The Holly Spirit

Students from Columbia University at an October 2023 rally for Israel.
Reports show that antisemitism on campus spans political spectrum
Jacob Berr, Staff Writer • April 19, 2024

The rise in antisemitism has coincided with increased left-wing support for Palestine. Pro-Palestinian protesters have seemingly targeted many Jewish students at many colleges including Cooper Union and...

Images of RAWN 2024 show unfilled bleachers and much smaller participation than in previous years
RV extracurriculars suffer noticeably growing disinterest in student body
Isaiah duPree, Editor in Chief • April 18, 2024

This year, many students and club advisors at RV have reported a general decrease in interest and involvement surrounding clubs and extracurricular...

Images of the eclipse right before the clouds obstructed views
Solar eclipse brings wonder and delight to New Jersey
Jessica Ochiora, Staff Writer • April 9, 2024

Yesterday, for the first time in seven years, a total solar eclipse passed through the North American continent. A total solar eclipse is...

Juniors prepare for prom price hikes
Juniors prepare for prom price hikes
Natalia Mangan, Staff Writer • April 9, 2024

Junior prom has intrigued students for many years, but the price of tickets continues to rise, effecting interest in the event. With the continuous...

Clark at the Iowa game against Minnesota in February
The new face of women's basketball
Aaron Rigby, Sports Editor • April 19, 2024

Breaking records left, right and center, Caitlin Clark has cemented her legacy on the collegiate level, leaving plenty of justifiable reason to believe she will further evolutionize women’s basketball...

Harper following his grand slam against Cincinnati on April 3
Get ready to ring the bell: a preview of the Phillies season
April 9, 2024

The Philadelphia Phillies have been on the cusp of big things for the last two seasons in a row. They were defeated the NL East champions...

What does the future of the Sixers look like without Embiid?
Courtside with Aaron: Realistic expectations for the Sixers, post All-Star edition
March 13, 2024

Courtside with Aaron is a regular sports column by Sports Editor Aaron Rigby.   Just a little less than two months away from playoff...

Even the presence of hundreds of officers couldnt stop a mass shooting
Courtside with Aaron: loss and violence are all too familiar
February 20, 2024

Courtside with Aaron is a regular column by Sports Editor Aaron Rigby.   In this day and age, a group of people having fun in an attempt...

BookTok: what is it?
BookTok: what is it?
Shreya Darji, Staff Writer • March 12, 2024

Reading for fun is now all the rage. Going to any bookstore or even website for books, many readers come across a “BookTok” section. BookTok has now even made an impact in your brick and mortar stores,...

Ben Affleck, Tom Brady and Matt Damon starred in the Dunkin Donuts DunKINGS commercial, which first aired during the Super Bowl
Top 5 Super Bowl Commercials
March 12, 2024

The Super Bowl, one day of the year where many people in America and around the world gather around a screen to watch the big game. This year,...

Galentines Day was coined by Leslie Knopp, the main character on the sitcom Parks and Rec, and has since become a phenomenon.
The rise of Galentine’s Day
February 15, 2024

The beginning of February kicked off the official start to Valentine’s Day season, and yesterday many celebrated with loved ones. Brands are...

Chalemet as Wonka and Calah Lane as Noodle
"Wonka": Sweet as Chocolate
January 22, 2024

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” the children’s novel released nearly sixty years ago by Roald Dahl exploded onto the entertainment...

Demonstrators at a rally in New York City in April 2021
Asian Discrimination: exploring the significance of representation and the correlation to colorism
April 9, 2024

Discrimination against minorities has always been a prevalent issue in history. The blatant racism that minorities face daily is unacceptable and concerning, and the widespread acceptance of this behavior...

The rise of SUVS
The rise of SUVS
March 28, 2024

What marks progress? With respect to technology, packaging size has drastically decreased while computing power has increased exponentially....

Still an unlevel playing field
Still an unlevel playing field
March 15, 2024

In recent years, colleges and universities have seemingly put less emphasis on the SAT, and are emphasizing extracurricular activities and student...

Images of attacks on apartment buildings in Palestine in October
Don't look away
February 26, 2024

 In November, the Holly Spirit published an Opinions piece informing students on the humanitarian crisis in Palestine and advocating for awareness...

Meet the Staff
McKenna Gaskins
McKenna Gaskins
Editor in Chief

McKenna Gaskins is excited to be entering her fourth and final year with the Holly Spirit! As a second year senior editor and an Editor in Chief, she is thrilled to see how far the paper can go this year...

Shreya Darji
Shreya Darji
Staff Writer

Shreya Darji is a second year Holly Spirit writer. When she isn’t busy writing short stories, Shreya likes to draw, read, and watch rom-coms. After high school, Shreya wishes to pursue a career in English,...

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