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The Tuesday that changed his life

The Tuesday that changed his life

Robert Saul, Staff Writer
September 9, 2016
Filed under PV Life, Showcase

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
Filed under PV Life, Showcase

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." ...

13 tips to survive senior year (as told by ex-seniors)

13 tips to survive senior year (as told by ex-seniors)

Claudia Ralph, Jillian Dean, Rachel Barcelona, and Laura Friel
September 2, 2016
Filed under PV Life, Showcase

1. Don't let "senioritis" kick in Going into senior year, most people expect an easy course load and minimal amounts of work. Don’t fall into that trap. Your grades can catch up to you very quickly and all of sudden you could be stuck with low grades. Just remember, colleges do see your midyear a...

PV Smoke Signal excited to start new year

PV Smoke Signal excited to start new year

Kyle Comito and Lauren Cohen
August 31, 2016
Filed under PV Life, Showcase

Welcome back, PV! The Smoke Signal is ready to report on everything related to PV this year. Our site will be updated daily with the latest PV news, sports, arts, and opinion and humor pieces. Much more video content can be found on our site this year, as our video coverage has expanded. We are...

Senior Project Spotlight: PV student creates photography book

Senior Project Spotlight: PV student creates photography book

Sophie Altman, Staff Writer
June 13, 2016
Filed under PV Life

Senior year is the year of decisions, memories, and chances. PV seniors are given the opportunity to pursue an interest or talent of their choosing through the option of senior projects. The students who choose to pursue these projects are excused from one of their classes for the second half of th...

Pi-oneering the way to success

Pi-oneering the way to success

Jake Topolosky, Staff Writer
June 13, 2016
Filed under PV Life

"The robotics team isn't just about the robot; rather it is a place where anyone who wants to work hard toward a team goal can succeed," said Mr. Kevin Killian, head coach of the Pascack Pi-oneers robotics team and math teacher at Pascack Hills. Since its beginnings in 2004, the Pascack Pi-oneers,...

Senior Prom 2016

Senior Prom 2016

Curstine Guevarra, Photo Editor
June 13, 2016
Filed under PV Life

The PV class of 2016 had its senior prom Friday at the Hilton in Woodcliff Lake. The night was filled with chatting, dancing, music and food. Here is a slideshow of pictures from the night.

PV juniors welcome and say farewell to exchange students

PV juniors welcome and say farewell to exchange students

Meghan Costello, Staff Writer
June 13, 2016
Filed under PV Life

The Spanish exchange students have now come and gone. They arrived on Thursday, May 26 and left Friday, June 3. Next school year, during the first week of October, ten Pascack Valley students involved in the exchange program will be going to Spain. They will be staying in Toledo, a city in Spain. Whi...

PV sophomore educates school on Indian farmer suicide crisis

PV sophomore educates school on Indian farmer suicide crisis

Emily Bonner, Staff Writer
June 12, 2016
Filed under PV Life

This past Wednesday, PV sophomore Chandni Shah held a Pascack Period Presentation about the humanitarian crisis of the climbing numbers of Indian and global farmer suicides. Through the PV Human Rights League, Shah wanted to create awareness about this underrepresented, yet important issue. "It...

Students dance their way to Ireland

Students dance their way to Ireland

Naria Zuluaga, Staff Writer
June 8, 2016
Filed under PV Life

The melody of the Irish step dancing music was the only thing that could be heard as the dancer stepped on stage. The dancer takes in the audience, the music, the lights, and the stage. The butterflies are gone and a smile is set on their face as they begin to dance like they never have before. P...

Honors Italian students win scholarships

Honors Italian students win scholarships

Julia Ganbarg, Staff Writer
June 7, 2016
Filed under PV Life

Five PV students in the Italian Honors program were awarded Italian scholarships on May 16. The students that won were honored for the leadership they’ve shown in learning and teaching the Italian language and its culture. The “Passing the Torch” scholarship was awarded to senior Kasane Toneg...

Pascack Pi-oneers publish book series

Pascack Pi-oneers publish book series

Nicole Zamlout, Staff Writer
June 3, 2016
Filed under PV Life

Editor's Note: When this story first ran on , it had inaccurate/misleading information about the names of Nicole Rifkin and Samantha Pincus as well as that the books were based on Livingstone's life. We have changed the mistakes and apologize for these errors in the first place.  The Pascack Pi-oneers...

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