The A-Blast

New Year, New Start, New Resolutions

Jayran Moridzadeh

January 4, 2010

As the New Year begins, many students choose to better themselves by setting new goals. Several students and teachers have already set their goals and ambitions for the New Year. The following is a list of these New Year's Resolutions. "To...

Students to celebrate a diversity of holiday traditions

December 18, 2009

Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or do not celebrate any of these, the Holidays are a time to be thankful and spend time with the ones you love. At a school as diverse as Annandale, it is important to...

The Crucible debuts

The Crucible debuts

December 18, 2009

Holiday chorus concert spreads seasonal cheer

December 17, 2009

The audience sat hushed, in a still silence, as the cacophony of voices from members of the Annandale Chorus melded together to create a beautiful melody in their grand finale: a rendition of the Halleluiah chorus.   Carlee...

Melvin Robinson named to First Team All-Met

December 16, 2009

Atoms wide receiver Melvin Robinson was placed among an elite company of D.C. Metropolitan high school football players with the honor of 1st Team all Met. The prestigious award is given to the top three wide receivers in the are...

Chorus concert coming soon

December 16, 2009

Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m., all choir groups from AHS will be performing in the Winter Choral Concert. Student singers are looking forward to the concert that they have long been preparing for. The hard work and effort t...

A+ academic award winners

December 15, 2009

The luscious scent of the restaurant-made donuts met the noses of certain AHS students invited to the Academic Letters and Stars Ceremony. The ceremony was held in the cafeteria on Dec. 14, 2009, during R1 flex. The Academic ...

Students contemplate the world’s end

December 15, 2009

With all the talk about the world ending in 2012, many people have begun to fear the advent of a doomsday; however, many others are skeptics of the prophecy. Junior Sabera Bushara, for example, completely defies the predi...

Gymnasts plan to stick it

December 11, 2009

AHS’ very own girl’s Varsity Gymnastics team will have their first meet of the season on Thursday, Dec 10, 2009 at 6:30 P.M. at Lake Braddock Secondary School. The AHS gymnasts have been vigorously preparing for their meet....

Bears bringing smiles

December 10, 2009

A poor, neglected teddy bear is sitting in a corner of the room with nobody to keep it warm at night. Why not donate it to DECA’s teddy bear drive where the bear is sure to get a loving home. Boxes are set up in most R1 cla...

Atoms triumph over Raiders

Mackda Dinberu, Staff Writer

December 9, 2009

The AHS Boy's Varsity basketball team has started its season off right with a 2-0 record, showing that they have substantially improved since last year. Last night, the boys went up against a tough opponent: the J.E.B Stuart Raiders. In previous years, Stuart has maintained...

Band spreads holiday cheers, raises funds for a good cause

December 9, 2009

AHS's concert bands engaged in the holiday festivities last night, with their annual winter concert. The three bands, jazz, gold and symphonic,  performed multiple festive pieces in an effort to raise money for the Mary Read Scholarship....

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