The Smoke Signal

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 PV
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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College Commitment Day
Coping with seasonal depression
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Athlete of the Week: Kayla Garfinkel
Athlete of the Week: Kayla Garfinkel
Noah Silver, Assistant Sports Editor • May 7, 2021

Petaccia will continue his wrestling career at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) this fall.
TCNJ-bound wrestler to use experience gained from "setbacks"
Ethan Perlman, Sports Writer • May 6, 2021

(Editor’s Note: The PV Student Publication will be releasing feature stories on senior athletes at Pascack Valley who will be continuing their athletic careers in college....

Valley goes head-first into creation of diving team
Valley goes head-first into creation of diving team
Nolan Wasserman and Ethan Perlman May 6, 2021

Standing on a diving board and staring way down at the water isn’t easy for the fearful, so it really shouldn’t have been a surprise to anyone when sophomore Veronica...

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The PV Student Publication has partnered with The Research Club to publish a series of research essays entitled “The Research Publications.” This essay explains the long-term effects of the coronavirus even after receiving negative test results.
The long term effects of COVID-19
Daniel DeMilia and Madeleine Miller May 13, 2021

(Editor’s Note: The PV Student Publication has partnered with The Research Club to publish a series of research essays related to topics of COVID-19. All research essays are written and fact-checked by members of the Research Club, and The...

The PV Student Publication has partnered with The Research Club to publish a series of research essays entitled “The Research Publications.” This essay explains the effect that COVID-19 has over people
How COVID-19 infiltrates our immune system
Elise Schicker May 7, 2021

(Editor’s Note: The PV Student Publication has partnered with The Research Club to publish a series of research essays related to topics of COVID-19. All research essays are written and fact-checked by members of the Research Club, and The...

The PV Student Publication has partnered with The Research Club to publish a series of research essays entitled “The Research Publications.” This essay explains certain factors contributing in the increase of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States during winter.
Factors contributing in the increase of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. during winter
Ben Carter and Anna Schicker May 4, 2021

(Editor’s Note: The PV Student Publication has partnered with The Research Club to publish a series of research essays related to topics of COVID-19. All research essays are written and fact-checked by members of the Research Club, and The...

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Create Your Own Utopia Podcast
Create Your Own Utopia Podcast
Hailey Migdal, Video Editor • April 19, 2021

  In a non-perfect world filled with hardship and struggle, each one of us is presented with a gift. The gift that we all possess is the...

Fearless (Taylor’s Version): ‘Thrilling to listen to’

Danielle Braune, Staff Writer
May 7, 2021

WOW. Taylor Swift, huh? The re-recorded songs of Fearless (Taylor’s Version) packs such a nostalgia kick that all of us need right now. “You Belong With Me” and “Love Story” in Taylor’s new, mature voice? Tears. Taylor’s voice has matured since 2008 – when the original version was released – and now sounds as smooth as silk. Her vocal range, nowadays, is so wide and powerful,...

Opinion: ‘Cheating shouldn’t be necessary’

Megan Austin, Staff Writer
April 23, 2021

As I looked at my computer screen I could see the one question I had left blank: number 5. I began to sweat. I was taking the most important test of the semester virtually, and I could feel my phone glaring at me. Glancing at my phone, I asked myself, is it worth cheating?    I decided against it.   With online instruction in place due to the pandemic, students may feel more...

Create Your Own Utopia Podcast

Hailey Migdal, Video Editor
April 19, 2021

  In a non-perfect world filled with hardship and struggle, each one of us is presented with a gift. The gift that we all possess is the opportunity to create our own utopia with what we are given in life.    

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