The A-Blast

Students observe Orthodox Easter fast

Yabi Bereket, Internationals Editor

March 26, 2019

The usual smells of meats and spices blending together in an Ethiopian household will be put on pause as the annual Oriental Orthodox fasting begins. Every year, the Orthodox fast leading up to Easter lasts a total of 55 days,...

Immigrant stories: coming to America

Yabi Bereket, Internationals Editor

March 26, 2019

Senior Maryam Atique first came to the United States from her native country, Pakistan, in 2006 when she was only five years old. The trip from Pakistan to America was two days long and stopped in Saudi Arabia on the way. On...

How to prepare an outstanding Egusi Soup

Wenslie T. Kodua, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

Egusi Soup is a fat and rich seed protein dish. It is thickened with the ground seeds and popular in West Africa.   Ingredients you will need: 2 TSP Crayfish 1 Egg Half TSP Salt 125ml of Palm Oil 1 Tin Tomato 1 Stock...

Immigrant stories: coming to America

Yabi Bereket, International editor

February 5, 2019

As it is for many immigrants, coming into a new country and attempting to live a new life has its difficulties, especially once you’ve already built a life for yourself. For senior Jiafu Li, leaving Guangzhou, China at the...

Vacationing in Pakistan

Yabi Bereket, International editor

February 5, 2019

After visiting Pakistan back in 2013, senior Maryam Atique returned once again with her siblings on Jan. 2. Atique stayed in Multan, Pakistan with her grandmother and grandfather, who acted as her tour guide during her stay. While...

Thanksgiving in Eritrea

Yabi Bereket, International Editor

November 13, 2018

For senior Sesen Beyene, celebrating Thanksgiving means a little more to her than what the holiday tradition typically holds. After coming to the U.S. from Eritrea in 2006, Beyene has had to leave behind many of her family...

Immigrant stories: coming to America

Yabi Bereket, International Editor

October 15, 2018

On his awaited trip from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to the U.S., junior Kaleab Mengistu was only three years old when he first arrived to America. The trip he took, along with his parents, older brother, and aunt, lasted a total...

Ew, You’re eating what?

Yabi Bereket, International Editor

October 15, 2018

With diversity comes differing cultures, faiths, and foods. AHS is known for being diverse within the school and the community, which opens people's eyes to something new everyday. Unfortunately, it is a common action among many...

Immigrant stories: Coming to America

Yabi Bereket, International Editor

September 5, 2018

Maisha Maliha was only five months old when she first came to America from Bangladesh. She traveled by plane for 13 hours, and first arrived to D.C, with her mom. Since she was young, she did not have any memories of her own...

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