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“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...

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...

Something in the Water Lineup Announced at Kempsville High School

Something in the Water Lineup Announced at Kempsville High School

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

December 12, 2019

Something in the Water is a music festival created by Virginia native, Pharrell Williams, that is held in Virginia Beach. This year, it will be from April 20-26, with concerts and music from the 24 to the 26. This year, to announce the lineup, Pharrell Williams turned to Virginia Beach schools. In K...

Ms. Bass Takes a Creative Spin on Window Safety Regulation

Ms. Bass Takes a Creative Spin on Window Safety Regulation

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

Safety is a top priority for most schools, and Kempsville High School is no different. On November 19, 2019, teachers were sent an email instructing them to cover the windows on the doors of their classrooms during lockdown drills to prevent any threat from being able to look inside classrooms throu...

“The Knight Before Christmas” is a Modern Classic

“The Knight Before Christmas” is a Modern Classic

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

As Christmas grows closer, it’s only expected to see more movies based on the holiday. "The Knight Before Christmas", released on November 21, 2019, on Netflix and directed by Monika Mitchell, is a modern and Christmas-filled take on a classic love story.    A Medieval Knight, Sir Cole ...

Liam Payne Presents an Unorganized Debut Album

Liam Payne Presents an Unorganized Debut Album

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

December 11, 2019

On Friday, December 6, 2019, Liam Payne, former member of worldwide boyband, “One Direction,” released his debut solo album, “LP1.”   “LP1” features 17 songs, seven of which have been released as singles over the last two years.  Payne seems to have a variety of genres mixed int...

Kempsville’s Scholastic Book Fair

Kempsville’s Scholastic Book Fair

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

December 10, 2019

During the week of December 2, Kempsville held its annual Scholastic Book Fair in the library. For the past two years, students have purchased their favorite novels from Scholastic Corporation to support educational reading.   Cruel Crown, a book from the award-winning Red Queen series, seemed...