The A-Blast

Students react to New York bombing

Jamileh Hamadeh, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017

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On December 11, 2017, at around 7:20 AM a suicide attacker detonated a pipe bomb that was strapped to his chest right in the busiest subway station in Manhattan, New York. Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old from Bangladesh, used a homemade...

How to spot fake news with 6 easy tips

Khadija Ahmed, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017

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Fake news has increasingly become a fixture on social media and online. The rate at which these stories are being shares is increasing, and sometimes readers rarely discover that the stories are fake. They can have real-life consequences...

The war against false information

Kimberly Vaides, In-Depth Editor

December 12, 2017

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In the past few months, the topic of fake news has risen and tensions are high on what is fake and fiction now. A sense of trust has been lost in our media, press, public figures and in journalists. Now we must ask ourselves,...

When fiction becomes fact

Casey Nguyen, In-Depth Editor

December 12, 2017

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The line between fiction and fact is blurring and growing narrow. It is a known fact that journalists should only report the truth. Nevertheless, as of recently, journalism has become a source for writers of fiction to misshape...

Fake news prominent in today’s society

Jamileh Hamadeh, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017

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Fake news is widely spread around the world. Fake news is written and published to mislead audiences. This is can be recognized easily so you can tell whether it is true or not. First, you should always check the source to make...

Give video games a try

Jamileh Hamadeh, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017

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Video games can be for de-stressing, fun, or played when bored. Many people around the world play video games. Some more than others. A lot of games that recently came out have been addicting to some teens. Video games that ca...

Gaming industry making “money moves”

Casey Nguyen, In-Depth Editor

November 19, 2017

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With their vibrant colors and expressive sounds, video games immediately captivate and feed the appetites of game players. Games are about business being both a form of art and entertainment. The dynamic landscape of the vide...

Addicted, but happy

Kimberly Vaides, In-Depth Editor

November 19, 2017

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At times like a free period and during class, students can be seen playing video games from something as simple as Poptropica to Halo. To those who are unfamiliar with the massive enjoyment of video games, many wonder how thes...

Video games do more good than harm

Hasan Royer, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017

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“Get off of that screen; your brains will turn into mush!” We’ve heard it all before. This is a common phrase stated by our parents and teachers. Contrary to the traditional belief of gaming being merely an addictive sour...

Marijuana users misunderstood

Casey Nguyen, In-Depth Editor

October 27, 2017

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Your eyes are closed, and the music is on. The joint is passed, and you inhale.   If there’s one thing marijuana is good for, it is being inexplicably tied to people’s identities and how others perceive them.Wh...

Should marijuana be legalized? NO

Kimberly Vaides, In-Depth Editor

October 19, 2017

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It could be argued that the legalization of marijuana would increase the number of people who use it, whether it be for medical or other uses. According to CNBC, marijuana is the most commonly abused illegal drug in the Unite...

Should marijuana be legalized? YES

Casey Nguyen, In-Depth Editor

October 19, 2017

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How did we end up in a society of such inequality? We live in a society where the two most damaging drugs, alcohol and tobacco, are legal. Whereas marijuana is still not accepted today, despite not having a single death ever recorded. Facts...

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