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

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

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...

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...

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

Students Talk About Their Role Models for National Mentoring Month

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...

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

“Little Women” is Sensational, Heartwarming, and Motivational

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...

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.

“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...

The image for this story, Please Dont Remind Me, was designed by Sydney Haulenbeek.

Please Don’t “Remind” Me

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...

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...

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”...

“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...

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...

Photo by Brooke Palmer for Netflix.

“The Knight Before Christmas” is a Modern Classic

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...

Album cover via Capitol Records.

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...

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