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Everyday Objects as Fashion: Safety Pins and Paperclips

Everyday Objects as Fashion: Safety Pins and Paperclips

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

March 23, 2020

Fashion is subjective, and entirely up to the person wearing it. Some Kempsville students have come up with more creative options in choosing their jewelry and dress, dipping into incorporating everyday objects into their fashion.     Senior Abigail Knightes describes her fashion sense as “altern...

American Musical and Dramatic Academy Accepts Kempsville Student

American Musical and Dramatic Academy Accepts Kempsville Student

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

March 10, 2020

People in the fine arts, whether it be acting, singing, or playing an instrument, often have to endure the word “no” when auditioning for roles and schools within their field. Whether it be that only one person is needed or someone fits a part better, participants in the arts learn quickly that ...

Fighting Blood Cancers One Donation at a Time: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Student of the Year

Fighting Blood Cancers One Donation at a Time: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Student of the Year

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

Students at Kempsville High School may have noticed the event described on the morning announcements for each homeroom class. The homeroom that raises the most money for blood cancer research will receive a free Olive Garden lunch. This event was organized by sophomore student Alyzabeth Bridgham.  ...

Showing Chief Pride, One Brick at a Time

Showing Chief Pride, One Brick at a Time

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Some students at Kempsville High School may remember the transition of the courtyard from grass to mulch. A similar transition from grass to brick has been put in place on the exterior of the school, next to the gym doors.    This project was the brainchild of Robert Smith. Smith is a seni...

Home Away from Home: Hailee Eiker’s Experience as a Foreign Exchange Student

Home Away from Home: Hailee Eiker’s Experience as a Foreign Exchange Student

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

Foreign exchange students come from all over the world to experience different cultures during their time in school. They use foreign exchange programs as an opportunity to meet new people of diverse backgrounds, learn about the various culture and customs of an unfamiliar country, and experience new mom...

Student Campaigning Begins in High School

Student Campaigning Begins in High School

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

High school students are encouraged to be involved in and out of school in many ways. One student may be practicing with their teammates, working on new routines and strategies in order to succeed in their next game. Another may be spending their Saturday afternoon working in a soup kitchen, feeding the ...

Senior Photos Teach Body Positivity While Introducing Students to Modeling

Senior Photos Teach Body Positivity While Introducing Students to Modeling

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

February 3, 2020

It was the start of their senior year, and seniors Elena Diaz, Sydney Evertsen, and Ryle Lancaster chose photographer Dan Trevino to do their senior photos, commemorating their last year as high schoolers before graduating. Because all of them were from Kempsville High School, Trevino decided to do a...

Coming Together Through Culture: Patricia Hansen Casquinho

Coming Together Through Culture: Patricia Hansen Casquinho

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

Most people dream of traveling to a different country at some point in their lives. However, some students have taken the initiative to use the time of their youth to travel and learn more about the world one country and school at a time. Many students, like Patricia Casquinho, have decided to use a foreign e...

EBA Student Starts Nonprofit to Plant Trees in Kempsville Area and Beyond

EBA Student Starts Nonprofit to Plant Trees in Kempsville Area and Beyond

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

January 15, 2020

In Kempsville’s Entrepreneurship and Business Academy students work to start and build their own businesses. Sophomore Evan Nied, however, has already started, and been running, a flourishing nonprofit called Planting Shade.   “My goal is to plant as many trees as possible,” says Nied,...

Greetings From Germany: Johanna Wistuba’s Experience as a Foreign Exchange Student

Greetings From Germany: Johanna Wistuba’s Experience as a Foreign Exchange Student

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

–    Kempsville High School hosted six foreign exchange students during the 2019-2020 school year. This is a part of an on-going feature series on these students and their experiences.   There are a variety of students here at Kempsville that come from different backgrounds and different ...

Kempsville Student Recognized with Full-Ride Scholarship

Kempsville Student Recognized with Full-Ride Scholarship

Jakelynn Credle, Staff Writer

January 7, 2020

Rachael Tamakloe, Kempsville senior, has been selected for admission to the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering with QuestBridge’s National College Match Scholarship, receiving a full four-year scholarship. This year alone, 1,127 finalists were selected as recipients and 47 students m...

How Jewish Students Honor the Holiday of Hanukkah

How Jewish Students Honor the Holiday of Hanukkah

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

As the days count down, the Jewish community at Kempsville prepares not for Christmas, but for Hanukkah, an eight-day-long holiday filled with blessings, games, festive foods, and the Menorah.    Hanukkah, celebrated from December 22 to December 30, commemorates the victory over a tyrant kin...