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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...

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...

Pasta for Pennies Raises Money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Student Series

Pasta for Pennies Raises Money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Student Series

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

February 10, 2020

For 23 years, Kim Manoso, marketing teacher and DECA sponsor, has organized the Pasta for Pennies fundraiser. Each year, students contribute donations that go toward the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Student Series. These donations fund a range of services such as finding cures for blood cancers or givi...

Coming Together Through Culture: Patricia Hansen Casquinho

Coming Together Through Culture: Patricia Hansen Casquinho

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

Most people dream of traveling to a different country at some point in their lives. However, some students have taken the initiative to use the time of their youth to travel and learn more about the world one country and school at a time. Many students, like Patricia Casquinho, have decided to use a foreign e...

EBA Student Starts Nonprofit to Plant Trees in Kempsville Area and Beyond

EBA Student Starts Nonprofit to Plant Trees in Kempsville Area and Beyond

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

January 15, 2020

In Kempsville’s Entrepreneurship and Business Academy students work to start and build their own businesses. Sophomore Evan Nied, however, has already started, and been running, a flourishing nonprofit called Planting Shade.   “My goal is to plant as many trees as possible,” says Nied,...

“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....