Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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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...

Travel resumes for February break

By Theo Fairchild-Coppoletti and Ruby Reimann This Friday will mark one year since students and teachers at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) first entered quarantine. Since then, the MVRHS community has dealt with the...

Mental health challenges impact ELL population

By Maria Clara Lacerda and Brooke Crocker As the number of bicultural students enrolled at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) rises, growing awareness of challenges faced by Brazilian immigrants is prompting school administrators to...

Black History Month celebrations prompt curricular reflection

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By Chloe Combra, Brooke Crocker, and Hardy Eville This past summer, many Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) students took part in the nationwide movements for racial equality sparked by the deaths of George Floyd,...

Student Spotlight: Katie Ogden

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By Clare Mone and Jackson Wojnowski Freshman Katie Ogden’s photo “Phantom Field” was awarded a Gold Key nomination and recognized as a regional winner in the 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and will now...

‘On Island’ explores substance use and recovery

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By Chloe Combra, Brooke Crocker, Harding Eville On February 12th, On Island, a documentary film that follows members of the Martha’s Vineyard community as they struggle with Substance Use Disorder (SUD), will premiere after being...

New administration raises spirits and questions

As the nation acclimates to new federal leadership, students and faculty at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) shared their perspectives on the Biden administration's diverse cabinet appointments, pandemic response, action on climate...

Hybrid model prompts changes in CTE

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By Julia Sayre, Lila Mikos, Ruby Reimann, and Chloe Combra Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) transitioned out of remote instruction into a hybrid learning model on January 11. Teachers in the Career and Technical...

Sign Language Club established

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Ana Clara Ribiero speaks three languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese. She decided to add a fourth: American Sign Language. Her friend Hemilly Nascimento suggested they do an independent Capstone project based around learning sign...

Misinformation impedes vaccine effort

With the United States one month into COVID-19 vaccine rollout and doses becoming available to more people on Martha's Vineyard, nurses and medical officials find themselves not only administering vaccines but also pushing back...

Freshmen move into school for the first time

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By Lily Sebastian, Hardy Eville, and Sara Creato On January 11, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) transitioned from fully remote to hybrid learning, and for most freshmen, hybrid learning represented their first time...
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