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


Larry Trice has influenced thousands of students in his time at ACHS. From left: Clark Mercer ‘98, Connor Morhardt ‘98, Trice. / James Libresco for Theogony.

‘The Ultimate Titan:’ After 56 years, Larry ‘Mr. T.C.’ Trice Starts A New Journey

James Libresco, Editor June 12, 2024
When Larry Trice began his career at Alexandria City Public Schools in 1968, he knew he had found his passion. Fifty-six years later, he’s finally stepping away. 
The most notable changes to the bell schedule next year are an embedded class period that students will have each day, a weekly purple day where students will attend all classes and an end-time of 3:25 instead of 3:15. / James Libresco for Theogony.

Ringing The Alarm: New Bell Schedule Sparks Debate

Julia Gwin, Nadja Duss, and James Libresco June 11, 2024

[Updated June 12 at 10:32 p.m.] A leaked bell schedule for the upcoming school year has been floating around ACHS since April, amplifying discourse among students and staff. A version of that schedule...

Alexandria City High School contains four campuses: King Street, Minnie Howard, Satellite and Chance for Change. / Nadja Duss for Theogony.

At Last: First Look At New Minnie Howard Campus

James Libresco, Nadja Duss, and Julia Gwin May 31, 2024

After more than two years of construction, Alexandria City High School’s new Minnie Howard Campus was officially unveiled on May 29 in a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Alexandria City Public...

Graphic by Yahney-Marie Sangare for Theogony

Emotion, Upheaval and Reckoning: Inside the High School Project

James Libresco, Editor April 26, 2024

Due to the sensitive nature of this article, several sources agreed to speak to Theogony on the condition of anonymity. Altered names of anonymous sources appear with an asterisk upon first use and are...

A Look Back at the Rugby Season

Liam Brown, Staff Writer April 4, 2024

With the rugby season coming to a close, Theogony would like to reflect on the most memorable moments, games and plays of the season.  Before the season, there were improvements looking to be made.  “I’m...

Governor Glenn Youngkin says the Senate is making a mistake by rejecting the financing for a plan that would allow a newly created statewide authority to own the proposed arenas land and lease it to Monumental Sports and Entertainment. / Photo by Michael Lee Pope

Arena Deal In Jeopardy

James Libresco, Editor March 13, 2024
The bid to bring two professional sports teams to Alexandria is in serious trouble now that Virginia legislators did not enable funding for the proposed $2.2 billion arena in the state budget.
The proposed Potomac Yards Entertainment District is expected to generate $8.4 million for City programming in its first year, 2030, with revenue growing each year. The project still needs approval from the Virginia state legislature and the Alexandria City Council. / JBG Smith

Apprehension Mounts As City Council Considers Arena Proposal

James Libresco, Editor March 8, 2024

The proposed $2.2 billion future home of the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals would be an economic boon for Alexandria and help expand the commercial real estate tax base, according to a recent...

Lucy Jones (left) and Lucy Keen are two phenomenal track athletes at ACHS. / Photos courtesy of Lucy Jones and Lucy Keen.

Lucy & Lucy: Track Stars

Cayden Booker and Imani Sanders February 13, 2024

Lucy Jones A 28 year-old record was broken at ACHS on January 31 during day one of the Patriot District Indoor track & field championship by junior Lucy Jones. Remarkably, this is Jones’s first...

Graphic by Yahney-Marie Sangare

Proposed ACPS Budget Stirs Controversy Surrounding Teacher Pay

James Libresco, Editor January 31, 2024
The ACPS community is upset about COLA, and they don’t mean the carbonated beverage...
From left: Courtesy of Gina Baum; Photo by James Cullum, Courtesy of ALXnow

School Board Special Election: A Candidate Guide

James Libresco, Editor December 15, 2023
A Theogony guide dives into candidate perspectives and policies on important ACPS topics.
Shannon Campos-Dowdy teaches social studies and serves as a building representative for the Education Association of Alexandria (EAA). / Theogony photo by James Libresco

A Collective Look at Collective Bargaining

James Libresco, Editor November 16, 2023

Collective bargaining has been a central part of labor movements throughout history. America’s leading union organization, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO),...

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