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...

“Dune” Movie Review

February 5, 2022

A review of the recent sci-fi, multi-part, film adaptation that was not as successful as producers had hoped. Emily Milton Staff Writer The movie Dune: Part One is about protagonist Paul Atreides,...

Fantasy and Fiction: A Review of The Selection

Fantasy and Fiction: A Review of “The Selection”

December 17, 2021
On April 14, 2012, The Selection by Kiera Cass was released for the public to read. Later becoming a New York Times Best Seller, it is a five-book series packed with heartbreak, romance, drama, and royalty. Set in Illéa, a fictional country, the crowned prince, Maxon Schreave, holds a competition in which there can only be one winner. The competition involves 35 girls coming to the palace to compete in a The Bachelor-esque style competition. 

“The French Dispatch” Review

November 19, 2021
Wes Anderson’s latest movie, The French Dispatch was released Friday, October 22. The movie is an anthology of stories from the final issue of an American newspaper outpost in France, and is set in the fictional french city of Ennui-Sur-Blasé. The French Dispatch, a fictional Sunday supplement was inspired by The New Yorker, and many of the characters were inspired by famous writers and journalists.

Del Ray: The Muffin Saga

November 6, 2021
As muffin consumers, we pride ourselves on understanding the ins and outs of muffinery. Each place we visited was rated on a scale from 1 to 10 in three different categories, the highest ranking being a 30 and the lowest a 0. Texture, taste, and density were the three categories under evaluation. Though we went for muffins, the atmosphere and pricing were also part of our concern about the perfect Del Ray muffin. 
Small Businesses on the Rise: Bagel Uprising

Small Businesses on the Rise: Bagel Uprising

October 8, 2021
The beginning of the era of quality New York-style bagels in the Washington, DC area can be attributed to the small business Bagel Uprising. Started in 2015 by Chad Breckinridge, a full-time lawyer and part-time bagel baker, it has steadily grown over the years to become a booming small business, even during the pandemic. 
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