The Smoke Signal

Emily Sohl began working at George’s Grill in Westwood as a waitress during her freshman year; however, she has recently been promoted to manager.
Seniors working through the pandemic
Sarah Shapiro and Emily Moy June 14, 2021

PV senior and file clerk at Barrett Lazar insurance law firm Allison Garrett found that her co-workers were “very friendly and welcoming,” although she also recognized...

Brothers Sean and Kevin Cuffe will be commissioned as officers  into the army following their graduations from West Point University and Lehigh University.
'It's important to do something to give back'
PV Seniors to join military training programs during college
Abby Shapiro and Cameron Dolan June 14, 2021

(Editor's Note: The caption of the featured image has been corrected for accuracy purposes from "enlisting in the army" to "commissioned as officers in the army.")  Senior...

Seniors Annie Madden and Megan Sgroi are EMTs with the Hillsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Madden started riding during her sophomore year, and Sgroi started riding this past August.
Seniors' experiences in EMT program
Sarah Shapiro and Emily Moy June 14, 2021

Senior and Emergency Medical Technician Aishwarya Pathri’s first call was “a lot more chaotic” than what she had practiced during class — especially since the patient...

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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 PV
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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‘It’s time for me to take on new challenges’
A goodbye to our senior editors
Ever heard of these majors?
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PV baseball falls short in
PV baseball falls short in 'marathon' Group 3 final
Ethan Perlman, Assistant Sports Editor • June 21, 2021

The Group 3 final for Pascack Valley was similar to a marathon. Fourteen innings of battle with Valley relying on typically strong pitching performances by Anthony Sodano...

Sophomore Zach Novakowski gets ready for the pitch. Pascack Valley defeated Millburn on Monday to advance to the Group 3 finals.
Valley defeats Millburn, advances to Group 3 finals
Noah Silver and Ethan Perlman June 14, 2021

Valley’s convincing win over Millburn sends them to their first Group 3 final in school history. Pascack Valley defeated Millburn in the Group 3 semifinal, advancing...

Farewell to Class of 2021 Athletes
Farewell to Class of 2021 Athletes
PV Student Publication Sports Staff June 10, 2021

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The PV Student Publication has partnered with The Research Club to publish a series of research essays entitled “The Research Publications.”  This essay explains the impact the pandemic has had on the environment.
The Effect of COVID-19 on the Environment
Bridget Coyle June 3, 2021

(Editor’s Note: The PV Student Publication has partnered with The Research Club to publish a series of research essays related to topics of COVID-19. All research essays are written and fact-checked by members of the Research Club, and The...

The PV Student Publication has partnered with The Research Club to publish a series of research essays entitled “The Research Publications.” This essay explains how to properly dispose of used masks.
A Guide to the Proper Disposal of Masks
Dara Viganola and Jessica Ricco May 26, 2021

(Editor’s Note: The PV Student Publication has partnered with The Research Club to publish a series of research essays related to topics of COVID-19. All research essays are written and fact-checked by members of the Research Club, and The...

The PV Student Publication has partnered with The Research Club to publish a series of research essays entitled “The Research Publications.” This essay explains methods that people can follow in order to manage mental illness symptoms during the pandemic.
COVID-19’s impact on mental health
Eva Senande May 19, 2021

(Editor’s Note: The PV Student Publication has partnered with The Research Club to publish a series of research essays related to topics of COVID-19. All research essays are written and fact-checked by members of the Research Club, and The...

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Create Your Own Utopia Podcast
Create Your Own Utopia Podcast
Hailey Migdal, Video Editor • April 19, 2021

  In a non-perfect world filled with hardship and struggle, each one of us is presented with a gift. The gift that we all possess is the...

‘Shadow and Bone’: A series that you need to binge-watch

Ioanna Tsompanellis, Staff Writer
June 11, 2021

As someone who enjoys books and watching TV, I personally love adaptations of the stories I read. It’s exciting to see a version of your favorite fictional characters you’ve imagined in your head being brought to life on screen. And while, in some adaptations, your expectations might end up being deceived, Shadow and Bone is an example of the exact opposite.    Based on the fantasy...

‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’: A powerful show

Danielle Braune, Staff Writer
June 3, 2021

I know many of my reviews start off similar to how I'm about to start this one, but hey — some things need to be screamed about. Sam Wilson is so effortlessly cool; nothing but respect for the Falcon. In a post-Endgame setting, Marvel’s United States of America wants to keep up the country’s morale, so it instates a new Captain America to fight around the world. However, this man is...

Fearless (Taylor’s Version): ‘Thrilling to listen to’

Danielle Braune, Staff Writer
May 7, 2021

WOW. Taylor Swift, huh? The re-recorded songs of Fearless (Taylor’s Version) packs such a nostalgia kick that all of us need right now. “You Belong With Me” and “Love Story” in Taylor’s new, mature voice? Tears. Taylor’s voice has matured since 2008 – when the original version was released – and now sounds as smooth as silk. Her vocal range, nowadays, is so wide and powerful,...

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