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


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...

An illustration of a LGBTQ+ pride flag flying outside of ACHS.

Homophobia in ACPS: It’s Worse Than You Think

Max Carpenter and Rozalia Finkelstein February 12, 2024

Homophobia and anti-LGBT sentiments have permeated global society for centuries. It has become so deeply ingrained in society that homosexuality is “unnatural” that it sometimes goes unnoticed. Whatever...

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...

It was announced on Friday, September 8 that Ashley Carter Sinclair (pictured above) would assume the ACHS King Street Campus Administrator role that was formerly held by Christopher Speich. / Image courtesy of Ashley Carter Sinclair.

Chatting With King Street’s Latest Admin Addition

James Libresco, Editor September 24, 2023

As students and staff get acclimated to a fresh school year, they will notice a friendly new face around the halls of the King Street campus. Last week, I sat down with Ashley Carter Sinclair, the recently...

Editorial: ACHS, It Should Be Duncan

Editorial: ACHS, It Should Be Duncan

June 21, 2023
The responsibility of a journalist is to chronicle the truth in its many facets with as much diligence, thought and care as possible. Theogony has historically attempted to stay neutral on school endeavors while operating in the aftermath of major decisions that affect us foremost as students — and perhaps equally importantly as student journalists. We comment precariously on these decisions, but as a part of the school community, we want to represent the interests of our school population as much as possible. Thus, we, the Theogony Editorial Board, voice our support for Mr. Alexander Duncan as the best selection for Executive Principal at ACHS. 
Opinion: Alexandria City High School is Flushing Sustainability Down the Toilet

Opinion: Alexandria City High School is Flushing Sustainability Down the Toilet

May 25, 2023
As climate change continues to affect every community across the globe, many have started to ask themselves, “What can I do to help?”. If you attend Alexandria City High School, the answer is just beneath your feet.
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