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Smoke Signal hosts ‘Life with Layla’ screening
Harvesters’ club collects donations for foster care families
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November 2019 Valley Cup Highlights
PV’s ‘Project Runway’
‘This place is paradise’
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Photo of the Week
Photo of the Week
Photo of the Week
Photo of the Week
Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

October 17, 2019

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Remembering Valley’s First Victory

Spencer Goldstein and Katie Mullaney
November 27, 2019

It was Thanksgiving Day in 1955. Pascack Valley’s football team was winless in its inaugural season, set to take on Northern Valley on the road with one game to go. Valley supporters packed the bleachers in hopes of witnessing school history – and that’s exactly what they did, as Valley defeated Northern Valley 34-0 for its first-ever win. That night has always resonated with football player and 1956 PV graduate, Bob Venusti.  “It meant a lot to us, it really did,” Venusti said....

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Indians edged out by Ramapo in nail-biter

Willy Higgins and Mason Baronian
November 23, 2019

Valley started off the game hot, but its first half success wasn’t enough to win as the Indians fell to Ramapo 28-23 in the North 1, Group 3 sectional championship on Friday night. The Indians’ defense got off to a solid start, forcing a three-and-out on Ramapo’s opening drive. The offense then got on the board immediately after on a 50-yard rushing touchdown by senior Jake Williams on the first play of the drive.   TOUCHDOWN, PASCACK VALLEY First play from scrimmage for...

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PVRG wins second straight county title

Mason Baronian and Jake Zaretsky
November 21, 2019

Teamwork. The key characteristic that led the Pascack Valley Regional Gymnastics team (PVRG) to put together another successful year. For the second straight year, PVRG won the Bergen County title in Ridgewood, edging out second place Holy Angels for the title on Oct. 23. “I really feel that this might have been the best season out of my four years of being on the team,” senior gymnast Amanda Solda said. “We did really well during the regular season [and] we won counties for the...

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A need for some Z’s

Ilmie Xhaferi, Staff Editor
November 19, 2019

I rolled out of bed on a school morning to the sound of my alarm echoing off of the walls. The night before, I had gotten home at 8:30 p.m. from volunteering at the local food pantry followed by weekly Smoke Signal meetings. I sat down at my desk to begin my homework which included researching for an essay, studying for a math quiz, and completing additional SAT prep. As I scrambled to get ready that...

Editorial: Seniors need to take responsibility for losing privileges

Smoke Signal Editorial Board
October 15, 2019

Leading up to their senior year, students look forward to gaining the privilege to leave the building during lunch and park in the Pascack Valley parking lot.  This year, this opportunity was not obtained by around 70 seniors, according to Pascack Valley Assistant Principal John Puccio, who either had 20 combined absences and tardies, received more than one D letter grade, or were penalized for...

‘Beetlejuice: The Musical’ is filled with twists and surprises

Jason Leibfried, Staff Writer
September 22, 2019

A giant neon sign reading “Betelgeuse Betelgeuse” and a Tim Burton-esque proscenium capped off with purple and pink lights swirling around the theatre? Add a little “Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!” and you are in for the fright of your life. Recently, I saw the Broadway Musical “Beetlejuice: The Musical, The Musical, The Musical (which for the sake of the article, will just be...

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(Editors Note: Although it is not a Smoke Signal product and has no affiliation with our publication, as a service to our community we display PVTV episodes which are produced by the Advanced Video Production classes.)

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