• News

    Return to School and Stadium News

    On March 3, T.C. Principal Peter Balas hosted his monthly Principal’s Chat. His primary topic of discussion was what the return to school will look like for students who opted to transition to a hybrid schedule. Mark Eisenhour, Lead Administrator for Operations and Facilities, was also on the Zoom and gave updates on construction of Parker-Gray Stadium.

  • Opinion,  Style

    A Coffee Toast and Roast

    Fontaine, Misha’s, Uptowner, Buzz and more. These are just some of the many coffee shops that line the streets of Alexandria. As an avid coffee drinker and connoisseur, I was determined to discover the best coffee in Alexandria, as it is lousy with these shops. However, I also wanted to find some of the...less tasty coffee that places that Alexandria has to offer in an effort to spare you from spending money on a below average watered down bland-bean cup of joe.

  • Style

    A Review and Analysis of Positions by Ariana Grande

    On October 30th, record-breaking singer Ariana Grande released her sixth studio album Positions. She dropped the title track “positions” a week prior, teasing the name of the album for her fans. The 14-song collection features three collaborations and highlights Grande’s R&B skills and wide vocal range -- from low tones to whistle notes.

  • News

    A Rundown of the First Principal’s Chat of the Year

    “We are in the public engagement part of our process here,” said Principal Peter Balas who recently hosted his first Principal’s Chat of the school year over Zoom. Balas was referring to The Identity Project, whose members work to host engagement sessions about the renaming of T.C. Williams High School and Matthew Maury Elementary School.

  • Opinion

    Should Colleges Go Test Blind?

    One morning, days before that fateful Saturday when you have to take the SAT, you get a notification from the College Board through your gmail account. The subject line contains five simple words: “Update Regarding September SAT Registration.” You open the email to learn that your test site has closed and your SAT is cancelled.