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Class councils host awareness weeks for causes

Class councils host awareness weeks for causes

Eva Rosini, Staff Writer
April 21, 2016
Filed under PV Life

The annual Class Cause Weeks are dedicated to raising awareness and money for each of the four chosen class causes.  From the week of March 28 until the week of April 18, the school has showed its support for the various foundations.  Each week, students and staff were encouraged to wear each of the ...

Where in the world are PV students?

Where in the world are PV students?

Lauren Cohen, Managing Editor
April 20, 2016
Filed under PV Life

This upcoming week, Pascack Valley students will be traveling all over the world for different school-related spring break trips. In what is becoming somewhat of a PV tradition, there will be four different trips occurring over the next week. The interactive map below shows both where students are going...

Senior Project Spotlight: a new realm of fantasy and fairytale

Katie Suarez, Staff Writer
April 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 the...

The journey from Karoline to Kax

The journey from Karoline to Kax

Jamie Ryu, Staff Writer
April 12, 2016
Filed under PV Life

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Freshman Seminar receives negative feedback from majority of surveyed students

Freshman Seminar receives negative feedback from majority of surveyed students

Josh DeLuca, Staff Writer
April 5, 2016
Filed under PV Life

Despite being revamped prior to the start of this school year, Freshman Seminar is still not receiving stellar reviews from PV’s freshmen. Although some students had positive things to say about the class, an overwhelming majority of freshmen responded negatively in a recent Smoke Signal survey. ...

Highlights from Valley Cup

Highlights from Valley Cup

Kyle Comito and Rebecca Silverman
March 25, 2016
Filed under PV Life

On Thursday, PV held it's third Valley Cup of the year before the three-day Easter weekend. Here are some of the best pictures taken from the event. The main competition at the rally was a "Battle of the Bands". Each grade was represented by two students who both sang and played instruments. ...

Family Picture Day

Family Picture Day

Curstine Guevarra, Photo Editor
March 23, 2016
Filed under PV Life

Pascack Valley students dressed up Wednesday in a white top and blue jeans to count for Valley Cup points.

PV adopts Canvas as main LMS

PV adopts Canvas as main LMS

Jake Topolosky, Staff Writer
March 22, 2016
Filed under PV Life

“Innovation is the key to a bright future.” – Bill Gates Last year, Pascack Valley was just like many other high schools - filled with students seeking knowledge and teachers looking for ways to impart that knowledge. Despite this shared objective, the limitations of an off-line, primari...

“Urinetown” cast holds flashmob during lunch

“Urinetown” cast holds flashmob during lunch

Madison Gallo, Staff Editor
March 20, 2016
Filed under Arts, PV Life

On Thursday during lunch, the "Urinetown" cast surprised PV students in the old gym with a flashmob performance of the song "Run Freedom Run".

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...

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