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Maestro James Ross (Left), Negin Khpalwak (Center) and Hamid Habib Zada (Right) playing the Tabla

Death or Dream

January 25, 2023
Threatening to be killed over a dream is an outrageous concept for many, especially in the West. But for Negin Khpalwak and many others in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, it is a reality.
Photo Story: Winter Orchestra Concert

Photo Story: Winter Orchestra Concert

January 20, 2023
The 2022 Winter Orchestra Concert took place before winter break. Students showed the audience all the hard work they have put in this past year.
Album Hits of the Summer

Album Hits of the Summer

September 23, 2022
Have you ever been interested in classmates’ favorite albums of the summer? ACHS students have a very diverse taste in music, ranging from heavy metal to pop. Here are their opinions on what their favorite albums of the summer are.
Jazz band members celebrate after their first place performance.

Jazz Band Takes Top Prize

May 17, 2022
On Friday, May 13, Alexandria City High School's jazz band competed in the Chantilly Jazz Festival (one of the oldest and most prestigious in the DMV region). Jazz Band "A" won first place and Jazz Combo won 2nd place.
Lionel Richie Wins The Gershwin Prize in DC

Lionel Richie Wins The Gershwin Prize in DC

May 17, 2022
On March 7, 2022, Lionel Richie won the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The Gershwin Prize for Popular Song acknowledges songwriters that have spent their life dedicated to their craft and celebrates songwriters' achievements in music. This award is truly a milestone artists can only dream of achieving. The previous winners include Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, and Carole King. This year, the Library of Congress awarded Lionel Richie the award to commemorate the accomplishments in his lifetime. 
ACHS Musicians Shine in Virginia Band and Orchestra Event

ACHS Musicians Shine in Virginia Band and Orchestra Event

May 15, 2022
Five Alexandria City High School students participated in the All-Virginia Band & Orchestra Event on April 21-23 at Christopher Newport University (CNU). This event brings the state’s best student musicians together in one location to work with world-renowned conductors. 
Choir Flies Higher for Superior Award

Choir Flies Higher for Superior Award

May 1, 2022
On March 18 and 19, ACHS choir was judged on their tone, diction, dynamics, and more. On a scale of one to five, they received the best score in every category and later accepted their well-earned award. They were competing against other high school areas, such as Fairfax, Falls Church, and more, the 77 combined student choir won a one in each category, showing off their talents.
Calling all Musicians to the ACHS Musicians Club

Calling all Musicians to the ACHS Musicians Club

February 22, 2022
ACHS is a diverse community with a variety of clubs, but sophomore Miranda Tonsetic thought something was missing. With sophomore Eliza Gwin and freshman Maddie Cantrell, Tonsetic started the ACHS Musicians Club. 

Brightside By The Lumineers- Album Review

February 5, 2022
On January 14, 2022, The Lumineers came out with their newest album “BRIGHTSIDE.” This is their fourth studio album. The Lumineers is a band of two; Wesley Schultz (lead vocals, guitar) and Jeremiah Fraites (drums, percussion, piano). The Lumineers new album consists of nine new songs: BRIGHTSIDE, A.M. RADIO, WHERE WE ARE, BIRTHDAY, BIG SHOT, NEVER REALLY MINE, ROLLERCOASTER, REMINGTON, and REPRISE. In total, the album is 30 minutes long. 
What Does It Mean To Separate The Political And The Personal?

What Does It Mean To Separate The Political And The Personal?

January 26, 2022
Explore the past through music and who knows what you'll discover. Maybe a bridge to the present.
For Your Ears: Indies Story

For Your Ears: Indie’s Story

January 24, 2022
While the origin of indie music can be traced all the way back to the 80s and 90s, modern indie music has begun to incorporate other genres and musical styles. Now, artists around the world release their own, unique music without the help of a major record label, further developing the indie music genre. Indie music is incredibly popular with ACHS students as well as teenagers globally.

2021 Wrap

December 19, 2021
This year has been another chaotic year, from another year of the pandemic to being able to return to in-person school. With another year comes new fashion trends, album releases, and trends. Below are some of the best trends, releases, and events broken down.
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