The A-Blast

Mike Scott named head football coach

David Hookey, Sports Editor

February 26, 2010

AHS alum and assistant football coach Mike Scott was named head varsity football coach for the 2010 season today, Feb. 26. Scott will replace the legendary Dick Adams and become just the fifth head coach in AHS’ 56-year school history. ...

Are girls actually more capable of academic success?

Haumaira Safi, Staff Writer

February 20, 2010

Everyday the halls of AHS are quickly filled with boys and girls alike walking to their classes. But the next time you see a guy and a girl walking together to class, according to the book Why Boys Fail by Richard Whitmire, t...

Atoms take down Titans, advance to district semi-finals

David Hookey, Sports Editor

February 20, 2010

Additional Photography by A.J. McCafferty As the crowd stormed the court, the AHS varsity basketball team knew they had done something great. For four years, T.C. Williams HS has been atop the Patriot District. On Friday, Feb. 19, th...

Sheehy seals Atoms win on senior night

David Hookey, Sports Editor

February 19, 2010

First it was freshman Diana Hurtado and the girls team against Woodson. Then it was senior Chris Sheehy and the boys team against West Potomac. For the Atoms, buzzer beaters are becoming a regularity. “It was exhilarating and its something I will probably never forget about hi...

Fairfax County budget cuts

Jayran Moridzadeh, Staff Writer

February 4, 2010

Budget cuts are expected to affect almost every student - whether it is paying for tests, having crowded classrooms or paying for sports. Though the greatest impact seems to be on sports cuts and fees, many academic programs...

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