The A-Blast

Virtue Feed and Grain offers juicy burgers

Katie Pope, Weekend Editor

November 9, 2018

Filed under Last Weekend I..., News, Story of the Day, Top Stories, Weekend, Weekend

It was warm and sticky out, so the local restaurant Virtue Feed and Grain looked appealing. The small, country-like bar and restaurant was packed with satisfied customers. Just like the rest of Old Town in Alexandria, everything was...

Visit the Falls Church farmers market every Saturday year-round

Katie Pope, Weekend Editor

November 9, 2018

Filed under Food, shopping, Story of the Day, Top Stories, Weekend

There are plenty of farmers markets around town, but few can compare to the one in Falls Church. It has been recognized as “Best Farmers Market” in the area three times. The market is up and running all throughout the year...

Six Flags’ Fright Fest: fearful, fun, and festive

Katie Pope, Weekend editor

October 18, 2018

Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyles, People, Story of the Day, Student Life, Top Stories, Weekend

Rides, roller coasters, and food stands are mainly what venturesome people at Six Flags go for, but do you know what else is at Six Flags? Fright fest. Are you courageous and daring enough to take on the clowns, monsters, and...

Restaurant Review: Carlyle’s Crushes the Competition

Katie Pope, Weekend Editor

October 6, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Food, Top Stories, Weekend

  Great American Restaurants may own 12 similar restaurants in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, but Carlyle’s is a unique and special place. It is a semi-formal American Bistro restaurant that is vegetarian and ...

Making Ice Cream at Nicecream

Katie Pope, Weekend Editor

September 5, 2018

Filed under Lifestyles, Story of the Day, Student Life, Top Stories, Weekend

If you are craving a sweet, refreshing treat not too far away, Nicecream is that perfect place to go. Sure, you could go to Baskin Robbins or the grocery store and pick out the normal, same old typical flavors of ice cream. But...

So Long, Seniors!

Katie Pope, Weekend Editor

May 25, 2018

Filed under Staff, Story of the Day, Top Stories, Weekend


Seniors find ways to give back

Binqi Chen, Co Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2017

Filed under Weekend

This Thanksgiving season, instead of laying in bed and watching Netflix this autumn and winter, perhaps find a way to give back to your community. Several seniors have ditched just the seasonal volunteering time, and have con...

Roll the dice and go to Dice Burger

Kayla Holcomb, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017

Filed under Cuisine Critiques, Weekend

To my surprise, the burger joint “Dice Burger” had very juicy and flavorful burgers along with a handful of nice crispy fries. The once gas station, then failed Hispanic restaurant, and now burger joint is located on Columbia...


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