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"Teachers Take On..."

This is the first of an ongoing series called Teachers Take On by Hailey Migdal and Julia Chiola. This series will feature beloved teachers from PV as they attempt to take on popular teenage trends.

PV signs new contract, changes recycling procedures
A Voice of Courage
Environmental Club hosts toy drive
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Intern to Brooklyn
Stylin’ and Profilin’
Zack Latteri Foundation continues in PV
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Valley basketball tops Demarest

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Writer
January 11, 2019

Efficient offense and solid defense played key roles in Pascack Valley’s 63-60 victory over Demarest at home on Thursday night to give the Indians their second consecutive win. Both teams got off to a slow start offensively, but scoring picked up as the game progressed. Neither side was able to pull away as much of the contest consisted of the two teams trading buckets, ultimately leading to a...

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Athlete of the Week: Zach Zeller

Willy Higgins, Sports Writer
January 10, 2019

Name: Zach Zeller Sport: Swimming Grade: Senior The Lowdown: Zeller has been a four year varsity contributor for Pascack Swimming.  He competes in the 500m freestyle and 100m breaststroke. He also is a part of Pascack’s 4x100m freestyle relay and the 200m medley relay in which he swims the breaststroke. Zeller has qualified for the Bergen County Meet of Champions in all of his events. Thus...

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Hockey team, Senior Class Council to host benefit game

BJ McGrane, Sports Writer
January 10, 2019

On Saturday, the Pascack Valley hockey team will take on Paramus Catholic at Sport-O-Rama at 8 p.m.  However, Saturday’s contest will be about more than just what happens on the ice. In a joint effort between the hockey team and the Pascack Valley Senior Class Council, the game will also serve as a fundraiser for the ALS Association. It was Matt Mugno, a member of the hockey team and...

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‘We should give back’

Ellie Kim, Staff Writer
January 6, 2019

Pine Forest High School in North Carolina lacks enough funds to provide their students with science materials. They are without sufficient calculators, folders, batteries, and can not even afford a poster of the periodic table. Pine Forest High School is only one of many underfunded schools, yet here at Pascack Valley, we are extremely fortunate to be able to have access to more than enough supplies....

10 days with an Italian

Sevan Gulleyan, Staff Writer
December 20, 2018

At first, I did not know what I was more anxious about — the language barrier or the cultural differences. I had spent the day before cleaning the guest room and all I could think to myself was “I hope she's normal.” Then, they arrived. On Nov. 30, a group of 24 Italian students from the Leonardo Da Vinci School in Treviso, Italy, were greeted by myself and 19 other Pascack Valley students...

Student council member: Representatives must take action to get gradebook access back

Thomas DeWitt, Staff Writer
December 19, 2018

For over two months, Pascack Valley students have been barred from checking their grades during school hours. The consensus? Students are upset. Lately, we have been hearing a lot about the fight to reopen Genesis. But what about the fight against closing Genesis in the first place? As a member of student council, I can give you a firsthand account. In addition to being a PV student, I am...

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