The A-Blast

Sudoku Answer Key, Issue 3

Rachel Shogren, Academics Co-Editor

November 1, 2016

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IB Spotlight: Mustafa Elamin

Rachel Shogren, Academics Editor

October 12, 2016

Q: How do you keep up with your academics and social life? A: Being an IB diploma candidate academics becomes part of  your social life. You find out as you start the program that they become interwoven, and for me most of...

Senior qualifies as a National Merit Semifinalist

Halley Thadeus, Academics Editor

October 12, 2016

213 Fairfax County students from 21 high schools have been named semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for 2017. Our very own Benjamin Betts has qualified as being one of the semifinalists. By scoring one of the top scores on the PSAT. The National Merit Scholarsh...

IB Spotlight: Rachel Champion

Rachel Shogren, Academics Editor

October 7, 2016

Q: How do you keep up with your academics and social life? A:  Marching band is my social life, and I usually keep in touch with everyone via Facebook and group chats. With academics, I do most of my homework in class, during W4, and at lunch. I t...

Are SAT prep classes worth it?

Katie Pope and Suad Mohamed

October 7, 2016

NO!!! As juniors and seniors begin a new school year, there is something that is on all of their minds: the SAT. Almost all college applications the Common App ask for at least one SAT or ACT score. Performing well on the SAT is ex...

Sudoku Answers, Issue 1

Sudoku Answers, Issue 1

September 1, 2016

IB Spotlight: Lara Riad

Halley Thadeus and Rachel Shogren

June 8, 2016

Q: How do you keep up with your academics and social life? A: I don't have a social life except I try to finish work so I have Friday and Saturday open occasionally. Q: What are your studying habits? A: If I'm super tired...

IB Spotlight: Summer Ayoub

Halley Thadeus and Rachel Shogren

June 8, 2016

Q: How do you keep up with your academics and social life? A: I prioritize my academic studies so I really didn't have a social life, but when I did have time, I would hang out with my family and friends on the weekends which...

Students prep for upcoming school year

Almaz Abedje, Staff writer

June 8, 2016

As the 2015-2016 school year comes to a close, students begin to reflect on this past year as well as prepare for next year. For younger students, like sophomore Tyler Westfall, this year was a productive one. "I felt like...

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