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PV fashion classes host annual fashion show

PV fashion classes host annual fashion show

Matt Austin, Victoria Donofrio, and Molly Heintze

May 23, 2019


Filed under Arts, PV Life, Showcase

The Pascack Valley annual fashion show, featuring students from Annette Moliono's fashion design classes, took place in the PV cafeteria on Thursday, May 23. Prior to the show, attendees were able to try cupcakes that were made by the culinary arts students. The show was split into six scenes where st...

A look inside the Bro Squad

A look inside the Bro Squad

Julia Chiola and Hailey Migdal

May 9, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase, Teachers Take On, Video

The Bro Squad is an all-male acapella choir group at Pascack Valley. This video gives an inside look at the Bro Squad choir group and its members. Amanda Miller has temporarily stepped in as director for Argine Safari, PV choir teacher and Tri-M Music Honor Society Adviser, who is currently working in...

‘Be More Chill’ takes creative risks to teach life lessons

‘Be More Chill’ takes creative risks to teach life lessons

Jason Leibfried, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


Filed under Arts, PV Life, Showcase

What would you do if you had the opportunity to take a pill? But not just any pill – a pill that would make you popular, help you make all the right decisions, and win over your crush. A pill that would help you “be more chill”. Would you take it? I recently saw the Broadway Musical “Be Mo...

Tri-M Music Honor Society holds spring talent night

Tri-M Music Honor Society holds spring talent night

Matt Austin, Molly Heintze, and Rachel Cohen

April 8, 2019


Filed under Arts, PV Life, Showcase

The Tri-M Music Honor Society hosted a spring talent night in the Pascack Valley auditorium at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 4. The event consisted of musical performances from PV students and members of the choir and band. Isabella Tjan and Lisa Agranov perform Dodie Clark's version of "New York, N...

PV Theatre presents “Once Upon a Mattress”

PV Theatre presents “Once Upon a Mattress”

Tara Healy, Staff Editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under Arts, PV Life, Showcase

The well-known fairytale of “The Princess and The Pea” is taking on a new form on Thursday, March 14, to Saturday, March 16. Pascack Valley Theatre will be presenting the musical comedy, “Once Upon a Mattress.” There will be four performances at PV’s auditorium: a 7 p.m. performance nightl...

PV Litmag hosts Lit Out Loud event

PV Litmag hosts Lit Out Loud event

Molly Heintze and Ariela Alfonso

February 4, 2019


Filed under Arts, PV Life, Showcase

The Pascack Valley Literature and Arts Magazine hosted its Lit Out Loud event on Thursday, Jan. 31, in the lower cafeteria. Students had the opportunity to perform songs and read original poetry. As well as performances, artwork created by students were displayed.   Seniors Tara McNiff and...

PV choir hosts annual Holiday Concert

PV choir hosts annual Holiday Concert

Victoria Donofrio and Molly Heintze

December 21, 2018


Filed under Arts, PV Life, Showcase

On Thursday, Dec. 13, PV choir held its annual Winter Concert in the auditorium. The Symphonic Band, Bro Squad, Concert Choir, and Chamber Choir performed various holiday themed pieces during the concert. Pascack Valley Symphonic Band performs "Christmas Fantasia" by Ayatey Shabazz. Pascack Vall...

Tri-M Music Honor Society hosts Coffee House

Tri-M Music Honor Society hosts Coffee House

Tara Healy, Molly Heintze, and Victoria Donofrio

December 6, 2018


Filed under Arts, PV Life, Showcase

The annual Coffeehouse event, a talent night hosted by Pascack Valley’s Tri-M Music Honor Society, took place in the cafeteria on Tuesday Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. PV students took the stage to sing and perform their instrumental acts at the event. “We want to raise awareness of music and how wonde...

Annual Halloween Talent Night Hosted by PV Choir

Annual Halloween Talent Night Hosted by PV Choir

Katie Mullaney, Staff Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Arts, PV Life, Showcase

Tonight, 17 acts took the stage to show off their singing, dancing, and instrumental performances coordinated by Pascack Valley’s Choir Director Mrs. Argine Safari. “Every year, I am amazed at the talent that we have and I think that they cannot top it, but they always do,” Safari said. Safari...

PV Bro Squad hosts 10th anniversary a cappella festival

PV Bro Squad hosts 10th anniversary a cappella festival

Ariela Alfonso, Zana Allajbegu, Curstine Guevarra, and Tara Healy

June 8, 2018


Filed under Arts, PV Life, Showcase

Argine Safari, the choir teacher at Pascack Valley and 2017 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year’s, favorite memory with the Bro Squad took place in 2013 in Philadelphia for a choral competition. On a Saturday morning, they were heading down the streets of Philadelphia to get to their next desti...

PV Theatre performs “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”

PV Theatre performs “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”

Curstine Guevarra, Photo Editor

March 18, 2018


Filed under Arts, PV Life, Showcase

PV Theatre performed their spring musical, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" on Thursday, Mar.16 to Saturday, Mar. 17. The musical was musically directed by Mr. Michael Mahadeen, choreographed by Mrs. Francesca Silvano and Ms. Kelsey McGrail, and directed by Mr. Thomas Lupfer and Mrs. M...

Valentine’s Day Talent Night

Valentine’s Day Talent Night

Zana Allajbegu, Meghan Lee, and Evan Mathai

February 6, 2018


Filed under Arts, PV Life, Showcase

PV choir held  their annual Valentine's Day Talent Night on Feb. 1. PV senior Ryan Muska and Michael Sherman, PV's video production teacher, hosted the night. Acts included singing, dancing, and instrumental pieces. All performances can be viewed here. Ariela Alfonso, Tirso Ballesteros, Curstine ...

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