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“Class of 2017” Print Edition Portfolio

“Class of 2017” Print Edition Portfolio

Kyle Comito, Editor in Chief
June 13, 2017
Filed under PV Life, Showcase

Miss The Smoke Signal's physical copy of the "Class of 2017" end-of-year print edition? You can still view the print edition how it appeared on physical pages at issu.com (as linked above under "print editions"). However, we also put together this collection of the stories published within the print edition all in one place.

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PV senior ends accomplished career

PV senior ends accomplished career

Allison Sumereau, Staff Writer
June 13, 2017
Filed under PV Life, Showcase

The clicking of computer keys rattles as PV senior Nicole Beckemeyer vigorously types the last sentences of her opening statement. The thoughts come rushing out of her head as she develops countless ideas. Alongside her, Brian Sumereau prepares the team's rebuttal. The two brainstorm together and loo...

ValleyChat: Learning about robotics

ValleyChat: Learning about robotics

Jake Topolosky, Staff Writer
June 13, 2017
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This is the second edition of The Smoke Signal's podcast, ValleyChat. In three different parts, host Jake Topolosky, a PV sophomore, talks about the robotics team with PV junior,  Suraj Pandya.   Pandya is a member of the robotics team. In this podcast, he shares his knowledge on robotics...

Farewell to Lehman

Farewell to Lehman

Kayla Creagh, Staff Videographer
June 12, 2017
Filed under PV Life, Showcase, Video

Pascack Valley will be saying goodbye to Mr. Richard Lehman as he leaves PV to be a small business owner at the end of this school year. Below is a video in which Lehman recounts memories from PV and talks about his future.     ...

From Valedictorian to Villanova

From Valedictorian to Villanova

Olivia Jones, Staff Writer
June 12, 2017
Filed under PV Life, Showcase

During school hours, she takes six AP classes. After school, she can be found in the new gym at basketball or volleyball practice or on the field at lacrosse practice. On Thursday, she will deliver the valedictory speech at graduation. However, Shannon Culloo, a PV senior, has never forgotten the importance of family ...

Senior Prom Slideshow 2017

Senior Prom Slideshow 2017

Curstine Guevarra and Alysa Mehl
June 12, 2017
Filed under PV Life, Showcase

The Pascack Valley Senior Prom took place last Friday, June 9, at Hilton Woodcliff Lake. The event included a cocktail hour, dinner, music, and dancing. Here is a slideshow that The Smoke Signal put together from the night. ...

A new journey in Mexico

A new journey in Mexico

Rachel Cohen, Staff Editor
June 9, 2017
Filed under PV Life, Showcase

Matt Kuhl opened the doors of the 2006 Ford e450 Dually Thomas Minitroy Body Conversion, leaving his life at Montclair State University. He got into the car and began driving the 12,000 miles to Mexico. Kuhl was accompanied on the trip with Ben Misuta, another 2011 Pascack Valley graduate. Ku...

Parting questions for PV teacher

Parting questions for PV teacher

Olivia Stabile, Staff Writer
June 7, 2017
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After teaching for 40 years, Dr. Mike Faigle will be retiring from the Pascack Valley High School district. In 1979, Faigle started teaching at PV. Before that, he taught half of a year in Syracuse, New York, and a year in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. Faigle works in the special services department as...

Mega DECA Wins

Mega DECA Wins

Julia Fiskin, Staff Writer
June 6, 2017
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Editor's note: Earlier, we had falsely indicated that Sam Cassidy and Greg Zoll had qualified for nationals. We have since corrected this error.  Olivia Wang had always been eager to learn about business. Since she was unable to take a business class at PV, she decided to join the DECA club. This ...

Dances from PV’s last Valley Cup

Dances from PV’s last Valley Cup

Kayla Creagh, Staff Videographer
June 6, 2017
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The dance competition videos from the final Valley Cup are finally here! First place for the dance competition was awarded to the juniors. Second place went to the seniors. Third place went to the sophomores and fourth place went to the freshmen. ...

A life of music

A life of music

Sofia Hassan, Staff Writer
May 31, 2017
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The alarm blares as the clock strikes 5:45. Julian Stiles rolls out of bed and gets straight to work. He practices the French horn for an hour every day before school. When he gets home each day, he practices for three hours. Stiles, a PV junior, has been involved in music his entire life. He plays the ...

May 2017 Valley Cup Highlights

May 2017 Valley Cup Highlights

Curstine Guevarra and Kayla Creagh
May 29, 2017
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Last Friday, Pascack Valley hosted its fourth and final Valley Cup of the year. This time, students from all classes competed in a relay race, a dance off, and games of speedball. It all came down to a game of speedball between the juniors and seniors to determine the winner in the closet Valley Cup...

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