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Ducks, dogs and bunnies, oh my!

Lily Sebastian almost got a turtle. A few weeks after the coronavirus cut her sophomore year short, she needed some kind of interaction, and a turtle seemed like an ideal friend. However, after some...

AP testing shifts to online format

After schools across the U.S. shifted in March to remote learning indefinitely, the College Board, which is responsible for all advanced placement (AP) exams, decided to host all AP exams online this year. Over the...

Seniors reconsider post-secondary plans amid pandemic

Martha’s Regional High School’s (MVRHS) seniors are making decisions about post-secondary plans amid a pandemic, something a graduating class has never before experienced. While increased uncertainty has caused some seniors to cancel travel plans...

Ms. Cowan to retire after 24 years

After 24 years of teaching, English teacher and department chair Cynthia Cowan is retiring. Known for her dedication to engaging students in classic literature as well as the news of the day, her legacy...

Mr. McCarthy writes final chapter of teaching career

There was that time when his students walked in to find him standing on his desk, smoking a fake cigarette: completely straight-faced, like nothing was out of the ordinary, demonstrating the condition of a...

Musicians showcase their talents virtually

Every May during Evening of the Arts, tucked away behind the photography and art exhibits, in the homey setting of room 407, musicians get the chance to showcase their skills in the supportive environment...

Visiting college virtually

Walking onto the campus of your dream school, butterflies dance across your stomach. You look around to see other new students who are just as curious as you are. You take your seat in...

Graduation in a time of pandemic

The graduating class of Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) met with elected class officers and faculty advisors via Zoom last Tuesday to consider alternate plans for the 2020 graduation ceremony. The proposed alternatives...

Summer job uncertainty concerns Island teens

Students at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) are concerned about their seasonal employment status and job opportunities, as a significant decrease in tourism is expected on Martha’s Vineyard this summer due to...

Quarantine is a family affair

Under normal circumstances, teenagers spend little time with their families. They are busy with school, sports, extracurriculars, and friends, trying to find their own way in the world. However, now they are stuck at...
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Objectifying Instagram post taken down

On April 15, an anonymous Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) student created the Instagram account called @vineyard_march_madness, which stated “finding the hottest girl on MV” as its goal. A picture featuring a March...

Grocery Store: Quarantine Edition

It was straight out of a dystopian flick. Masked shadows slid across the empty alleyways, bloodshot eyes visible to those brave enough to glance at them. Scurrying from place to place, they were careful...

Coronavirus impacts Island environment

Around the world, especially in major polluting cities, decreases in air pollution and coinciding environmental and ecological benefits have been reported due to recent stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines. With COVID-19 keeping cars...

Students prepare for changes in standardized testing

In addition to school closures across the nation, students' classes and plans for the future have been cancelled, rescheduled, or left entirely up in the air. The College Board, the company behind Advanced Placement...

Staying healthy in quarantine

As the nationwide quarantine continues to alter our natural rhythm of life, Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) students are adjusting to their new schedules and routines by dedicating more time to practicing self-care.  The...

Seniors share their favorite binge-worthy shows

When in quarantine with ample free time, many Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) seniors have decided to reward themselves for making it to the end of the school year by kicking back and...

An untrustworthy guide to the outdoors

With the majority of the great indoors barred to the public for the first time in living memory, it is time to turn off our LED screens and say hello to Mother Nature. That’s...

On the frontlines

While Islanders adapt to life at home during stay-at-home orders, Martha's Vineyard Hospital (MVH) healthcare workers face the challenges of balancing their responsibility to serve on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic while also...

Virtual learning requires adaptability

Since school was declared temporarily closed on March 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) teachers and students have had to find new ways to hold classes remotely. Many teachers...

MVRHS adjusts to remote learning

Schools across the nation have closed their doors on account of the coronavirus and have made the switch to remote learning. Some have officially ended school for the 2019-2020 school year. Massachusetts has mandated...