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GSA Plants Tulips in the Courtyard

GSA Plants Tulips in the Courtyard

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

Kempsville’s Gay-Straight Alliance, GSA, sponsored by Mr. Philip Strickland and Ms. Winona Davis, planted tulip bulbs on Wednesday, January 8, with the goal of bringing more greenery to the courtyard.    “I wanted to bring some color to the courtyard. My room is on the courtyard, I l...

Leadership Workshop Staff Catches Student Attention

Leadership Workshop Staff Catches Student Attention

Jakelynn Credle, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

 Leadership Workshop is a camp-based type activity headed by the school for students and faculty as a way to bond and become closer to other students through group activities.   Throughout the halls, students have seen the Leadership Workshop staff walking around with balloons, to find wa...

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...

GSA Explains More Inclusive Classroom Practices at Faculty Meeting

GSA Explains More Inclusive Classroom Practices at Faculty Meeting

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

January 9, 2020

Kempsville High School’s Gay Straight Alliance, or GSA, spoke to teachers for the second year in a row at the faculty meeting on January 6.   Principal George opened the meeting and introduced the club, saying: “I think that it really is about bringing more awareness. I’m sure that any t...

Winter Spirit Week 2019

Winter Spirit Week 2019

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Winter Spirit Week 2019 was from December 9 through 13. On Monday the 9th the spirit day wear was “Pajama Pants Monday”, Tuesday was “Twin Tuesday”, Wednesday “Holiday Sweater Wednesday”, Thursday “Throwback Thursday” and Friday “Chief Pride Friday”.

Forensic Speech Team Begins at Kempsville

Forensic Speech Team Begins at Kempsville

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

December 4, 2019

Kempsville High School has many athletic teams, but Ms. Mary “BouBou” Boubouheropoulos has started a performance-based speech competition team: forensics. Rather than the investigative science you may picture, the club is focused on forensic speech, which is the study and practice of public speaking...

Pastor Speaks to the GSA about Being an Open and Affirming Congregation

Pastor Speaks to the GSA about Being an Open and Affirming Congregation

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

November 26, 2019

On Wednesday, November 20, the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) welcomed Pastor Kim Hodges from the Lynnhaven Colony Congregational United Church of Christ to speak during their after school meeting. She spoke about the United Church of Christ’s more “open and affirming” take on Christianity, and how t...

November Trill Talk Presents Advice on Stress for Students

November Trill Talk Presents Advice on Stress for Students

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

November 26, 2019

During this month’s Trill Talk session, which was held November 18, Khia Evans, Kempsville’s college and career counselor, made a guest appearance to hold a conversation on the topic of coping with stress.    The conversation in its first half was guided by Evans. She started off the...

“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...

Taekwondo Club Begins in Kempsville

Taekwondo Club Begins in Kempsville

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

The Taekwondo Club, which had its first meeting on November 12, teaches its members about the art and how to properly execute it. The club gets people physically involved by teaching them different moves and increases their skills in the art. If the members of the club work hard, they may even move u...

Kempsville’s Chess Club Attends Tournaments

Kempsville’s Chess Club Attends Tournaments

Sydney Haulenbeek and Aman Hagwood

November 13, 2019

The room is filled with at least 20 kids that ten minutes ago had been huddling in the upstairs 700 hallway making jokes, dropping Doritos, and passing around a YouTube video. Now, they’re mostly quiet and focused, with some background laughter but mostly the silent shift of chess pieces moving ar...

Seniors Work on Senior Sign

Seniors Work on Senior Sign

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

As part of Kempsville tradition, one of the ways that the students leave their mark on Kempsville is through the creation of a senior class sign that hangs on the outside of the building.    The senior sign is a large mural painted by the Senior Class Council. The purpose of the sign is ...