The A-Blast

Paid to play for college athletes?

Eyob Dagnachew, Staff writer

December 18, 2019

It is hard to deny that many people love watching sports no matter what form it may take. Obviously, there are professional leagues that are the most popular such as the NFL or the NBA. But in recent years there has been another...

Girls basketball suffers loss to Herndon, starts season 1-5

Grace Rai, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

As the Lady Atoms entered the Herndon High School gym this past Friday, Dec.13, hopes were high for the girls to turn around their slow start to the season. A win would not come easy, and the girls would have had to be at the...

What makes a good teacher

Cassandra Quach, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Teachers are very important in student’s lives. They have a big influence on what student's future will become. By seeing each other daily, it’s harder for them to not have such a big influence on young minds. These are opinions ...

How Black Friday has changed over time

Cassandra Quach, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Black Friday has become more online now. It is the future of shopping now. Iqra Younas, a senior, said “I saw it on twitter the other day, I was shocked because black friday is like a tradition.” ...

Is Xiaomi China’s Apple?

Jared Piza, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

April 2010, Chinese Entrepreneur Lei Jun started a company called Xiaomi which translates to Millet. Is now trying to compete with America’s known phone brand. Apple.   Comparing with Apple is something you might ...

Did you know that caffeine is a drug?

Nardos Bekele, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

Caffeine is a natural stimulant found in a number of plant species like coca, tea, and coffee. Caffeine can be found in coffee, tea, cola, chocolate, energy drinks, and others. Caffeine is used to restore mental alertness or ...

“Harriet” movie review

Eldana Mengistu, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

The movie “Harriet” is about a slave called Harriet Tubman that escapes her plantation and goes north and she goes back south to save more slaves and make them free she was known as “Moses” to the slaves and the slave mas...

Caroling Orchestra

Duc Ngo, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

The AHS Orchestra department held a bake sale fundraising event after school on Wednesday, Dec 4, giving a free performance of Christmas carols, located in the Auditorium hallway.  The whole bake sale fundraising event spanne...

The continuing weariness of Brexit

Ernest Owen, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

With Brexit being delayed a third time now, Parliament has voted on October 29th to hold an election on December 12th, a month before the new deadline of January 31st, 2020.   Prime Minister Boris Johnsosn has tried to g...

Harleen Review

Ernest Owen, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

“The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. On that road I saw a pale man, and he smiled at me…” Those are the words on the back cover of the first ‘Harleen’ book. Written by storyteller Stjepan Sejic of ‘Aquaman: Un...

Bolivia Says NO

Alondra Obando, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

There was a major protest in November in Washington D.C. and in Manassas because the former president Evo Morales wants to make Bolivia a place full of slaves and he would dictate them. A lot of people don’t want to become s...

Students’ opinions on AirPods

Nardos Bekele, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

As people know Airpods are popular and many students like them but they aren’t perfect like they get dirty easily, not water-resistant and they are also easy to lose. The Airpod pro was released on Tuesday, October 29th. As al...

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