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


Cosmetology Photos

Cosmetology Photos

January 23, 2020
Congratulations to all Cosmetology students who participated in the Skills USA Competition! First place went to Khadija Ashfaq, second to Cindy Cruz, and third to LaShae Gregory. Wish these titans luck as they continue on the to state competition!
Thunberg speaks at UN Climate Change COP24 Conference. Photo courtesy of

Greta Thunberg: Making a Difference

November 13, 2019
Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist, is one of the biggest voices in global climate change today.

TC United

October 4, 2019

Staff and Students Speak for One TC

Aerial photo of the Amazon fire. Photo courtesy of CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images

Is “Instagram Activism” Activism?

September 17, 2019
Instagram has designed and promoted itself as a tool to escape the daily monotony of our lives. Teenagers use it to brag about their summer trip to Italy or for a dramatic birthday post filled with humiliating pictures. Yet, Instagram has evolved into a platform to advocate for social justice.
An excerpt from the survey.

How Comfortable Am I?

June 13, 2019
I was handed a survey in one of my morning classes. Its title was “How Comfortable Am I?” and it asked the survey-taker about how comfortable they would be in social situations with supposedly differing people; people such as math tutors or exotic dancers.
Inequality in Healthcare

Inequality in Healthcare

June 13, 2019
America draws strength from its cultural diversity. Diversity has made our nation a more vibrant and open society, ablaze in ideas, perspectives, and innovations. But the full potential of our diverse, multicultural society cannot be realized until all Americans, including racial and ethnic minorities, gain access to quality health care that meets their needs. According to a report published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, racial and ethnic minorities have less access to mental health services than do Whites. They are also less likely to receive the care they need and if and when they do get it, it is more likely to be poor in quality. (DHHS, 1999) The American Psychiatric Association identified in 2015 that, among adults with any mental illness, 48% of Whites received mental health services, compared to 31% of Blacks and Hispanics, and 22% of Asians. (APA, 2017) Another major conclusion of the Supplement, Mental Health: A report of the Surgeon General, included that racial and ethnic minorities bear a greater burden from unmet mental health needs and thus suffer a greater loss to their overall health and productivity. While studies have not addressed this disability burden for minorities relative to Whites, key findings do show that most minority groups are less likely than Whites to use services, and they receive poorer quality mental health care, despite having similar community rates of mental disorders. (APA, 2011) Similar prevalence, combined with lower utilization and poorer quality of care, means that minority communities have a higher proportion of individuals with unmet mental health needs.

Journalism I Press Conference with Paul Farhi

June 3, 2019

Journalism I Press Conference with Gregory Hutchings

June 3, 2019

Scooters, Chicken Slaughterhouse, and Seminary Road

May 17, 2019

ACPS Solution to Overcrowding

ACPS’ Solution to Overcrowding

April 5, 2019
Daniel Fox
Left to right Townsend Cocke, Prinicipal Peter Balas, Brianna Lacayo, and Matthew Kiernan

Lacayo, Kiernan and Cocke: Essay Contest Winners Cash In

March 13, 2019
Juniors Brianna Lacayo, Matthew Kiernan and Townson Cocke collected $500, $300 and $200, respectively, for winning the essay contest jointly sponsored by the Optimist Club of Alexandria and the English Department.
2016 study that found youth feel unvalued by their community

Empowerment Group Helps Youth Feel Valued by Their Community

February 7, 2019
According to survey conducted in 2016, only 19 percent of ACPS youth reported feeling valued by adults in the community. A new Youth Empowerment Work Group aims to combat this issue, and other problems involving youth in the Alexandria community.
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