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Kempsville Celebrates Birthdays via Instagram

“They are the greatest in how they have handled this situation and how they have taken care of their students and their own families during this time. I am so proud to be a Chief,” Meghan Timlin, 39, says to colleagues and staff who are also working hard during this time.

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

May 26, 2020

Due to the inconveniences caused by  COVID-19, people have had to put their lives on pause physically. Many people haven’t been able to meet with friends, family, and others in order to stay safe. Without being able to meet with other people, celebrations have been difficult to conduct. However, this...

How KHS is Engaging Students in Quarantine

How KHS is Engaging Students in Quarantine

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

May 20, 2020

In the midst of quarantine and school closure, Kempsville High School’s staff has had to get creative in order to be as engaging as possible to students. From participating in Zoom calls, to posting encouraging videos, to even showing up at Jostens to help hand out caps and gowns, Kempsville has gone...

Students Given the Option to Sign into Personal Accounts

Personal Gmail sign-in page after selecting the “Gmail Kiosk” function on a signed-out, VBCPS distributed Chromebook.

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

May 14, 2020

VBCPS has recently made it possible for high school students to access their personal Gmail accounts on their school-distributed computers, presumably for the purposes of AP testing.   In order to do this, the student must be signed out of their Chromebook, like they would be when accessing...

Keeping the Peace: How The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Stays Connected

“I can’t speak for my siblings, but for me, our youth group has grounded me, its given me some sense of normalness. I was in one of my community groups for high school girls and we didn’t do anything related to the Bible but we just played games and it was so much fun, I sorta forgot about how quarantine has kept us away from each other,” Caroline Daugherty, 15, said. For Daugherty, keeping up with members of another group also helps her stay close to others and connect with them, as well.

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

In a time where gathering is discouraged in an effort to keep each other safe, people have had to put get-togethers, gatherings, and meetings on hold. Many people have avoided meeting in large groups when possible and made an effort to stay inside. This has led various groups to cease activities, esp...

How School Shutdown Affects Bus Drivers

How School Shutdown Affects Bus Drivers

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

April 30, 2020

Bus drivers are essential to daily school life. Without them, many students would never be at school on time, if at all. During this unprecedented shut down of schools, bus drivers are being affected just as much mentally and emotionally as students and teachers.    “This is a first for me,” said Lisa Hath...

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

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

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 everyone, the season, too, is also over. The place where people spend five days a week, where jobs...

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...

Books to Read While School is Closed

Books to Read While School is Closed

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

March 19, 2020

VBCPS has moved to virtual learning days until at least March 27 in order to slow the spreading of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Social gatherings have also been limited in regards to public health and safety, with Governor Ralph Northam limiting gatherings of 10 people or more. While coming up with things to do during this time of social distancing may be difficult, hopefully, you can stay entert...

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...

Kempsville High School is Starting a Debate Team

Jenkins prepared a slideshow to introduce the different debate styles, as well as the positive impacts of joining 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 debate, such as Lincoln-Douglas (one-on-one debating).    Jenkins hosted an interest meeting for the D...

“To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” Loses the Balance Between Drama and Romance

Photo courtesy of BETTINA STRAUSS/NETFLIX

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

February 25, 2020

In the summer of 2018, “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” was a smash hit among teens, prompting a sequel released February 12, 2020, and a third movie in the making. In the sequel, “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You,” Lara Jean is thrown into an entirely different love triangle and ...

Virginia Opera Performs “Oh Freedom” at KHS

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Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

February 20, 2020

On Tuesday, February 18 the Virginia Opera performed “Oh Freedom” for select 2A classes.    The performance was one of the events organized by Ms. Kimberly Nurse for African American History Month.    It was written specifically for the Virginia Opera for educational purposes, and it...