The Treaty

Coming Together Through Culture: Patricia Hansen Casquinho

Coming Together Through Culture: Patricia Hansen Casquinho

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

Most people dream of traveling to a different country at some point in their lives. However, some students have taken the initiative to use the time of their youth to travel and learn more about the world one country and school at a time. Many students, like Patricia Casquinho, have decided to use a foreign e...

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 ...

“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...

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...

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, ...

Greetings From Germany: Johanna Wistuba’s Experience as a Foreign Exchange Student

Greetings From Germany: Johanna Wistuba’s Experience as a Foreign Exchange Student

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

–    Kempsville High School hosted six foreign exchange students during the 2019-2020 school year. This is a part of an on-going feature series on these students and their experiences.   There are a variety of students here at Kempsville that come from different backgrounds and different ...

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...

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...