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Class of 2013 paints chimney and C-train


The Class of 2013 painted the senior courtyard and C-train on August 23 as part of their senior spirit activities. Class president Noah Fitzgerel sent updates to peers through forms of social media throughout the summer.

“I used Twitter and Facebook for the class,” Fitzgerel said. “It was an idea that some of our officers had.”

Seniors RSVPed on Facebook, and about 20 seniors showed up to paint the C-train and courtyard.

“It was a nice experience and I had fun with my friends,” senior Pheben Muche said. “I enjoyed being involved with my senior class.”

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In addition to the courtyard, and the C-train in the back parking lot, the rising senior class in years past have been allowed to paint the chimney. However, due to the behavior of the class of 2012, the administration have only allowed the class officers on the roof as a result of liability issues.

“The school is just looking out for us,” senior class vice president Nardos Assefa said. “[The administration] is looking out for our safety.”

As reported by The A-Blast in Sept. 2011, many members of the class of 2012 engaged in ‘risky and dangerous behavior on the roof,’ such as running and bringing a skateboard on the roof, resulting in an administrator removing the seniors from the roof.

“I think they [the administration] are right because even though people hadn’t gotten hurt in the past years doesn’t mean nobody would get hurt this year,” Assefa said.

Despite not being allowed on the chimney, both the class officers and the seniors who participated in the spirit activities enjoyed their experiences.

“[The experience] was phenomenal,” Fitzgerel said. “it was a wonderful way in which to affirm our place as seniors at AHS, and also a way to create solidarity in our class in order to get everyone together for one last summer before our last year of high school.”

“I was excited to paint the chimney because it’s a privilege,” senior class vice president Nardos Assefa said. “I’m afraid of heights but I was happy to be a part of something that ended up looking very great.”

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Christine Tamir
Christine Tamir, Editorials Editor
This is Christine Tamir's fourth year on the staff of The A-Blast. She is one of the two Editorials editorials for this school year. Besides the newspaper, Christine is an IB Diploma candidate and very involved in AHS extracurricular activities. She is president of Key Club, Executive team member of It's Academic, secretary of Mu Alpha Theta (Math honor society) and a member of many other clubs and honor societies. Outside of school, she works for a non-profit called GIVE (Growth through Inspiration, Volunteering and Education) as an Assistant Manager of a local tutoring center.

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