The A-Blast

Six Flags’ Fright Fest: fearful, fun, and festive

Katie Pope, Weekend editor

October 18, 2018

Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyles, People, Story of the Day, Student Life, Top Stories, Weekend

Rides, roller coasters, and food stands are mainly what venturesome people at Six Flags go for, but do you know what else is at Six Flags? Fright fest. Are you courageous and daring enough to take on the clowns, monsters, and...

Field hockey victorious

Jane Elkins, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

Filed under Sports, Story of the Day, Top Stories

The AHS varsity field hockey team defeated Mount Vernon on Monday, Oct. 2nd. The Atoms shut out the Majors by a score of 2-0 in the senior night game. “Everyone played great,” coach Cindy Hook said. “We played very wel...

Is FLE class effective?

Suad Mohamed, In-Depth Editor

October 16, 2018

Filed under In-Depth, News

According to a 2017 study conducted by The Center for Disease Control, 39.5% of teenagers have had sexual intercourse. Of that percentage, 3.4% had sex before they were 13. 13.8% reported that they have never used any sort of...

Should Microwaves Be Allowed In The Cafeteria For Student Use

Wenslie T. Kodua, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

Filed under Editorials, News

Microwaves are prohibited from school grounds due to being a heat regulator. Therefore, during most lunches, students may choose to not eat at all due to the unappetizing food that the cafeteria provides to students. Some may ...

National Social Studies Honor Society induct new members

Kimberly Vaides, Co-Editor in Chief

October 14, 2018

Filed under News

  The induction for National Social Studies Honor Society was held on Thursday, Oct. 10. The NSSHS inducted new members and welcomed back returning members. Last year, NSSHS had 55 members and has grown to over 80 member...

Estudiantes celebran el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Frances Montevilla, Spanish Editor

October 11, 2018

Filed under News, Spanish Translations

El 15 de septiembre fue el comienzo del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, que dura hasta el 15 de octubre. ¿Por qué no comienza el primero del mes? La razón de su día de inicio es porque es el dia de independencia de los países...

La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica tiene su primer reunión

Frances Montevilla, Spanish Editor

October 11, 2018

Filed under News, Spanish Translations

Entre las muchas sociedades de honor,  la Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica es una de ellas. “El propósito de la sociedad es promover la cultura hispana entre los estudiantes ambos hispanohablantes y los no que son miembros de la sociedad y promover...

Huracán Florence: ¿están seguros los inmigrantes indocumentados?

Frances Montevilla, Spanish Editor

October 11, 2018

Filed under News, Spanish Translations

Cuando llegó la semana del 10 de septiembre, los residentes de Carolina del Norte y del Sur fueron obligados a evacuar sus casas debido a que sus estados declararon un estado de emergencia, advirtiéndoles sobre el desastr...


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