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Pascack Valley celebrates 3rd annual Homecoming Barbeque

Pascack Valley celebrates 3rd annual Homecoming Barbeque

Lauren Storm and Patricia Ocelotl
November 1, 2016
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Pascack Valley students and alumni gathered at the school's third annual Homecoming Barbecue at the school on Saturday. The Indians won against Cliffside Park 47-0 in the football game later that day. Here are some highlights from the festivity. ...

PV Seniors dress up for Halloween

PV Seniors dress up for Halloween

Kyle Comito and Curstine Guevarra
October 31, 2016
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PV seniors, the class of 2017, had the privilege to dress up for this year's Halloween. Many gathered at the beginning of lunch in the new gymnasium to take pictures. Below are some of the costumes.

New PV Video Production teacher uses past to aid teaching

New PV Video Production teacher uses past to aid teaching

Meghan Costello, Staff Writer
October 18, 2016
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Mr. Michael Sherman has come off the big screen as an extra in “The Dark Knight” and into the classroom as the new video production teacher at PV.   About ten years ago, one of his friends had saw an ad for the need of extras for a scene in the movie. They went on a summer day and had to wear h...

PV history teachers experience living history

PV history teachers experience living history

Robyn Roznitsky, Staff Writer
October 13, 2016
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  (Editor's Note: The original opening of the story mischaracterized the purpose of the trip. The wording has since been changed.) Marisa Mathias, a PV U.S I history teacher, always ends her school year teaching about the Native American tribes. However, she never realized the impact t...

Pascack Valley’s very own princess

Pascack Valley’s very own princess

Emily Bonner, Staff Writer
September 29, 2016
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Heritage is a main part of who each individual is. Many students in PV are unaware of their heritage and if they are, they may not be celebrating it regularly. To stay in touch with her Polish background, PV sophomore Nicole Misterek, participates in the Polish Princess parade. Each year girls a...

Highlights from September Valley Cup

Highlights from September Valley Cup

Curstine Guevarra and Patricia Ocelotl
September 25, 2016
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Pascack Valley had its first Valley Cup of the 2016-2017 school year on Friday. Competitions included a balloon pop in which the president of each class had to pop a number of balloons and call on students from their grade had to showcase unique talents, such as doing the worm, or meet criteria, such...

Bringing healthy soccer to underprivileged areas

Bringing healthy soccer to underprivileged areas

Robyn Roznitsky, Staff Writer
September 22, 2016
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Suppose you play soccer. But then you scrape your knee and get an infection. Or maybe you’re pushed one day and break a limb. Or maybe  you’re heading a ball and you get a concussion. If no one has the proper training and equipment to help you, you’re forced to give up, sometimes for months, ...

PV junior raises awareness for Indian farmer suicides

PV junior raises awareness for Indian farmer suicides

Kayla Barry, Staff Editor
September 21, 2016
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  Chandni Shah, a PV junior, held a Pascack Period event yesterday on the turf field to raise awareness for Indian farmer suicides. "When I went to a village in India, I experienced everything firsthand. Seeing everything they were going through just blew my mind," Shah said. The event c...

Rowing to the finish line

Rowing to the finish line

Emma Palamidis, Staff Writer
September 19, 2016
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The oars hit the water as adrenaline races through her body. The end of the race is just seconds away as the realization of her accomplishment begins to set in. Starting in eighth grade, Lucia Klarin, a PV senior, has been rowing for a little over four years now. “It has completely impacted my ...

PV senior prepares to receive pilot license

PV senior prepares to receive pilot license

Eva Rosini, Staff Writer
September 18, 2016
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As he flew through the air during his first solo flight, Matt O’Donnell knew he was one step closer to achieving his longstanding goal: receiving his pilot license. On August 11, the Pascack Valley senior took his first solo flight out of Essex County Airport. “It was exhilarating because ...

The Tuesday that changed his life

The Tuesday that changed his life

Robert Saul, Staff Writer
September 9, 2016
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Scott Vasel was optimistic as he walked into the North Tower on the morning of Tuesday, September 11th. This was his first day starting at a new company, Marsh & McLennan. “What a first day,” said Matt Vasel, Scott’s son and a senior at Pascack Valley High School. Scott was on th...

“I’ll be up all night for Krista Marie”

“I’ll be up all night for Krista Marie”

Robyn Roznitsky, Staff Writer
September 6, 2016
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A couple of years ago, Kellie Palermo was going through a rough patch in her life. Krista Marie Schonberg was there for her throughout the ordeal. "She helped me to become a better person and she told me never to give up," Palermo said. "In my mind, she fought her battles so I had to fight mine." ...

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