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K-Pop Dance Covers and Climbing: Social Distancing and Student Hobbies

Andre Mas practicing on a crack climbing training frame that he made in his backyard.

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

May 1, 2020

As schools have been closed and students are responsible for less schoolwork, time opens up in previously busy lives. Some students, such as Amara Cross and Andre Mas, have taken this opportunity to spend more time working on their hobbies.    Cross, who is the founder and president of K...

VBCPS Offers Food To All Students Amid Closure

Photo posted by Lynnhaven Elementary School, @LynnhavenES, on Twitter on March 24.

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

March 25, 2020

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has left some students with bigger concerns than their schoolwork: where their next meal is going to come from.   To combat this, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) is providing bagged breakfast and lunch to all students age eighteen and younger. VBCPS is...

How the Coronavirus Has Impacted a High School Senior


The empty 100 hallway with the lights turned off during a weekend.

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

March 24, 2020

I squint at my computer, tab on an Economics study guide, before glancing up and out the front window of the store face. I’m lucky: I’m still employed despite how many stores have gone down, and I still have one of my jobs, deemed “essential,” even as I have been furloughed by the other. Lookin...

The Struggles of a “Successful” Student

Shelby “Dolphin” Alphin, a Kempsville High School senior.

Nina Doughtie, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

Many high school students are in clubs or play sports that take up their time. Some also have jobs that they go to after they are done with club meetings or practices. As students are so busy with work, extracurriculars, and maintaining good grades, when do they have time for themselves?   It...