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Musician of the Week: Elizabeth Liu

Chandni Shah, Staff Editor
May 29, 2015
Filed under Arts

Elizabeth Liu is our next Musician of the Week! She is a current senior at PV and is part of the Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble, Pit Orchestra, and Lunch choir! Elizabeth is another one of those student who brings an extreme amount of talent to the music department of PVHS. Why did you sta...

PV Marching Band to perform in local Memorial Day parades

PV Marching Band to perform in local Memorial Day parades

Matthew Killian, Staff Writer
May 21, 2015
Filed under Arts

Have you ever seen a Memorial Day parade? Most of the PV community will probably be relaxing during the long Memorial Day weekend before finals, but they may not know that their own classmates and peers are participating in the parades. The Pascack Valley Marching Band will be performing in the local...

Musician of the Week: Sydney Moitoza

Musician of the Week: Sydney Moitoza

Chandni Shah, Staff Writer
May 21, 2015
Filed under Arts

We have another extremely talented musician— Sydney Moitoza. She is a current senior at Pascack Valley High School, and is part of the school’s Marching Band. Why did you start playing your instrument? It honestly started as a way to get out of middle school classes, because we would be pulled out for lessons about once...

Avengers: Age of Ultron: Heavy on superheroes, light where it matters

Avengers: Age of Ultron: Heavy on superheroes, light where it matters

Anthony Vezza, Staff Film Critic
May 18, 2015
Filed under Arts

“When the universe starts to settle,” Ultron says, “God throws a stone at it.” Imagine the universe as the Marvel Cinematic Universe and "Avengers: Age of Ultron" as one of the many stones being thrown at it, except it’s bigger, louder, and more ambitious than any other stone before it. On a bu...

PV senior to premiere documentary about black culture

PV senior to premiere documentary about black culture

Vanessa Rutigliano, Assistant Editor in Chief
May 18, 2015
Filed under Arts

Kira Player, a senior at PV, has created an original documentary about black culture as her senior project. The documentary, called "Throw Some Shade," will be premiering at PV in the auditorium at 7 p.m. tonight. Admission is free and there will be a discussion afterward about the film, led by Play...

Poem: Angela

Robyn Roznitsky
May 15, 2015
Filed under Arts

She has a million different faces. She keeps them in a metal box with rusting hinges and flakey paint.   She has built a fortress around her mind. It towers high enough so that no one could see over on either side, except for the person standing on top.   She has...

Musician of the Week: Eric Stigliano

Musician of the Week:  Eric Stigliano

Chandni Shah, Staff Writer
May 15, 2015
Filed under Arts

There are many talented musicians here at Pascack Valley that work hard everyday to achieve goals in their music careers. Therefore, to honor and recognize these wonderfully dedicated musicians, The Smoke Signal has decided to start weekly articles about one student that has greatly contributed to the mus...

Tri-M Honors Society to host Karaoke Night

Tri-M Honors Society to host Karaoke Night

Vanessa Rutigliano, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
April 19, 2015
Filed under Arts

For all students who love to sing, the Tri-M Music Honors Society is hosting a Karaoke Night in the auditorium on April 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. Audience members can sing along to their favorite songs during the show, and refreshments will be sold in the lobby during intermission. The cost for admission...

PV Band hosts Interdistrict Band Concert

PV Band hosts Interdistrict Band Concert

Robyn Roznitsky, Staff Writer
April 19, 2015
Filed under Arts

PV's Interdistrict Band Festival took place on Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. At this festival, the PV Band got a chance to perform with the bands from Holdrum Middle School and George G. White Middle School for the first time. The middle schools had previously prepared individual compositions, which...

PV Band presents spring concert

PV Band presents spring concert

Vanessa Rutigliano, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
April 13, 2015
Filed under Arts, Uncategorized

On Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m., PV's band students presented a spring concert for family and friends. Under the direction of band director Mr. Joseph Zajac, the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble performed. One Encore song was also played at the end of the concert. ...

“Life is Strange” episode two is better than the first

“Life is Strange” episode two is better than the first

Alex Mailander, Video Game Columnist
March 30, 2015
Filed under Arts, Video

DontNod Studios published the second installment of their new hit video game series, Life is Strange, on Tuesday. I pre-ordered all five episodes, so I got the opportunity to continue the story as soon as it hit the online store. From the first few moments of this second installment, a keen eye will...

Select students play for PV Theatre Orchestra

Select students play for PV Theatre Orchestra

Robyn Roznitsky, Staff Writer
March 20, 2015
Filed under Arts

Anything Goes is the typical story of boy-meets-girl, but with a twist: this time, the boy meets the girl on a cruise ship setting sail for London during the 1930s. Pascack Valley Theatre’s cast, crew, and orchestra are performing Anything Goes on March 19th, 20th, and 21st, and tickets for students ...

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