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...

“Bridgerton”: An Embarrassment to Period Pieces

“Bridgerton”: An Embarrassment to Period Pieces

Janelle Camba, Staff Writer February 3, 2021

*Spoiler Warning*   Trigger Warning: Mentions of Rape and Sexual Assault   In this day and age, many entertainment networks have produced period pieces meant to whisk viewers off...

Mounce teaches English at Kempsville High School.

Students Advocate to Keep Asynchronous Mondays

Janelle Camba, Editor in Chief January 8, 2021

As a result of virtual learning, schools have made Monday classes asynchronous, allowing students to work independently. Though the pandemic is far from over, many debate whether or not to keep asynchronous...

“MrBeast Burger”: Good Food for a Good Cause

“MrBeast Burger”: Good Food for a Good Cause

Janelle Camba, Editor in Chief January 6, 2021

On December 19, Jimmy Donaldson, better known as Mr. Beast, launched a nationwide restaurant chain entitled “MrBeast Burger.” After posting a Youtube video of himself giving away cash prizes and free...

“The Mandalorian” Season 2: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

“The Mandalorian” Season 2: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Janelle Camba, Editor in Chief December 21, 2020

*Major Spoiler Warning   Despite the constant infighting within the “Star Wars” fandom, the majority of fans can agree that “The Mandalorian” is an exception to the rule—with the second...

Virtual learning has revealed a pattern of a loss of motivation.

The Newest Sickness: Zoomitis

Janelle Camba December 16, 2020

Students across the country are familiar with the term “senioritis,” a lack of academic motivation due to seniors being in their last year of high school. However, it seems the ongoing pandemic has...

Beneficial Scholarships for Students

Beneficial Scholarships for Students

Janelle Camba, Editor in Chief November 30, 2020

November is National Scholarship Month, and many students can benefit from applying for various scholarships. Students can apply based on their financial needs or academic merit. Scholarships help to lower...

 “I think this gives a voice to the students who want to represent their school without being a prom queen. I want everyone in Kempsville to feel like they are welcomed into our competition,” said Bridgham.

Student Paves the Way for Mrs. Kempsville Pageant

Janelle Camba, Editor in Chief November 23, 2020

For years, SCA hosted the infamous Mr. Kempsville pageant for a night of laughs and fun. The event promotes school unity and raises funds for the American Cancer Society. However, the pageant holds a complicated,...

Netflix Comedies Glorify Sexual Assault

Netflix Comedies Glorify Sexual Assault

Janelle Camba, Editor in Chief November 6, 2020

Trigger Warning: Mentions of rape, sexual assault, non-consensual sexual activity   Over the summer, Netflix’s “Cuties” sparked a controversial uproar concerning the sexualization of children....

Catering Teacher Takes the Kitchen to Zoom

Catering Teacher Takes the Kitchen to Zoom

Janelle Camba, Editor in Chief October 23, 2020

After a month of virtual learning, teachers learned to adapt to the challenges of Zoom calls and spotty internet connections. However, Jennifer Riley-Edwards, Kempsville High School’s catering teacher,...

DuBois announces a virtual spring semester.

Dual Enrollment Students Take on Year-Long Virtual Learning

Janelle Camba, Editor in Chief October 9, 2020

On September 18, Glenn DuBois, chancellor of the Virginia Community College system, announced that the spring semester would proceed virtually. This news affected 23 community colleges including Tidewater...

How Students Cope with Quarantine

How Students Cope with Quarantine

Janelle Camba, Editor in Chief September 30, 2020

When school was cut short, students celebrated an early summer. However, no one considered the drawbacks of a quarantined vacation. Instead of hanging out with friends at the mall, teens settled for binge...

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