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The Valley Stream, Episode 1: The First Valley Cup in a Year and a Half
The Valley Stream, Episode 1: The First Valley Cup in a Year and a Half
Hannah Elbogen, Hailey Migdal, and Julia Chiola November 9, 2021

PV Playbook: Episode 3
PV Playbook: Episode 3
October 28, 2021

Check out the 3rd 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 2
PV Playbook, Episode 2
October 21, 2021    

PV Officer Chip Stalter Transitions to be Substitute Teacher
PV alumni reflect on journey following suicide of classmate
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Preston So takes the corner for Valley. They prepare to take on Summit at home at 4 p.m on Tuesday.
Boys soccer NJSIAA Group Tournament, Semifinal Round, Group 3
Noah Silver and Ethan Perlman November 16, 2021

The Valley boys soccer team will make their first appearance in the NJSIAA Group 3 Tournament, semifinal round. Valley(17-3-3) will play Summit(17-5) at PV high school...

The Valley football team comes together after a hard fought loss. Cranford defeated Valley in the North 2, Group 3 semifinals.
Cranford ends Valley's season in blowout fashion
Bennett Scalia and Aidan Burke November 12, 2021

Valley’s season came to an end Friday night after being dominated from start to finish on both sides of the ball.    No.4 Valley entered as underdogs against...

Senior, Isabel Forcellati kicked the ball during the State Sectional Finals.
Sparta beats Pascack Valley's girls soccer in State Sectional Finals
Derek Stanton and Megan Austin November 12, 2021

Sparta girls soccer, beats Pascack Valley with a considerable goal difference on Nov. 12 at 2pm in Sparta. The end score was 4-0. Kate Mezzella from Sparta High school...

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Upcoming Games
Dec 17 / 7:00pm Pascack Valley vs. Ramapo
Dec 19 / 10:30am Pascack Valley vs. Ramsey
Dec 21 / 4:15pm Pascack Valley vs. River Dell
Dec 27 / 5:00pm Pascack Valley vs. Ramsey
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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Opinion: ‘Technology… a double-edged sword’

Sarah Shapiro, Staff Editor
November 17, 2021

Technology has been a double-edged sword in my experience.    When the pandemic started almost two years ago, it was as if my mind flipped a switch.    One second I was out all the time, working hard, and hanging out with my friends; and the next, I was on electronics without limitations. All of a sudden I was swept into quarantine, closed off from the rest of the world. So,...

Is ‘Hocus Pocus’ worth the hype?

Danielle Braune, Staff Writer
November 2, 2021

As soon as October rolls around, the Halloween movie binge-watching begins; you see it all over Twitter: “you know what it’s time for!” followed by a picture of a trio of iconic witches: one reminiscent of Stevie Nicks, one whose twisty purple locks look like a witch hat of their own, and one topped with two plumes of auburn hair. Of course, I’m referring to the Sanderson sisters from...

Expectations VS Reality: Is High School Really Like the Movies?

Hannah Elbogen, Staff Editor
October 18, 2021

High School Musical, Mean Girls, and All American are three popular, well-known productions, which are all set in a high school.    However, how accurate are they?    I myself, as a senior, can confidently say that thus far in my high school experience - besides pep rallies - there have been no breakouts into song, no flash mobs, and football is definitely not the only high...

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