The A-Blast

Bringing vs. Buying Your Lunch

November 12, 2009

Walking in the hallways before lunch can be an unpleasant experience. It is common to see students rushing to the cafeteria to get a good spot in line. If you happen to be one of these students, then you understand how frustrating...

Presenting in the name of prevention of STDS

November 10, 2009

All to often, students join clubs to hang out with friends or boost their chances of getting into a top university. These students don’t fully dedicate themselves to the club or the cause it is supporting. They take advanta...

Saving the world, one shoebox at a time

November 10, 2009

Christmas is a time of giving. But all too often, children today lose sight of what is important during this time. Rather than focusing on helping others, they worry about getting the latest Coach purse or the newest Now CD. ...

Fighting flames for the Annandale community

November 10, 2009

Young boys around the country stare wide-eyed at roaring red fire engines. Their hearts pound when they see one of the brave men or women, in their boots and yellow suits, exit the engine. No one can deny that this profession...

One in a Million

Kelsey Price, Health Editor

November 3, 2009

For two weeks Desiree Jennings was a medical mystery among doctors, physiologists and physical therapists alike. Not a single medical professional could diagnose her sudden, extreme symptoms. Jennings, who was working for AOL,...

Student Perspective: “I survived H1N1”

Emily Fructerman, In-Depth Editor

November 3, 2009

Ever since last year, people have been freaking out about this so-called “swine” flu. All of the news networks have been preaching the disaster to come, and even last week President Obama declared H1N1 a national emergency....

H1N1 Vaccine takes on the country

Nicole Contrino, Staff Writer

October 29, 2009

The scare of the H1N1 Influenza, also known as the “swine flu,” took on the globe as it swept across many countries leaving them feeling very under the weather. The H1N1 illness is jumping to more people every day and is more...

Flu Shot Over Sickness

October 29, 2009

Now that it is flu season, many students have started to cough and sneeze without realizing who it affects. Scared you might catch something? The best way to avoid the flu is by getting a flu shot. Many people avoid getting...

Autism Amplifies

Rebecca Malzahn, Staff Writer

October 23, 2009

About 1 in 91 people in the United States has, or may have, autism or an autism spectrum disorder according to a recent survey released by the Autism Society of America.  This is a dramatic increase in the number of people diagnosed...

Hartland Apple Orchard

Hartland Apple Orchard

October 22, 2009

Increasing learning online

Gessica Azzam, Academics Editor

October 21, 2009

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,...

Hair Trends 2010

October 21, 2009

With a new year come new trends.  Its time to grow out those short Victoria Beckham bobs and get ready for the hottest hair trends in 2010.  The leading ladies in hairstyle this year include those elite stars such as Ashley...

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