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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...

Young Sheldon on CBS
Autistic representation in popular culture
Tra'Sean Nichols, Arts & Culture Editor • April 30, 2024

April is Autism Awareness month, and in modern-day media, the use of autistic characters in the main storyline of TV shows and movies has become more common. Whether it’s explicitly stated that the character...

JT Mozes and Arianna Alvarez in Little Shop
Red Devil Dramatics's "Little Shop of Horrors" shines with a passionate cast
April 30, 2024

The Red Devil Dramatics program debuted their rendition of "Little Shop of Horrors" on April 19, and performed the show through the weekend....

BookTok: what is it?
BookTok: what is it?
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...

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,...

Young Sheldon on CBS
Autistic representation in popular culture
April 30, 2024

April is Autism Awareness month, and in modern-day media, the use of autistic characters in the main storyline of TV shows and movies has become more common. Whether it’s explicitly stated that the character...

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...

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...

Meet the Staff
Hailey Figueroa
Hailey Figueroa
Staff Writer

Hailey Figueroa is a second year Holly Spirit writer. In addition to dedicating her time to the newspaper, she participates in Student Council, Model UN, Key Club, and Italian Club. She loves volunteering...

Nazifa Hassan
Nazifa Hassan
Staff Writer

Nazifa Hassan is a second year Holly Spirit writer. She enjoys writing for the opinions and art & culture table. She is also a part of Lit mag,Circle of Womens,and Student for Lemons club. After high...

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