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November 30, 2023

This December, the Holly Spirit newspaper is teaming up with the Future Educators of America to sell Holiday Coffeegrams, cute holiday-themed coffee and hot cocoa care packages to be sent to RV teachers,...

Daylight savings time seems like a solid idea, but it can actually be worse for your health
Is daylight savings bad for your health?
Natalia Mangan, Staff Writer • November 20, 2023

On November 5, the U.S. advanced its clocks one hour for daylight savings time (DST). Nearly 300 million people and more than 140 countries have...

RVs polling place was located in the PAC on Election day
Blue waves and red wins: Election day 2023
Jacob Berr, Staff Writer • November 13, 2023

Elections took place in Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio, Mississippi and New Jersey on Nov 7.  These elections took place about a year before the...

Senator Kim meeting with members of the military in 2020
Congressman Andy Kim challenges Senator Bob Menendez
Jacob Berr, Staff Writer • November 7, 2023

In the midst of NJ Senator Bob Menendez's growing legal troubles, Congressman Andy Kim announced that he will challenge him in the Democratic...

Jalen Hurts leaving the field on Sunday after the Eagless OT win
Eagles eek out a win over Buffalo in a nail-biter
Mason Hill, Staff Writer • December 1, 2023

“It don’t matter,” Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham stated after the Buffalo Bills won the overtime coin toss. Apparently, it did matter, because the Philadelphia Eagles defeated...

Happy Turkey day, Haason Reddick
Reasons to be thankful, Eagles edition
November 21, 2023

My oh my, we are all still reeling from that come-from-behind “win” last night against the Super Bowl champs. In what many sports analysts...

The Red Devils warm up against Washington Township on November 3
That's a wrap on another football season
November 17, 2023

After an outstanding 8-3 regular season, the RV Red Devils came up short in a competitive 19-7 road game against Washington Township on November...

Jalen Hurts led the Eagles to another W against a division rival on November 5
Birds stop the Cowboys short and head into the bye-week with another W
November 13, 2023

In a tense down-to-the-last-second game on November 5, the Eagles defeated the Dallas Cowboys 28–23 to increase their record to 8–1. The...

Senior Lydnsey Finsen shines as Agnes in She Kills Monsters
"She Kills Monsters" hits on universal truths through comedy and tragedy
Bennett Try, Staff Writer • November 27, 2023

The latest production by Red Devil Dramatics, “She Kills Monsters,” originally written by Qui Nguyen, is a beautiful confluence of tragedy, grief, fantasy and comedy. RV’s rendition of the play was...

1989 (Taylors version) is the highly-anticipated release that immediately shot up through the charts
"1989" as it should be
November 20, 2023

Taylor Swift’s album, “1989,” catapulted her into pop stardom from a country singer, and as of October 27, it’s back again with five...

Living Nations, Living Words: an Anthology of Poems by Joy Harjo
Three books to read during Native American Heritage Month
November 20, 2023

Each November we celebrate Native American Heritage month, a time during which we can appreciate the contributions of Native Americans to the...

Senior JT Mozes and junior Paris Ford perform a duet
Music Theater Ensemble's "Sound" is music to our ears
November 20, 2023

“The Sound of Music,” an RV musical directed by choir director Mr. Grant Mech, tells the story of Maria, tasked with the job of a governess...

A child outside rubble on October 31
"If you're a human, do something": the humanitarian crisis in Gaza
November 30, 2023

Our world has seen many instances of violence on a massive scale throughout history. We have seen incomprehensible numbers of deaths. We have seen the effect hatred and prejudice can have on society. As...

The GEOY program can help change a teachers perspective in some dire circumstances
Letter from the Editors: the time to recognize teachers is now
November 7, 2023

They say one good teacher can change the trajectory of students' lives, that educators shape the leaders of tomorrow. Rancocas Valley has no...

BPA-free sounds good, but is it really better for us?
BPA alternatives are not the solution
November 2, 2023

Since the 1950’s, the wonder material plastic has taken over the world. Its various polymer compounds have allowed it to take many different...

Social media amplifies toxic voices
The widespread problem of sexism in social media
November 2, 2023

Social media is an outlet that people can turn to for an escape from society. Platforms such as Instagram, X (Twitter) and TikTok are some of...

Meet the Staff
Mya Collins
Mya Collins
Managing Editor

Senior Mya Collins is a fourth-year Holly Spirit member and has been on staff since the paper's inception in 2020. Mya currently serves as one of the Managing Editors. She is also active in Marching Band...

Isaiah duPree
Isaiah duPree
Editor in Chief

Isaiah duPree is one of two Co Editors-in-Chief for the Holly Spirit. This is his third year on the paper. Isaiah is also the Co President for RV’s Black student union, and a member of NHS, Thespian...

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