The A-Blast

How NOT to break up with someone

Kimberly Vaides, In-Depth Editor

February 14, 2018

There are dozens of couples in the hallways that cling to each other in more ways than one. High school relationships are well-known for their displays of affection and rumors. When a couple calls it quits, there are appropriate...

Take the public out of PDA

Casey Nguyen, In-Depth Editor

February 14, 2018

Ding! The bell sounds, marking the seven-minute free time before the next class. Seven minutes; you know what that means? The perfect time for all the couples to get together for some action. Falling in love is a wonderful thing...

Juniors rally to protect immigrants

Khadija Ahmed, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018

Hundreds of people flooding Washington D.C. shout, “What do we want?” “The DREAM Act!” Their hands pump into the air as they all crowd around the steps of the Cannon House Office Building. This is what juniors Alvin Kim,...

Trump enforces the T in T.P.S.

Kimberly Laura, In-Depth Editor

January 25, 2018

Sophomore Jennifer Sanchez had an immediate and fearful reaction to the Trump Administration’s decision to end temporary protected status (T.P.S.) for roughly 200,000 Salvadorans. Sanchez’s mother has had a stable job for...

Q&A with Zachary Proffit

Casey Nguyen, In-Depth Editor

January 21, 2018

Q: Can you tell me the story of how you began making money from playing video games? A: When I was in highschool, there wasn’t a real association. I started playing videogames pretty early on. It wasn’t serious. It kin...

Video games do more good than harm

Casey Nguyen, In-Depth Editor

January 18, 2018

“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 source...

Students react to New York bombing

Jamileh Hamadeh, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017

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

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 Laura, In-Depth Editor

December 12, 2017

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

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

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

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...

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