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Teachers Take On...

This is the third 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 softball team to host its third annual 5k
Unity in the Valley highlights
PV community responds to the Unity in the Valley event
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‘Be More Chill’ takes creative risks to teach life lessons
Tri-M Music Honor Society holds spring talent night
Trained to save lives
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PV routs Old Tappan to close out week

Jeremy Lesserson, Sports Editor
April 18, 2019

The Indians go into their spring break after a big win over the rival Knights of Old Tappan. The home 9-1 win was PV’s second in as many days, and the Indians improved to 7-2 on the season. Ryan Sheehan pitched a complete game and didn't give up a run until the top of the seventh inning. Craig Sodano and John DeMartini both drove in two runs to lead the team in RBIs. The other RBIs came from Justin Martin, Ryan Novakowski, Sean Duffy, Jake Williams, and Mike Foti. PV's next game is against...

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Former PV track star runs sub-four-minute mile

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Writer
April 16, 2019

The excitement and joy of winning has led to some of the most iconic celebrations throughout the history of sports. Kobe Bryant jumped on the scorer’s table after beating the Boston Celtics in the 2010 NBA Finals. LeBron James bursted into tears after overcoming a 3-1 series deficit to stun the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals. Every athlete has their own way of showcasing the elation of winning and achieving a goal. And then there’s Ben Malone. The former Villanova trackstar...

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Athlete of the Week: Sean Oh

Mason Baronian, Sports Writer
April 11, 2019

Name: Sean Oh Sport: Tennis Grade: Senior Position: Second Singles The Lowdown: Individually, Oh went undefeated in the Comet Invitational Tournament last weekend, and the team as a whole finished in second place. Oh defeated opponents from Waldwick, Paramus, and Hackensack. He also won his match against Teaneck by a score of 6-0, 6-4 on April 9. He won his match against Indian Hills by a score of 6-2, 7-5 on April 8. How he's managed moving multiple times: “I moved to Jersey from...

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‘Putting together the pieces’

Shauna McLean, Pascack Valley Student
March 27, 2019

(Editor’s note: Shauna McLean is a senior at Pascack Valley and a prominent member of the student body. She is the president of PV's Debate Team and the co-editor of the LitMag. McLean has written two Letters to the Editor before, but this is her first Op-Ed for The Smoke Signal.) I didn’t go to Unity in the Valley alone. My father canceled a conference call so that we could attend together....

‘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...

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