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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...

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,...

Emotional Plays Highlight The Night of One Acts

Emotional Plays Highlight The Night of One Acts

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

January 14, 2020

On January 10 and 11 Kempsville’s Drama Club put on their annual Night of One Acts, presenting “I Hate Love,” “Serial Killer Barbie” and “The Message.” Two of the plays performed, “I Hate Love” and “Serial Killer Barbie,” were student-directed, with senior Rhianna Rebholz directin...

“What’s My GPA?” Why GPAs Should be on Report Cards

“What’s My GPA?” Why GPAs Should be on Report Cards

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

January 6, 2020

As the first semester nears its end, a question is raised for many students, especially seniors: what’s my GPA? At Kempsville High School in order for underclassmen to find out their GPA they have to go to the counseling office and ask their counselor to pull it up. For seniors, they have to file ...

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...

Forensic Speech Team Begins at Kempsville

Forensic Speech Team Begins at Kempsville

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

December 4, 2019

Kempsville High School has many athletic teams, but Ms. Mary “BouBou” Boubouheropoulos has started a performance-based speech competition team: forensics. Rather than the investigative science you may picture, the club is focused on forensic speech, which is the study and practice of public speaking...

Varsity Football Beats 63-Game Losing Streak

Varsity Football Beats 63-Game Losing Streak

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

October 28, 2019

“Beat the streak!”   That was the chant screamed by all Kempsville fans in the last eleven seconds of the varsity football game Friday night.    After a long and hard game against Bayside, at Bayside’s Senior Night, Kempsville came out on top, winning 32 to 28, and beati...

BSU Plans to Host “Trill Talks” Once a Month

BSU Plans to Host “Trill Talks” Once a Month

Paxton Coley, Editor

October 8, 2019

On Thursday, September 26, the Black Student Union (BSU) hosted their first “Trill Talk,” which is a play on the popular TED talks.     “We’re seeking diverse folks that can come and present positive messages to the community,” says Kimberly Nurse, the BSU sponsor. “That inc...

Charli XCX’s Self-Titled “Charli” is Flooded with Nostalgia

Charli XCX’s Self-Titled “Charli” is Flooded with Nostalgia

Paxton Coley, Editor

September 23, 2019

On Friday, September 13, electropop artist Charli XCX released her third studio album, the self-titled “Charli.”   After becoming a Charli XCX fan through her hit “Boom Clap,” featured in "The Fault in Our Stars", I was definitely intrigued to hear she was releasing another album;...

Surfrider Foundation Opens Club at Kempsville

Surfrider Foundation Opens Club at Kempsville

Paxton Coley, Editor

September 19, 2019

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization whose mission is to protect and preserve the world’s oceans and beaches.   “I have been involved with Surfrider Foundation for about 17 years,” said Ms. Therese Whitehurst, a Chemistry teacher who has started the indepe...

Say Goodbye to Kempsville’s 2018-2019 Foreign Exchange Students

Say Goodbye to Kempsville’s 2018-2019 Foreign Exchange Students

Paxton Coley, Staff Writer

June 5, 2019

–    Kempsville High School hosted five foreign exchange students during the 2018-2019 school year. This is the last part of a feature series on these students and their experiences.   Kempsville High School is home to many students from different countries who participate in foreign e...

High Schoolers Tutor Elementary Students

High Schoolers Tutor Elementary Students

Paxton Coley, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

Ms. Kara Kimball, an AP English 11, Honors English 11, and VTFT teacher, does many other things besides teaching. She also leads an organization focused on mentoring kids at Kempsville Elementary School.   “I didn’t plan on doing this until Ms. [Caroline] Myers said there was a need fo...