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


How Not to Tackle Tardiness

How Not to Tackle Tardiness

March 20, 2019
On one morning in late January, students braved the frigid weather that had prompted a 2-hour delay to get to their classes. After parking in the Chinquapin circle, I walked alongside a group of students down the sidewalk, rushing our pace as the piercing and unmistakable warning bell sounded. With the rotunda doors in just in sight, the late bell tolled at 8:35AM sharp, and the hall monitors swiftly drew in the doors, locking out incoming students.

The Importance of Mental Health Days

December 19, 2018
In a seemingly relentless fast-paced and stressful world, needing a break shouldn’t be something out of the ordinary, yet taking a step back is something frowned upon. With the more recent open conversation surrounding mental health, addressing treatment and coping for these problems still holds stigma because it’s harder for others to believe what they cannot see. In an increasingly competitive world, teenagers seem to be caught in the cross-hairs of accepting and continuing to be dismissive of the importance of taking a break for mental health.
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“A Quiet Place” Has Audiences Screaming

May 10, 2018

By Tessa Bowman A Quiet Place stars actor-director John Krasinski, alongside his real and movie wife Emily Blunt, fighting to survive and protect their children in a world desolated by carnivorous creatures....

School shootings in 2018 alone (Photo from CNN).

End the Infamous Cycle of Inactivity: Gun Control Opinion

April 19, 2018

Less than a year ago, the mainstream political debate was centered whether people that are transgender are permitted to use the public restroom of the gender they identify with. Conservative politicians...

Graph showing mental health statistics (Photo from The Oregonian)

Counselors Address Mental Health and Sexual Harassment

February 8, 2018

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 5 teens between the ages of 12 and 18 suffer from some form of mental illness. Despite this statistic, there has long been a taboo...

The Simpsons: History of a Familys Contribution

The Simpsons: History of a Family’s Contribution

December 19, 2017

Tessa Bowman and Caeley Sacher Over the past 95 years, the Alexandria-native Simpson family has made innumerable construction contributions to the Northern Virginia and Alexandria area. With their aptitude...

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