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Best Stories of 2019-2020

Best Stories of 2019-2020

Sydney Haulenbeek, Paxton Coley, and Janelle Camba

June 5, 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 takes a significant amount of time to research, produce, and edit every piece that goes up each day, an...

“Lovebirds”: An Unconventional Romantic Comedy

“Lovebirds”: An Unconventional Romantic Comedy

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

June 3, 2020

“Lovebirds” is best described as an untraditional romantic comedy. The story follows Jibran and Leilani, a bickering couple, on an adventure involving murder, blackmail, and a secret society of wealthy creeps. If I hadn’t seen the trailer, I would’ve assumed this was the wrong movie.  ...

The Treaty’s Editor-in-Chief Recognized as Student Journalist of the Year

Haulenbeek accepts the Colonel Charles E. Scholarship.

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

May 27, 2020

Recently, the Virginia High School League, or VHSL, recognized Senior Sydney Haulenbeek as the Student Journalist of the Year. With this honor came the Colonel Charles E. Savedge Student Journalist Scholarship for $500 to the applicant’s college or university of choice. The scholarship is awarded to...

The Virginian-Pilot Honors 15 Kempsville Students

The Virginian-Pilot Honors 15 Kempsville Students

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

May 18, 2020

Each year, The Virginian-Pilot recognizes a group of hardworking model students in high schools across Virginia. They are typically chosen by merit and academic achievement, as well as their presence in community service. This year, the Virginian-Pilot Scholastic Achievement Team for KHS granted the honor ...

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 with no word on when filming will resume. Entertainment studios have delayed the release of movies...

“100 Humans: Life’s Questions. Answered.” Gives a New Take on Brain Games

“100 Humans: Life’s Questions. Answered.” Gives a New Take on Brain Games

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

April 28, 2020

In a time of quarantine and isolation, Netflix decided to release a psychological documentary series based on people in quarantine and isolation. “100 Humans: Life’s Questions. Answered.” is a show reminiscent of National Geographic’s “Brain Games,” but with a twist. As the name states, 100 humans...

ICDC Qualifiers Discuss Feelings on Cancelation

DECA members qualify for ICDC.

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 to the cancelation of the national DECA tournament (ICDC) in Nashville, Tennessee.    Being...

Whipped Coffee Becomes the New Quarantine Snack

Whipped coffee: the final result.

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

April 9, 2020

During our time in quarantine, many trends have taken the internet by storm in an attempt to keep everyone busy. More recently, people across TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube popularized the recipe for whipped coffee. Always a skeptic, I decided to see if the whipped coffee trend was worth the hype. &n...

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. Many have taken to social media to express their feelings on the matter.   Rhianna Re...

School Closure Devastates Student Body

VBCPS informs students that schools are closed for the rest of the year.

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...

BSU Honors AJ by Wearing Yellow

Dori Quintana Torres 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...

K.I.T.E. Spreads Kindness One Bracelet at a Time

Via @kite.bracelets on Instagram.

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

March 5, 2020

In an average high school, kindness can be hard to come by. However, the opposite is true for Kempsville High School thanks to a new student business: Kindness Initiative Taking Effect, or K.I.T.E. Students taking the Advanced Entrepreneurship class were tasked with creating a motivational business using e...