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Puccio announces new panther mascot design
Puccio announces new panther mascot design
Sarah Shapiro, Staff Editor • October 15, 2021
Senior wins Governor’s Award for Exceptional Promise in Music
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PV community shares thoughts on 2021-22 schedule
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Dylan Criscuolo raises his arms in excitement after a Valley goal.
Valley Sports Week in Review 10/11 - 10/17
Nolan Wasserman, Sports Writer • October 18, 2021

Monday 10/11: Tennis vs Teaneck | Valley 5 - Teaneck 0 - Going into the final week of their season, the girls took down Teaneck 5-0 Monday afternoon for their second...

For their last home game of the regular season, the Panthers took on the Northern Valley Demarest Norsemen on Friday at 6 p.m.
Panthers outscore Norsemen 37-20
Robert Colletti and Noah Silver October 15, 2021

At 6 p.m. on Friday night, the Panthers took on the Northern Valley Demarest Norsemen at home. It was the last home game for PV as the team will finish off the regular season...

Junior Adrian Pilet has spent two seasons playing soccer with the Barca Residency Academy soccer team.  Now, he plays for the PV boys soccer team.
Junior joins PV soccer after leaving ‘world-renowned’ team
Alan Stepanov, Sports Writer • October 14, 2021

A new opportunity arose for Adrian Pilet when his dad saw an advertisement for the Barca Residency Academy soccer team in Arizona in a magazine. Pilet set his sights on the...

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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 PVs mascot selection poll voted for the Panthers. However, many people are unaware of what a panther actually is.
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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Expectations VS Reality: Is High School Really Like the Movies?

Hannah Elbogen, Staff Editor
October 18, 2021

High School Musical, Mean Girls, and All American are three popular, well-known productions, which are all set in a high school.    However, how accurate are they?    I myself, as a senior, can confidently say that thus far in my high school experience - besides pep rallies - there have been no breakouts into song, no flash mobs, and football is definitely not the only high...

‘Bad Batch’: Disney’s new comfort show

Danielle Braune, Staff Writer
September 22, 2021

It’s official: I’ve found my new comfort show. How can a tale about a group of specialized clones trying to make their way in the galaxy during the development of the iconic Empire, which we know from the original trilogy of Star Wars films, make me laugh, gasp, pause, and pace all in one episode? Any show that can do all that is a favorite in my book. Originally, I thought the Star Wars...

‘Loki’:  A confusing and messy show

Danielle Braune, Staff Writer
September 15, 2021

To explain the plot of “Loki,” one of Disney+’s newest Marvel shows, we need to review an event that occurred in Avengers: Endgame. During the film, a handful of the Avengers (Ant Man, Captain America, the Hulk, and Iron Man) time travel back to 2012 New York City in search of three Infinity stones (the Space, Mind, and Time Stones) that happen to all be present there, during one of their...

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PV Playbook, Episode 2
PV Playbook, Episode 2
October 21, 2021    

PV Playbook: Episode 1
PV Playbook: Episode 1
October 14, 2021
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