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


Jacinta Greene discusses concerns with a voter.

Local Candidates Come to ACHS for PTA Meet and Greet

Max Carpenter, Staff Writer June 5, 2024

With the Alexandria mayoral and city council elections coming up in November, candidates are attempting to secure their voter base. As always, education and the schools are a contentious topic, so candidates...

Atavistas Album Cover

Childish Gambino: A Discography Review

Max Carpenter, Staff Writer May 23, 2024

Donald Glover, whose stage name is Childish Gambino, is a rapper, producer, DJ, stand-up comedian, director, and actor. Glover began his rapping career in 2011, with the release of his debut album, Camp....

A photograph depicting a pin labeled “VOTE” on a ballot application

Candidate Scramble: Who Would You Vote For?

Max Carpenter, Staff Writer April 9, 2024

2024 is a presidential election year in the United States. Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee, the current President and the first president to refuse to take a cognitive assessment, is facing off against...

An illustration of a LGBTQ+ pride flag flying outside of ACHS.

Homophobia in ACPS: It’s Worse Than You Think

Max Carpenter and Rozalia Finkelstein February 12, 2024

Homophobia and anti-LGBT sentiments have permeated global society for centuries. It has become so deeply ingrained in society that homosexuality is “unnatural” that it sometimes goes unnoticed. Whatever...

Henry Kissinger pictured on the phone, 1975 / National Security Archive

Ding-Dong the Witch is Dead: Henry Kissinger Deceased at 100

Max Carpenter, Staff Writer January 31, 2024

Henry Kissinger, known by many as Richard Nixon’s right-hand man, passed away on November 29th, 2023 in Kent, Connecticut. Kissinger knew many prominent world leaders in his lifetime, and his influence...

Organizer of the event Eliana Rougle speaks and officially begins the third annual Java Jive.

Photos From the 3rd Annual Java Jive

Max Carpenter, Staff Writer December 8, 2023

The third annual Java Jive took place on November 20, 2023 and saw great success. One organizer had high hopes for the event. “It’s always a really great experience,” they said. The Java...

One of the organizers gives an impassioned speech.

Photos From the ACHS Palestine Walkout

Max Carpenter, Staff Writer November 16, 2023

On Thursday, November 9, 2023, ACHS students staged a walkout to show support for the citizens of Palestine.

The Bigger Problem Behind Noah Lyless Bold Statement

The Bigger Problem Behind Noah Lyles’s Bold Statement

Max Carpenter, Staff Writer October 23, 2023
The United States needs to reassess its role as a superpower, which means sometimes getting directly involved in foreign affairs, but not becoming power-hungry or interfering where they’re simply not needed or welcome.
Mood meters are one of the devices used in SEAL lessons. Image courtesy of ACPS

Revisiting S.E.A.L. Lessons: Help or Hassle?

Max Carpenter, Staff Writer October 23, 2023

If you attend Alexandria City High School—or any ACPS school for that matter—you most likely are familiar with SEAL lessons, which are presented during the advisory period for all students to observe....

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