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Best Stories of 2019-2020

Best Stories of 2019-2020

As this is our final post of the school year this story varies from our normal, as it is a commemoration of our journalists on the work they have done as well as is a showcase of their best pieces. It...

This model, via College Board, details how seniors in the AP Capstone program get recognized for their work.

AP Trail Blazers: First Group of Students Complete the AP Capstone Program

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer June 2, 2020

At this time, many students are completing their last assignments and submitting their final works as the school year comes to a close. From regular students aiming to turn in their work on time in an...

“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.

Kempsville Celebrates Birthdays via Instagram

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...

“I think this is a really good experiment to see what the future of learning could potentially look like. But at the same time I love school and being in the classroom (especially math class!) so I’d always take in person learning over online learning,” Andre Mas, 17, said in regards to taking online classes.

Students Respond to Adjusted AP Exams

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer April 29, 2020

Due to the current issues concerning COVID-19, gathering in large groups has been one of the prominent safety hazards that many facilities have been instructed to take in order to prevent the spread of...

Laura Lemm, Human Resources recruiter and mother to VBCPS students, created a petition to try and allow her daughter to have an in-person graduation ceremony.

VBCPS Communities Petition For Graduation Ceremony

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer April 20, 2020

High school seniors experience an abundance of emotions as the school year comes to an end. The stress of preparing for the future as they look into college, joining the workforce, or whatever path they...

A Moment in History: Trump’s Impeachment Inquiry

A Moment in History: Trump’s Impeachment Inquiry

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer January 31, 2020

As the 2000s come to an end and the page turns to 2020, the world begins to face various new challenges and changes as it starts the new decade. In the U.S., Americans are in the middle of a significant...

Patricia Hansen Casquinho,15, is from Hamburg, Germany, but was born and raised in Portugal, as her father is Portuguese. Casquinho came to America and hoped to share her culture as well as learn more about Kempsville’s during her stay.

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...

“I really like the competitive teams. It can be really stressful to know that everything here is really competitive and that you have to do your best.” Wistuba explains that while the competitive nature of school and its sports teams can be stressful at times, it’s still an aspect of American school that she enjoys.

Greetings From Germany: Johanna Wistuba’s Experience as a Foreign Exchange Student

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer January 10, 2020

–    Kempsville High School hosted six foreign exchange students during the 2019-2020 school year. This is a part of an on-going feature series on these students and their experiences.   There...

OK Teacher design created by Sydney Haulenbeek.

“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...

“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.

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...

“Talk yourself down at a level where you can express yourself to other people,” Evans advises as a way for people to calm themselves down during times of immense stress. Khia Evans, who is a school counselor, spent a lot of her undergraduate studying Psychology in college, which gave her insight into how certain factors can affect how people become healthy, productive members of society.

November Trill Talk Presents Advice on Stress for Students

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer November 26, 2019

During this month’s Trill Talk session, which was held November 18, Khia Evans, Kempsville’s college and career counselor, made a guest appearance to hold a conversation on the topic of coping with...

Taekwondo Club Begins in Kempsville

Taekwondo Club Begins in Kempsville

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer November 18, 2019

The Taekwondo Club, which had its first meeting on November 12, teaches its members about the art and how to properly execute it. The club gets people physically involved by teaching them different moves...

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