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A Splenda time in chemistry

A Splenda time in chemistry

Emily Bonner, Staff Writer
January 22, 2017
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(Editor's Note: This is the third in a multi-part series examining interesting stories about PV teachers from outside of the classroom. Whether it is an unusual hobby, a prior job, or a specific interest, PV teachers have much to tell. Apparently, teachers have lives outside Pascack Valley. Who Knew!)...

Baking with a purpose

Baking with a purpose

Sofia Hassan, Staff Writer
January 20, 2017
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The two girls look at multiple recipes on the counter. They stare, thinking of ways to make the recipe healthier without altering the flavor or texture of the food. They decide on a simple brownie recipe, but with a twist— the standard oil or butter, which is high in fat, would be replaced with hea...

A new addition to the lacrosse family

A new addition to the lacrosse family

Kayla Barry, Staff Editor
January 19, 2017
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For as long as she could remember, Delia would pick up her hairbrush in the morning and brush her brown hair as her mother smiled down at her. She’d look in the mirror, admiring her hair, fixing stray and flyaway strands.  But now that she is without hair, the brush sits untouched. On Wednesda...

PV alumna says “Ciao”

PV alumna says “Ciao”

Sara Cadiz, Staff Writer
January 12, 2017
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Thinking about the future can be stressful, especially if long term plans are unclear. For people in this situation, Jessica Deer has a piece of advice. “If there’s ever a point in your life where you’re confused about your future, what I recommend is to reach out of your comfort zone an...

The physics of construction

The physics of construction

Emma Palamidis, Staff Writer
January 10, 2017
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(Editor's Note: This is the second in a multi-part series examining interesting stories about PV teachers from outside of the classroom. Whether it is an unusual hobby, a prior job, or a specific interest, PV teachers have much to tell. Apparently, teachers have lives outside Pascack Valley. Who Knew!)...

The buzz about Bee-lash

The buzz about Bee-lash

Jake Topolosky, Staff Writer
January 3, 2017
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 (Editor's Note: This is the first in a multi-part series examining interesting stories about PV teachers from outside of the classroom. Whether it is an unusual hobby, a prior job, or a specific interest, PV teachers have much to tell. Apparently, teachers have lives outside Pascack Vall...

Low enthusiasm for Valley Cup inspires possible changes

Low enthusiasm for Valley Cup inspires possible changes

Rachel Cohen, Staff Writer
December 19, 2016
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Students filled the bleachers, separated by their class colors. They cheered loudly as their classmates threw and narrowly avoided the dodgeballs flying around the gym. This last event would be a tiebreaker to decide that year’s winner of the Valley Cup. The first Valley Cup was introduced in 200...

Longtime PV custodian retires

Longtime PV custodian retires

Kelsey Hagen, Staff Writer
December 14, 2016
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Mr. Lance Perlman started building telescopes as a hobby in 1968. What he didn’t know was that one day this hobby would help him to connect with children. He eventually made them to order for clients and then allowed the students and faculty at Pascack Valley to use them to view the night sky and ...

Painting to perfection

Painting to perfection

Ally Sumereau, Staff Writer
December 2, 2016
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Putting the last few touches on a new piece, Nick Metz looks up at the clock to find that it is almost two in the morning. Nights like this are common for Metz: drinking tons of coffee, concentrating on artwork, and losing sleep by the minute. Metz is a senior at Pascack Valley who spends countless hours an...

Writing Dangerously

Writing Dangerously

Chandni Shah, Staff Writer
November 28, 2016
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Sara Takubo is more than 20,000 words behind on her NaNoWriMo novel. The PV sophomore needs to have 50,000 words by Wednesday. Her last chance to catch up on her writing was last night at the Night of Writing Dangerously event hosted by Outside In, PV’s literary magazine. The event was modelled of...

Walking all over cancer

Walking all over cancer

Julia Fiskin, Staff Writer
November 17, 2016
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Molly Kimball, a PV freshman, sped down her driveway with the breeze blowing against her face. In that moment, she felt alive. Suddenly, she rolled, uncontrollably, into the street. Her parents chased after her. The doctors said she would never be able to ride a bike again. The doctors said that th...

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