The A-Blast

The Independence of Catalonia

Erik Rivas-Martinez, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017

Filed under International, Top Stories

Recently, a city in Spain has wanted their independence. This city is Catalonia. Spain has been gripped by a constitutional crisis since a vote that was held earlier this month. The crisis has been declared illegal. Catalonia...

Immigrant Stories: Coming to America

Emely Castillo, Special to The A-Blast

October 25, 2017

Filed under International

My name is Emely Castillo- Severino and I am a senior here at Annandale. I am from the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo. I was born there and lived there for most of my life. I also went to school there until I was 10 years...

Student’s family affected by Hurricane Irma

Tiana Reams, International Editor

September 26, 2017

Filed under International

Many people all over the Carribean were affected by the recent Catergory 4 hurricane, Irma. Some of our very own Atoms and their family were impacted from it. Families either did not have the money to evacute or did not have a...

Exchange student becomes an Atom

Genesis Lara, International Editor

September 26, 2017

Filed under International

Have you ever thought about leaving your family, home, and friends behind? How about if it was to experience a whole new country or school? Have you ever thought about leaving your family, home, and friends behind? How about...

Sophomore Samantha Rodriguez travels to Cancun, Mexico

Casey Nguyen, In-Depth Editor

September 4, 2017

Filed under In-Depth, International

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

Filed under In-Depth, International

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

Filed under In-Depth, International

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

Filed under In-Depth, International

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

Filed under In-Depth, International

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 ...

Immigrants make Annandale great

Lina Al Taii, International Editor

May 3, 2017

Filed under International

Immigrants, whether they are or are not documented, bring a well rounded and unique perspective into other countries and cultures. However, the recent presidential election used fear and hostility as the foundation of a campaign. Pres...

Senior Areeba Atique’s experience of moving to the U.S. from Pakistan

Areeba Atique, Special to the A-Blast

May 3, 2017

Filed under American Stories, International

I was born and raised in Multan, Pakistan which is Pakistan’s fifth most populous city. My mom was a teacher and my dad worked at a dealership. It is my home town and it always feels good to go back home and visit the rest ...

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