The A-Blast

Freshman Veronica Gonzalez’s trip to Bolivia

Elias Moura, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017

Freshmen Veronica Gonzalez traveled to Bolivia for a two week period. During this time, she visited many of the country’s attractions, such as Salar de Uyuni. Stretching more than 4,050 square miles long, it is a large salt ...

There’s more to life than death

Jamileh Hamadeh, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017

In recent years, the problem of suicide has become evident, especially with teenagers. The act of suicide has made its way into popular T.V. shows and novels which have a wide reach and influence on the teenage population. 12.5%...

Sophomore Samantha Rodriguez travels to Cancun, Mexico

Casey Nguyen, In-Depth Editor

September 4, 2017

From dusk till dawn, a sense of serenity is exactly what a five-day trip to Cancun, Mexico gave sophomore Samantha Rodriguez. Blessed with warm, turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and near perfect weather, Cancun’s many resort...

Freshmen Danny Salisbury’s time in Puerto Rico

Casey Nguyen, In-Depth Editor

September 4, 2017

While sitting on the deck of the cruise, freshmen Danny Salisbury was overtaken with a sense of adventure and mystery. He cannot wait for his voyage to Puerto Rico to be begin. During his time in the foreign country, him and hi...

Junior Kenzie Gardner reminisces about time in Scotland

Casey Nguyen, In-Depth Editor

September 4, 2017

Standing atop the high castles of Scotland, junior Kenzie Gardner took in the country’s endless, green landscape. For one week she visited the many attractions that Scotland had to offer, including Edinburgh, Glasgow, and the Sco...

When home is between two different countries

Casey Nguyen, In-Depth Editor

September 4, 2017

As a sense of warmth and security overwhelmed her, junior Alondra Gonzalez entered her family home in Mexico. She knows that to outsiders, her home country is best known for many things, ranging from tourist attractions and ex...

This is how students feel about traveling to Vietnam

Casey Nguyen, In-Depth Editor

September 4, 2017

From the unforgettable rigid mountain range of Da Lat and the city streets around the country, senior Tommy Nguyen remembers it all. For four weeks, Nguyen stayed with his family in one of the well-known cities that the country has to ...

10 Hours, No Problem

Casey Nguyen, In-Depth Editor

May 16, 2017

Whether you’re an early bird, a night owl, or a permanently-exhausted pigeon, sleep is vital to your health and overall well-being. When you’re scrambling to meet the demands of a busy schedule, either because you’re an...

Sleep deprived, we need more time

Kimberly Laura, In-Depth Editor

May 16, 2017

The bell rings at 8:10 a.m. everyday and by that time most of us are in our seats half asleep. We begin first period trying to stay awake, and some students sleep in their classes throughout the day. To others this may seem like...

Prom dress codes have got to go

Kimberly Laura, In-Depth Editor

April 28, 2017

Prom is right around the corner. In just more than a month away, girls are scrambling to get their glamourous dresses, as guys try to find both a date and suitable suit. In terms are getting ready, girls can have the harder time ...

Dress for yourself

Ruth Mekonnen, In-Depth Editor

April 28, 2017

Clothes are a form of expression. We are able to showcase our personalities and our true selves through our clothing. However, clothing is also subjective. When we are constantly told to dress appropriately, we can’t help but...

Dress for integrity

Kimberly Laura, In-Depth Editor

April 28, 2017

School fashion has evolved throughout the years into our modern fashion trends, introducing new revealing clothing and style. Looking in the halls, you can spot various dress code violations which are just the latest trends and ...

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