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PV Literature and Arts Magazine continues to expand its reach

PV Literature and Arts Magazine continues to expand its reach

Sara Cadiz, Staff Writer
March 30, 2016
Filed under Arts

Everyone seems to have a talent, whether it is excelling at a sport, singing, or performing a simple magic trick. Plenty of people have a passion for making their talents known, but some individuals have skills that are harder to showcase. If you are a student at Pascack Valley that is looking for...

Tri-M Honor Society to host karaoke night

Tri-M Honor Society to host karaoke night

Nicole Zamlout, Staff Writer
March 27, 2016
Filed under Arts

Do you like to sing? Do you like karaoke? Then come on down to Karaoke Night! PV’s Tri-M Honor Society is hosting its annual Karaoke Night in the school cafeteria this Thursday, March 31. This will be a night of good food, nice entertainment, and bundles of fun by all. There is no official sign-up,...

An exclusive interview with local success story The Front Bottoms

An exclusive interview with local success story The Front Bottoms

Maura Trojnar and Haley Ames
March 22, 2016
Filed under Arts

From small Pascack Hills High School talent shows to touring Europe, The Front Bottoms are an indie punk rock band that has enjoyed rising success in the past several years. Originating in Woodcliff Lake, Brian Sella and Mat Uychich used their passion for music to start The Front Bottoms. ...

“Urinetown” cast holds flashmob during lunch

“Urinetown” cast holds flashmob during lunch

Madison Gallo, Staff Editor
March 20, 2016
Filed under Arts, PV Life

On Thursday during lunch, the "Urinetown" cast surprised PV students in the old gym with a flashmob performance of the song "Run Freedom Run".

Co-director of PV’s Theatre program visits Theater Arts class

Co-director of PV’s Theatre program visits Theater Arts class

Kayla Barry, Staff Editor
March 17, 2016
Filed under Arts

The seventh period Theater Arts class recently welcomed Mr. Tom Lupfer, co-director of Pascack Valley's High School Theatre program, to their class as a guest speaker. Ms. Peg Narin, the teacher of the Theater Arts class, explained that she wanted the students to learn about the individuals from...

10 Cloverfield Lane packs tension into a small space

Jake Barcelona, Staff Writer
March 16, 2016
Filed under Arts

10 Cloverfield Lane is a claustrophobic mystery thriller starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Michelle), John Goodman (Howard), and John Gallagher Jr. (Emmet). The movie starts out with Michelle driving her car down a very grim looking highway. She periodically gets calls from her boyfriend, but ignor...

PV Theatre presents “Urinetown: The Musical”

PV Theatre presents “Urinetown: The Musical”

Tara Healy, Staff Writer
March 15, 2016
Filed under Arts

PV Theatre is proud to present "Urinetown: The Musical", and yes, you read the title correctly. The show is not all bathroom humor, though; it is deeper than that. It is a satire, regarding business, youth, and the high stakes surrounding the preservation of the world’s most precious natura...

Ace Combat 6 deserves its wings

Alexander Beckman, Staff Writer
February 19, 2016
Filed under Arts

When you first boot up the game, you are met with a very dramatic introductory cinematic, followed by the traditional start menu. When you select the campaign, you are not given an immediate tutorial for the first mission. Instead, you are thrown right into the action, scrambling to fend off your...

Deadpool: A movie bursting with life

Deadpool: A movie bursting with life

Nicole Zamlout, Staff Writer
February 18, 2016
Filed under Arts

Marvel fans and non fans all know the mighty greats of the franchise: Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America. They know of their heroism, their intelligence, their hidden strength and their good morals. And then there is Deadpool. The legendary Merc with a Mouth finally gets his cinematic debut...

PV Choir performs with Adelphi orchestra

PV Choir performs with Adelphi orchestra

Curstine Guevarra, Photo Editor
January 31, 2016
Filed under Arts

On Sunday, PV's chamber and concert choirs performed with the Adelphi orchestra. They collaborated with Seton Hall's chamber choir and the Adelphi orchestra. The concert also featured a 15-year-old pianist, Ming Nga Cheung, and soloists Valerie Bernhardt and Seung Hyeon Baek. ...

PV Choir to perform at Adelphi Concert

PV Choir to perform at Adelphi Concert

Katherine Suarez, Staff Writer
January 29, 2016
Filed under Arts

Hey music lovers! Looking for something to do on Sunday, Jan. 31? PV Choir will be hosting the Adelphi Orchestra Concert, and it's free to attend. The Adelphi Concert is taking place on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Pascack Valley auditorium and will be conducted by Jason C. Tramm and directed by Mrs. Argine S...

PV Choir to host auditions for upcoming Talent Night

PV Choir to host auditions for upcoming Talent Night

Jamie Ryu, Staff Writer
January 20, 2016
Filed under Arts

Auditions for this year’s Valentine’s Day Talent Night, hosted by PV Choir, are coming up on Thursday. All students auditioning have signed up and are planning to perform various talents. “We already have all our audition spots filled and several students are on a waiting list,” said Mrs. ...

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