AHS students participate in diversity program at Virginia Tech

A-Blast 3 days 16 hours ago
This summer, select students from AHS attended a diversity program at Virginia Tech. The program, called the Black College Institute or BCI, hosted this diversity program for rising high school seniors at Virginia tech.  The goal of the program is to increase diversity levels at Virginia Tech by educating minority students with hands-on experiences and...
Manny Precht, Co-Editor in Chief

AHS welcomes interim principal

A-Blast 1 week 5 days ago
After the retirement of AHS principal Tim Thomas following a tenure of four years, the Atoms are pleased to announce his successor, Mark Merell.  Beginning this August, Merell will serve as the interim principal until a permanent principal can be found. Prior to this school year, he worked with FCPS for over 32 years as...
Suad Mohamed, Co-Editor in Chief

AHS students attend Boys and Girls State

A-Blast 2 weeks 2 days ago
Every school year, the American Legion provides students across the state with the opportunity to apply for Boys and Girls State. During the month of January, application flyers are made available around the school. Representatives from the previous Boys/Girls State participants visit junior History classes preaching the benefits of applying to Boys/Girls State. Both programs...
Manny Precht, Co-Editor in Chief

Yearbook steps it up

A-Blast 1 month 2 weeks ago
The long awaited annual Antenna Yearbook is ready to be distributed today during W4 and W6 in Clausen Hall to people of all grades. The theme of the yearbook this year is “Stepping Up.” “The theme is a message about all parts of the lives of students,” Editor in Chief and senior Sesen Beyene said....
Suad Mohamed, Co-Editor in Chief

Teachers favor final projects over exams

A-Blast 1 month 2 weeks ago
At the end of school year, the time rolls around for students to take final exams. It’s the time every student dreads, mostly because everyone has been burdened with SOL or IB testing. Regardless of this, many teachers still require a final exam which encompasses the entire year curriculum. More often than not, final exams...
Co-Editor in Chief, Manny Precht

BCAA to become the BSU

A-Blast 1 month 2 weeks ago
As the Black Cultural Awareness Association ushers in a new group of officers, the club has also decided to revamp itself as a Black Student Union. The plan was formulated by future President Kadijah Janneh, Vice President Laila Elbahy, and Secretary Abby Kitila “Everyone agreed that there needed to be some sort of change. Before...
Suad Mohamed, Co-Editor in Chief

Band & orchestra end on a high note

A-Blast 1 month 2 weeks ago
As the school year winds down, the AHS band, orchestral and choral program are hosting their final concerts of the year. This concerts act as one last show for the year but also as a send off for all senior members. The first concert was hosted by the band on May 21, followed by the...
Manny Precht, Co-Editor in Chief

FCPS Chairman race heats up

A-Blast 1 month 2 weeks ago
On June 11th, four candidates will be completing for the FCPS Chairman, Board of Supervisors position in the Democratic primary. Candidates Tim Chapman, Alicia Plerhoples, Jeff McKay and Ryan McElveen have been well on their way in the campaigning process. Slogans such as #NoHairForChair have been a major part in McElveen’s widespread campaign. Additionally, candidate...
Manny Precht, Co-Editor in Chief

Bon voyage

A-Blast 1 month 2 weeks ago
As the school year wraps up, students and teachers prepare to say good-bye and leave for the summer. However, with every last day of school comes a few teachers and faculty who are saying their final good-byes. Featured are five staff members who will be leaving AHS once this school year ends. They shared their...
Suad Mohamed, Co-Editor in Chief

AHS holds Annual Film Festival

A-Blast 1 month 2 weeks ago
On May 31st, Annandale held it’s yearly film festival at 6:00 in the auditorium. The film festival consisted of short films made by juniors and seniors from IB Film Studies SL and HL classes. Film students, parents and supporters were all in attendance to view the student films. Films were judged by a small panel of...
Nate Ferson, Special to The A-Blast

Kylie Jenner’s new skincare set

A-Blast 1 month 3 weeks ago
On May 22th, 2019 Kylie Jenner dropped her new skin care set on KylieSkin.com. It sold for $125 and was sold out in six minutes. Due to the products being sold out immediately Kylie Jenner posted a few days after to confirm and reassure that products would be restocked in the following weeks. The first...
Wenslie T. Kodua, Staff Writer

Going through Ghana’s Black Star Gate

A-Blast 1 month 3 weeks ago
The Black Star Gate or the independence arch is Ghana’s very own independence square. This important landmark is not only beautiful but is loved, cherished and respected by Ghana’s people. The gate is used as a festival site, parade ground and site for the president’s inauguration. It is a building that reminds Ghanaians of the...
Wenslie T. Kodua, Staff Writer

Outdoor track’s season concludes

A-Blast 1 month 3 weeks ago
To conclude their regular season on May 12, AHS track and field headed to Millbrook High School in Winchester to compete in the Last Chance Invitational. This meet was to be the last before the team headed into postseason with hopefully more confidence. In this invitational, however, the Atoms took only their distance team who...
Henry Hoang, Staff Writer
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