The A-Blast

Student from different country shares their journey

Jamilet Escobar, Special to The A-Blast

May 18, 2016

Filed under American Stories, International

My name is Jamilet Escobar, I am a Sophomore and I'm from Fairfax, VA. In 2013 I moved to El Salvador and I lived there for 9 months. When I moved to El Salvador, I knew that everything was going to be different like the Food,...

Standardized testing increasing worldwide with questionable side effects

Lina Al Taii, International Editor

May 18, 2016

Filed under International

Standardized testing has been increasing at schools across the country for years. However, in the past couple of years, the tests have intensified, including questions with self written answers, as opposed to traditional multiple...

Tradiciones Bolivianas

Fabiana Angulo, Special to The A-blast

February 9, 2016

Filed under International

No cabe duda que Latinoamerica es un continente lleno de culturas y tradiciones. Esta vez tuve el privilegio de escribir sobre mi maravilloso pais, Bolivia. Los bolivianos tenemos culturas diferentes y ˙nicas en cada region...

China’s economic growth slows

Nicholas Mortensen, Staff Writer

October 21, 2015

Filed under International

China’s economic growth slows amid stock market stumbles, floundering urban developments, and an aging workforce, Reuters has reported that China’s economic growth in 2016 is expected to slow. China’s Gross Domestic Pr...

Russia complicates Syrian situation

Nicholas Mortensen, Staff Writer

September 26, 2015

Filed under International, Story of the Day

The Islamic State is not known for its prowess in the use of attack helicopters or supersonic fighters. Despite this fact, Reuters has reported that Russian officials have confirmed the presence of several SA-22 “Greyhound...


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