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Kempsville High School is Starting 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 debate, such as Lincoln-Douglas (one-on-one debating).    Jenkins hosted an interest meeting for the D...

Young Republicans Invite Congressional Candidate to Kempsville

Young Republicans Invite Congressional Candidate to Kempsville

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

February 13, 2020

On Tuesday, February 11, Congressional Candidate for the 2nd district of Virginia Ben Loyola came and spoke to students at Kempsville High School in association with the Young Republicans Club. “My parents instilled in me the importance of education,” said Loyola, introducing himself, “My first...

KHS Gets Special Performance of “Cross That River”

KHS Gets Special Performance of “Cross That River”

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

February 11, 2020

“You probably don’t realize what a special honor this is for Kempsville High School to have this performance, 'Cross That River,' in our auditorium,” said Principal Melissa George, opening a selective performance of “Cross That River” on February 7. A shortened version of the musical was perf...

Leadership Workshop Staff Catches Student Attention

Leadership Workshop Staff Catches Student Attention

Jakelynn Credle, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

 Leadership Workshop is a camp-based type activity headed by the school for students and faculty as a way to bond and become closer to other students through group activities.   Throughout the halls, students have seen the Leadership Workshop staff walking around with balloons, to find wa...

“OK Teacher”: How the Generation Gap is Affecting Kempsville

“OK Teacher”: How the Generation Gap is Affecting Kempsville

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

It’s nearing the end of the school day and everyone is ready to go home as last block begins. However, as the minutes on the clock count down, and class draws closer to its end, students become restless and their attention starts to drift away from class, feeding into distractions that carry them to...

Kempsville’s Santa Claus Doubles as a Security Guard

Kempsville’s Santa Claus Doubles as a Security Guard

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

December 20, 2019

It’s Thursday, December 19, and Santa is outside the Kempsville High School cafeteria, watching students and fist-bumping an occasional smiling passerby. Unfortunately, this Santa isn’t from the North Pole; rather, he is Kempsville’s security assistant and drama club director, Mr. David Spring...

How Jewish Students Honor the Holiday of Hanukkah

How Jewish Students Honor the Holiday of Hanukkah

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

As the days count down, the Jewish community at Kempsville prepares not for Christmas, but for Hanukkah, an eight-day-long holiday filled with blessings, games, festive foods, and the Menorah.    Hanukkah, celebrated from December 22 to December 30, commemorates the victory over a tyrant kin...

Netflix’s “Klaus” is Memorable and Unique

Netflix’s “Klaus” is Memorable and Unique

Alexis Waters, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

If you’ve ever been flipping through the channels on cable TV, you’ve probably seen one advertisement for a holiday movie filled with at least a dozen cliches. Thankfully, Netflix’s new movie “Klaus” is not one of them. “Klaus” is about a young man named Jesper Johansson (voiced by Jas...

School Board Decides Not to Change School Start Times

School Board Decides Not to Change School Start Times

Lana Waters, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

At a school board meeting on Tuesday, December 10, it was decided that Virginia Beach City Public Schools would not be shifting school start times. The vote was 10-1 in favor of keeping current times. The results of a survey conducted by VBCPS had suggested that the majority of participants - over 76% - di...

Best Gifts for Every Age Group on Your Shopping List

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 out of budget - we are students, after all! - especially if one distributes gifts to multiple p...

“A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish” is Cliché but Redeemable

“A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish” is Cliché but Redeemable

Jakelynn Credle, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

I know what you’re thinking: “Another Cinderella story…” Well, my response is, yes, yet another Cinderella story has been created, but this time, for the Christmas season. Michelle Johnston’s new film release, which is available on Netflix, is called “A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish....

YouTube’s “Rewind 2019: For the Record” is Far from Record-Breaking

YouTube’s “Rewind 2019: For the Record” is Far from Record-Breaking

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

December 16, 2019

Beginning in 2010, YouTube has released a “rewind” of the year consisting of everyone’s favorite content creators and popular internet trends. In recent years, YouTube Rewind has received backlash because of the perceived decline in quality, escalating in 2018 when the people of the internet made...