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Virginia Opera Performs “Oh Freedom” at KHS

Virginia Opera Performs “Oh Freedom” at KHS

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

February 20, 2020

On Tuesday, February 18 the Virginia Opera performed “Oh Freedom” for select 2A classes.    The performance was one of the events organized by Ms. Kimberly Nurse for African American History Month.    It was written specifically for the Virginia Opera for educational purposes, and it...

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...

Literature Teacher Turns Kobe Bryant Tribute into Motivation Message for Seniors

Literature Teacher Turns Kobe Bryant Tribute into Motivation Message for Seniors

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

January 29, 2020

On Tuesday, January 28, students’ first day back to school following NBA player Kobe Bryant’s death, English teacher Mrs. Charlotte Jenkins took a different approach in her AP Literature classes, opening them with the poem “Dear Basketball,” written by Kobe Bryant to announce his retirement afte...

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...

Please Don’t “Remind” Me

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 like it, snuggled with reminds for AP classes. It’s a Wednesday evening, and I’m studying for the test...

Kempsville’s Santa Claus Doubles as a Security Guard

Kempsville’s Santa Claus Doubles as a Security Guard

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

December 20, 2019

It’s Thursday, December 19, and Santa is outside the Kempsville High School cafeteria, watching students and fist-bumping an occasional smiling passerby. Unfortunately, this Santa isn’t from the North Pole; rather, he is Kempsville’s security assistant and drama club director, Mr. David Spring...

Something in the Water Lineup Announced at Kempsville High School

Something in the Water Lineup Announced at Kempsville High School

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

December 12, 2019

Something in the Water is a music festival created by Virginia native, Pharrell Williams, that is held in Virginia Beach. This year, it will be from April 20-26, with concerts and music from the 24 to the 26. This year, to announce the lineup, Pharrell Williams turned to Virginia Beach schools. In K...

“SUGA’s Interlude” is a Masterpiece of the Young Adult Narrative

“SUGA’s Interlude” is a Masterpiece of the Young Adult Narrative

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

December 10, 2019

On Friday, December 6, Halsey released “finally // beautiful stranger” and “SUGA’s Interlude” prior to the release of her album, “Manic,” which is scheduled to come out on January 17.    “SUGA’s Interlude” is a masterpiece of a description of the narrative that many you...

Bathroom Beautification: a Passion Project that is Spreading Personal Growth

Bathroom Beautification: a Passion Project that is Spreading Personal Growth

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...

Ms. Baker Spends Saturday Setting up “Be a Santa to a Senior”

Ms. Baker Spends Saturday Setting up “Be a Santa to a Senior”

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

November 25, 2019

Christmas music quietly echoes, and the twinkle of a spinning Christmas tree just barely shines past the lobby into the dark 100 hallway. It’s barely afternoon on Saturday, November 23, - although you wouldn’t be able to tell, as most of the lights in the building are off - and Ms. Beverly Baker...

“The Importance of Being Earnest” is a Memorable Performance

“The Importance of Being Earnest” is a Memorable Performance

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

November 21, 2019

“The Importance of Being Earnest” was a change for the KHS Drama Club; rather than the modern act of “subText” performed last year, or the well known “Little Women,” “The Importance of Being Earnest” is a work relatively unknown by students, and also set in the Victorian Age. It was pe...

Kempsville Football Players Earn Scholarships After Win

Kempsville Football Players Earn Scholarships After Win

Janelle Camba, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

It’s no secret that the varsity football team’s recently won game brought new life to Kempsville High School. But the game also brought new opportunities for seniors Nicholas New and Raevon Gordon.   On the night of the famous streak breaking game, New received a scholarship from Conco...