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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...

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...

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