Join the fight for human rights

Is enough being done to combat this growing global problem? We as a Newport News community are starting to become more aware of sex trafficking within our area. We hear on the news about people’s cars being marked with socks outside of the Walmart on Jefferson. These socks are considered a marker for sex traffickers to…

Got jobs? These students do now

MAT program graduate students surprised with job offers within Newport News schools Going to college is an extremely exciting experience that many teenagers look forward to.  You experience more independence, take classes you enjoy and make great friends. But there is one major part of college that can be very stressful — finding a job. …

Newport News Greek Festival brings cultural creativity

The semi-annual festival celebrated Greek culture, food and handiwork During the weekend of Oct. 17-19, Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church sponsored the Newport News Greek Festival for the Newport News community. We arrived on a Saturday afternoon, and the weather complemented the event well. The air was brisk, yet the sun kept us…

Newport News Fall Festival offers festive fun

The annual festival turned Newport News Park into a pumpkin-filled paradise The sweet scent of freshly popped kettle corn drifted through the crisp October air. The sound of children laughing and running to catch up with their families rang out through the park as the autumn breeze whistled softly through the trees. Winding paths through…

Bunches of lunches

Newport News Public Schools becomes the largest school district in Virginia to give free lunches to students  Stories about children not being allowed to advance into the next grade due to school lunch debt are continually breaking around the country. However, the Newport News Public School (NNPS) system recently received approval from the Virginia Department…

The Giving Bookshelf plants roots in Newport News

New Jersey based non-profit was introduced to the area by sophomore Asia Farmer ~Morgan Barclay, Editor-in-Chief~ “I felt like I was a part of something that was already established and now I’m establishing something myself.” As a member of the President’s Leadership Program, sophomore Asia Farmer felt she could do more to get involved in…

Canvas Coffee House comes to Newport News

Port Warwick’s new independent coffee shop makes a splash ~Anna Dorl, Lifestyle Editor~ Canvas Coffee House opened in Newport News this past Friday, Feb. 15, filling Newport News to the brim with caffeine, conversation and cool decor. The vibes are nothing but good, the environment is relaxing and the coffee is fantastic—what more could you…