The A-Blast

Fairfax County budget cuts

Jayran Moridzadeh, Staff Writer

February 4, 2010

Filed under Academics

Budget cuts are expected to affect almost every student - whether it is paying for tests, having crowded classrooms or paying for sports. Though the greatest impact seems to be on sports cuts and fees, many academic programs...

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Broadway Desserts 2010

January 27, 2010

STAND visits the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Haumaira Safi, Staff Writer

January 21, 2010

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AHS’s STAND experienced a revelation when they went to their annual visit to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) on Saturday, January 16th 2010, at 9:30am. Typically, STAND meetings range from discussions...

A look inside “The Red Tent”

Katie Masters, Staff Writer

January 20, 2010

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"The Red Tent" is a novel written by Anita Diamant, an award-winning journalist and author. The book gives a first-hand narrative of women from the book of Genesis, relaying their stories from a decidedly female perspective. Actually...

Book Review: “The Tenth Circle”

Katie Masters, Staff Writer

January 20, 2010

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“The Tenth Circle” is a novel by the highly successful author Jodi Picoult, who draws in audiences by writing fictional accounts that explore modern hot-button topics in an engaging and deeply personal manner.  The novel...

New Year: new you

Tricia O'Neill, Staff Writer

January 20, 2010

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For some students, January 1 signals the end of winter break is near. For others, it marks a new beginning and the perfect time to resolve to be a better student. “One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to do better in school...

Differing Learning Styles

December 15, 2009

Making the A-B Honor Roll

Haumaira Safi, Staff Writer

December 10, 2009

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Students gather in the AHS cafeteria as a constant noise of laughter, cheer and chewing generates. First, the overseers call the seniors of the students to get their warm, freshly baked and well prepared breakfast. Then, the juniors,...

Make-up work with the swine flu outbreak

Jayran Moridzadeh, Staff Writer

November 18, 2009

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Every year an unwanted visitor comes to our community and causes great distress; the flu. This year, H1N1, otherwise known as “Swine Flu,” has affected a great number of AHS students who have found themselves dealing with...

Community service done right

Tricia O'Neill, Staff Writer

November 18, 2009

Filed under Academics

Friday night football games promise excitement and fun. Students fill the bleachers at 7:30 P.M. file in and find their friends. But what many people forget are the people responsible for cleaning up the mess. Saturday morning...

Increasing learning online

Gessica Azzam, Academics Editor

October 21, 2009

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Senior Elizabeth Flint lounges on her sofa in front of her laptop screen, with an apple and a box of crackers on the side. She sends a text message on her phone, then minimizes her Facebook page. Class has just begun. However,...

Early Decision v. Early Action

Tricia O'Neill and Nicole Contrino, Staff Writers

September 30, 2009

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When it comes to applying to colleges, there are so many decisions a student has to make from where to apply - or when to apply. One of the biggest decisions is whether to apply for early action, early decision, or single-choice...

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