The A-Blast

Should students fear the Coronavirus?

Jamileh Hamadeh, Health editor

February 25, 2020

The Coronavirus has spread drastically in a short period of time, infecting over 75,000 people since the outbreak started in December. The virus was first detected in a market located in Wuhan, China. Wild animals like birds,...

The winter weather may be freezing, but students’ packed lunches won’t be

Vivian Phan, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

On Jan. 22, the AHS administrators announced that 2 microwaves will now be in the cafeteria. These microwaves, located near the food lines, will be open for student use during lunch time. Students who bring lunch can bring their...

Is meal prepping the new 2020 trend?

Sereene Darwiesh, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

On social media, meal prep seems to be an amazing idea with a whopping 5.5 million posts with the hashtag #mealprep and one million with the hashtag #foodprep. Experts say that meal prep can be a very beneficial way of staying...

Students spend too much time on their phones

Sereene Darwiesh, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

It is likely that you know someone who is always glued to their phone and cannot go more than a few minutes without it. This has become a major problem among teens and adults. A survey in 2018 reported that teens are at risk...

Stay flu free this winter

Sereene Darwiesh, Staff writer

December 9, 2019

As Flu season is occurring there are many precautions you should be taking so you can stay healthy. Many times the reason for our sickness is the spread of germs. It is almost impossible not to touch germs but there are a few...

Preparing for a meatless Thanksgiving

Sereene Darwiesh, Staff writer

November 22, 2019

When someone mentions Thanksgiving, the first thing that comes to mind is probably a time for delicious turkey and gravy. For vegetarians and vegans who celebrate Thanksgiving, that is not the case. The traditional Thanksgiving...

Students are sleep deprived

Limia Bahar, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Students at Annandale high school are sleep deprived and it’s worsening their health.  Students aren’t getting enough sleep between going to school, after school activities, and doing their homework.  The most a...

Is perfume dangerous?

Aminata Dia, Staff Writer

September 22, 2019

Perfume is dangerous and here’s why.  Two million and rising Americans are allergic or fragrance sensitive to perfume or colognes.  There are many harmful ingredients in perfumes that are deadly and perfume affects ...

School psychiatrists stress the importance of mental health

Jamileh Hamadeh and Rachel Tran

September 18, 2019

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and schools want to spread awareness. Now that school has started, students are put under great amounts of stress to get that college-ready GPA, which could greatly affect their...

Vaping becomes a greater issue at AHS

Kristina Regmi, Staff writer

September 18, 2019

Many of the students who attend AHS can, unfortunately, say they have tried some form of vape. For a large number of students, it has become a part of their daily routine, meaning that they are addicted. For those who do not...

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