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Ruth Mekonnen

Ruth Mekonnen, Editorial Editor

Senior Ruth Mekonnen has been on The A-Blast staff for four years and she is currently the Editorials Editor. She was previously a staff writer and In-Depth Editor. Ruth is also the president of the Human Rights Club, the technological information officer for National Social Studies Honor Society, and an IB Diploma Candidate. In her free time, Ruth likes to do karate, read books and travel.

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Don’t make us wait

Ruth Mekonnen, Editorials Editor
April 10, 2018

Why we need to end promposals

Ruth Mekonnen, Editorials Editor
April 10, 2018
Sophomore Fathima Samsudeen protests gun violence at Justice High School on Feb. 21. Many students left classes to participate. These protests came after  the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida.

We are the voice

Ruth Mekonnen, Editorials Editor
March 14, 2018

[Video] Caught red-handed

Suad Mohamed, Editorials Editor
March 12, 2018
Photo Illustration: Senior Alichia House is one of the many seniors who have felt the effects of senioritis: an epidemic that has left seniors feeling lazy during the second semester.

Finding the cure to ‘senioritis’

Ruth Mekonnen, Editorials Editor
February 7, 2018

Technology is going too far

Ruth Mekonnen, Editorials Editor
January 23, 2018

Are we too desensitized?

Ruth Mekonnen, Editorials Editor
January 23, 2018

Are we too desensitized?

Ruth Mekonnen, Editorials Editor
January 23, 2018
Oprah Winfery gives a speech at the Golden Globes after receiving the Cecil B. DeMile lifetime achievement award. Although many people were joking about the idea of Oprah becoming the next president, after her speech about unity and coming together, many people are now urging her to run for office.

Oprah is the wrong choice

Ruth Mekonnen, Editorials Editor
January 23, 2018

Celebrities are not role models

Ruth Mekonnen, Editorials Editor
November 30, 2017
Senior Manoa Raharinaivo wears a faux fur vest at Georgetown. Faux fur was first
introduced in 1929 and has had an increase in popularity in recent years because
of animal right activists and organizations such as PETA. Made out of fabrics that
look similar to animals, they are a great alternative to real fur.

Don’t murder for fashion

Ruth Mekonnen, Editorials Editor
November 30, 2017
Health and Physical Education teacher Derek Sweet speaks to incoming freshmen about the importance of joining activities and clubs at the orientation held Aug. 24.

Freshman survival guide

Ruth Mekonnen, Editorials Editor
August 31, 2017

Is Prom discriminatory

Ruth Mekonnen, Editorials Editor
May 23, 2017

Dress for yourself

Ruth Mekonnen, In-Depth Editor
April 28, 2017

Media and its impact on our body image

Ruth Mekonnen, In-Depth Editor
December 16, 2016

Obesity is getting bigger

Ruth Mekonnen, Staff Writer
April 13, 2016

Family Feud: AHS Edition

Ruth Mekonnen, Staff Writer
April 13, 2016
Rosa Parks in June 1999, when she was presented with a Congressional Gold Medal.

Woman on currency

Ruth Mekonnen, Staff Writer
December 9, 2015
A student rushes to study and finish her homework during lunch.

Too much homework

Ruth Mekonnen, Staff Writer
November 13, 2015
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