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“Little Women” is Sensational, Heartwarming, and Motivational

“Little Women” is Sensational, Heartwarming, and Motivational

Jakelynn Credle, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” was a sensational, heartwarming, and motivational film. As I watched this movie, I saw young love bloom, teenage heartbreak, the power of being a strong family, and pushing through tough times. I felt every ounce of emotion for the March family. Having never read the...

Emotional Plays Highlight The Night of One Acts

Emotional Plays Highlight The Night of One Acts

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

January 14, 2020

On January 10 and 11 Kempsville’s Drama Club put on their annual Night of One Acts, presenting “I Hate Love,” “Serial Killer Barbie” and “The Message.” Two of the plays performed, “I Hate Love” and “Serial Killer Barbie,” were student-directed, with senior Rhianna Rebholz directin...

Something in the Water Lineup Announced at Kempsville High School

Something in the Water Lineup Announced at Kempsville High School

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

December 12, 2019

Something in the Water is a music festival created by Virginia native, Pharrell Williams, that is held in Virginia Beach. This year, it will be from April 20-26, with concerts and music from the 24 to the 26. This year, to announce the lineup, Pharrell Williams turned to Virginia Beach schools. In K...

“Living with Yourself” is a Different Point of View

“Living with Yourself” is a Different Point of View

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

“Living with Yourself” is a comedy show that was released on Netflix on October 18, 2019. Going into the show, I had no clue what it was about and wanted to have a clean slate for my thoughts.   The main character Miles, played by Paul Rudd, is worn out on all aspects of life - a poin...

“The Importance of Being Earnest” is a Memorable Performance

“The Importance of Being Earnest” is a Memorable Performance

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

November 21, 2019

“The Importance of Being Earnest” was a change for the KHS Drama Club; rather than the modern act of “subText” performed last year, or the well known “Little Women,” “The Importance of Being Earnest” is a work relatively unknown by students, and also set in the Victorian Age. It was pe...

XXXTentacion’s Posthumous “?” Deluxe is a Work of Art

XXXTentacion’s Posthumous “?” Deluxe is a Work of Art

Jakelynn Credle, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

On March 16, 2018, before his death, XXXTentacion released his album “?”. The album featured 18 songs with an interlude of his interpretation and explanation of the album. The interlude is “instructions, not a warning” he said, asking for listeners to have an open mind while listening. “If y...

Social Issues and Strawberry Shortcake: Melanie Martinez’s “K-12”

Social Issues and Strawberry Shortcake: Melanie Martinez’s “K-12”

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

September 26, 2019

Melanie Martinez released her second album “K-12” on September 6, several years after her debut album, “Cry Baby”, which came out in August of 2015. During this break, she remained relatively silent with musical releases although she did release a song titled “PIGGYBACK” in December of 2017. ...

Meet No Meat Tuesday

Meet No Meat Tuesday

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

Correction: This post was previously an article on “No Meat Tuesday”, which was a temporary menu adjustment that included more vegetarian and vegan options served in Kempsville High School’s cafeteria. Due to several source consistency and clarification errors, we have decided to remove this art...

Charli XCX’s Self-Titled “Charli” is Flooded with Nostalgia

Charli XCX’s Self-Titled “Charli” is Flooded with Nostalgia

Paxton Coley, Editor

September 23, 2019

On Friday, September 13, electropop artist Charli XCX released her third studio album, the self-titled “Charli.”   After becoming a Charli XCX fan through her hit “Boom Clap,” featured in "The Fault in Our Stars", I was definitely intrigued to hear she was releasing another album;...

“IGOR”: The Album of the Summer

“IGOR”: The Album of the Summer

Aaron Thomas, Sports Writer

June 3, 2019

Tyler the Creator dropped his 6th studio album titled “IGOR”, on Friday, May 17, with strict rules about how to listen to his music.   He advised listeners on how to listen to “IGOR” in his post on Instagram: “Don’t jump into this thinking its a rap album, don’t jump into this think ...

Mr. Kempsville 2019: Wrestling, “California Gurls,” and Pink Princess Morphsuits

Mr. Kempsville 2019: Wrestling, “California Gurls,” and Pink Princess Morphsuits

S. Riley Kight, Social Media Manager

May 21, 2019

Mr. Kempsville 2019 started off with a bang on Friday, May 17, with all seven competitors, Zach Bennett, Liam Besserer, Carson Blythe, Andre Costict, Evan Gibson, Phillip Neiman, and Simeon Spence, getting up on stage and dancing it out to Katy Perry’s “California Gurls.”   Many of ...

Newsflash: 2019 Is the Year of Movies

Newsflash: 2019 Is the Year of Movies

Julius Bastien, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019

Only five months into 2019, this year has been set ablaze for some of the biggest movies of our generation. The biggest star so far is the new recent superhero movie Avengers: Endgame, which is already shattering box office records, piling up at least  $487 million overseas and surpassing 2017’s T...