The A-Blast

First impression fueled by ignorance

October 17, 2011

I knew from the first moment when I put on the Hijab that I was asking for quite a bit of trouble. Not to say that I regretted it initially, I just knew that I would be subject to some uncomfortable comments and questions and...

The evolution of the atom

The evolution of the atom

October 17, 2011

What is Family?

What is Family?

June 7, 2011

The Real Modern Family

Omnia Saed, International Editor

June 7, 2011

Upon entering a Fairfax County Public School, one is greeted by a rainbow of diversity. Families in the United States have developed throughout generations with adoption, interracial couples, religion and much more. Although...

How I became a Pescatarian

Danielle Turner, Special to the A-Blast

May 20, 2011

I became a pescatarian (a form of vegetarian that eats fish) approximately four years ago: the summer before my 8th grade year. My decision to become a pescatarian was not spur of the moment. I’d been considering it for a while...

Factory farms fill the country

K.L. Hoang, In-Depth Editor

May 16, 2011

Driving cross-country, part of what people look forward to seeing are large acres of natural farmland, crops and livestock. That expectation, however, has dwindled, as farmland and natural earth have been replaced by fuming and...

You are what you eat: Decoding the food industry

Tricia O'Neill, In-Depth Editor

May 16, 2011

After finally finishing her homework around 11:30 the night before, and getting a less than satisfactory six hours of sleep, junior Kaitlyn To rolls over to shut off the loud beeping emitted by her alarm clock. She hesitates to...

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