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Liberty University remains open despite coronavirus pandemic
Director of Curriculum: ‘Unprecedented times’ in education
Hutchinson named PV’s permanent principal
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Activities to do at home during quarantine
A global approach to education
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March Sadness: PV alumni have final college seasons canceled

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor
March 28, 2020

An expedition through Europe was not the only part of Jacob Wrede’s future that would be put in jeopardy due to the COVID-19 outbreak, as Wrede has suffered the same fate as many other college seniors. The NCAA has cancelled all winter and spring championships, which spells the end of the careers of senior athletes, barring a situation in which teams decide to play games despite having no championship to play for. As a lacrosse player at King’s College in Pennsylvania, Wrede had high hopes...

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The finish line for the winter track season

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor
March 16, 2020

In any sport, teams practice together countless times, in hopes that one day, they will have a chance to reach their dreams. Pascack Valley’s nationals-bound Sprint Medley Relay (SMR) only had to run the race together for a total of… wait for it... one time. That’s right. Once. One chance was all the crew made up of Oren Roznitsky, Mike Supple, Eddie Mercurio, and Andrew Martinez needed to qualify for nationals. The boys never had the opportunity to participate in nationals, since...

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Stop calling it the ‘Chinese virus’

Ellie Kim, Managing Editor
March 29, 2020

A 23-year-old Asian woman was punched in the face by another woman making racial slurs in Manhattan. A 23-year-old Chinese college student was attacked and beaten in London. A 16-year-old Asian boy was attacked and hospitalized by classmates who accused him of having the coronavirus in California.  These are only a few of the many racial hate crimes made against Asian Americans since...

Bergen County made the right choice, although slightly late

Rachel Cohen, Editor in Chief
March 12, 2020

President Donald Trump’s European travel ban.  Professional sports seasons. March Madness. The stock market.  Broadway. Disneyland. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. The coronavirus pandemic has spread throughout the United States, exceeding 1,200 cases as of Wednesday, according to The New York Times.  And finally, the Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco closed all school districts...

‘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...

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Pascack Valley High School's Official News Site: Where there's smoke, there's fire.
Pascack Valley High School's Official News Site: Where there's smoke, there's fire.