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The Power of Music

The Power of Music

Nicole Zamlout, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017
Filed under PV Life, Showcase

Halley Jewett stands on the sprawling stage, heart beating rapidly in her chest. All around her eyes stare, gazing in anticipation. She shivers, but then an image of her grandmother's wrinkled but smiling face flashes in her mind. She smiles widely, opens her mouth, and begins to sing “Peace” by O...

From rap battles to viral superstardom

From rap battles to viral superstardom

Sofia Hassan, Staff Writer
May 22, 2017
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Fourth graders' Tyler DiLorenzo and Rita Kochakian laugh at what the other says, spitting out lyric after lyric, battling each other. DiLorenzo never thought that his childhood hobby would one day become a talent that would gain him hundreds of fans on social media. PV senior, DiLorenzo, began ...

Students practice mindfulness to reduce stress and increase attention

Students practice mindfulness to reduce stress and increase attention

Rachel Powell, Staff Writer
May 21, 2017
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Ding! The high-pitched whine of the chime echoes throughout the silent classroom. Students sit, eyes closed, minds emptying. Once the room is quiet again, the Tibetan Singing Bowl hums across the still air. PV Student Assistance Coordinator Mrs. Christie Rossig promotes mindfulness meditati...

Athlete Of The Week: Jenny LaRocca

Athlete Of The Week: Jenny LaRocca

Noah Schwartz, Sports Writer
May 19, 2017
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Name: Jenny LaRocca Sport: Girls Lacrosse Grade: Junior Position: Midfield The Lowdown: LaRocca was awarded Second Team All-League last season and recorded her 100th career goal earlier this season. That goal was one of 12 PV scored, and one of five LaRocca scored, to give the girls lacrosse program its f...

From textiles to teaching

From textiles to teaching

Emma Palamidis, Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under PV Life, Showcase

Ms. Annette Molino sits in the audience as she watches her bridal show put on by the Louisiana State University Fashion Committee. She had spent countless hours with them creating the show and with it finished, she is proud of what they accomplished. Now, Molino is the interior design and clothing...

A world connected by Spanish

A world connected by Spanish

Olivia Jones, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
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Take a look at a Pascack Valley Spanish student’s Twitter account on a Tuesday night. Chances are, a dozen tweets will be tagged #spanstuchat— as will posts from teachers and students all over the world. This is the first year that Pascack Valley Honors and CP Spanish 1 teacher Ms. Elena Spathis has...

Bringing light to the valley

Bringing light to the valley

Hailey Juliet, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
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PV sophomores sit in the front of the class, watching the documentary, "Tricked." It shows the lives of different sex trafficking victims and their struggles to get out of their situations. They remember watching the same documentary last year. These sophomores, Bianca Belmonte and Allison McGuire,...

Athlete of the Week: Conor Kimball

Athlete of the Week: Conor Kimball

Jake Aferiat, Sports Editor
May 12, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Name: Conor Kimball Sport: Boys Lacrosse Grade: Senior Position: Attack Season Summary Thus Far: The Indians currently own a 13-4 record after getting bounced out by Ramapo in the second round of the Bergen County Tournament. They likely take on Sparta in the first round of the state tournament. Lowdo...

Walking to remember

Walking to remember

Julia Ganbarg, Staff Writer
May 12, 2017
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Joanna Connors cannot stand cancer. So instead she walks. On Oct. 8, 2014, the unimaginable happened. Joanna Connor’s mother Lisa passed away from a rare form of leukemia known as Myelodysplastic Syndrome, or Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Since her mom was diagnosed on Oct. 18, 2013, the Connors family h...

Smitten with Britain

Smitten with Britain

Jaiden Price, Staff Writer
May 10, 2017
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Chips. Cheese galaxy. Chocolate biscuits.   These are just a few of the things Bethany and Adam Giblin miss after their move from England, two and a half years ago. PV senior Bethany and her brother PV sophomore Adam moved across the Atlantic Ocean from Cambridge, England to River Vale on Oct. ...

Two for one special

Two for one special

Allison Botwinick, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
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When the period ends, all of Pascack Valley files into the hallway—except for the American Studies students. For them, class is only halfway over. Juniors at PV have the option of taking two double-subject classes: American Studies, in which they study both history and literature, and Physics an...

Administration addresses “hit list” rumor in letter

Administration addresses “hit list” rumor in letter

Jamie Ryu, Staff Editor
May 9, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Updated 9:35 a.m. Thursday: New information regarding second email and DeMaio’s reachability. At 2:44 p.m. Tuesday, a letter written by Pascack Valley Principal Tom DeMaio was sent to the staff and student body at PV. The letter detailed a rumor that had been going around the school about a...

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