The Holly Spirit

Mrs. Scapellato has been advocating for students for years at RV
"A reminder to take care of ourselves": Mental Health Awareness month
Mrs. Scapellato, Director of Special Services • May 13, 2022

The month of May conjures thoughts of testing and proms as we push towards June and the promise of summer vacation. May is also a reminder to take care of ourselves with Mental Health Awareness month....

RVs administrator Mrs. Scapalleto speaks with a potential candidate
RV holds first Diversity Job Fair to inspire new applicants
Derek Derienzo, News Editor • May 2, 2022

Rancocas Valley held its first Diversity Job Fair last Wednesday in the gym to reach out to possible staff about pursuing a job at RV or the...

According to NPR, Biden described Jackson as a consensus-builder with a pragmatic understanding that the law must work for the American people.
Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed as first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court
Mya Collins, Assistant Editor, News • April 22, 2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed as the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court on April 7 after a four-day-long nomination hearing,...

Mr. Simonet comes from Hainesport Middle School, where he was prinicpal.
"Preparing them to be 21st century learners": RV welcomes new Assistant Principal of Instructional Technology and Innovation
Alexis Chester, Managing Editor • April 6, 2022

You see them in every classroom: a sea of red-backed Macbooks in front of students, clicking away at their keyboards.  A teacher paces in front...

Coach Lucas at Delran, where he transformed the team and left with a winning record
"Controlled chaos": Coach Lucas gets an early start as the new head football coach
Rashan Addison, Sports Writer • May 17, 2022

Raised in Western Pennsylvania, Garrett Lucas has come a long way to make it to RV’s new coaching staff. The newly appointed head coach previously led Delran to the playoffs where they fell short in...

Mr. Collura has a long history of working with high school athletes, both in and beyond RV
"Just go and go and go": advice for high school athletes from someone who has been there, done that
May 13, 2022

In this Q and A, I sat down with RV math teacher Mr. Sam Jenkins and asked him about some of the current topics amongst high school and college...

Joel Embiid of the Sixers takes a shot against Heat defenders on Sunday night
Joel Embiid’s return sparks two game win streak to keep Sixers alive, tying series 2-2
May 10, 2022

For the first time since getting elbowed in the face by Pascal Siakam in game six of the first round of the playoffs, Joel Embiid returned to...

Red Devils Week in Review: May 2 - May 7 
Red Devils Week in Review: May 2 - May 7 
May 10, 2022

Monday, May 2 Baseball @ Camden Catholic The boys had a successful game against Camden Catholic. The game ended in a 17-6 win. Additionally,...

Mrs. Marquess is a self-professed horror movie guru
Top five horror movies that still hold up today
Mrs. Marquess, Health and P.E. Teacher • May 13, 2022

I have been a horror fanatic since childhood -- in fairness, probably far earlier than I should have been watching them. My sister is 12 years older than me and had a great deal of influence over my strange...

Mrs. Becker is a passionate poetry fan
Nikita Gill's "Wild Embers" celebrates empowerment and empathy
May 13, 2022

If you like Rupi Kaur, then I would like to introduce you to Nikita Gill. Gill is a British poet whose words can ignite a fire in your soul....

Mrs. Garvey moonlights as a fashionista on weekends
"All that glitters": a review of the red carpet at the Met Gala
May 13, 2022

The Met Gala took place on Tuesday, May 2. Guests come under the pretense of viewing a private fashion exhibit and eating dinner at the Metropolitan...

Rex Orange County performing in 2019
"WHO CARES?": the album you should care about
May 9, 2022

Rex Orange County’s fourth studio album came out on March 11 ending his almost three year hiatus. The album consists of 11 songs, three...

Fun fact: Mr. Joseph has been to 25 different counties and 26 states
Inspired traveling: tips for seeing the world from a globetrotter
May 13, 2022

The Light that inspired After living in Spain my sophomore year in college, I rediscovered myself in ways I never imagined. During that year, I grew socially, emotionally and culturally. This spawned...

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May 9, 2022

The Holly Spirit is RV student-run publication for the RV community. We want to encourage members of the community (including students, parents,...

Former president Richard Nixon shaking hands with Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo
The United States is the biggest threat to Latin America
May 9, 2022

Unfortunately, Latin America has a chronic issue with military dictatorships. From Augusto Pinochet to Fulgencio Batista to Hugo Chavez,...

The five love languages, from Dr. Gary Chapmans bestselling 1992 novel
Self-care through your love language
May 9, 2022

People spend so much time worrying about how to care for others in the way they like to be loved, so much so that loving themselves becomes an...

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