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Biden in December 2021
One year into the Biden presidency
Jacob Berr, News Writer • January 25, 2022

President Joe Biden is on track to be one of America’s most unpopular post-war presidents. Biden started off his administration with a low approval rating for a just-inaugurated President and his lower...

Update on New Jersey mask mandates
Update on New Jersey mask mandates
Derek Derienzo, News Editor • January 12, 2022

Governor Phil Murphy once again declared a public health emergency in New Jersey on Tuesday night. Hours before his speech before the state,...

Mrs. Ochoa turnstiles students in and out of the restroom
Despite inconvenience, new bathroom policy is working
Jacob Berr, News Writer • December 23, 2021

The recently-mandated new bathroom policy at Rancocas Valley, which requires students to turnstile into the bathrooms and has only about two-three...

Rabbi David lighting menorah  Photo
Poster depicting a swastika found on the grounds of Mt. Laurel synagogue during Chanukah
Jacob Berr, News Writer • December 23, 2021

An anti-Semitic poster containing a swastika and the words “we are everywhere” was found in the parking lot of the reform Jewish synagogue...

Playoffs update: Birds and Boys battle it out
Playoffs update: Birds and Boys battle it out
Rashan Addison, Sports Writer • January 16, 2022

This coming Sunday kicks off the NFL playoffs with two teams coming out of the NFC East, the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles. The Cowboys secured the number three spot facing the 49ers in the...

Red Devils come out on top in nail-bitter against Bordentown
Red Devils come out on top in nail-bitter against Bordentown
January 12, 2022

The RV Varsity Boys basketball team’s win streak continues after they defeat Bordentown, just one night after they traveled to Willingboro...

Simmons in September 2021
Here we go again: trade rumors for Ben Simmons have returned
January 9, 2022

Philadelphia 76ers “star” Ben Simmons is back in the headlines and could be traded at any moment within the next couple of days.  From...

Junior Jack Orendac last season
A Season to look forward to: basketball begins at RV
December 20, 2021

It is official: after a long year away, basketball at RV is making a major comeback.  Last season was full of unknowns, but this season basketball...

A brief history of MLK Jr. Day and its legacy
A brief history of MLK Jr. Day and its legacy
Kathleen DeJesus, Arts & Culture Writer • January 26, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a renowned holiday that celebrates not only the man, but the movement he helped establish. His lasting legacy of peace led to the King Center, founded by his wife and leading...

Hope for the new year in Amanda Gormans New Year’s Day Lyric
Hope for the new year in Amanda Gorman's "New Year’s Day Lyric"
January 26, 2022

World renowned poet Amanda Gorman never fails to amaze. With her brilliant poems, including her breath-taking reading of “The Hill We Climb,”...

Spider-Man: No Way Home lives up to the hype
"Spider-Man: No Way Home" lives up to the hype
January 12, 2022

"Spider-Man: No Way Home" (NWH) took to the big screens premiering on December 17. This highly anticipated movie leaves the audiences flocking...

A look behind the curtain at the RV Winter Instrumental Concert
A look behind the curtain at the RV Winter Instrumental Concert
January 12, 2022

After a year in isolation, the RV music program finally made a grand return with a live performance on December 16. The program featured a repertoire...

Gifted programs and their negative effects
Gifted programs and their negative effects
January 23, 2022

For anyone who has been a part of a gifted or honors program, you would probably agree that you were pleased to be treated as an intelligent student and, at first, enjoyed the challenges the program brought....

Senior checklist: what should I be doing right now?
Senior checklist: what should I be doing right now?
January 23, 2022

Checklist for Seniors: nod at the past, smile at the future. We are almost there. Graduation is quickly approaching. Some seniors have gotten...

William Barr was wrong to block the ERA
William Barr was wrong to block the ERA
January 23, 2022

On January 15, 2020, the historic vote that made Virginia the 38th state (and final one needed) to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, was held....

We need to address the inaction of the Biden Administration
We need to address the inaction of the Biden Administration
January 19, 2022

The 2020 presidential election set a lot of records. Joe Biden became the oldest person to assume the office of president; Kamala Harris became...

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