The A-Blast

Phuong Nguyen

Phuong Nguyen , Health Editor

Phuong is a senior at AHS and this is his third year on staff. He was previously an Editorials Editor and Lifestyles Editor. You can find Phuong on the sidelines as a Varsity Cheerleader, around school in various organizations such as French Honor Society and It's Academic or volunteering on the weekends.



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A person can acquire the Zika virus from the bite of the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquito which also transmit Dengue fever

Zika virus transmits concerns

Phuong Nguyen , Health Editor
February 19, 2016
A cup of noodles is a quick comfort food filled with sodium and fat.

Ramen noodle nightmares

Phuong Nguyen , Health Editor
May 11, 2015
Students must carry one of the Pride Time passes pictured above to be eligible to go a teacher after W4.

Pride Time hinders freedom

Phuong Nguyen, Editorials Editor
March 16, 2015
Indias daughter includes scenes of citizens protesting against violent rape.

India wrongly bans rape documentary

Phuong Nguyen , Editorials Editor
March 16, 2015
The Atoms Red Cross poses with Ronald in front of the Ronald McDonald House in Fairfax at their recent service event.

Atoms Red Cross gives back

Phuong Nguyen , Editorials Editor
November 13, 2014
The AHS Hype Squad pumps up the crowd

Dos and Don’ts at pep rallies

Phuong Nguyen , Editorials Editor
September 11, 2014
AHS and Four Year Run in 1975.

The A-Blast through the decades

Phuong Nguyen , Editorials Editor
June 19, 2014
Access to Netflix is currently unavailable at AHS

Netflix blocked

Phuong Nguyen , Editorials Editor
June 9, 2014
Junior Drew Hendrickson  is breaking the dress code while sophomore Sarah Woodward is not.

Tank tops expose bias

Phuong Nguyen, Editorials Editor
May 25, 2014
Days of appreciation

Days of appreciation

Phuong Nguyen , Editorials Editor
May 22, 2014
Students have misconceptions toward the IB Diploma.

Five myths about the IB Diploma

Phuong Nguyen, Editorials Editor
May 2, 2014
Undeniable boutique is one of NOVAs best boutiques for spring fashion.

Spring fashion boutiques

Phuong Nguyen , Lifestyles Editor
March 28, 2014
Festival goers browse exhibits under a multicolored array of national flags.

Just World Festival

Phuong Nguyen, Lifestyles Editor
March 1, 2014
Despite celebrating its tenth anniversary, Facebook’s prominence is diminishing among younger users.

Facebook Turns Ten

Phuong Nguyen , Lifestyles Editor
February 11, 2014
 A rich kid from the controversial blog swimming in a pool of champagne in a recent post.


Phuong Nguyen , Lifestyles Editor
January 28, 2014
A simple hat or beanie adds comfort on a cold  wintry day.

Must have winter accessories

Phuong Nguyen , Lifestyles Editor
January 9, 2014
Take advantage of deals and savings that will have you looking your best in time for the New Year.

After the Holidays splurge

Phuong Nguyen , Lifestyles Editor
January 2, 2014
In the busiest shopping day of the year, being safe and planning ahead can make your shopping experience more pleasurable.

Black Friday 2013 shopping tips

Phuong Nguyen, Lifestyles Editor
November 22, 2013
Students spend time using apps such as Instagram, Facebook and Tumblr to add more flare to their style.

Social media inspiration

Phuong Nguyen , Lifestyles Editor
November 18, 2013
Tysons Corner Center is undergoing several additions ranging from a hotel to office tower, along with opening of new stores.

New to Tysons Corner Center…

Phuong Nguyen , Lifestyles Editor
November 5, 2013
At AHS, twerking is viewed as a harmless act, while others point out its negativity.

AHS on twerking

Phuong Nguyen , Lifestyles Editor
October 30, 2013
The senior homecoming court of 1968 is presented before the kickoff at the homecoming football game. The winner was later announced during half-time. To this day that tradition has remained the same.

Homecoming Evolution

Phuong Nguyen , Lifestyles Editor
October 15, 2013
An affordable option for homecoming shopping would be to shop for your outfit at Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets where you can find designer brands for outlet prices.

Affordable Homecoming Options

Phuong Nguyen , Lifestyles Editor
October 10, 2013
Students love to decorate their iPhones with a wide range of cases that represent their unique personalities

Personalized iPhone cases

Phuong Nguyen , Lifestyles Editor
September 24, 2013
Christina Aguileras Genie In a Bottle was the #1 summer song of 1999.

Nostalgic summer songs

Phuong Nguyen , Lifestyles Editor
July 28, 2013
Assistant Principal Jamie Carayiannis works in his office after school.

AHS Past and Present

Phuong Nguyen, Staff Writer
January 15, 2013
Elise Kim is an Asian student among many in AHS.

Are Asian students smarter at AHS?

Phuong Nguyen, Journalism 1 Student
December 11, 2012
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