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Student Movement Takes a Stand Against Increased In-School Violence

Student Movement Takes a Stand Against Increased In-School Violence

Athena Zengewald, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

During the first semester in the 2017 to 2018 school year, there were 6 fights and 13 students suspended. During the first semester of the 2018 to 2019 semester, that number has jumped to 8 fights and 24 suspensions.   “I believe that the main cause of fights is that students get each other ...

Track Your Bus Through “Here Comes the Bus”

Track Your Bus Through “Here Comes the Bus”

Julius Bastien, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

Beginning February 4 there is a new app created by VBCPS that allows parents to track their kid’s bus and students to see when the school bus is close to their stop. The app is called Here Comes the Bus, and it is available on the App Store and Google Play.   Here Comes the Bus allows students and pa...

Kempsville Reinstitutes Tardy Plan

Kempsville Reinstitutes Tardy Plan

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

February 6, 2019

KHS is reinstituting its tardy plan during the second semester of the 2018-2019 school year, beginning Monday, February 4, 2019. The policy was originally removed three years ago for lack of effectivity.   “We’ve started having problems with kids again in the hallways, especially the beginn...

Girls Varsity Basketball Picks Up Their Winning Streak Again

Girls Varsity Basketball Picks Up Their Winning Streak Again

Aaron Thomas, Sports Writer

February 5, 2019

Kempsville’s girls varsity basketball team has had two bounce-back games after their loss against Princess Anne on January 25, 2019. They beat both Green Run, with an ending score of 81-44, and Salem 59-41. Their next game, which is away, will be on February 5, against Princess Anne.   “...

Behind the Scenes at KHS

Behind the Scenes at KHS

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

February 5, 2019

Kempsville’s new club, Behind the Scenes, originated right before winter break and meets during the first half of One Lunch on Tuesdays in room 700. Their goal is to help students show appreciation to faculty members.   “I want them to understand,” Kourtney Ebeling, sophomore and president ...

The Game They Were Depending on: KHS vs PA

The Game They Were Depending on: KHS vs PA

Aaron Thomas, Editor in Chief

January 31, 2019

On January 25, 2019, Kempsville girls varsity basketball team played in the most anticipated and hyped up game of the season. They were up against the Princess Anne Cavaliers, ranked second regionally, who challenged Kempsville’s first-place ranking.   This competition began at the start of the se...

SCA Souper Bowl 2019

SCA Souper Bowl 2019

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

January 31, 2019

The SCA began collecting donations of canned goods for KHS’ second annual “Soup-er Bowl” on January 28, 2019. This collection is planned to continue through February 1 and puts the two 2019 Super Bowl teams, the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams, against each other in can coll...

Basketball Players Attend Retreat to Build Leadership

Basketball Players Attend Retreat to Build Leadership

Aaron Thomas, Sports Writer

January 25, 2019

The African American Retreat was on January 16, 2019. Five varsity basketball team members, handpicked by their coach for demonstrating leadership skills, were invited to attend: Melo Richardson, junior, Stephen Thomas, senior, Mike Madison, senior, Eli White, freshman, and Dominic Stanford, sophomore...

“Two Small Fries to Go” Kempsville One Acts 2019

“Two Small Fries to Go” Kempsville One Acts 2019

Paxton Coley, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019

Two Small Fries to Go is a dramatic one act that focuses on teens in the ‘80s who pose the question, “What is love?”   The show has a cast of eight and focuses on four very different stories. JJ is on a beach vacation, trying to teach his friend, Willy, how to get girls. Sherry is do...

Free and Reduced Lunches Offered During Government Shutdown

Free and Reduced Lunches Offered During Government Shutdown

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

January 17, 2019

Following the partial government shutdown, which began on December 22, 2018, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made temporary free and reduced lunch available for students impacted by the shutdown.   Families impacted can submit an online application here, or ask for a paper app...

Homophobic Graffiti Found in the Courtyard

Homophobic Graffiti Found in the Courtyard

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

January 11, 2019

Monday, January 7, 2019, was when Alecia Felton, sophomore, first noticed the slur on a table decorated by the KHS Gay-Straight Alliance, or GSA. Kempsville’s GSA has two tables in the courtyard, which they decorated during a meeting last year.   The table alongside the 800 hallway is...

Kempsville Gets a New Football Coach

Kempsville Gets a New Football Coach

Paxton Coley, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019

On Tuesday, January 8, Kempsville welcomed a new head football coach, Mr. Daryl Cherry. Cherry started playing football at Green Run High School and then went on to be the first on his team to receive a full scholarship and play for Liberty University. Over the last 17 years, he has been an assistant...