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School Closure Devastates Student Body

School Closure Devastates Student Body

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

March 27, 2020

On March 23 Governor Ralph Northam announced a groundbreaking change that made students’ hearts drop: all Virginia schools would be closed for the rest of the academic year. After a mere week in quarantine, students had already expressed their boredom, looking forward to their return to Kempsville...

Making Room for Social Distancing

Making Room for Social Distancing

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

Social distancing is being seen in many ways throughout the world. Whether it be the prevention of handshaking, or the cancellation of schools, the increase of space between others can help to reduce the spread of COVID-19.   On Sunday, March 15, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) endorsed...

VBCPS Offers Food To All Students Amid Closure

VBCPS Offers Food To All Students Amid Closure

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

March 25, 2020

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has left some students with bigger concerns than their schoolwork: where their next meal is going to come from.   To combat this, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) is providing bagged breakfast and lunch to all students age eighteen and younger. VBCPS is...

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...

Bringing the Class into the Quarantine

Bringing the Class into the Quarantine

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

March 20, 2020

Since the announcement of school being canceled for the next two weeks, students have been forced to adapt to the abrupt change. With most of the assignments online, many have resorted to a self-taught method. However, for AP students, this isn’t an option. Teachers of AP subjects often rely on le...

Representation in Politics: Students and the Presidential Race

Representation in Politics: Students and the Presidential Race

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

For the Presidential campaign of 2020, a variety of politicians have expressed their passion and dedication for running to be the next President of the United States. However, many politicians have also dropped their campaign from the race. This leaves three main competitors left in the race for the Americ...

Staff Days and Attendance: Coronavirus Updates

Staff Days and Attendance: Coronavirus Updates

Cate Benedict and Sydney Haulenbeek

March 13, 2020

Read our previous story, “The Coronavirus: What it is and How it Impacts You,” for information on what the coronavirus is, where it came from, and how to keep yourself from keeping sick.    On Thursday, March 12, VBCPS posted an update to their website making announcements regarding schedule ch...

BSU Honors AJ by Wearing Yellow

BSU Honors AJ by Wearing Yellow

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

March 12, 2020

On March 10, students adorned in yellow flitted about Kempsville High School. Posts and messages encouraging students to wear the color with pride decorated Instagram feeds. Just three days prior, the Kempsville High School Black Student Union, or BSU, made it their mission to spread the word: “Wear yel...

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 ...

Kempsville High School is Starting a Debate Team

Kempsville High School is Starting a Debate Team

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

English Teacher Charlotte Jenkins is rekindling the idea of a competitive debate team at Kempsville High School. The Debate Team will compete against other Virginia Beach Schools in different styles of debate, such as Lincoln-Douglas (one-on-one debating).    Jenkins hosted an interest meeting for the D...

The Coronavirus: What it is and How it Impacts You

The Coronavirus: What it is and How it Impacts You

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

From Snapchat stories to worldwide news, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is nothing short of being known. Everybody should know of the causes, effects, symptoms, and treatments in order to stay safe throughout the year.    At the end of December, Chinese health organizations were met with multip...

K.I.T.E. Spreads Kindness One Bracelet at a Time

K.I.T.E. Spreads Kindness One Bracelet at a Time

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

March 5, 2020

In an average high school, kindness can be hard to come by. However, the opposite is true for Kempsville High School thanks to a new student business: Kindness Initiative Taking Effect, or K.I.T.E. Students taking the Advanced Entrepreneurship class were tasked with creating a motivational business using e...