The Treaty

Casper discussed her struggles with identity in the Black community.

The Weight of the N-Word: A BSU Trill Talk

Janelle Camba, Editor in Chief February 26, 2021

On February 18, the Black Student Union held an in-depth trill talk about the N-word and its history. Panelists Chavito Allen, Frida Almaguer, Mary Casper, Cam Hyde, and Evan Nied, along with host Jada...

Black Student Union Hosts a Natural Hair Trill Talk

Black Student Union Hosts a Natural Hair Trill Talk

Savanna Crawford, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

In this day and age, it is celebrated that black people all over the world are feeling empowered by their natural hair. It hasn’t always been like this, though. The Black Student Union at Kempsville...

Black Student Union Hosts Leadership Lock-In

Black Student Union Hosts Leadership Lock-In

Savanna Crawford, Staff Writer January 13, 2021

During these unprecedented times, some students have forgotten what it means to be a leader. However, the Black Student Union believes that good leadership is more important now than ever. In order to...

The Black Student Union is collecting Blessing Bags to help others in the pandemic.

Black Student Union Creates Blessing Bags

Emilia Aviles, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

Many students will be with loved ones and hiding from the cold weather during these holidays. However, others will be without a place to stay or food to enjoy. The Black Student Union at Kempsville High...

Sania Nicole Bagley speaking about racial issues and the equity policy via Google Zoom during the School Board Meeting held on August 11, 2020.

BSU Students Share Their Support for the New Equity Policy at VBCPS Board Meeting

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer October 5, 2020

Every second and fourth Sunday of each month, Virginia Beach City Public School board members meet to discuss policies, regulations, and updates. Citizens and delegates are welcomed to speak by request...

Dori Quintana Torres 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...

Black Student Union (BSU) interest meeting on Wednesday, May 15th, in room 109.

BSU Plans to Host “Trill Talks” Once a Month

Paxton Coley, Editor October 8, 2019

On Thursday, September 26, the Black Student Union (BSU) hosted their first “Trill Talk,” which is a play on the popular TED talks.     “We’re seeking diverse folks that can come and...

Kempsville’s BSU hosts Bahamas Disaster Relief Collection Drive

Kempsville’s BSU hosts Bahamas Disaster Relief Collection Drive

Michaela Gorrell, Staff Writer October 3, 2019

With help from the Caribbean People Organization Inc., the Black Student Union conducted a “Bahamas Disaster Relief” donation drive at Kempsville High School. From September 11-27, the BSU collected...

Black Student Union (BSU) interest meeting on Wednesday, May 15th, in room 109.

Kempsville Introduces VBCPS’ First Black Student Union

S. Riley Kight, Social Media Manager May 16, 2019

During lunch on May 15, Carrington Smith, a freshman in the EBA, stood up in front of a group of upwards of 30 Kempsville students gathered in room 109 in an interest meeting to discuss VBCPS’ first...

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