Was a new Avatar movie on your 2022 bingo card?

A-Blast6 days 21 hours ago
Just when we thought 2022 wasn’t going to hit us with another curveball, it does. On May 9, the teaser trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water dropped unexpectedly. An astounding announcement for a series that hasn’t seen the light of day since 2009. Looks like James Cameron hasn’t shaken off that blue people fever,...
Cal Carlos, Staff Writer

Open Road: Restaurant Review

A-Blast6 days 22 hours ago
Open Road is a popular restaurant and bar in Falls Church, right down the road from the always populated Mosaic Center. From the food to the decor, this restaurant is heavily themed on traditional American styles. Open Road is open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on weekdays and 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on...
Aya Al-Ariqi, Staff Writer

Why are we so addicted?

A-Blast6 days 22 hours ago
Riddle me this: You see them everywhere in the hands of those you know. They connect us, entertain us, and hurt us. What are they? The answer is pretty obvious. If you’re a student, your phone is the most important thing in your pocket. It’s what allows you to keep track of social media, it...
Cal Carlos, Staff Writer

Doctor Strange: In The Multiverse of Madness changes EVERYTHING

A-Blast1 week ago
Doctor Strange: In The Multiverse of Madness dove deeper into the multiverse and the possibilities it brings. It also confirmed something called an incursion which is the destruction of Earths in the multiverse. This is a huge deal because this would open the doors to an eventual Secret Wars adaptation as the next big story...
Savion Simmavong, Staff Writer

Clea is coming…

A-Blast1 week ago
Doctor Strange: In The Multiverse of Madness is a love letter to hardcore Doctor Strange fans and Sam Raimi just revealed one of the most important characters in Doctor Strange’s history: Clea. Clea is an important character in Doctor Strange’s history as she is Strange’s true love and the niece of Dormammu from the Dark...
Savion Simmavong, Staff Writer

Summer is near, and Covid-19 is calming down

A-Blast2 weeks 5 days ago
Summer is right around the corner and Covid-19 has begun calming down, leading to many students applying for jobs. Last year, many students had a hard time applying for jobs due to Covid-19 and having a lack of job experience considering that many businesses were shut down for prolonged periods of time. Many students are...
Johnny Tran, Staff Writer

Who’s watching you?

A-Blast3 weeks ago
In an age of ever expanding technology, data privacy is becoming a more important issue. Every time someone goes on the internet they are being monitored, whether it’s by the government, school, websites, or the wifi provider. “I worry about who will access my data and what I see and search on the internet,” senior...
Adam Shawish, Co-Editor in Chief

Courses on the chopping block

A-Blast3 weeks ago
Each year, certain courses are not offered to students as not enough people have signed up for the class. The number of students signed up to take the course depends on the type of class. Some are required for graduation, so those typically stay in place. For most courses, the average number of students who...
Adam Shawish, Co-Editor in Chief

Spring musical sets the stage

A-Blast3 weeks ago
The Annandale Theater Company (ATC) is about to perform the spring musical. This year’s musical is a comedy titled, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. “My favorite part is getting to spend time with my friends and go through the process together. The memories are priceless,” senior Amanda Weaver said. Weaver will be starring...
Adam Shawish, Co-Editor in Chief

PTSA brings back All Night Grad Celebration for seniors

A-Blast3 weeks ago
The All Night Grad Celebration, an annual senior tradition, has finally returned. All Night Grad is an event that typically takes place the night of graduation where students participate in a variety of activities like massage therapy, getting their faces drawn by a caricature artist, swimming the pool, and other exciting activities. The event will...
Fatima Sayed Eltayeb, Co-Editor in Chief

AHS appreciates teachers

A-Blast3 weeks ago
The last few years have been particularly difficult for both students and teachers, and this year AHS is taking a bigger step in regard to making sure that teachers feel appreciated. This year, teacher appreciation week is from May 2 – May 6. Next week, the PTSA will be hosting their Annual Teacher Appreciation Week...
Fatima Sayed Eltayeb, Co-Editor in Chief

FCPS School Board chooses new superintendent

A-Blast3 weeks ago
The Fairfax County School Board has selected Michelle Reid, Ed.D., as the next superintendent of FCPS. Reid, the current superintendent of Northshore School District in Washington State has been there since 2016. Prior to that, Reid was the superintendent of South Kitsap School District in Port Orchard, Washington, and she also served as deputy superintendent,...
Fatima Sayed Eltayeb, Co-Editor in Chief

Girls lacrosse head towards districts

A-Blast3 weeks ago
As the team heads into their final stretch of regular season district games, they look to keep improving and prepare for the playoffs. The team faces off against Thomas Jefferson on Monday (results not available before pub date). The Atoms are coming off of a 17-7 win against Falls Church. The Atoms close out the...
Andrew Nields, Sports Editor

Girls soccer ties with Meridian in shootout

A-Blast3 weeks ago
The girls soccer team tied Meridian 5-5 in a back and forth, intense matchup on April 18. Junior forward Olivia Cruz tallied four goals and helped boost the Atoms into an early lead that was eventually lost later on in the second half. “I think we played really well against Meridian,” junior forward Chelsi Lilli...
Evan Burita, Staff Writer

Atoms track performs well at recent meets

A-Blast3 weeks ago
The Atoms track squad looks to continue their early season success with a strong showing at their two upcoming competitions: a district meet at Thomas Jefferson on April 27 and an invitational at Chantilly High School on April 30. The runners have already seen so much improvement and have recorded very impressive times so far....
Evan Burita, Staff Writer

Lacrosse seeks turnaround vs. TJ

A-Blast3 weeks ago
The Atoms boys lacrosse team has struggled to start the season, jumping out to a 1-6 record and a 0-4 record against district opponents. The Atoms next game is against the Thomas Jefferson Colonials on April 25. Results from the game were not available at the time of publication, for more information, visit annandaleatoms.net. AHS...
David Sewall, Sports Editor

Students decide in-state versus out of state universities

A-Blast3 weeks ago
May 1 is National Decision Day for seniors to select the institution they will be continuing their education at. As the deadline approaches, seniors must choose where they will be spending the next four years of their lives, considering a lot of factors when deciding if they will stay closer to home or venture out...
Daniela Dosen, Academics Editor

Boys soccer looks to keep up the pace

A-Blast3 weeks ago
As the spring sports season continues, the Atoms look to improve and stay prepared as the team heads into their final stretch of regular season games before the season ends. The teams next game is on April 26 at Falls Church. The game will be a tough challenge for the Atoms, as Falls Church is...
Andrew Nields, Sports Editor

Softball impresses throughout district play

A-Blast3 weeks ago
The Atoms softball team has shown massive improvement this season, holding a record of 6-3 as they head into the back half of their district schedule. Despite the strong season, AHS dropped their most recent game on April 21 to Hayfield, losing by a score of 16-3. The Atoms have shown significant growth from the...
David Sewall, Sports Editor

Baseball struggles into spring

A-Blast3 weeks ago
Atoms baseball has scuffled over recent weeks, dropping five consecutive games and dropping their record on the season to 6-8. AHS suffered their most recent loss on April 21 to the Hayfield Hawks, falling behind in the game early and losing by a final score of 2-8. The Atoms gave up seven runs across the...
Evan Burita, Staff Writer
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