The A-Blast

Uniting for the World Cup 2010

Alay Tedla

June 2, 2010

The four year wait for soccer’s greatest sporting event is finally over. The growing suspense for the long-awaited 2010 FIFA World Cup is officially over as 32 national teams go at it for the chance to claim victory and the FIF...

Animal gift to North Korea raises concerns

Hilla Hadairi, Staff Writer

May 25, 2010

On May 19, many animals, one of each species from Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, to be specific, were shipped to North Korea. Although President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and Kim Jung Il of North Korea are strong allies...

American Stories: Momna Munir

Momna Munir

May 6, 2010

The differences between Pakistan and the U.S. Have you ever thought about what is different between Pakistan and the U.S? When I came here I couldn’t believe how difficult it was to adapt to the new customs and environment. The thre...

Beauty around the world

Bria White

May 6, 2010

From India to Japan to AHS, people view beauty differently Beauty [byoo-tee] –noun “The quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind,” according to “From thick an...

Annandale American Stories: Alba Camposs

April 16, 2010

When you come to a new place you have to make many changes. You adapt to the place by changing many things about you. Sometimes you change a lot and you don’t even know. We always change language, culture and food (when we come...

Annandale American Stories: Lincy Rosa

April 16, 2010

It all began when I decided to travel to the United States. I didn’t know how hard it was going to be to adapt to this country. I came here and I had to meet my little sister for the first time in all my life and she’s didn’t...

2010 Culture Census of AHS

Annie Curran and Jeff Shim International Co-Editors

April 15, 2010

The year 2010 is the beginning of a new decade, but more importantly, it is the year that U.S. residents are required to provide answers to the Census. The Census Bureau collects the data of populations living in the natio...

Spring break travel warnings for Mexico

Haumaira Safi Staff Writer

March 25, 2010

The Department of State recently released a statement warning those who plan to go to certain areas in Mexico in the near future. The statement was released around this time because many students from the U.S. go to Mexico for sprin...

American Annandale Stories: Mi Hyun Lee

Mi Hyun Lee

March 22, 2010

Have you gone to Korea before? Korea is a small country in Asia but it is a good place to live. We enjoyed our life in Korea. In Korea, there are many kinds of activities for fun, for learning, or for other enjoyment. When I liv...

Tension rocks the Korean Peninsula

CJ Aftergut Staff Writer

March 22, 2010

The history of North and South Korea may be short, but that does not mean it is one of peace and tranquility. Since splitting into two separate nations in 1945, tensions have only risen between the countries as they fight for contro...

Students Reflect on the Chilean Earthquake

March 8, 2010

Weeks after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti, tragedy struck in Chile when an 8.8-magnitude earthquake hit Concepcion, the countries’ second largest city. The earthquake struck on February 27, leaving more than 800 people dead an...

Heritage Night 2010

Jeff Shim and CJ Aftergut International Editor and Staff Writer

February 26, 2010

Heritage Night is one of the most anticipated events of the year. It is an opportunity for all of the diverse cultures at Annandale to show off their rich heritage. Led by ESOL teacher Georgiana Tomisato, the night will have a...

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