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COVID-19 Forces Changes in the School Curriculum

COVID-19 Forces Changes in the School Curriculum

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer September 23, 2020

It is Tuesday morning on September 8, 2020, and thousands of alarms, usually paired with groans, go off across Virginia Beach. After approximately six months of quarantine, students and faculty are beginning...

TV Shows Go “Live:” Online

TV Shows Go “Live:” Online

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant May 4, 2020

During this pandemic, Hollywood has been forced to adjust accordingly. Production on shows such as “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” have come to a screeching halt...

“I think this is a really good experiment to see what the future of learning could potentially look like. But at the same time I love school and being in the classroom (especially math class!) so I’d always take in person learning over online learning,” Andre Mas, 17, said in regards to taking online classes.

Students Respond to Adjusted AP Exams

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer April 29, 2020

Due to the current issues concerning COVID-19, gathering in large groups has been one of the prominent safety hazards that many facilities have been instructed to take in order to prevent the spread of...

A lively moment as the boys lacrosse team huddled together after a difficult game against Ocean Lakes.

The Last Game: Student Athletes’ Seasons Come to a Close

Cate Benedict , Staff Writer April 27, 2020

The lights illuminate the field, the crowd’s cheers and clapping echo throughout the stadium, jerseys fill your vision, and a whistle catches your attention. The game is over; however, unbeknownst to...

DECA members qualify for ICDC.

ICDC Qualifiers Discuss Feelings on Cancelation

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant April 23, 2020

Since freshman year, DECA has become a staple in my high school experience. Nothing could replace the connections I’ve made or the opportunities DECA gave me. However, the coronavirus pandemic has led...

Emergency Learning Plan, Classes, and SOLs: Coronavirus Update

Emergency Learning Plan, Classes, and SOLs: Coronavirus Update

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief April 21, 2020

As the final semester begins VBCPS has switched from the first phase of their response to COVID-19’s closure of schools, Continuity of Learning, to phase two, or the Emergency Learning Plan.    Continuity...

Laura Lemm, Human Resources recruiter and mother to VBCPS students, created a petition to try and allow her daughter to have an in-person graduation ceremony.

VBCPS Communities Petition For Graduation Ceremony

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer April 20, 2020

High school seniors experience an abundance of emotions as the school year comes to an end. The stress of preparing for the future as they look into college, joining the workforce, or whatever path they...

A screenshot showing the work assigned by Guckert. Each assignment is a mix of English and life skills.

Teachers Manage the Change in Learning Environments

Cate Benedict , Staff Writer April 10, 2020

Due to the shutdown of schools across the country, teachers have taken different approaches to teaching over the internet. Zoom has allowed teachers and students to have online video calls and discuss...

Seniors Share Final Memories of Their High School Experience

Seniors Share Final Memories of Their High School Experience

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant April 3, 2020

Amidst the rollercoaster of news regarding school closures, seniors have been coping in different ways. While some move closer to acceptance, others are still processing what this means for their futures....

“Although I could still do this now, I would want to say thank you to my teachers because it’s more heartfelt and personal in person,” Tyler Mullins, 17, said as something he would have liked to say in person before school ended.

School’s Out: VB Schools Close for the Remainder of the School Year

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer March 31, 2020

As the school year comes to an end, many students become busy as they prepare for numerous upcoming events. Classes start to review content as SOLs and exams approach, students start to plan ahead for...

Continuity of Learning, Graduation, and Spring Break: Coronavirus Update

Continuity of Learning, Graduation, and Spring Break: Coronavirus Update

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief March 30, 2020

As the closure of schools in Virginia due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has extended swiftly from 2 weeks to the end of the academic school year, VBCPS has released more information concerning student...

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