The A-Blast

Student views on education: Schools focus too much on busywork

Alex Galloway, Special to The A-Blast

April 12, 2011

The public school system works great for kids who are all about being in the system of it. The setup for public school helps those of us who are already good workers. I say workers because I wouldn’t say that school rewards...

International schools compared

Erin Johnson, In-Depth Editor

April 12, 2011

The purported failure of the American education system is highlighted through comparisons between the levels of success in American schools and international schools. Every year, dozens of tests are performed to ascertain the...

Spirituality thrives at AHS

Katie Masters, In-Depth Editor

March 29, 2011

Religion around the world may be declining, but AHS remains a school whose student body displays strong spiritual beliefs. By simply walking down a hallway, one finds students who proudly display their religion through head coverings...

Is religion declining worldwide?

Erin Johnson, In-Depth Editor

March 29, 2011

   Religion has always been a major part of human existence. Whether it was citizens in Ancient Greece praying to the head God Zeus or Christians now celebrating the Lenten season, people have always affiliated themselves with...

Stereotypes still affect AHS

Katie Masters, In-Depth Editor

March 8, 2011

AHS students understand the special feeling of struggling through a narrow hallway while being crushed against hundreds of other high school students making a desperate effort to get to class on time. The between-class mosh pit...

Student perspectives: People can be avoided due to negative stereotypes

Diego Ledezma, Special to The A-Blast

March 8, 2011

As different races, cultures, ethnic groups, etc. begin to coexist, many types of stereotypes also emerge.  For being of a specific race, one can be judged as rich, poor, gang-related, troublemaker, etc. before people can...

Student perspectives: AHS neutralizes stereotypes

Ashton Johnson, Special to The A-Blast

March 8, 2011

Stereotypes are ever present anywhere that anyone goes and may appear at any time during a conversation or interaction. At AHS, there is more room for stereotypes to occur because this school is immensely diverse. Many different...

Student perspectives: The effect of grouping mentality

James Yu, Special to The A-Blast

March 8, 2011

As individuals we consciously and subconsciously gravitate toward people that are like us. Take for example the lunch tables at AHS, where one can easily identify an obvious similarity amongst groups from table to table. It can...

My first week of Twitter

Erin Johnson, In-Depth Editor

February 17, 2011

After two weeks of having a Twitter account, two followers, one following and three Tweets, I have decided that Twitter is the most bizarre social network out there. I base this opinion on the fact that it is at the same time...

The social aspect goes too far

Katie Masters, In-Depth Editor

February 15, 2011

As a 19-year-old college freshman, Megan Meier enjoys hanging out with friends, going to university sporting events, listening to music and spending time with her family on breaks from school. At least, she would if she were alive....

The cons of Facebook

Andy Nguyen, Special to The A-Blast

February 15, 2011

Ask yourself, how many hours do you spend on Facebook? How many hours do you browse through your friend’s profile pictures before you start on your homework, or how often do you click that login button a day to check who posted...

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