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“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” is the Game We All Need

My character and my residents celebrating the opening of our shop, “Nook’s Cranny.”

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

May 6, 2020

On March 19, 2020, at about eleven o’clock, I pre-ordered “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” which was set to be released at midnight on the 20th. Little did I know I would be almost addicted to it and playing it at least once a day.   This game, made by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch,...

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 moment currently affecting the government. At this time, President Trump’s impeachment case has...

Students Talk About Their Role Models for National Mentoring Month

Asia Tonia stands with her mentor, Ms. Beverly Baker.

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

January 17, 2020

Since 2002, National Mentoring Month has encouraged the mentoring of America’s youth. The Harvard School of Public Health, MENTOR, and the Corporation for National and Community Service all have worked to promote the guidance of the new generation so they can create a better future. MENTOR hosted ...

“Little Women” is Sensational, Heartwarming, and Motivational

The “little women” in Little Women: Jo and her sisters. Photo credit attributed to Sony.

Jakelynn Credle, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” was a sensational, heartwarming, and motivational film. As I watched this movie, I saw young love bloom, teenage heartbreak, the power of being a strong family, and pushing through tough times. I felt every ounce of emotion for the March family. Having never read the...

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

The student login for StudentVUE, a website for parents and students that allows them to check their grades, course history, schedule, and course requests, as well as other information pertaining to their enrollment. While grades in each class are visible, and the student can see their expected final grades, there is no way for the student to view or track their GPA.

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 ...

Please Don’t “Remind” Me

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Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

January 3, 2020

My phone doesn’t ping - I’ve set it to mute, because of the constant alerts - but it does flash, lighting up on the couch beside me to remind me of the economics test. The text pops up among others like it, snuggled with reminds for AP classes. It’s a Wednesday evening, and I’m studying for the test...

“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...

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...

“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...

“The Knight Before Christmas” is a Modern Classic

Photo by Brooke Palmer for Netflix.

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

Album cover via Capitol Records.

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...