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  • The Power of Music

    The Power of Music

    Nicole Zamlout, Staff Writer

    May 23, 2017

    Halley Jewett stands on the sprawling stage, heart beating rapidly in her chest. All around her eyes stare, gazing in anticipation. She shivers, but then an image of her grandmother's wrinkled but smiling face flashes in her mind. She smiles widely, opens her mouth, and begins to sing “Peace” by O...

    Halley Jewett practices singing. Jewett is passionate about music and has used it to get through tough times.

    David Harnett

  • From rap battles to viral superstardom

    From rap battles to viral superstardom

    Sofia Hassan, Staff Writer

    May 22, 2017

    Fourth graders' Tyler DiLorenzo and Rita Kochakian laugh at what the other says, spitting out lyric after lyric, battling each other. DiLorenzo never thought that his childhood hobby would one day become a talent that would gain him hundreds of fans on social media. PV senior, DiLorenzo, began ...

    Tyler DiLorenzo and his friends, Rob Arloro and Joe Kempka, pose, imagining DiLorenzo's future fame. DiLorenzo is an amateur rapper who has recently released his first full length song on SoundCloud.

    Charlotte Atkinson

  • Students practice mindfulness to reduce stress and increase attention

    Students practice mindfulness to reduce stress and increase attention

    Rachel Powell, Staff Writer

    May 21, 2017

    Ding! The high-pitched whine of the chime echoes throughout the silent classroom. Students sit, eyes closed, minds emptying. Once the room is quiet again, the Tibetan Singing Bowl hums across the still air. PV Student Assistance Coordinator Mrs. Christie Rossig promotes mindfulness meditati...

    Student Assistant Counselor Mrs. Christie Rossig uses the Tibetan Singing Bowl in her office. She has been teaching the practice of mindfulness to PV students and uses gadgets such as the singing bowl in her lessons.

    Claire Barnhart

  • Athlete Of The Week: Jenny LaRocca

    Athlete Of The Week: Jenny LaRocca

    Noah Schwartz, Sports Writer

    May 19, 2017

    Name: Jenny LaRocca Sport: Girls Lacrosse Grade: Junior Position: Midfield The Lowdown: LaRocca was awarded Second Team All-League last season and recorded her 100th career goal earlier this season. That goal was one of 12 PV scored, and one of five LaRocca scored, to give the girls lacrosse program its f...

    David Harnett

Administration addresses “hit list” rumor in letter

Administration addresses “hit list” rumor in letter

Jamie Ryu, Staff Editor

Updated 9:35 a.m. Thursday: New information regarding second email and DeMaio’s reachability. At 2:44 p.m. Tuesday, a letter written by Pascack Valley Principal Tom ...

May 9, 2017No Comments

PV falls victim to Google “phishing” scheme

PV falls victim to Google “phishing” scheme

Jamie Ryu, Staff Editor

The PVRHS district, alongside much of the nation, was victim to an international email phishing scheme conducted against Google users Wednesday afternoon. “We were on th...

May 5, 2017No Comments

PV Hosts Second-Ever Wellness Fair

PV Hosts Second-Ever Wellness Fair

Avery Paulen, Staff Photographer

For the second year in a row, the PV Wellness Committee hosted a fair for students in Pascack Valley's new gymnasium. The event was held on Wednesday during lunch and Pascack ...

April 27, 2017No Comments

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The Power of Music

The Power of Music

Nicole Zamlout, Staff Writer

Halley Jewett stands on the sprawling stage, heart beating rapidly in her chest. All around her eyes stare, gazing in anticipation. She shivers, but then an image of her grandm...

May 23, 2017No Comments

From rap battles to viral superstardom

From rap battles to viral superstardom

Sofia Hassan, Staff Writer

Fourth graders' Tyler DiLorenzo and Rita Kochakian laugh at what the other says, spitting out lyric after lyric, battling each other. DiLorenzo never thought that his childhood hobby...

May 22, 2017No Comments

Students practice mindfulness to reduce stress and increase attention

Students practice mindfulness to reduce stress and increase attention

Rachel Powell, Staff Writer

Ding! The high-pitched whine of the chime echoes throughout the silent classroom. Students sit, eyes closed, minds emptying. Once the room is quiet again, the Tibetan Singing ...

May 21, 2017No Comments

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Athlete Of The Week: Jenny LaRocca

Athlete Of The Week: Jenny LaRocca

Noah Schwartz, Sports Writer

Name: Jenny LaRocca Sport: Girls Lacrosse Grade: Junior Position: Midfield The Lowdown: LaRocca was awarded Second Team All-League last season and recorded her 100th ca...

May 19, 2017No Comments

Athlete of the Week: Conor Kimball

Athlete of the Week: Conor Kimball

Jake Aferiat, Sports Editor

Name: Conor Kimball Sport: Boys Lacrosse Grade: Senior Position: Attack Season Summary Thus Far: The Indians currently own a 13-4 record after getting bounced out by Ra...

May 12, 2017No Comments

Clutch pitching key in major victory

Clutch pitching key in major victory

Jake Aferiat, Sports Editor

On paper and to the general public, it may have seemed like a David vs. Goliath matchup. Luckily for Pascack Valley though, games are decided on the field and not on paper...

April 29, 2017No Comments

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A look back on Pippin

A look back on Pippin

The curtains are closed and the lights are off for Pascack Valley's 2017 spring musical, "Pippin". Take a look back on The Smoke Signal's coverage of the musical, including the history of the play, video of the cast's flash mob during lunch, pictures from PV's performance, and a closer look at PV Theatre Director Merielle Lupfer.

April 2, 2017No Comments

PV Theatre performs “Pippin”

PV Theatre performs “Pippin”

March 19, 2017

PVHS Theatre presented their spring musical, "Pippin" on March 17-19. The show was directed by Mr. Thomas Lupfer and Mrs. Merielle Lupfer. The pictures were taken during t...

“Pippin” flash mob surprises onlookers during lunch

“Pippin” flash mob surprises onlookers during lunch

March 17, 2017

Cast members from PV Theatre's production of "Pippin" performed a surprise number as a flash mob in the old gym Friday during lunch. "Pippin" opens tonight at 7 p.m. in the a...

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Five ways to cope with stress

Five ways to cope with stress

Olivia Stabile, Staff Writer

You’re a high school student, bound with responsibilities that must be dealt with. You have homework to complete, essays to write, tests to take, family to spend time with,...

May 2, 2017No Comments

Letter to the Editor: A divided nation must come together

Letter to the Editor: A divided nation must come together

November 14, 2016

The dangerous meaning behind one of this year’s most popular Halloween costumes

The dangerous meaning behind one of this year’s most popular Halloween costumes

November 4, 2016

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