The A-Blast

Five tips with an IB candidate on how to survive the program

Christine Trieu, Special to The A-Blast

January 24, 2020

Since the time for students to choose their electives for next year is upon us, here are some tips to relieve your worries if you are still on the fence about doing IB. 1. Make IB friends Personally, I think that one of the...

AP vs. IB: what’s the difference?

Kristina Regmi, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

Many wonder what the difference is between the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the Advanced Placement (AP) program. Some may think that both of the programs are the same, while others may think one is better than the other....

Is IB English for everyone?

Siryet Girma, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

Many 11th and 12th grade students at Annandale High School are taking as many IB courses as they possibly can. Most are doing this for a GPA boost, to get challenged, and to get college credit so that they don’t have to take...

How many schools should you apply to?

Frances Montevilla, In-Depth Editor

October 22, 2019

Life as a high school senior is stressful enough, but when you add college applications on top of it, the well being of students can take a heavy toll. Yet, many have taken on the challenge of applying to a questionable amount...

Survival Guide for freshman year

Marian Osman, In-Depth Editor

September 18, 2019

“I wish I knew this when I was a freshman,” many upperclassmen say. Entering freshman year, one has probably heard several stories about high school experiences from a family member, friends, television shows or even online...

Freshman Orientation for Class of 2023

Marian Osman, In-Depth Editor

September 18, 2019

The first week of school began on Monday, August 26, and the new freshman class of 2023 had a chance to look around the school and find the location of their classes during freshman orientation. Freshman orientation occurred Thursday, Augu...

Why do students cheat?

Why do students cheat?

April 12, 2019

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