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Tri-M Induction Ceremony welcomes new members

Tri-M Induction Ceremony welcomes new members

Vanessa Rutigliano, Managing Editor
January 13, 2015
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The Tri-M Induction Ceremony and Concert was held on Thursday, Jan. 8 to welcome this year’s new Tri-M members. Tri-M is an International Music Honor Society for both choir and band students. Each of the students inducted have shown leadership, dedication, and a powerful love of music during their...

LOL Lit Mag Benefit — Student Performances

Pierce Kerin, Staff Writer
December 23, 2014
Filed under Arts, Video

On Thursday Night, there was a special ceremony occurring in the Lower Café. There were festive lights that lined the ground and the walls; Characteristic pictures and drawings carpeted the walls; A unique atmosphere enveloped the entire room. No one would have even known that the LOL program was set...

Top Ten Movies of 2014

Top Ten Movies of 2014

Anthony Vezza, Staff Film Critic
December 23, 2014
Filed under Arts

10. X-Men: Days of Future Past Kicking off the list is an early summer superhero flick, X-Men: Days of Future Past. The film assembled all the cast members from previous X-Men movies and resulted in a thought-provoking time traveling story that had fans and critics asking for more. Also notable for ...

Foxcatcher: Wrestling with ambitions

Foxcatcher: Wrestling with ambitions

Anthony Vezza, Staff Film Critic
December 22, 2014
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Based on the shocking true story, "Foxcatcher" tells the story of Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum), who despite winning a gold medal, feels overshadowed by his older brother (Mark Ruffalo) and takes matters into his own hands to overcome this feeling. In his frustration, Mark frantically...

Outside In to host “Lit Out Loud” coffeehouse event

Outside In to host “Lit Out Loud” coffeehouse event

December 4, 2014
Filed under Arts, PV Life

The PV Literary and Arts Magazine, Outside In, is holding its fifth-annual Lit Out Loud coffeehouse event this coming Thursday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. in the PV cafeteria. The cover charge is $5 and includes food and drinks. Proceeds benefits the Lit Mag. Every year, this event showcases student writing,...

Open written/visual art submissions

December 4, 2014
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Last month, an opportunity was offered for students to submit their work set in or with themes surrounding Pascack Valley, and Anna Blair’s poem, “I am Here, I am Queer,” was chosen to be displayed. Thank you to everyone who submitted this November. This month, open submissions will be accepted,...

I Am Here and I Am Queer

Anna Blair
December 4, 2014
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I am here And I sit slumped in the uncomfortable chairs And I recline in the few comfortable chairs And I fall asleep when the lights go off, regardless of the chair And I am queer.   I am here And I eat lunch in a hallway And I laugh with my friends And I hastily do my ma...

“The Dining Room” set for this weekend

“The Dining Room” set for this weekend

November 18, 2014
Filed under Arts

PV Theatre will offer up its fall drama, "The Dining Room," this Thursday, Nov 20 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov 22, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Friday performance has been canceled due to the home football game. Tickets for students are only $5 and can be purchased online or at the door through the PV...

Cover to Cover sets next meeting

Cover to Cover sets next meeting

November 14, 2014
Filed under Arts, PV Life

Cover to Cover, the PV Student Book Club, has set its next meeting for Tuesday, Nov. 25 during lunch in Room 209. The book discussion will center around "Code Name Verity" by Elizabeth Wein. Bring a lunch, and dessert will be provided. For more information, email [email protected] or [email protected]

“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”: Unexpected, indeed

“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”:  Unexpected, indeed

Anthony Vezza, Staff Film Critic
November 9, 2014
Filed under Arts

About 25 years ago, Michael Keaton made a name for himself by donning a bat-suit in Tim Burton’s, Batman. He soared high above the skies and was praised by many for portraying the popular superhero. However, fame does have its imperfections, and that’s the ride "Birdman" takes us on. In Birdman ...

Talent show to benefit PV Choir

Talent show to benefit PV Choir

October 26, 2014
Filed under Arts

PV singers, instrumentalists, actors and dancers will take to the stage this Thursday as PV choir will present its Talent Show in the PV auditorium. All proceeds will benefit PV choirs in their future endeavors, including the award-winning Chamber Choir's upcoming International Competition in Dublin,...

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