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New PV Wellness Center aims to provide comfort, counseling to students

New PV Wellness Center aims to provide comfort, counseling to students

Casey Lewis, Staff Writer
September 8, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

A coffee machine sits on a countertop in the back. In the middle, two couches and multiple armchairs are situated around a coffee table. And in the corner, individual pods with counter space are available for studying, Comfortability is the goal at Pascack Valley’s new Wellness Center, which...

PV puts new parking lot, traffic pattern into effect

PV puts new parking lot, traffic pattern into effect

Jamie Ryu, Staff Editor
September 5, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

When Pascack Valley students and parents arrived for the first day of school last Thursday, they were greeted with the long-anticipated redesigned parking lot and its corresponding new traffic pattern. A total of 26 new spaces were added in place of the old tennis courts, according to PV Assistant Princ...

Editor in Chief bids a fond farewell

Editor in Chief bids a fond farewell

Vanessa Rutigliano, Editor in Chief
June 27, 2016
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Looking back, it’s hard to imagine what my last two years of high school would have looked like without The Smoke Signal. Probably a lot less busy (and a lot less stressful), but I wouldn’t have had it any other way. From covering events to leading meetings to tracking down writers to publishing stories, ...

“Her name is Juli”

“Her name is Juli”

Robyn Roznitsky, Staff Editor
June 15, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

It is not often that a group of tourists show up bearing a photo of the past. One Peruvian woman has lived her entire life isolated from the rest of the world and the superficialities of life on the island of Taquile, Perú. Imagine her surprise when a group of American teenagers came to her pl...

New SAT set to take place

New SAT set to take place

Maddie Brookstone, Staff Writer
June 13, 2016
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Brains were most certainly working hard at Pascack Valley High School on March 5. The Scholastic Assessment Test or Scholastic Aptitude Test, which you may know as the SAT, was being administered to high school students. The SAT is known as a test of academic skills used for admission into U.S. colleges....

PV students walk for a cause

PV students walk for a cause

Kayla Barry, Staff Editor
June 9, 2016
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The Pascack Valley Eating Disorder Awareness and Education pascack period will be holding an Eating Disorder Awareness Walk this Sunday June 12. It will be on PV's turf field and will be from 10 am to 1 pm. There is a $2 admission fee per a person, but children under two years old walk for free. Food,water,...

Smoke Signal Film Festival set for Tuesday

Smoke Signal Film Festival set for Tuesday

Matt Belva, Staff Writer
June 5, 2016
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The Smoke Signal will be hosting its first ever film festival Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the PV auditorium.  Rebecca Silverman’s “Again,” Andrew Favorito’s “The Lunes Project,” Zach Kaplan’s “Duality,” and selections from The Smoke Signal and Shannon Culloo will be played. The headliner fo...

PV senior to host concert

PV senior to host concert

Chandni Shah, Staff Editor
June 1, 2016
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This Friday at 7 p.m. in the Pascack Valley auditorium, PV senior Jared Kullberg will be hosting his own concert. The concert will be full of music with Kullberg on drums, and is free of cost. Josh Lantigua, PV senior, also will be selling t-shirts with his business called "Simplexity."  "Since freshm...

Executive Council finalized for next school year

Executive Council finalized for next school year

Curstine Guevarra, Photo Editor
May 24, 2016
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The positions for Executive Council 2016-17 school year are: President – Emilio Quevedo Vice President – Jacob Ricco Secretary – Drew Aral Treasurer – Matt Novakowski Public Relations – Andrew Merli Senior Liaison – Chloe Witt BOE/Junior Liaison – Kelly Petro BOE/Sophomore...

PV principal receives award

Sarah Schmoyer
May 22, 2016
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Pascack Valley Principal Mr. Tom DeMaio was recently awarded the Bergen Country Administrator of Excellence Award. DeMaio was given this recognition by the Bergen County Principal’s and Supervisor's Association to commemorate his accomplishments and actions as principal. Every year the organization...

Hillsdale woman advocates for new amendments to Joan’s Law

Hillsdale woman advocates for new amendments to Joan’s Law

Evan Jones, Staff Writer
May 20, 2016
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Joan's Law, signed in New Jersey in 1997, is meant to protect minors from murders involving sexual violence. The main advocate for the law was Hillsdale resident Rosemarie D'Alessandro. D'Alessandro's daughter, Joan, was the victim of such a crime in 1973. On Holy Thursday, Joan, a girl scout, w...

PARCC Testing Portfolio

PARCC Testing Portfolio

Kyle Comito, Staff Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under News

This past week, Pascack Valley administered the standardized PARCC test for the second year in a row. Here is a "portfolio" of all of the Smoke Signal's coverage of the test, from the opinions of the students to expectations of the administrators. Click each picture for the article.

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