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


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...

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...

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...

Jasmine Milone (left) introduces Zahra Rahimi (right) to the stage.

Seniors Secure Scholarships at SFA Awards Night

Pablo Cruz Rivera and Rozalia Finkelstein May 30, 2024

On May 22nd, the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria (SFA) hosted its annual SFA awards night. Students getting scholarships arrived at 5:30, where they were able to meet and connect with the presenters. The...

Roberto “Sef” Seminario works on the Bradlee mural. Located along King Street, Bradlee is a hub for ACHS students and the wider Alexandria community.

New Mural Gives Back to Bradlee

Rozalia Finkelstein, Editor May 24, 2024

Bradlee is getting a mini makeover this month, courtesy of Alexandria artists. Seniors in the ACHS arts program and professional artists Nicole Bourgea and Roberto “Sef” Seminario have teamed up to...

Titans Robotics members present their robot. | From left: Hazel Belmont, Ricky Ward, Malena Walker, Quinn Lindsey, Zach Harris.

Robotics to Worlds

Casey Donahue, Editor May 10, 2024

   For the third consecutive year, the Titans Robotics team went to the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) World Championships in Houston, Texas from April 17 to...

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...

Lesters Win Big From Scholarship Fund of Alexandria

Chloe Yokitis April 15, 2024

In early April, two seniors— both, coincidentally, named Lester— were awarded with the largest Scholarship Fund of Alexandria (SFA) scholarship possible in a surprise event during the school day. Seniors...

Mariel Carr, Campbells understudy, sings during the opening act of Bring It On!  / Lola Jeanne Carpio

ACHS Theatre Department reaches new heights- literally

Julia Gwin, Staff Writer April 12, 2024

Although ACHS spring musicals never disappoint, this year’s production of Bring It On! promises to be even more impressive than years prior. The show definitely has some bangers, but choreography seems...

The Teen Wellness Center has two examination rooms for patients to visit.

A Look Inside Alexandria City’s Teen Wellness Center

Ivey Malleck March 21, 2024

ACHS’s Teen Wellness Center was the first clinic for teens located within a high school in Virginia. Since its opening in September of 2010, the Wellness Center and its staff have helped countless teens,...

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...

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