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


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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....

Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese faced off two times in the NCAA Womens March Madness Basketball tournament / bleacher report/

WNBA vs. NBA Pay-gap

Imani Sanders and Cayden Booker May 9, 2024

Professional basketball is the love of many sports fans all around the world. One of the longest standing issues between professional men’s and women’s sports is the contrast in pay. Regardless of...

The Eclipse In Retrospective

The Eclipse In Retrospective

Leo Maucieri, Staff Writer May 7, 2024

On April 8, North America experienced a total solar eclipse. It traveled over Mexico into the United States and into Canada. The last total solar eclipse occurred in 2021, and was visible in Antarctica....

From left: Bebe Wood, Angourie Rice, Reneé Rapp, and Avantika Vandanapu strike a pose.

If it Ain’t Broke…

Zoe Sermons, Editor March 11, 2024

Mean Girls is a teen comedy film that was released in 2004. The film follows cliques at North Shore High School and highlights the most popular girls nicknamed “The Plastics.” When a new girl, Cady...

Sign protesting the new Capital One Arena sits on an Alexandria citizens fence.

Ban the Build

Julia Gwin, Staff Writer February 12, 2024

Capitals owner Ted Leonsis and Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin announced their plans to build a new Capitals arena and entertainment center in mid-December. The seventy -acre arena will seat 20,000 people,...

From left to right: Kamilah Lawson, Rozalia Finkelstein, Ermila Mazariegos, Zoe Sermons, and Julia Gwin pose in front of the Fenway Park banner.

Theogony Takes Boston!

Julia Gwin, Staff Writer February 12, 2024

On November 1, 2023, Kamilah Lawson led me and three fellow Theogony members on a plane to Boston, Massachusetts. With our bodies wired with sugary caffeine and our spirits high on enthusiasm for the week...

Bus 48 arriving to school late.

Late Busses Affecting Students

Christopher Koukoui, Staff Writer December 28, 2023

Since the beginning of the school year, the delayed arrival of school buses has affected the students who ride them. These students are faced with the challenge of arriving late to school every day, which,...

Olivia Rodrigo lays against a purple background for the cover art of her second album, GUTS. / Larissa Hoffman

Olivia Rodrigo Spills Her GUTS in New Album

Nadja Duss, Sofia Barile, and Julia Gwin November 10, 2023

Released on September 8, Olivia Rodrigo’s second album, “GUTS,” stormed the Billboard charts. “SOUR,” Rodrigo’s debut album, reached unthinkable heights, winning three Grammys, breaking records...

The online latin website often shows a loading screen. | Theogony image by Peter Russo

Opinion: Latin On The Line?

Rozalia Finkelstein and Peter Russo October 23, 2023

As the 2023-2024 school year began, students at ACHS were dismayed to find that their beloved Latin program was on the chopping block. Starting this year, Latin I, II and III will be taught exclusively...

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.
Metal Detectors that were implemented during the 2022-23 school year.

Opinion: Are The School Metal Detectors Really Necessary?

Christopher Koukoui, Staff Writer October 23, 2023

During the 2022-23 school year, the Alexandria City School Board made the decision to implement weapon detection scanners at ACHS. The scanner's primary purpose is to scan for weapons such as knives and...

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