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Speaker talks to PV students about ‘The Teen Sleeping Crisis’
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Dance Team hosts ‘send off’ to Florida competition
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Wrestling Preview: District 4

Jeremy Lesserson, Assistant Sports Editor
February 15, 2019

After a 34-30 loss to state champions Montville in the semifinals in the state sectionals, the Indians turn to the individual District 4 tournament. Hosted at Pascack Valley, five PV wrestlers received top five seeds in the tournament that starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The top three in each weight class move on to next week's Region 1 Tournament at West Milford High School. Team Outlook: This year, the Indians are in District 4 instead of District 1. With the rules implemented two years ago,...

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Athlete of the Week: Max Yellin

Mason Baronian, Sports Writer
February 15, 2019

Name: Max Yellin Sport: Basketball Grade: Senior Position: Small Forward The Lowdown: Yellin has been the leading scorer for the Indians throughout the entire season. He has been a leader for the team in his senior year. In the past five games, he’s averaged 20.6 points per game. Expectations: “We have four more regular season games, so hopefully we can win those and go to Wayne Hills for states.” Coach’s Comment: "He’s been a leader for us and he’s been genuine about...

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PV wrestler makes splash amid first ever wrestling season

Jeremy Lesserson, Assisstant Sports Editor
February 11, 2019

PV Senior Andrew Demboski broke the news to his parents on the morning of Nov. 4, 2018. Just a few days after his senior season of football ended, Demboski had committed himself to wrestling. He told his parents, Lorraine and Charlie Demboski, that he was going to get breakfast with his friends. As he started to walk out, he broke the news to his family with a calm demeanor.  “As I’m walking out the door, I say, ‘by the way, I’m wrestling,’” Demboski said. “I dropped that pipe...

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‘We should give back’

Ellie Kim, Staff Writer
January 6, 2019

Pine Forest High School in North Carolina lacks enough funds to provide their students with science materials. They are without sufficient calculators, folders, batteries, and can not even afford a poster of the periodic table. Pine Forest High School is only one of many underfunded schools, yet here at Pascack Valley, we are extremely fortunate to be able to have access to more than enough supplies....

10 days with an Italian

Sevan Gulleyan, Staff Writer
December 20, 2018

At first, I did not know what I was more anxious about — the language barrier or the cultural differences. I had spent the day before cleaning the guest room and all I could think to myself was “I hope she's normal.” Then, they arrived. On Nov. 30, a group of 24 Italian students from the Leonardo Da Vinci School in Treviso, Italy, were greeted by myself and 19 other Pascack Valley students...

Student council member: Representatives must take action to get gradebook access back

Thomas DeWitt, Staff Writer
December 19, 2018

For over two months, Pascack Valley students have been barred from checking their grades during school hours. The consensus? Students are upset. Lately, we have been hearing a lot about the fight to reopen Genesis. But what about the fight against closing Genesis in the first place? As a member of student council, I can give you a firsthand account. In addition to being a PV student, I am...

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PVTV S02 EP07

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