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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...

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...

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...

Books to Read While School is Closed

Books to Read While School is Closed

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

March 19, 2020

VBCPS has moved to virtual learning days until at least March 27 in order to slow the spreading of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Social gatherings have also been limited in regards to public health and safety, with Governor Ralph Northam limiting gatherings of 10 people or more. While coming up with things to do during this time of social distancing may be difficult, hopefully, you can stay entert...

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...

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 ...

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...

Lubinski Teacher of the Month of February

Lubinski Teacher of the Month of February

Jakelynn Credle, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Every month the Kempsville community comes together to vote to recognize a hard-working spirit of Kemspville’s staff. Kempsville’s choice for Teacher of the Month of February is none other than Mrs. Katharine Lubinski from the science department.    “I was a little surprised I got teacher of...