaurants may own 12 similar restaurants in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, but Carlyle’s is a unique and special place. It is a semi-formal American Bistro restaurant that is vegetarian and ...

The Hard Work Behind Leadership

Wenslie T. Kodua, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018

When an event is upcoming or in the progress of being prepared, students of leadership set out to seek information as to what students of AHS are interested in.   Behind the scenes do you as a student ever wonder about the thou...

Uber Eats is unnecessary and overrated

Casey Nguyen and Tyler Plank

September 30, 2018

Many were surprised to discover that Uber Eats deliveries are prohibited from campus. The result of this discovery was massive criticism and backlash towards not only the school administration, but practically any teacher who...

Giving teachers guns is not the right way to deter potential attacks on schools

Elias Moura, Editorials Editor

September 5, 2018

One of the major issues and debate topics being discussed in the country is the 2nd Amendment and gun debate. There’s no denying that 2018 has had a lot of school shootings; with over a dozen since the start of the year, including...

Schools need to ensure the mental health of their students

Luke Elkins, Editorials Editor

September 5, 2018

Students are affected by many mental health disorders daily. Stress, anxiety and depression affect many students and can make it hard to effectively function at times. It is important that students can seek out and receive help ...

Gen Z and Millennials are changing the real estate industry

Casey Nguyen, Casey Nguyen, and Casey Nguyen

July 24, 2018

Arrogant. Entitled. Disrespectful. Addict. These are all features that many regards in Gen Z and Millennials today. Nevertheless, what they do not understand is that these same arrogant and entitled brats are like ink: plain and b...

Students respond to the travel ban

Suad Mohamed, In-Depth Editor

July 14, 2018

On Jun. 26, many people were shocked as the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of Trump’s travel ban in a 5-4 decision. The ban, which has gone through multiple changes in the past year, prohibits people traveling...

Should the title of valedictorian be given to students?

Casey Nguyen, Managing Editor

May 23, 2018

As the end of their high school career comes closer, students begin to question their futures and their impact on the world. Unsure of where the road lies ahead, students often look for guidance and aspiration from their peers. As...

Annandale’s new crown JUUL

Casey Nguyen, Managing Editor

May 23, 2018

Watch out marijuana, there is a new drug in town, and it is sweeping through school hallways and bathrooms all across the country. The growth in popularity of JUUL’s, the latest e-cigarette device, throughout Fairfax County...

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