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PV Mascot Selection Committee student representative Vasili Karalewich said that the committee was able to compile 53 mascot suggestions after holding its second meeting Thursday afternoon in PV’s auditorium and through Zoom. The committee cannot reveal any suggested mascot names at this time.
Mascot Selection Committee compiles new nicknames
Ilmie Xhaferi, Staff Editor • January 21, 2021

After collecting recommendations from its student members, PV Mascot Selection Committee student representative Vasili Karalewich said that the committee was able to compile...

Gundersen: Indians nickname off the table
Gundersen: Indians nickname off the table
Abby Shapiro, Staff Editor • January 20, 2021

Could the Indians nickname really come back? Apparently not. District Superintendent Erik Gundersen clarified his statement from Monday night’s Board of Education...

The Board of Education held an in-person meeting on Monday night at PV. It discussed a wide range of topics, including the state of each school
Indians and Cowboys mascots still "on the table"
Spencer Goldstein, Ilmie Xhaferi, and Abby Shapiro January 18, 2021

Are the Indians really retiring after all? At the Board of Education’s meeting held at PV and on Zoom on Monday night, district Superintendent Erik Gundersen stated that...

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Seniors recognized as 2021 National Merit semifinalists
Committee embarks on journey to find new mascot
PV to remain remote through Jan. 18
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Take Two
The great mascot debate of 2004
Civil rights activist speaks to district
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Our reporters had to follow COVID-19 protocols in order to cover football games this season.
Coverage during COVID-19: How reporters adjusted to the pandemic
BJ McGrane, Sports Editor • December 18, 2020

Everyone sees the finished product on Friday night. The constant live tweeting, the videos from the sidelines, and of course the weekly game stories. But few quite understand...

Athlete of the Week: Michael Pizzella
Athlete of the Week: Michael Pizzella
Nolan Wasserman, Sports Writer • November 20, 2020

Recent Performance: In the North 1, Group 3 State Sectional Final, Pizzella placed 13th, finishing the 5000 meter race in an astounding 17:53. This final run capped off...

Pascack Valley
PV to take on Spartans in season finale
Noah Silver, Assistant Sports Editor • November 19, 2020

Coming off a 7-2 loss to River Dell, Valley will look to bounce back against Paramus at home on Friday night. Both teams come into the game with a losing record, as Paramus’...

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PV to go fully remote for at least two days
PV to go fully remote for at least two days
Spencer Goldstein, Editor in Chief • January 4, 2021

Pascack Valley will utilize a fully remote learning schedule for Tuesday and Wednesday, according to an email from Superintendent Erik Gundersen. The decision came after the district was “made aware of two social gatherings that took place...

Pascack Valley Regional Board of Education held a reorganization meeting followed by a regular meeting in which they discussed the mascot selection process, PV’s principal search, and PV’s school closing.
BOE holds reorganization meeting
Isabella Zuluaga and Ilmie Xhaferi January 4, 2021

Pascack Valley Regional Board of Education Secretary Yas Usami swore in four new BOE members during Monday night’s BOE meeting held in Pascack Valley’s cafeteria and on Zoom. The new members are Kelly Blundy of Woodcliff Lake, Michael Weaver...

PV Student Publication Holiday Rap
PV Student Publication Holiday Rap
Hailey Migdal and Allison Varghese December 22, 2020

Stay safe and enjoy the holidays with these tips given by the PV Student Publication Staff!

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‘The Mandalorian’ season two: The best of its kind

Danielle Braune, Staff Writer
January 12, 2021

WOW. Where do I even begin with this season? Our boy, Mando, sets out to return Baby Yoda (who was finally given a name this season: Grogu) to its kind, other Force-users called Jedi, and a series of well-written journeys ensue. Anything from battling a colossal sand dragon to dueling with Moff Gideon, the antagonist of the show, is fair game.  The Mandalorian has this uncanny ability to...

TikTok: Interact or Distract?

Allison Varghese, Staff Writer
December 3, 2020

Being a teen who is a part of Gen-Z, the generation who uses the internet and phones to connect more than ever before, I find myself virtually connecting with others to discuss topics ranging from global warming and mental health to who the new Bachelorette winner will be.  As a 15-year-old high schooler, one application that I use daily to socialize with others online is TikTok. I often use TikTok...

PV students must resist ‘pandemic fatigue’

Morgan Jones, Staff Writer
November 23, 2020

Life is different than ever before, forcing Pascack Valley students to adjust to new school schedules and protocols. While I was excited to start my sophomore year of high school, I didn’t realize it would be mostly virtual. The idea of two cohorts seemed like a reasonable plan, but the first time PV closed, I realized it was unrealistic.  I can’t speak for other students, but I have been...

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