• Feature,  News

    Student Guide to the June 8 Alexandria Democratic Primary

    Ethan Gotsch and Jacqueline Lutz On June 8, Alexandria City voters will head to the polls for the Democratic primary election to choose the Democratic mayor and City Council candidates. The winners of the primary will appear on the ballot in November along with Republican and Independent candidates running for office. All registered voters in the City of Alexandria are permitted to vote in the primary at their assigned polling place on June 8. Voters can choose one mayoral candidate and up to six City Council candidates. Also on the ballot are the Democratic candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and House of Delegates for the 45th district.  Theogony…

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    Five Seniors, One Junior Named 2021-22 Theogony Editors

    Theogony, the T.C. Williams High School student-run media organization, announced its editors for the 2021-2022 school year.   Five rising seniors—Abigail Ernst, Ethan Gotsch, Nikki Harris, Jacqueline Lutz, and Katie Vastola—and rising junior Nora Malone will lead publishing activities for Theogony on four platforms: print, online, television, and social media. Ernst will continue her coverage of school and Alexandria news. Gotsch’s well-received coverage of the Alexandria music scene will continue along with a focus on local politics and culture. Harris, an Editor this year, will maintain her investigative news coverage. Lutz, a member of the National Scholastic Press Association Honor Roll for 2021, will remain focused on news and feature-writing.  “Our focus…

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    Do Teachers At ACPS Reflect The Diversity Of The Student Body?

    The school district has had more success recruiting Black teachers than it has Hispanic teachers. Nikki Harris Hispanic students represent 36.9 percent of the total student population in ACPS, as of 2020. But according to the 2017-2018 report from the School Board, only 7.2 percent of the teachers at ACPS are Hispanic. This contrast reflects a nationwide trend of Hispanic teachers being underrepresented in schools: Only 7.8 percent of the nationwide teaching field is Hispanic, while Hispanic students represent around a quarter of the country’s student population in public schools, according to a 2015 report from the Education Department. (ACPS employees are not required to self-identify their race/ethnicity, and they…

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    The Greatest Game Ever Played

    Titans volleyball takes down Kellam to capture their first state championship Hunter Langley When Kellam High School’s volleyball Coach Janice Johnson walked into The Garden for the first time, it was clear that this game was going to be different than any previous game the Titan girls volleyball team played before. Johnson had state championship rings covering her fingers; Kellam has been a volleyball powerhouse in the Virginia High School League for many years. This could have easily intimidated the T.C. players, but the then 16-0 Titans had proven time and time again that they could play against any team. When the state championship game started, Kellam’s experience in these…

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    Student Opinions: Raising the Minimum Wage

    Ethan Gotsch On March 5, seven Democratic senators and one independent senator joined Senate Republicans to squash an effort to increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour by the year 2025. While this increase didn’t make it into the final version of the most recent COVID-19 relief bill, it continues to be debated by Congress and state legislatures across the country. Theogony reached out to students, many of whom are part of the workforce or have parents whose jobs are affected by the minimum wage, to hear their opinion on the matter. Many expressed strong support for the increase. “With an increasingly competitive economy, anything less…

  • Feature,  Sports

    Fall Sports Make a Return

    Titan athletes dominate despite a quick start Hunter Langley After a year of chaos, anxiety and disappointment, a sense of normalcy has returned for Titan student-athletes. With the winter sports season cancelled and other districts beginning workouts for fall sports, it looked like the ball wasn’t going to bounce the Titan’s way again. But with great surprise the athletic department, led by James Parker, came up with a detailed plan to help get athletes back doing what they love.  Titan athletics are back for the fall sports season, however things look a little different this year. Athletes are required to wear masks at all times, which was proven a difficult…

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    Dear Class of 2020, We Haven’t Forgotten About You

    On June 13, 2020, the city lit up red, white, and blue to celebrate the graduating seniors from Alexandria’s only public high school, T.C. Williams. Hundreds flocked to the illuminated George Washington Masonic National memorial for photo ops and farewells and the celebration of a pivotal teenage moment, graduation, in an unexpected way.

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    Happy 60th Birthday Mr. Yach!

    On March 13, Titan students, teachers, and staff left T.C. Williams amid the coronavirus pandemic's emergence in the United States. Now, ten months later, most students and staff are still at home, but King Street campus food services, custodial support, and Helpdesk staff never left.

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    Superintendent, T.C. Teachers Get Covid Vaccine Amid School Reopening Plans

    Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) partnered with the city government and the Virginia Department of Health to get teachers COVID-19 vaccines as in-person school approaches for some students. Alexandria is one of the first cities in Virginia to move to Phase 1b of vaccinations, which includes essential workers such as public and private school employees, the elderly, and staff workers in correctional facilities and homeless shelters.

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    Spotlight on the Career Preparation Program

    Amazing opportunities await the Citywide Special Education students in Alexandria. Unlike most middle schoolers, special education students go directly from middle school to the T.C. King Street Campus, bypassing Minnie Howard altogether. They begin high school in the Career Preparation program, a program that prepares students with disabilities for life beyond their post-secondary education.