Tuesday, February 7, 2023

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Dr. Chauvin departs after six years of service

By Chloe Combra, Clare Mone, and Marin Gillis After working at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) for the past six years, Career Technical Education (CTE) Director and assistant principal Barbara-Jean Chauvin is retiring...

Student Spotlight: Lily Jones

During the spring semester, Lily Jones has been creating a book titled Everything is Poetry in her semester-long senior capstone course, which guides students to pursue a project of their own interest.   The book...

In-person transition prompts schedule changes

On April 26th, Martha's Vineyard Regional High School students returned to full time in-person learning. With this transition came new distancing guidelines, lunch regulations, and a half day for students every Monday. Students are now...

New course unites Portuguese speakers and learners

By Sara Creato, Lila Mikos, and Ryan Giordano Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) introduced - a new elective this semester called “The Art of Language, Leadership, and Culture.” Taught by drawing and painting teacher...

Guide to a Spring Day

It seems that this April, warm and sunny days have been few and far between. Because of this, we wanted to make the most of it when a 62° afternoon came along, and so...

Student Spotlight: Miguel Picacio

Sophomore Miguel Picacio translates for Saikai Scan, a website that enlists a comic-loving community to translate popular comics and novels from English to Portuguese. “It's a fan-to-fan thing,” said Miguel. “People in Brazil usually don’t...
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Financial literacy offered during flex

By Lila Mikos For the past four Wednesdays, Santander Bank, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS), and Adult and Continuing Education Martha’s Vineyard (ACE MV)  have partnered to offer a series of classes on...

Indoor track perseveres outside

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) indoor track team has broken records, endured harsh weather, and stayed positive during their first ever outdoor indoor track season. Other adjustments included the wearing of masks...

Voyagers bake up success

By Silas Abrams, Nick Cranston, Chloe Combra, and Maria Clara Lacerda The Voyager program, which is a transitional program at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) for students with disabilities between 18 and 22...

Vaccine rollout prompts full-time return to school

By Lily Sebastian and Lila Mikos As Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) administrators, faculty, and staff prepare to welcome 512 students back into the building on April 26, the ongoing vaccine rollout has provided...

Best bunnies

On Saturday, April 3, the Best Buddies club at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) organized an easter egg hunt. Some attendees donned bunny ear headbands and brought baskets to collect candy-filled eggs....

Civics course created for senior class

Next school year, senior schedules will include a newly-created mandatory civics course. This will mark the first time MVRHS uses the Performing Arts Center (PAC) as a lecture hall to teach an entire grade...
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Ms. Kurtz brings women’s history to life

Corinne Kurtz is in her 21st year as a history teacher at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS). After teaching world history for a number of years, she noticed a lack of space for...

No ball? No problem. New sport catches on.

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Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) offers athletes the chance to play many traditional sports, including hockey, football, basketball, softball, baseball, and lacrosse. Now, thanks to the pandemic, a new sport has been created:...
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Hugging hysteria hits home

With an increasing number of students entering the building due to the hybrid learning model, a spontaneous movement of mass hugging has swept through the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS). Students have been...

Four is the magic number

This past week, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) English department released a statement declaring four-word sentences to be the best form of writing for essays and stories. “Adjectives and adverbs are generally overused,”...

MCAS preparations underway despite controversy

Due to the cancellation of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) testing last spring, MCAS will be administered to both the sophomore and junior classes for the first time in school history. All of...

COVID protocols come at a price

Life at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) has changed drastically this past year. Disinfecting protocols and eating lunch in classrooms have been enacted to curb the spread of COVID-19. While disposable products,...

World language learners seek seal of biliteracy

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On Friday, March 5, Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) 37 students in upper-level language classes took the Language Proficiency Stamp Avant Test in pursuit of the Massachusetts Seal of Biliteracy. The Stamp Avant Test...

Students get into “Good Trouble”

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While following U.S. Representative John Lewis through Texas as he stumped for various candidates during the 2018 midterm elections, Dawn Porter, director of the documentary Good Trouble was faced with a challenge: keeping up...