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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...

Environmental Studies Program Opens the Door for Sophomores

Environmental Studies Program Opens the Door for Sophomores

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

January 21, 2020

Students across Kempsville High School’s campus have heard about the environmental studies program over the announcements, but what is it, and how can others benefit from it? Simply put, the program educates on sustainability and the environment using what is called the Triple Bottom Line: people,...

Students Talk About Their Role Models for National Mentoring Month

Students Talk About Their Role Models for National Mentoring Month

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

January 17, 2020

Since 2002, National Mentoring Month has encouraged the mentoring of America’s youth. The Harvard School of Public Health, MENTOR, and the Corporation for National and Community Service all have worked to promote the guidance of the new generation so they can create a better future. MENTOR hosted ...

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,...

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...

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...

“What’s My GPA?” Why GPAs Should be on Report Cards

“What’s My GPA?” Why GPAs Should be on Report Cards

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

January 6, 2020

As the first semester nears its end, a question is raised for many students, especially seniors: what’s my GPA? At Kempsville High School in order for underclassmen to find out their GPA they have to go to the counseling office and ask their counselor to pull it up. For seniors, they have to file ...

“OK Teacher”: How the Generation Gap is Affecting Kempsville

“OK Teacher”: How the Generation Gap is Affecting Kempsville

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

It’s nearing the end of the school day and everyone is ready to go home as last block begins. However, as the minutes on the clock count down, and class draws closer to its end, students become restless and their attention starts to drift away from class, feeding into distractions that carry them to...

Kempsville’s Santa Claus Doubles as a Security Guard

Kempsville’s Santa Claus Doubles as a Security Guard

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

December 20, 2019

It’s Thursday, December 19, and Santa is outside the Kempsville High School cafeteria, watching students and fist-bumping an occasional smiling passerby. Unfortunately, this Santa isn’t from the North Pole; rather, he is Kempsville’s security assistant and drama club director, Mr. David Spring...

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...