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Editorial: In remembrance of Steven J. Sotloff and James Foley

Editorial: In remembrance of Steven J. Sotloff and James Foley

(File Photo) War is messy. Armies move. Cities fall. Homes burn. People die. War is an unfortunate, but apparently unavoidable, part of the human condition. And it seems to us that — based on the tragic [...]

New Jefferson-Houston principal stresses individual academic growth

New Jefferson-Houston principal stresses individual academic growth

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Christopher Phillips, the incoming principal of Jefferson-Houston School, believes there is more to education than preparing for standardized tests. “If you teach them to the master the material, they can take [...]

U.S. 1 Metroway already a boon for business

U.S. 1 Metroway already a boon for business

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Business leaders already are touting the region’s first bus rapid transit service as a driver of economic activity and redevelopment. Known as Metroway, the service connects Braddock Road Metro station with [...]

A friend (with a potentially dubious work history) in need

A friend (with a potentially dubious work history) in need

Dear Hobie & Monk, My friend recently was fired from her job. Though she says it’s out of the blue and doesn’t know why, I suspect she’s embarrassed about how things went down. She’s on the [...]

Signature Theatre’s ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ whisks audiences to Victorian Paris

Signature Theatre’s ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ whisks audiences to Victorian Paris

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Christopher Mueller) It has been 16 years since Signature Theatre, under the direction of Eric Schaeffer, mounted Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical “Sunday in the Park with George.” [...]

Alexandria library sit-in’s 75th anniversary commemorated

Alexandria library sit-in’s 75th anniversary commemorated

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Derrick Perkins) Patricia Timmons-Goodson, a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, did not mince words when it came to famed Alexandria attorney Samuel W. Tucker and the five young black men [...]

ACPS stagnates on state test scores

ACPS stagnates on state test scores

By Erich Wagner (Image/Ashleigh Carter) While schools like Patrick Henry Elementary School made sharp gains on newly released Standards of Learning test results, many schools stagnated or saw their test scores drop. Alexandria City Public Schools [...]

Editorial: Labor Day provides a much-needed pause

Editorial: Labor Day provides a much-needed pause

This weekend marks the traditional, if not the calendar, end to summer. Though life is never slow in the D.C. area, in July and August the pace is more of a jog than a sprint. From [...]

C.J. Box’s shorter works make for an excellent way to pass the time

C.J. Box’s shorter works make for an excellent way to pass the time

By Terri Schlichenmeyer (Photo/Michael Smith)  You’re stuck — trapped in an elevator, an office or the front seat of a car — wishing you were someplace, anyplace, else. The people with you are getting on your [...]

Hobie & Monk: A house divided …

Hobie & Monk: A house divided …

Dear Hobie & Monk, My roommates and I have been living together for a year now. There are four of us in one house. At the beginning, we were all friends. Not the best of friends, [...]