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PV Playbook: Episode 9
PV Playbook: Episode 9
Braden Macfie, Michael Pizzella , and Paul Santo January 18, 2022

Check out the 9th weekly episode of the PV playbook! The P.V. Playbook is a sports podcast hosted by Braden Macfie, Michael Pizzella, and Paul...

PV Playbook: Episode 8
PV Playbook: Episode 8
Braden Macfie, Michael Pizzella, and Paul Santo December 23, 2021

Check out the 8th weekly episode of the PV playbook! The P.V. Playbook is a sports podcast hosted by Braden Macfie, Michael Pizzella, and Paul...

Staff Writer Danielle Braune reviews Taylor Swifts rerecording of Red and comments on the songs Swift did not release when the album first came out in 2012
Beginning Again: A Review of Red (Taylor's Version)
Danielle Braune, Emily Moy, and Maya Schlessinger December 16, 2021

Listen in to the thoughts of Danielle Braune, Emily Moy, and Maya Schlessinger as they deep dive into the album "Red" (Taylors Version).

COVID-19 Effect On the Bus Driving Shortage
First snow fall of the year
Coming Back to Internships Post COVID-19
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Starting point guard Lindsay Jennings drives through the lane and looks for 2. Valley takes on Ramapo in their home opener on Friday at 4 p.m as we will be broadcasting and announcing the game.
Live stream with commentary for girls basketball game against Ramapo in home opener
Noah Silver and Ethan Schwartz December 17, 2021

https://youtu.be/hlJK-ZzCaBA

The Boys Basketball team looks to build off of their strong junior core. They are working on their free throws in this photo.
Boys Basketball looks to build off of strong Junior class
Ethan Perlman, Assistant Sports Editor • December 15, 2021

Coach: Al Coleman (16th year) Last year’s record: 4-6 Key Returners: Ethan Silcher (Sr. PG), Conor Higgins (Jr. F), Christian Vargas (Jr. G), Jimmy Shea (Jr. F) Key...

The team looks to improve and develop every day in practice. The girls basketball team looks to build off of their strong 9-6 record from last year.
Girls Basketball to rely on inexperience through tough schedule
Aidan Burke, Sports Writer • December 14, 2021

Coach: Jeff Jasper (49th year) Last year’s record: 9-4 Key Newcomers: Celina Bussanich (Fr.) “[Bussanich] is going to be amazing [on the court], but she’s still...

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The PV Logo Selection Committee held its first meeting Thursday, April 15. Director of Technology and Communication Paul Zeller outlined the meeting and process in an email sent to the PV Student Publication.
PV Logo Selection Committee holds first meeting, outlines process
Ellie Kim, Editor in Chief • April 19, 2021

(Editor’s Note: The PV Student Publication received an email from district Director of Technology and Communication Paul Zeller, outlining the PV Logo Committee’s first...

The Pascack Valley Indian mascot was removed in June of 2020. Since then, community members have continued to express their dissatisfaction through calling into Board of Education meetings and posting on social media.
Editorial: It's time to move on from the mascot discussion
PV Student Publication Editorial Board April 12, 2021

(Editor’s Note: This is the last planned piece in our coverage package, “What’s in a Name?”) Now that the Indian mascot is gone for good, it’s time to move on.   Some...

Over 68% of individuals who participated in PVs mascot selection poll voted for the Panthers. However, many people are unaware of what a panther actually is.
What is a panther?
Spencer Goldstein, Editor in Chief • March 24, 2021

In a schoolwide ballot on Feb. 25, 648 Pascack Valley students and faculty voted for the Panthers to become PV’s new mascot; however, how many of them truly know what a...

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A Secret History by Donna Tartt- an Undeniably Thrilling Favorite

Sophie Kolax, Staff Editor
January 18, 2022

Donna Tartt does not disappoint- author of the Pulitzer Prize winner, The Gold Finch, continues to revel in her success with her novel, The Secret History. The paperback weighing in at approximately five hundred and eighty pages holds a top spot on my favorite book list.  The protagonist, a not so lovable Richard Papen describes his experience at a picturesque Vermont college where he meets his...

Opinion: ‘The amount of homework students get is a pressing problem’

Chloe Cuesta, Staff Writer
January 10, 2022

Many students get home from school feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious.  They have too much on their plate to come home and sit at a desk doing homework for multiple hours. The idea that teenagers should be going to school for eight hours, coming home, and doing work until midnight is not ideal or healthy.  I believe that one of the main causes of stress besides sports and juggling friends...

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’: This movie has a sense of nostalgia; it truly is bittersweet

Gabrielle Rothenberg, Staff Writer
January 5, 2022

Spoilers Ahead   The trailer to the newest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe [MCU], Spider-Man: No Way Home, set high expectations, being the most-watched trailer in a single day.  People were speculating many things and coming up with lots of theories. Some thought there would be appearances by past Spider-Men played by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. Tobey Maguire starred...

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