The A-Blast

Dear freshmen, here’s the deal. . .

Gwen Levey, Co-Editor in Chief

September 4, 2012

When I auditioned for American Idol a little over three years ago, I had just come out of freshman year. I was confident that now was the time to make something of myself and I could do anything I set my mind to. Basically, I had it...

Student comparison of IB and AP

James Bui, Special to The A-Blast

April 26, 2012

For years, the College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) programme dominates college level high school courses in the United States. Its academic competitor, the International Baccalaureate (IB) is not well known nationally, but...

Fresh faces of diversity

September 15, 2011

At AHSl we are fortunate enough to experience a learning center with different cultures, customs, and beliefs. The veterans of AHS are used to our melting pot of various races. However, our newest faces, the freshman, ...

Insufficient sleep and its harmful effects

Rowan Shartel, Staff Writer

October 3, 2010

Everyone has experienced it: the groggy, disoriented feeling of being overtired. Students cope with this every day due to the demands of their busy lives. Besides just causing a person to feel unwell, though, the lack of sleep...

Chrous has final performance

Betsy Kruse, Staff Writer

June 7, 2010

On Saturday, June 5, the Annandale Choral Department had their annual Spring Recital at Cornerstone Church. It is known to be the last concert of the year where most of the songs that the Choral Department has worked on through...

Senioritis… it’s setting in

Noah Fitzgerel, Staff Writer

April 15, 2010

For about one-quarter of the school, classes have become obsolete as this year’s school calendar is drawing to a close. Many members of the Class of 2010 have begun the annual ritual of “senioritis,” a term coined for the...

Procrastinating during Spring Break

Jayran Moridzadeh, Staff Writer

April 14, 2010

During a week of warm weather, visits to the beach and relaxing, students found it hard to concentrate on school work. Spring Break is considered as a time for students to relax, but many find themselves stressing rather than...

Brainy after the bells

Mackda Dinberu, Staff Writer

March 24, 2010

The bell rings for students to finally go home at the end of the day, but that is when the academics are about to begin for some. Thoughts of whom to hang out with after school fill students’ minds on their way to their buses...

Dating’s distractions

Jennifer Allshouse and Mackda Dinberu, Academics Editor and Staff Writer

March 4, 2010

Holding hands, walking down the hallway together, kissing and showing signs of true love is how most AHS couples like to begin their day. There is not a hallway in which a couple is not showing public displays of affection. Although...

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