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PV to hold fifth annual homecoming
PV Theatre announces roles for its fall drama
Pascack Valley stuns Northern Highlands in season opener
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PV teacher wins car, trip on ‘Wheel of Fortune’
PV teacher spins her luck
‘Mauna Made’ by PV junior
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Teachers Take On Teen Slang
A look inside the Bro Squad
Teachers Take On: Dancing
Teachers Take On: Valentine’s Day

Teachers Take On: Valentine’s Day

February 21, 2019

What High Schoolers Are Wearing: Part 1

What High Schoolers Are Wearing: Part 1

January 14, 2019

Teachers Take On: Snapchat

Teachers Take On: Snapchat

December 7, 2018

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Indians run through Dwight Morrow to advance to 2-0

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Editor
September 14, 2019

One week after the passing attack highlighted Pascack Valley’s season-opening victory, the Indians rode a dominant running game to a 42-14 rout in Dwight Morrow against the Maroon Raiders on Friday night, advancing to 2-0 on the season. Senior running back Jake Williams led the charge, gaining 86 yards and scoring four touchdowns on the ground. He also tacked on one reception for 34 yards. “Our offensive line opened up the holes,” Williams said. “It was easy for them; they bullied the...

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Valley looks to move to 2-0 on the season

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor
September 13, 2019

Pascack Valley (1-0) will face Dwight Morrow (0-0) Friday night on the road, looking for their second straight win to open up the season. Coming off of a 27-0 win against Roxbury, Valley will look to continue their defensive dominance. Their defense caused two turnovers against the Roxbury offense last week, one being an interception by senior Jake Ciocca, and one being a fumble that was recovered by junior David Jones. The Valley offense also looks to continue the success it had last Friday...

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Indians defeat rivals at home in “knock-em out fight”

Spencer Goldstein and BJ McGrane
September 11, 2019

“[The game was] a knock-em out fight, and we were able to come up on top,” head coach Luciano Cofrancesco said of Wednesday night’s varsity boys soccer game against Old Tappan in which the Indians edged out the Golden Knights 3-1. Senior Nate Dedrick led the charge with two goals, and the win also came on Valley’s annual Zack Latteri Foundation Fundraiser Night. “It’s great playing OT,” Dedrick said. “They’re our rivals. It’s good to get a win against them. Last year...

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Support for South Dakota

Ellie Kim, Staff Editor
September 9, 2019

(Editor’s note: The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those of The Smoke Signal or its staff.) I watched as the buildings and restaurants quickly turned into rolling plains and cornfields on the bus drive from the hotel in Rapid City to the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation for three hours. The reservation was a tiny town located in the middle of nowhere.  As part of...

Tony Awards 2019 Breakdown

Jason Leibfried, Staff Writer
May 29, 2019

The 2019 Tony Award nominations were released on April 30 and will be awarded on June 9 of this year. The show airs on Sunday, June 9, at 8 p.m., on most streaming services or CBS. The season saw the premiere of 11 new musicals and two new revivals of musicals. The leading musicals by nominations this year were “Hadestown” at 14, “Ain’t Too Proud” at 12, “Tootsie” at 11, and “Beetlejuice”...

‘What it truly means to be an Indian in America’

Rachel Cohen, Staff Editor
May 7, 2019

(Editor’s note: The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those of The Smoke Signal or its staff.) The Battle of Little Bighorn. The Massacre at Wounded Knee. The Fort Laramie Treaty. Since the founding of our country, Native Americans have been swept under the covers. When walking around the halls of Pascack Valley, one can see students wearing merchandise with a stereotyped...

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