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Best Stories of 2019-2020

Best Stories of 2019-2020

As this is our final post of the school year this story varies from our normal, as it is a commemoration of our journalists on the work they have done as well as is a showcase of their best pieces. It...

How to Participate in the Digital Yearbook Keepsake for Seniors

How to Participate in the Digital Yearbook Keepsake for Seniors

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer May 28, 2020

The achievements of Kempsville High School’s class of 2020 graduating seniors will not go overlooked, despite the changes made to the graduation ceremonies. In order to honor the seniors, the KHS Counseling...

Newspaper Student Begins Pen Pal Program

Newspaper Student Begins Pen Pal Program

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer May 21, 2020

Summer is a hard time for many high schoolers who aren’t able to see friends, and with  the quarantine, that desire for friendship can become compounded. Hence, the creation of the Pen Pal Program.   I...

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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...

Jenkins prepared a slideshow to introduce the different debate styles, as well as the positive impacts of joining a debate team.

Kempsville High School is Starting a Debate Team

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer March 9, 2020

English Teacher Charlotte Jenkins is rekindling the idea of a competitive debate team at Kempsville High School. The Debate Team will compete against other Virginia Beach Schools in different styles of...

The final project spells ‘CHIEFS’ in red bricks.

Showing Chief Pride, One Brick at a Time

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer February 19, 2020

Some students at Kempsville High School may remember the transition of the courtyard from grass to mulch. A similar transition from grass to brick has been put in place on the exterior of the school, next...

Corey Davis is a senior here at Kempsville High School, as well as an advocate for the new policy regarding hats, hoods, and do-rags.

Dress Code Change Opens Doors for Student Expression

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer February 18, 2020

Students at Kempsville High School may have noticed that teachers will no longer ask them to remove hats, hoods, or do-rags in the hallways. This is due to a new dress code change allowing for certain...

GSA students posing with their tulip planting supplies after they finished planting.

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...

James Hanan, co-president of the GSA, explains the importance of derailing examples of the nuclear family in the classroom.

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...

Design created by Jack Shupe.

Best Gifts for Every Age Group on Your Shopping List

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer December 18, 2019

One of the hardest things about the season of giving is figuring out what exactly to give. And when it comes to loved ones, it is important to find a gift that they will enjoy but also a gift that isn’t...

Erin Guckin and Thomas Sutryk on Twin Tuesday.

Winter Spirit Week 2019

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer December 13, 2019

Winter Spirit Week 2019 was from December 9 through 13. On Monday the 9th the spirit day wear was “Pajama Pants Monday”, Tuesday was “Twin Tuesday”, Wednesday “Holiday Sweater Wednesday”, Thursday...

Toni Grau Garcia de Araoz, who is from Spain, is spending a school year at Kempsville High School.

Toni Grau Garcia de Araoz: Showing Us that We’re All Connected, No Matter Where We Come From

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer December 3, 2019

–    Kempsville High School hosted six foreign exchange students during the 2019-2020 school year. This is apart of an on-going feature series on these students and their experiences.   Swimming,...

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