The A-Blast

Junior Yofthae Hailu’s journey from Ethiopia to the United States

Uyen Huynh, International Editor

October 20, 2020

Junior Yofthae Hailu immigrated to the United States from Ethiopia in 2006 at the age of three. He immigrated to the U.S. with his family. Like many immigrant families coming to the United States, his parents came here ...

Growing tensions from an Armenian perspective

Nareg Boghosian, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

With the media focused on the presidential elections and Covid-19, the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over an enclave of land is overshadowed in the United States. As an Armenian, this issue is extremely personal...

Immigrant Story: Junior Kalkedan Malefia

Vivian Phan, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Junior Kalkedan Malefia came to the United States when she was only 8 years old. Coming from Ethiopia, a drastically different nation from the United States, Malefia had some trouble getting accustomed to this change.  Malefi...

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...

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