The A-Blast

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...

Select students chosen for Boys, Girls State

Jayran Moridzadeh, Staff Writer

February 5, 2010

Select students across the state have been chosen for a rare opportunity through the social studies department. Carly Bouchard, Ashby Nelson and Zenebework Saife-Selassie have been chosen to represent AHS for Girls State this...

“Best” Battle of the Classes

Haumaira Safi, Staff Writer

February 5, 2010

Excited students quickly filled the warm gym as senior, Sammy Qabazard and his band performed a few songs until everyone was seated. Then, everyone cheered as the annual “Battle of the Classes” officially began. This year,...

Hurtado’s buzzer beater sinks Woodson 43-42

Michael Lazar, Videographer

February 5, 2010

Freshman guard Diana Hurtado was able to grab an offensive rebound and put up the game winning shot as time expired Thursday night to beat the visiting Woodson Cavaliers, 43-42. The shot halted a late rally by Woodson. Annan...

Culinary arts cooks up a success

Miriam Jaradat, Staff Writer

February 4, 2010

The culinary arts students had their hands full after they were asked to cater Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman, Sharon Bulova’s holiday party on Jan. 19. The event took place at the Fairfax County Government Ce...

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