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Is Twitter taking over the school?

Is Twitter taking over the school?

Robyn Roznitsky, Staff Writer
March 9, 2015
Filed under PV Life

Twitter seems to be a curse and a blessing. So many of us use this social networking site as an excuse to doing work. So many of us use Twitter to express thoughts that we wouldn’t say in person. So many of us constantly hunt around for “Twitter-worthy” subjects. There is no point in falling...

PV senior brings hope to Dominican families

PV senior brings hope to Dominican families

Lauren Cohen, Managing Editor
March 9, 2015
Filed under PV Life

"Vaca Flaca!" "Vaca Flaca!" Jessica Powell walked down the dirt roads of Las Canas in the Dominican Republic amid the chants. At the beginning of the summer,  the chants following her had been suspicious and insulting, rather than the endearing nickname of "skinny cow." Derogatory whispers of "grin...

Italian exchange students to arrive Friday

Italian exchange students to arrive Friday

Jamie Ryu, Staff Writer
February 25, 2015
Filed under PV Life

On Friday, students from Italy participating in Pascack Valley’s Honors IV Italian Exchange program will be visiting Pascack Valley. These Italian students have been studying English and will be in America for 10 days until March 8. During their stay, the Italians will be staying with select students...

PV Literary Magazine now accepting submissions

PV Literary Magazine now accepting submissions

Jamie Ryu, Staff Writer
February 3, 2015
Filed under Arts, PV Life, Uncategorized

The Pascack Valley Literature and Arts Magazine, Outside In, is currently accepting submissions for this spring’s publication. This year, for the first time in three years, the literary magazine will be accepting musical submissions, which must be original pieces and—if accepted—will be rec...

PV Internship program increasing in popularity

PV Internship program increasing in popularity

Justin Cook, Co-Editor-in-Chief
January 14, 2015
Filed under PV Life

While seniors at Pascack Valley are entitled to many perks and privileges, perhaps the most noteworthy of all is the ability to pursue an internship. For those unfamiliar, the PV internship program offers a unique experience to seniors interested in exploring different career options. If a student...

Meet Jane Wells

Meet Jane Wells

Rachel Barcelona, Staff Writer, The Valley Gal
January 12, 2015
Filed under News, PV Life

Jane Wells is an incredibly inspiring woman dedicated to her non-profit organization, 3 Generations, which “documents stories of human rights abuses through film.” You may have heard Wells’ name come about last year if you were lucky enough to see the hour-long seminar held at Pascack Valley that...

VHS enrollment underway

VHS enrollment underway

January 12, 2015
Filed under PV Life

Are you interested in specialized courses like Criminology, Oceanography, AP Psychology, or Video Game Design Using Game Maker? Are you an independent learner? Would you like to meet students from other states and countries? Curious about what a VHS Course looks like? Visit www.govhs.org See your Guidance Counselor or Mrs. Maniscalco...

Senior projects begin to take shape

Senior projects begin to take shape

Lauren Cohen, Staff Writer
January 8, 2015
Filed under PV Life

On Dec. 9, seniors participating in a senior project submitted their preliminary proposals. A committee reviews these applications and gives their feedback. Submissions for final proposals, which detail the entire project, were then due late Thursday. Finally, the day after midterms end, the seniors...

PV Holiday Concert entertains crowd

PV Holiday Concert entertains crowd

Curstine Guevarra, Staff Writer
December 22, 2014
Filed under PV Life

On Thursday the Pascack Valley Music Department held its Annual Holiday Concert at the Auditorium. The production had two acts featuring the Pascack Valley High School Bands and the Pascack Valley High School Choirs. They performed several Christmas Carols that surely lifted the holiday spirits of those...

Holiday concert slated for Thursday

Holiday concert slated for Thursday

December 17, 2014
Filed under PV Life

The Pascack Valley High School Music Department will present its annual holiday concert on Thursday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Joseph Poli Auditorium at PV. This year’s concert features the B Naturals, Mixed choir, Bro Squad, Select Choir, Vivace Bells (hand chime choir) and the Award-Winning ...

Pet peeves with social media

Pet peeves with social media

Brianna Ruback, Staff Writer
December 15, 2014
Filed under Opinion, PV Life

“OMG you are perfect.” “Ugh. Get ugly.” “Share some of your beauty with the rest of us. You’re honestly perfection.” “Thanks, but I am really not pretty.” These are just some of the typical comments I see as I scroll down my Instagram news feed. In a world where technology...

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,...

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