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


Ethiopian Airlines Crash

Ethiopian Airlines Crash

April 9, 2019
On March 10, the Boeing 737 MAX 8 flew for approximately six minutes before crashing near Bishoftu, Ethiopia. The plane was scheduled to fly from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya. The crash killed all 157 passengers and crew onboard. This was a saddening day for many people and plenty memorials have been held for the lives lost, including the T.C. Ethiopian/Eritrean Club, that held a candlelight vigil on Friday, March 29 and released one balloon for each of the different nationalities of the victims.
Taryn Edwards posing with a snowman on her day off

New Teacher: Taryn Edwards

January 29, 2019
The history department has added a few new faces this year. One being Taryn Edwards, who has had teaching experience and currently teaches on-level VA-US History and Psychology/Sociology. Edwards has spoken on the difficulties of adapting to the curriculum difference, although she attests the history department to an easy transition. With lighter student-per-class loads, Edwards continues to implement her addition online techniques, such as Nearpod, Edpuzzle, and ActivelyLearn to help her students.
Lisa Willis alongside James Parker after press conference

Varsity Coach and Leader

December 11, 2018
Lisa Willis has had a multitude of youth development programs dating back since 2005 while she was still at UCLA. Her programs started when parents and young players asked Willis for basketball help after seeing her play. When Willis was drafted into the WNBA(Women’s National Basketball Association) she created a program called Work Hard, Play Hard.

Winter’s Heating Up

November 7, 2018
This winter season is going to be interesting for T.C Williams. New athletic director, James Parker, hired new boys and girls basketball coaches and a new staff for the swim and dive team.
Zion Marshall, far right, stands on the podium.

Zion Marshall Places Fifth in State

April 9, 2018

T.C’s best wrestler has solidified his place among Virginia's top athletes. On February 17, Zion Marshall placed fifth in the Virginia High School League (VHSL) State Championship. This event took place...

A$AP Ferg performs at the Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring, MD. Photo by Kyle Gustafson.

A$AP Ferg Concert Review

April 3, 2018

By Gaurav Bhanot and Tibebe Gebiso A$AP Ferg’s new tour made a stop at the Fillmore Silver Spring on Thursday, March 1. The Mad Men tour blew up the musical hot spot of Southern Maryland and brought...

Photo from Diane Rossi

TC Basketball Coaching Turnover

March 9, 2018

Three coaches in the span of three years is a recipe for confusion. Hill, Coleman, and Sullivan are names that have filled the head coaching position for the varsity basketball team. Over the last three...

Selam Joseph and Chelsea Guevara

Athletic Training Student Aides

March 5, 2018

By Tibebe Gebiso and Gaurav Bhanot While they operate behind the scenes, athletic trainers are key in an athlete's world. Marjorie Franke and Deanna Nansel, T.C.'s trainers, always take care of students...

Coach Longerbeam giving his son Robert a pat on the helmet (Photo by Robert Longerbeam).

Father and Son Athletic Duos

February 8, 2018

By: Tibebe Gebiso, Gaurav Bhanot, and Giquan Williams Fathers-and-son duos in sports are often overlooked, because, in all of professional athletics, fathers and sons working together is a very rare...

Former TC student and Theogony editor Jack Mackey is a student-athlete at the College of William and Mary (Photo from

TC Alumni Run In College

December 19, 2017

Former T.C. Williams runners Anteneh Girma and Jack Mackey continue their successful track careers at Norfolk State University (NSU) and the College of William and Mary (W&M), respectively. Girma made...

Aminé performing in Washington D.C.

Aminé Concert Review

November 29, 2017

Washington D.C. was the fifth stop on the east coast during Aminé’s tour. The concert performed by Aminé, and his opening act Towkio, was on Thursday, October 26 in Northwest D.C. at the Howard Theater. When...

TC and Edison line up for a snap.

Homecoming Game Recap

October 30, 2017

By: Tibebe Gebiso and Gaurav Bhanot T.C. Williams beat Edison on Homecoming Night, Saturday October 21. T.C. won 62-7 and scored multiple touchdowns in each quarter.  The score at the end of the first...

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