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A breakdown of the midterm election results by state
GOP Wins the House while Democrats keep control over the Senate
Jacob Berr, News Writer • November 30, 2022

Republicans won control over the house and Democrats kept control over the Senate as results came in for this year's midterm elections, days after the polls closed on November 8. The party of the incumbent...

Nikolas Cruz awaiting the verdict for his trial on October 13
Nikolas Cruz sentenced to life in prison for Parkland Shooting 
Mya Collins, News Editor • November 7, 2022

Nikolas Cruz, the gunman who entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and shot and killed 17 students and staff members and wounded 17 others...

Negative campaign ads turn young people off from politics
Negative campaign ads turn young people off from politics
August Hobbs, Assistant News Editor • November 7, 2022

With the midterm elections taking place tomorrow, many candidates have been releasing advertisements encouraging people to go out and vote. However,...

RV earns recognition as third best public high school in Burlington County
RV earns recognition as third best public high school in Burlington County
Isaiah Dupree, Managing Editor • November 1, 2022

Rancocas Valley Regional High School was recently acknowledged as the third best public high school in Burlington County by Niche, a nationwide...

The freshmen, the winning team of Powderpuff, after the game
Powderpuff 2022 plays for a cause
Adrienne Austin, Sports Editor • December 5, 2022

Powderpuff was always known as a fun activity to look forward to during Homecoming week, but this year the powderpuff game came with grade-level inclusivity for an important cause.  “We wanted to...

Despite a mediocre start, problems with injuries and morale loom for the Sixers
Courtside with Aaron: the Sixers' rocky start to the season is giving me a headache
November 27, 2022

Courtside with Aaron is a regular column featuring the perspective of Sports Editor Aaron Rigby.   The Sixers are 10-9 after their...

A snapshot from the girls race at Sectionals last month
RV upperclassmen have big showing at Cross Country Sectionals
November 7, 2022

The Red Devils raced at the NJSIAA Sectionals, one of their final meets of the season, on October 29 The meet was held at Thompson Park in Jamesburg,...

RV lines up prior to its first touchdown in the first quarter against Atlantic City
"It's a gut punch": RV falls to Atlantic City in first round of playoffs
November 2, 2022

The RV Red Devils suffered a tough loss in a close 32-28 game to the Atlantic City Vikings last Friday. Coming into Friday’s game, RV had...

Letitia Wright as Shuri, TChallas sister, in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Inside the Marvelverse: "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" packs a complex and emotional punch
Tra'Sean Nichols, Assistant Editor, Arts & Culture • November 30, 2022

Inside the Marvelverse is a regular column by Arts and Culture Assistant Editor Tra’Sean Nichols, a self-proclaimed Marvel maniac and superhero enthusiast.   A mother, a sister, a country...

The Cellar is on the New York Times Bestseller List
Natasha Preston's "The Celler" will leave you with chills
November 30, 2022

“The Cellar,” by British thriller-writer Natasha Preston is a gut-wrenching novel that follows the dark twisted story of a young 16 year...

Joe Locke and Kit Connor on Netflixs Heartstopper
Accusing celebrities of “queerbaiting” is not progressive
November 27, 2022

“Queerbaiting” by definition is a marketing technique in which entertainment creators hint at a character being LGBTQ+ to draw in a queer...

Halloween ends gives some unexpected twists
"Halloween ends" gives some unexpected twists
November 27, 2022

The infamous Michael Myers, also known as the Boogeyman, is back. They say you can’t kill the boogeyman, and Michael seems to repeatedly...

Students in clubs at RV have the opportunity to engage in different experiences, like French Club students who met with a French chef for a private cheese-tasting during French week
Clubs offer more than just resume-building; they create opportunities for networking and self-fulfillment
November 27, 2022

Why should you get involved? Most people today would say that joining clubs and getting involved after school is one of the best things about high school.  But is getting involved really a good thing?...

Activities such as hiking and crochet can have wonderfully unexpected results
Today's most under-appreciated hobbies
November 17, 2022

Through my high school career, I have found a large array of friends with whom I have discovered the sheer number of hobbies that exist. As a...

Your vote matters
Your vote matters
November 7, 2022

With election day approaching tomorrow, as many people as possible need to get out to the polls. Despite an increase in voter turnout during...

Demonstrators in front of the U.S. Capitol buidling
The politicalization of women's health
June 12, 2022

With emerging concerns about abortion access due to the leaked Supreme Court ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson, which would ban abortion, the passing...

Meet the Staff
Raven Shaw
Raven Shaw
Student Life Writer

Raven Shaw is a second year Holly Spirit writer for the Student Life Section. In addition to the Holly Spirit she participates in a lot of clubs since she enjoys learning and giving back to the community....

Alexandrea Sulock
Alexandrea Sulock
Opinions Writer

Senior Alexandra Sulock is a first year Holly Spirit writer for the Opinions section. Besides writing for the school newspaper, she contributes pieces to and assists in editing RV’s Literary Magazine...

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