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How the Coronavirus Has Impacted a High School Senior

How the Coronavirus Has Impacted a High School Senior

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

March 24, 2020

I squint at my computer, tab on an Economics study guide, before glancing up and out the front window of the store face. I’m lucky: I’m still employed despite how many stores have gone down, and I still have one of my jobs, deemed “essential,” even as I have been furloughed by the other. Lookin...

Love is Blind: The TV Show Social Experiment That Moves Too Fast

Love is Blind: The TV Show Social Experiment That Moves Too Fast

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

Vanessa and Nick Lachey, a married couple, are the co-hosts of the new Netflix Original Series, “Love is Blind”. The premise of the show is that 15 men and 15 women are kept in the same building, but are not allowed to see each other. The only times that they are able to speak with each other are ...

Dear Worried and Scared

Dear Worried and Scared

Poppy, Advice Columnist

March 4, 2020

Dear Poppy,   A few days ago, I found out that my ex is coming to this high school. He goes to a different high school, but he's transferring here. To be honest with you, I'm not ready to see him. I tried my hardest to avoid him for all these months and he's coming back. He didn't harm me...

“To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” Loses the Balance Between Drama and Romance

“To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” Loses the Balance Between Drama and Romance

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

February 25, 2020

In the summer of 2018, “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” was a smash hit among teens, prompting a sequel released February 12, 2020, and a third movie in the making. In the sequel, “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You,” Lara Jean is thrown into an entirely different love triangle and ...

Superintendent Spence Responds to Students Over Not Closing Schools

Superintendent Spence Responds to Students Over Not Closing Schools

Paxton Coley and Sydney Haulenbeek

February 24, 2020

Disclaimer: This piece reflects the views of the writers and not of The Treaty as a whole, its advertisers, or of Kempsville High School and all of its students and staff.   On Thursday, February 20, news stations across Hampton Roads predicted varying forecasts of five to eight inches of s...

Dear Struggling Senior

Dear Struggling Senior

Poppy, Advice Columnist

February 21, 2020

Dear Poppy,   How do I deal with the stress of senior year (college acceptances, scholarships, etc.) and the decline of motivation that comes with it (aka senioritis)?   — Struggling Senior   Dear Struggling Senior,   There is really no way to do it other tha...

“The Circle”: A Show For and About the Next Generation

“The Circle”: A Show For and About the Next Generation

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

February 4, 2020

Most high schoolers start the day in the same way: on social media. We spend hours combing through Tumblr posts and scrolling for miles on Instagram. In fact, it’s not uncommon to be told by adults that we’re “wasting our time.” But Netflix found a way for us to put our years of experience wi...

“Little Women” is Sensational, Heartwarming, and Motivational

“Little Women” is Sensational, Heartwarming, and Motivational

Jakelynn Credle, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” was a sensational, heartwarming, and motivational film. As I watched this movie, I saw young love bloom, teenage heartbreak, the power of being a strong family, and pushing through tough times. I felt every ounce of emotion for the March family. Having never read the...

Dear Confused

Dear Confused

Poppy, Advice Columnist

January 13, 2020

Dear Poppy,    I don’t know what to do. I have an amazing boyfriend; I love him and I don’t want to lose him. We started off as friends but now I like this other guy who has been supportive but that I’ve never had the confidence to talk to. After some time I gave my friend a chance, ...

Dear Lost Girl

Dear Lost Girl

Poppy, Advice Columnist

January 8, 2020

Dear Poppy,    All I've ever wanted is to be pretty and be like every other girl, but I don't think I'll ever be like that. I’ve always wanted to be a Homecoming princess, on the court and in the car with a beautiful dress. I even tried but all people did was laugh at me. Sometimes I th...

Please Don’t “Remind” Me

Please Don’t “Remind” Me

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

January 3, 2020

My phone doesn’t ping - I’ve set it to mute, because of the constant alerts - but it does flash, lighting up on the couch beside me to remind me of the economics test. The text pops up among others like it, snuggled with reminds for AP classes. It’s a Wednesday evening, and I’m studying for the test...

Netflix’s “Klaus” is Memorable and Unique

Netflix’s “Klaus” is Memorable and Unique

Alexis Waters, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

If you’ve ever been flipping through the channels on cable TV, you’ve probably seen one advertisement for a holiday movie filled with at least a dozen cliches. Thankfully, Netflix’s new movie “Klaus” is not one of them. “Klaus” is about a young man named Jesper Johansson (voiced by Jas...