The A-Blast

IB Curriculum Night a success

CJ Aftergut, Staff Writer

February 25, 2010

The IB Diploma Program is often a daunting topic for students at AHS, which is why so many events are held to explain the program to students and parents and encourage participation. One such event, officially called the IB Paren...

Orchestra prepares for VBODA Festival

Alex Davalos, Staff Writer

February 25, 2010

The sonorous melodies of three schools' orchestras will fill the AHS auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 24. The Orchestra Department will be presenting their Virginia Band & Orchestra Directors Association (VBODA) Pre-Festival Con...

Rather than practice, Tennis shovels snow

David Hookey, Sports Editor

February 23, 2010

Additional Reporting by Jake Barnes, Staff Writer While most spring sports teams began tryouts on the black top or indoor, the boys tennis team was outside shoveling their tennis courts. “We’ve been out there shoveling since...

Dr. Dale proposes snow day make-ups

Noah Fitzgerel, Staff Writer

February 22, 2010

Students happily enjoyed having nearly two weeks  off of school. Consequently, the many hours lost have to be made up. There were three options released by FCPS Superintendent,  Dr. Jack Dale. The original release included...

Students show science savvy

Jayran Moridzadeh, Staff Writer

February 19, 2010

After the many school cancellations, the annual AHS science fair finally took place in the cafeteria after school, Friday, Feb. 19. Over 650 students and 250 projects filled up the cafeteria. Science Fair is a requirement f...

Flex spent exploring electives

Haumaira Safi, Staff Writer

February 19, 2010

Today during flex every student from freshmen to juniors explored the electives that the school has to offer for their schedules next year: The annual Elective Fair. Students were allowed to go to four different sessions in orde...

SNHS kicks off “Pennies for Patients” campaign

CJ Aftergut, Staff Writer

February 18, 2010

Leukemia is a lesser-known cancer often overshadowed by those of the breast, lung, and colon. It is a bone marrow and blood cancer that can be acquired at any age, but is still overlooked. However, it is not forgotten by the stud...

Blizzard’s effects felt at AHS

Rebecca Malzahn, Staff Writer

February 18, 2010

Today is the third day since students were welcomed back to school after their “extended Winter Break." Although the school  opened on time yesterday and this morning, Monday's delay brought relief to many students who go...

Scheduled events avalanche toward March

Marwa Abdelaziz, Staff Writer

February 17, 2010

Not only have teachers and students fallen behind on their lessons, but extracurricular activities have had to reschedule a lot of their events and practices due to the snow. So far, big events such as Science Fair, swim and di...

After snow break, school is “bittersweet”

Natalie Johnson, Staff Writer

February 17, 2010

Roads were covered by a substantial amount of snow and frigid, unmovable ice over the past week. Without school or the ability to drive anywhere, students were forced to come up with new ways to pass the time. “For the mo...

Snow ceases senior parking

Esra Gokturk, Staff Writer

February 17, 2010

Fairfax County may have returned from its recent break, but AHS is still recovering from the snow. While teachers are concerned about catching up, students are worrying about parking spots. Ossian Park was already blacked off...

Snow puts a freeze on student’s lives

Charles Simpson, Co-Editor In-Chief

February 9, 2010

Additional reporting by Haumaira Safi and Jayran Moridzadeh, Staff Writers Fairfax County Public Schools have been closed for the third and fourth consecutive days this week, adding up to a five day weekend for students and facu...

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