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 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,...

Cornerstone Craftsman: Constructing Futures

Cornerstone Craftsman: Constructing Futures

Ermila Mazariegos and Pablo Cruz March 15, 2024

As you scroll through the @alexcitytitans Instagram page, you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Cornerstone Craftsman, an up-and-coming construction organization based in Alexandria, Virginia.  Every...

Bivins leads the Titans on a fast break against South County last season.

Darius Bivins, In His Own Words

Yahney-Marie Sangaré, Co-Editor-In-Chief March 7, 2024

Sophomore Darius Bivins, at 16, is a point guard to watch. With his first full season on the ACHS boys varsity team, he helped lead the team to a 19-7 record, receiving First-Team All-District, First-Team...

Theodore Thorpe poses in front of his whiteboard.

There’s No American History Without Black History

Peter Russo and Rozalia Finkelstein March 4, 2024

For the musically-inclined students of ACHS, Theodore Thorpe is a well known pillar of the creative arts program. Thorpe has been working as the choir director since 2010, but he’s had a passion for...

School Board members and employees in the Collective Bargaining Committee meet in the boardroom at ACPS’ Central Office on January 25. Outside the circle, various community members and teachers look on. Board Chair Dr. Michelle Rief, Abdel Elnoubi, Dr. Ashley Simpson-Baird and Meagan Alderton sit around the table. Lawyers from the Isler-Dare firm sit at the side. / Screenshot from the ACPS TV live Zoom recording.

Collective Bargaining in ACPS Reaches New Tipping Point after Draft Resolution Released

Yahney-Marie Sangaré, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 8, 2024

At the January 18 public hearing for the next school year’s proposed budget, David Paladin-Fernandez took the final slot for public comment. Wearing a Titan’s Wrestling hoodie -- the Jefferson Houston...

Senior Kye Robinson lines up for a clutch free-throw. / Photo courtesy of Frayfilmz

Titans conquer Wolverines, 65-60

Maxwell Jones-LaChance, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

On January 29, the Alexandria City varsity boys basketball team solidified their number-one seeding in the Patriot District beating the West Potomac Wolverines 65-60. The Titans are now 2-0 against the...

Graphic by Yahney-Marie Sangare

Proposed ACPS Budget Stirs Controversy Surrounding Teacher Pay

James Libresco, Editor January 31, 2024
The ACPS community is upset about COLA, and they don’t mean the carbonated beverage...
In a photo from the 1974-75 yearbook, which was his fourth year teaching at T.C. Williams, Kokonis teaches his students about hyperbolic trig function curves. He was nicknamed Dustbuster for creating clouds of chalkdust as he wrote on the board.

Louis Kokonis, 91, Paragon of the Titan Community, Leaves an Integral Legacy.

Yahney-Marie Sangaré, Editor-in-Chief January 9, 2024

Mr. Louis Kokonis, 91, passed away on the morning of Thursday, January 4, 2024. Over 60 years of teaching within Alexandria City Public Schools cemented Kokonis as a paragon of instructional excellence,...

From left: Courtesy of Gina Baum; Photo by James Cullum, Courtesy of ALXnow

School Board Special Election: A Candidate Guide

James Libresco, Editor December 15, 2023
A Theogony guide dives into candidate perspectives and policies on important ACPS topics.
Three students work on a car on November 29 afterschool. Three students perform an oil change on a car, which is suspended from the ceiling with the hood open. Wearing safety goggles, one holds the oil pan. The license plate has been blurred out.

ACHS Automotive Accelerating

Yahney-Marie Sangaré, Co-Editor-In-Chief December 15, 2023

Senior Elle Kunik sits behind the wheel, foot poised above the engine. She, like everyone else who crosses the yellow and black safety tape, wears safety goggles as she looks through the window. Ryad Daoussi,...

Shannon Campos-Dowdy teaches social studies and serves as a building representative for the Education Association of Alexandria (EAA). / Theogony photo by James Libresco

A Collective Look at Collective Bargaining

James Libresco, Editor November 16, 2023

Collective bargaining has been a central part of labor movements throughout history. America’s leading union organization, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO),...

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