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Winter Spirit Week 2019

Erin Guckin and Thomas Sutryk on Twin Tuesday.

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Winter Spirit Week 2019 was from December 9 through 13. On Monday the 9th the spirit day wear was “Pajama Pants Monday”, Tuesday was “Twin Tuesday”, Wednesday “Holiday Sweater Wednesday”, Thursday “Throwback Thursday” and Friday “Chief Pride Friday”.

Different Country, New People: Marina’s New Way to Learn About Life

Marina and her host mother in Washington D.C.

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

December 2, 2019

–    Kempsville High School is hosting 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.   Today, many students dream of a life of travel and exploration after high school. However, this i...

Bathroom Beautification: a Passion Project that is Spreading Personal Growth

Karmina Buensuceso, senior, painting a spaceman on a rocket in the boys bathroom by the auditorium.

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

November 27, 2019

It’s half past 10 in the morning on Saturday, November 23, 2019, and the girls bathroom in the crux of the 800 and 100 hallways is packed with girls. Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” blasts out of a speaker precariously balanced on the wavy grey counter, and little red cups of water and paint are on the floor...

Homecoming Spirit Week 2019

Homecoming Spirit Week 2019

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

November 1, 2019

Homecoming Spirit Week 2019 was from October 28 to November 1st, and had an overarching theme of "Once Upon Kempsville". On Monday the 28th the spirit day wear was "America Monday", Tuesday was "Social Media Tuesday", Wednesday "Wacky Sock Wednesday", Thursday "Spooky Thursday" and Friday is "Chief Pride...

EBA Students Gain Thousands in Start-Up Funds During Pitch Night

BundllT accepting their $10,000 start-up check.

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

June 3, 2019

On May 29, 2019, Kempsville High School hosted their second annual INCubatoredu Pitch Night, for sophomore Entrepreneurship and Business Academy (EBA) teams to pitch their business ideas to a panel of industry experts in a competition for funding. Seven companies pitched their final business presentati...

There’s Something in the Water in Virginia Beach

There’s Something in the Water in Virginia Beach

Aaron Thomas, Sports Writer

May 3, 2019

Last weekend, April 26 through 28, was an active one here in Virginia Beach as a music festival called Something in the Water drew in tourists. Something in the Water was hosted by musician Pharrell Williams, who once attended Princess Anne High School and who wanted the event to be a tribute to his fr...

Community Engagement Awards

Community Engagement Awards

Tara Jones, Journalism Adviser

April 26, 2019

Photos from the Community Engagement Awards on April 25, 2019, which honored volunteers of the year and model partners in education.

Students Participate in Armed Forces PT

Students Participate in Armed Forces PT

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

April 26, 2019

Students leaned with their backpacks against the chainlink fence wrapping around Kempsville’s soccer, football, and practice field on Tuesday, April 23. There were nine in total, and while they were all there for a variety of reasons around the U.S. Armed Forces - interest in the Navy, Airforce and Coast...

My Experience as a Foreign Exchange Student

Here you can see my best friends from Germany!

Antonia Emmerich, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

–    Kempsville High School has five foreign exchange students during the 2018-2019 school year. This piece is written by Antonia Emmerich, a foreign exchange student, as a description of her time in America and as a part of an on-going feature series on these students and their experiences.   My de...

March Manga Madness

March Manga Madness

Athena Zengewald, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019

Pop culture from Asia strikes again at Kempsville High School with manga, or Japanese graphic novels. Manga is popular with teens across the country, and it’s uncommon for someone to not have at least heard terms like ‘Naruto,’ or seen students performing the “Naruto run” down the halls. &nbs...

“Living the Dream” The African-American Mural Competition

Julius Bastien and Sydney Haulenbeek

March 7, 2019

The African-American Mural Competition on the topic “Living the Dream” was a competition to raise awareness of African-American History Month and show different backgrounds and different accomplishments.   The woman behind the project was Assistant Principal Caitlin Stravino. The goal ...