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Permanent district principals to be announced in March
Smoke Signal speaks at Bergen LEADS conference
Physical education teacher tapped as interim assistant principal
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Finance Sam: Banks vs. 529s
Take party planning to the next level
PV Choir holds annual Valentine’s Day Talent Night
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Photo of the Week
Photo of the Week
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Athlete of the Week: Andrew Martinez

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor
February 21, 2020

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Photo Gallery: Dance Team Send-Off

Matt Austin, Ava Kim, and Evie Higgins
February 19, 2020

The Pascack Valley Regional Dance Team held its send-off performance on Thursday, Feb. 13, for the Dance Team Union Nationals at the Caribe Royale Orlando in Orlando, Florida. The team is competing in Small Varsity Pom and Team Performance, and the competition is held on Friday, Feb. 21, through Sunday, Feb. 23.

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Boys basketball falls to Demarest on senior night

BJ McGrane and Noah Silver
February 12, 2020

The boys basketball team fell to Demarest Tuesday on senior night at home by a score of 48-44. Demarest hits the three with just under 1 minute left in the first quarter. Demarest leads 12-8. — Smoke Signal Sports (@pvsportscenter) February 12, 2020 Demarest goes on a run to end the first quarter. Indians: 10 Demarest: 18 — Smoke Signal Sports (@pvsportscenter) February 12, 2020 The Norsemen had their way with the Indians in the first quarter, but...

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‘The Call of the Wild’: Not your average dog tale

Danielle Braune, Staff Writer
February 24, 2020

Many movie-goers purposefully don’t see movies with dogs because they know they will be sobbing afterwards. That notion reigned true with “The Call of the Wild.” “The Call of the Wild” was a rollercoaster; it had its emotional ups and downs, but the way everything settles at the end leaves you broken, yet remolded. Based off of a novel published in 1903, “The Call of the Wild” tells...

‘Birds of Prey’: A comical and action packed film

Danielle Braune, Staff Writer
February 16, 2020

Newly single Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) kicks off “Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” by wiggling herself out of yet another near-death experience by promising she would find a diamond that the antagonist, Roman Sionis (Ewan McGregor), had been searching for. After explaining previously (and rather publically; Quinn blew up ACE Chemical — the place where she...

Kobe Bryant’s death brought out the worst in national media

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Editor
January 27, 2020

It’s just one of those things that stops time. Shock, sadness, denial. All at once.   Kobe Bryant can’t just die… There’s no way.   The day before, he was congratulating LeBron James for passing him in career points. And now, he, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others are gone after a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Continuing to move the...

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