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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 ...

How does being bilingual benefit you?

Lina Al Taii, International Editor

May 3, 2017

Filed under International

Connecting with other people and cultures internationally is one of the easiest things to do here at AHS. However, there is one barrier which prevents many people from being able to fully understand each other and learn from each...

Sophomore Laiba Salehin’s experience of moving to the U.S. from Pakistan

Laiba Salehin, Special to the A-Blast

February 15, 2017

Filed under American Stories, International

I had always seen glimpses of different places in the United States on TV; however, I never really knew what the United States was actually like until I arrived here in 2015. Me and my family lived in the suburban part of Pakistan, in the ...

Senior Jesse Agyapong reminisces about childhood

Lina Al Taii, International Editor

February 15, 2017

Filed under International

  A situation common to many international students at AHS, senior Jesse Agyapong has an experience of living outside of the U.S.. Agyapong spent nine of his childhood years in Ghana, moving there when he was two years old...

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