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PV Theatre production of “Letters to Sala” set to open

PV Theatre production of “Letters to Sala” set to open

Jamie Ryu, Staff Writer
November 17, 2015
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The play "Letters to Sala" was written based off of a book about Holocaust survivor Sala Kirschner, who did not share her story for the longest time. Tom and Merielle Lupfer, co-directors of PV Theatre productions, stumbled across the script while searching for a show that would accommodate a large ca...

Musician of the Week: Evan Tinati

Musician of the Week: Evan Tinati

Chandni Shah, Staff Editor
November 12, 2015
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Evan Tinati is our next Musician of the Week! He is a current senior at PV and is part of the Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Bro Squad. Evan is another one of those student who brings an extreme amount of talent to the music department at PVHS. Why did you start playing your instr...

PV students take the stage at Halloween Talent Night

PV students take the stage at Halloween Talent Night

Ashley Lagrosa, Social Media/Promotions Coordinator
November 1, 2015
Filed under Arts

Nineteen acts took the stage at Halloween Talent Night this past Thursday in the PV auditorium. There were also several pre-show performances in the lobby, as well as raffles and refreshments. All proceeds benefited PV Choir. Here are some highlights from the evening. All pictures are by Curstine...

PV Choir to host Talent Night

PV Choir to host Talent Night

Robyn Roznitsky, Staff Editor
October 19, 2015
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The Pascack Valley High School Choir will hold its second annual Halloween Talent Night on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Joseph Poli Auditorium. The community is invited to watch PV's talented students present a variety of acts ranging from singing and acting to comedy, dancing, and more. As a bonu...

PV Choir hosts “Coffeehouse” event

PV Choir hosts “Coffeehouse” event

Robyn Roznitsky, Staff Editor
October 13, 2015
Filed under Arts

Coffeehouse, a talent night event hosted by PV Choir, took place last Thursday, October 8 at 7 p.m. Students from all grade levels performed, and acts ranged from singing to playing instruments to doing stand-up comedy.

PV Theatre presents “Spotlight” showcase

PV Theatre presents “Spotlight” showcase

Rebecca Silverman, Staff Writer
October 13, 2015
Filed under Arts

This Saturday, October 17, PV Theatre will be presenting “Spotlight on a Table for Two,” a combination of six short one-act plays. There will be two performances of “Spotlight”: a matinee at 1 p.m. and an evening show at 7 p.m. Tickets will cost $5 at the door. "Spotlight" is a compilation o...

The Martian: Something in it for everyone

The Martian: Something in it for everyone

Jake Barcelona, Staff Writer
October 8, 2015
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Based off a highly successful book of the same name, The Martian is a sci-fi thriller following Mark Watney aka Captain Blonde Beard (Matt Damon) as he is stranded on Mars after his crew decides to abandon their mission, due to an impending storm. In their escape, Matt Damon's character is hit by debris...

PV Choir to host “Coffeehouse” talent night

PV Choir to host “Coffeehouse” talent night

Robyn Roznitsky, Staff Editor
October 5, 2015
Filed under Arts

"Lights, coffee, action!" Coffeehouse, a talent night put together by PV Choir, will be taking place this Thursday at 7 p.m. in the PV cafeteria. Students can purchase tickets from the performers for a discounted price of $5 or at the door for $8. “Numerous students have auditioned and we hav...

PV murals make appearances around school

PV murals make appearances around school

Robyn Roznitsky, Staff Writer
September 18, 2015
Filed under Arts, PV Life

As Autumn is coming closer, the trees and the school walls are changing colors. Have you noticed the murals around the school? From the green "wordle" by the front entrance to the colorful spheres near the library, artistic students are taking part in the mural committee under the direction of Ms. Step...

PV Theatre announces 2015-2016 season

PV Theatre announces 2015-2016 season

Nicole Zamlout, Staff Writer
September 16, 2015
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The PV Theatre season has been announced for the 2015-2016 school year. Auditions have just past, and the rehearsal process for the fall drama is about to begin. The fall drama is Letters to Sala, a play that is based on the true account of Sala Garncarz Kirschner, who during World War II was t...

Disney star takes a turn into horror genre with new film

June 8, 2015
Filed under Arts

(Editor's Note: Staff film critic Anthony Vezza had the chance to partake in a conference call with the leading actress of "Insidious: Chapter 3" and ask her questions about the film. The call took place on May 15 and involved other high school journalists.) "Fresh." That's how Stefanie Scott pr...

Choir seniors hit the stage for the last time

Choir seniors hit the stage for the last time

Curstine Guevarra, Staff Writer
June 3, 2015
Filed under Arts

On Tuesday, the Pascack Valley Choir seniors had their final performance at their very last Talent Night here at PV. Acts ranged from singing to dancing, to stand-up comedy, to even a scene from the musical, Chicago.

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