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

Poster promotes the Pasta for Pennies program.
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...

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

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...

How Jewish Students Honor the Holiday of Hanukkah

Jacob Buxbaum, junior,  is Jewish and celebrates Hanukkah through traditional food and lighting the  Menorah.
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,...

Netflix’s “Klaus” is Memorable and Unique

Netflix’s “Klaus” is Memorable and Unique
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”...

School Board Decides Not to Change School Start Times

Sunrise at Kempsville High School at 7:05 when the doors open for students.
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....

Best Gifts for Every Age Group on Your Shopping List

Design created by Jack Shupe.
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...

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

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

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

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

Something in the Water Lineup Announced at Kempsville High School

Something in the Water Lineup Announced at Kempsville High School
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...

Ms. Bass Takes a Creative Spin on Window Safety Regulation

“If anybody wants one, I’m happy to make them,” Social Studies teacher Suzanne Bass informs as is willing to offer one to any teacher that requests one from her. During Thanksgiving break, Bass made seven fabric window covers, one for herself and six extra to pass out, and handed them to the teachers around her once she returned.
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...

“The Knight Before Christmas” is a Modern Classic

Photo by Brooke Palmer for Netflix.
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...

Liam Payne Presents an Unorganized Debut Album

Album cover via Capitol Records.
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...

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