The A-Blast

There’s more to life than death

Jamileh Hamadeh, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017

Filed under Editorials, In-Depth

In recent years, the problem of suicide has become evident, especially with teenagers. The act of suicide has made its way into popular T.V. shows and novels which have a wide reach and influence on the teenage population. 12.5%...

The problem with Sarahah

Yabi Bereket, Lifestyles Editor

August 31, 2017

Filed under Editorials

As of recent, the highly used app Sarahah, has been climbing its way up to the top of the Apple Store and Google Play Store charts, and the hype will not be dying down anytime soon.As of recent, the highly used app Sarahah, has...

Freshman survival guide

Freshman survival guide

August 31, 2017

Commercials or controversy?

Suad Mohamed, Editorials Edior

August 30, 2017

Filed under Editorials

Television, radio stations, social media, and websites-- commercials are everywhere. While viewing advertisements for things like shampoo and cologne, it seems like companies are advertising hyper masculinity, misogyny, and unrealistic...

Charlottesville starts to heal

Suad Mohamed, Editorials Editor

August 30, 2017

Filed under Editorials

On Aug. 11, the white supremacist group Unite the Right organized a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Attendees came from various states and brought Confederate...

Schools should close for Eid

Suad Mohamed, Editorials Editor

August 30, 2017

Filed under Editorials

As the school year begins, most students are worried about summer assignments, sports and new teachers. Some are concerned about another issue: Eid. While it is more likely to fall on Saturday, Sept. 2, there is a possibility...

Why BTS’ BBMA win is important

Suad Mohamed, Editorials Editor

June 12, 2017

Filed under Editorials

Korean group BTS recently won the Billboard Music Award for Top Social Artist. Their hashtag, '#BTSBBMAS,' was retweeted over 300 million times. The group, which consists of seven members, made history as the first k-pop artists...

New SOL testing policy is unfair

Suad Mohamed, Editorials Editor

June 12, 2017

Filed under Editorials

As the school year finishes up, students are seen stressing about SOLs and finals as studying becomes overwhelming. This year, a new policy was introduced that would combine SOLs and finals. The policy acts as an incentive...

Stop exposing personal data

Suad Mohamed, Editorials Editor

June 12, 2017

Filed under Editorials

When local news stations in Harris County, Texas  spread that a teacher had named one of her students with the superlative of "Most Likely to Become a Terrorist," the Internet got ahold of the story and went into a frenzy. Proclaimed...

Is Prom discriminatory

Ruth Mekonnen, Editorials Editor

May 23, 2017

Filed under Editorials

Imagine planning and fundraising for an event for years only to find out that you can't go. This is what happened to senior Bintu Brangura and many other Muslim senior girls. "When I heard that Ramadan was going to be early...

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