The Student News Site of Alexandria City High School


The Student News Site of Alexandria City High School


The Student News Site of Alexandria City High School


While enrollment at T.C. has steadily grown, the International Academy, where recent immigrants and English language learners attend school, has seen a steep drop in student body size in the last two years. Some administrators and teachers say that immigration policies under President Trump are to blame.

T.C.’s International Enrollment Falls, and Some Blame Trump

May 6, 2019
There are signs that the Trump administration’s immigration policies are having real and substantial effects at T.C., according to people close to the situation.
Jared Bernstein, an economist in the Obama White House, will give a short course on statistics and economics at T.C. Photo from the Washington Examiner.

Former White House Economist to Give Lectures at TC

February 11, 2019
Jared Bernstein, the former chief economist to Vice President Joe Biden during the Obama administration, will give a series of talks on public policy, the national economy, and data analysis at T.C. in February and March. The lectures are open to all interested students.
The Beet: Distributed High Schools

The Beet: Distributed High Schools

December 11, 2018
The School Board, in its effort to address Alexandria’s dwindling secondary school capacity, is considering a system by which the city would have “distributed high schools.” Under this plan, students would be separated into a large handful of small high school campuses around the city, each of which would have a special focus, like, for example, a STEM campus and a career-and-technological-education campus. The proposal is one of a few concrete solutions to an increasingly pertinent issue, but its critics say that it raises more questions than it answers. Fortunately, the elite minds of The Beet have solutions.
New Boys Lacrosse Coach Announced

New Boys Lacrosse Coach Announced

December 5, 2018
Dennis LaGanza, a three-year player for the Division 1 University of Connecticut lacrosse team and longtime coach for Alexandria youth teams, is the new head coach of the T.C. Williams varsity lacrosse team, the athletic department administration announced on Tuesday.
The valedictorians and saludictorians from the past three years. Clockwise from top left: Emily Kieran, Laura Wilcox,  Jackson DuPont, Jonah Horowitz, Hannah Bates, and Asher Elkins. Five of the six attended George Mason Elementary School.

Valedictorians and Their Discontents

November 27, 2018
For most high school seniors, graduation can not come quickly enough. But once inside that crowded, hot auditorium, it does not pass quickly enough. The sheer length of graduation is inevitable—almost 850 students must cross the stage—but there is one problem that is in the school’s power to address.
The Beet: A Guide to Voluntourism

The Beet: A Guide to Voluntourism

September 20, 2018
The Beet knows what you’re thinking. You just checked Instagram, and you saw that your white, wealthy, private-school friend, whose friends are exclusively fellow whites, has posted a picture--or maybe several--with a young black or Latino child. Your friend--let’s call him Chad--is getting hundreds of likes and dozens of adoring comments.
Photo from Seattle Magazine.

D.C.’s Food Desert Problem

June 6, 2018

By Hunter Langley Obesity rates have skyrocketed over the past 50 years. Over 70 percent of adults over the age of 20 are listed as overweight or obese as of 2014, according to the Centers for Disease...

The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria, created in 1986, has given millions on college scholarships for T.C. students.

Scholarship Fund of Alexandria to Honor Teachers

May 29, 2018

The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria (SFA) is hosting a series of fundraising parties between June 5 and June 14 to honor certain Alexandria City Public School (ACPS) teachers. The teachers, who were nominated...

Photo by Artis Mooney for

Student Garage Parking to Be Unavailable Next Year

April 17, 2018

There will be no parking spaces in the garage available to students next year, according to Principal Peter Balas. Balas announced in a staff meeting yesterday that all 407 spaces in the two-story garage...

The womens Lite Eight shell races at the Walter Mess Regatta. Photo by Paul Filios.

Crew Rows to Victory at Occoquan

April 13, 2018

By Tom McGivern Tom McGivern is a volunteer for the T.C. Crew program. For the second year in a row, inclement weather shortened the schedule of races at the Walter Mess Regatta at the Occoquan Reservoir...

The competition was held earlier this year in the T.C. Williams gymnasium.

Video: World Erg Sprints 2018

April 9, 2018 Watch the best of the Titans crew team compete in the World Erg Sprints championship here.

From left to right: Bobby Sweeney, Regina Allen, Amna Munir, Colin Canady, Margaret Sullivan, Maddy Quill (kneeling), Jamaal Omar, Julia Guessford, Maria Reyan, Riley Bucholz, Leah Nickelsburg, Caroline Miles, Madeline Harvey, Nikolas Gentry, Jade Harriston, Bridgette Adu-Wadier, and Maro Querin.

WATCH: Journalism Students Interview Margaret Sullivan

March 23, 2018 Watch Journalism I students at T.C. interview Margaret Sullivan, a media columnist for The Washington Post and formerly the Public Editor...

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