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Premiere of “Reclamation” to headline The Smoke Signal Film Festival

Premiere of “Reclamation” to headline The Smoke Signal Film Festival

Kayla Barry, Staff Editor
March 18, 2016
Filed under PV Life

Introducing….    The Smoke Signal Film Festival! On June 7, the first annual Smoke Signal Film Festival will be held in the Auditorium at PV. It will consist of student-produced films that have been submitted and accepted and a brief Q & A session with the filmmakers following the sho...

Human Rights League to show documentary

Human Rights League to show documentary

Lauren Cohen, Managing Editor
March 13, 2016
Filed under PV Life

On Wednesday, the Human Rights League will be showing the documentary He Named Me Malala at 7 p.m. in the lecture hall. PV students are encouraged to attend. The film follows the life of Malala Yousafzai, an advocate for female education. While growing up in Pakistan, she did anything to ensure t...

Junior prom Slideshow 2016

Junior prom Slideshow 2016

Curstine Guevarra, Photo Editor
March 11, 2016
Filed under PV Life

The PV class of 2017 had its junior prom Thursday at The Estate at Florentine Gardens. The night was filled with chatting, dancing, music and food. Here is a slideshow of pictures from the night.

District-wide club helps students with special needs

District-wide club helps students with special needs

Lauren Martinez, Staff Writer
March 10, 2016
Filed under PV Life

For most people, talking to a friend or acquaintance is easy, and though it may be more difficult for some, talking to strangers is possible, too. The brain is naturally able to understand and deliver questions to others. However, there are people struggling with simple tasks like these daily. And th...

Throwback Thursday: Letter from the Editor’s desk

Throwback Thursday: Letter from the Editor’s desk

March 9, 2016
Filed under PV Life

Editor’s Note: Throwback Thursday is a new series in which The Smoke Signal delves into its deep and rich history of covering all things Pascack Valley. Here we will be looking into issues of The Smoke Signal’s past to find and feature articles that resonate with or have some sort of significance...

PV holds annual Blood Drive

PV holds annual Blood Drive

Vanessa Rutigliano, Editor in Chief
March 8, 2016
Filed under PV Life

Yesterday, Pascack Valley held its annual Blood Drive in the new gym. Over 200 students donated blood throughout the course of the day. The Executive Student Council helped to organize the event.

Throwback Thursday: Trimesters Now

Throwback Thursday: Trimesters Now

March 3, 2016
Filed under PV Life

Editor's Note: Throwback Thursday is a new series in which The Smoke Signal delves into its deep and rich history of covering all things Pascack Valley. Here we will be looking into issues of The Smoke Signal's past to find and feature articles that resonate with or have some sort of significance to ...

Internship Spotlight: Brooke Matar

Internship Spotlight: Brooke Matar

Olivia Stabile, Staff Writer
February 24, 2016
Filed under PV Life

In an environment where everything is pink, PV Senior Brooke Matar, interns at Muah Makeup and Lash Bar in Westwood, New Jersey. Every Tuesday to Friday, from 12:15 to 2:50 p.m., Matar spends her time doing makeup trainings and co-running the boutique's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. “In ...

PV senior takes to the ice to showcase her talents

PV senior takes to the ice to showcase her talents

Kayla Barry, Staff Writer
February 23, 2016
Filed under PV Life

The delicate music of Les Mis begins to play. The ice skates hit the ice in a swift motion. The routine that has been practiced for weeks begins. The skates keep moving and turning as the music goes on. Hannah Gottfried does one last leap as she finishes her seamless performance. For almost 12 ye...

Senior year: Not the end, only the beginning

Senior year: Not the end, only the beginning

Brianna Ruback, Associate Editor in Chief
February 23, 2016
Filed under Opinion, PV Life

Senior year (noun): \sēnyər yir \ 1. the fourth, final, and arguably most desirable year of high school As high school students in our last semester, we are soaking up what is left of our time as “big fish in a small pond.” While we have enjoyed the wide variety of privileges, such as leavi...

PV students and staff perform in Talent Night

PV students and staff perform in Talent Night

Ashley Lagrosa, Social Media Coordinator
February 17, 2016
Filed under PV Life

18 acts took the stage for the Valentine's Day Talent Night this past Thursday in the PV Auditorium. There were raffles and refreshments, and all proceeds benefited PV Choir. Here are some highlights from the evening. Sajel Jani performing "Blank Page" Jared Kullberg performing "Ain't No Sunshine"  Laura Santo per...

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