The Smoke Signal

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...

The Board of Education approved Joe Blundo to be BOE Vice President during its Monday night meeting held in Pascack Valley’s cafeteria and virtually on Zoom. The BOE also discussed concerns over the mascot selection process.
BOE approves new vice president
Ilmie Xhaferi, Sarah Buttikofer, and Abby Shapiro March 22, 2021

In a unanimous vote, the Board of Education approved Joe Blundo to be BOE Vice President during its Monday night meeting held in Pascack Valley’s cafeteria and virtually...

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PV graduates release documentary on school’s all-time leading boys basketball scorer
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Athlete of the Week: Cori Freeman
Athlete of the Week: Cori Freeman
Aidan Burke, Sports Writer • March 26, 2021

Drew Petaccia works for the pin in his match against Teaneck.
This Week in Sports: March 15-19
PV Student Publication Sports Staff March 19, 2021

Volleyball: Valley went 1-1 this week, kicking off its season with a 2-1 victory over Tenafly at home on Tuesday night, but falling to Demarest on Thursday by the same...

Athlete of the Week: Mike Supple
Athlete of the Week: Mike Supple
BJ McGrane, Sports Editor • March 19, 2021

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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 dives into the history of the Moderna vaccine and when children under the age of 16 can get a COVID vaccine. 
When Will Those Under 16 be Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Matthew Yakir April 8, 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.” The fifth essay discusses how to proceed after getting the COVID-19 vaccine and updates regarding CDC guidelines for individuals that are fully vaccinated.
The CDC's Post-Vaccination Guidelines
Aishwarya Pathri April 6, 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.” The fourth essay discusses how leading vaccines tackle COVID-19 and help the body fight off the virus.
How do leading vaccines work?
Jolie Bellaff March 22, 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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Letter to the Editor: ‘We deserve to be proud of our identity as Asian Americans’

Jack Byun, Pascack Valley student
April 5, 2021

(Editor's note: The opinions expressed in this letter are not necessarily those of The PV Student Publication or its staff.) Dear Editor, For quite a while, I have been contemplating sharing my perspective on the recent spike in anti-Asian hate crimes across the country. It seems that nearly every day now I see some horrific incident perpetrated against an Asian American on social media or the...

‘WandaVision’: A mind blowing series

Danielle Braune, Staff Writer
March 26, 2021

You sit back, jaw agape after watching the latest episode of WandaVision. Your remote is dead weight in your hands. A sense of dread grows in you as you realize:   I need to wait a full week until the next episode?   Absolutely dreadful. Dreadful, but worth it.   Marvel has the ability to completely blow your mind. No one else does it like them. WandaVision is...

Opinion: California wildfires must not be forgotten

Shaina Julis and Jaimie Alessi
March 23, 2021

Over the past years, wildfires on the west coast have been destroying land, homes, and livelihoods.  Californians have been hit the hardest by the increasing amount of wildfires in their state. According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CALFire), the fires in 2020 had gotten so terrible that one million acres of property had been consumed in only a month.  Even...

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