The Treaty

Casper discussed her struggles with identity in the Black community.

The Weight of the N-Word: A BSU Trill Talk

Janelle Camba, Editor in Chief February 26, 2021

On February 18, the Black Student Union held an in-depth trill talk about the N-word and its history. Panelists Chavito Allen, Frida Almaguer, Mary Casper, Cam Hyde, and Evan Nied, along with host Jada...

Students Speak on Finally Returning to In-Person School

Students Speak on Finally Returning to In-Person School

Savanna Crawford, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

As we tread through the unknown of the pandemic, another variable of uncertainty is being added to many teachers’ and students’ agendas: returning to in-person school. On February 23, it is planned...

Black Student Union Hosts a Natural Hair Trill Talk

Black Student Union Hosts a Natural Hair Trill Talk

Savanna Crawford, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

In this day and age, it is celebrated that black people all over the world are feeling empowered by their natural hair. It hasn’t always been like this, though. The Black Student Union at Kempsville...

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021!

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021!

Sara Riley Kight, Staff Writer January 20, 2021

2020 did not end how anyone planned, with the school year starting off virtually and new challenges that never seem to stop emerging. Contrary to the dismal state of affairs from the past few months of...

Black Student Union Hosts Leadership Lock-In

Black Student Union Hosts Leadership Lock-In

Savanna Crawford, Staff Writer January 13, 2021

During these unprecedented times, some students have forgotten what it means to be a leader. However, the Black Student Union believes that good leadership is more important now than ever. In order to...

Blunt favored the class rank system.

Students Weigh in on Class Ranking System

Sara Riley Kight, Staff Writer January 11, 2021

Beginning with the class of 2022, Kempsville’s current juniors, Virginia Beach City Public Schools will be doing away with the traditional high school class ranking system. Instead, the school system...

Mounce teaches English at Kempsville High School.

Students Advocate to Keep Asynchronous Mondays

Janelle Camba, Editor in Chief January 8, 2021

As a result of virtual learning, schools have made Monday classes asynchronous, allowing students to work independently. Though the pandemic is far from over, many debate whether or not to keep asynchronous...

The Black Student Union is collecting Blessing Bags to help others in the pandemic.

Black Student Union Creates Blessing Bags

Emilia Aviles, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

Many students will be with loved ones and hiding from the cold weather during these holidays. However, others will be without a place to stay or food to enjoy. The Black Student Union at Kempsville High...

Virtual learning has revealed a pattern of a loss of motivation.

The Newest Sickness: Zoomitis

Janelle Camba December 16, 2020

Students across the country are familiar with the term “senioritis,” a lack of academic motivation due to seniors being in their last year of high school. However, it seems the ongoing pandemic has...

English Teacher Brings Pop Culture to the Classroom

English Teacher Brings Pop Culture to the Classroom

Savanna Crawford, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

For a typical student, English class may be the last thing to look forward to. A new English teacher here at Kempsville High School, Brittany Rimes, is trying to change that.   After graduating...

Student Athletes Struggle Without Sports

Student Athletes Struggle Without Sports

Emilia Aviles, Staff Writer December 9, 2020

Last year, students attended football, basketball, and volleyball games as a regular pastime. However, high school sports have drastically changed during the pandemic, bringing about a new slew of problems.   For...

Hardships from Scholarships

Hardships from Scholarships

Sara Riley Kight, Staff Writer December 7, 2020

Most students know about applying for scholarships to pay for college, but many neglect the possible financial dangers. With more freetime on their hands, Kempsville High School juniors and seniors are...

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