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‘The Call of the Wild’: Not your average dog tale

The movie,

Danielle Braune, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

Many movie-goers purposefully don’t see movies with dogs because they know they will be sobbing afterwards. That notion reigned true with “The Call of the Wild.” “The Call of the Wild” was a rollercoaster; it had its emotional ups and downs, but the way everything settles at the end lea...

‘Birds of Prey’: A comical and action packed film

Danielle Braune, Staff Writer

February 16, 2020

Newly single Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) kicks off “Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” by wiggling herself out of yet another near-death experience by promising she would find a diamond that the antagonist, Roman Sionis (Ewan McGregor), had been searching for. After ex...

PV Choir holds annual Valentine’s Day Talent Night

Junior Jack Crown performing his

Rachel Cohen and Olivia Moreno

February 13, 2020

Pascack Valley students took the stage for PV Choir's annual Valentine's Day Talent Night on Wednesday, Feb. 11. Performers sang and played instrumental pieces. Freshman Kareena Shah performs a Classical Indian dance by Kathak Tarana. Juniors Madeline Campbell and Delia Stiles sing “The...

PV Litmag hosts annual Lit Out Loud Event

Freshman Gabrielle Brayman plays the piano for

Rachel Cohen, Matt Austin, and Ariela Alfonso

February 5, 2020

Pascack Valley's Literature and Arts Magazine held its Lit Out Loud event on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the lower cafeteria. Students sang, performed dances, and read their original poetry. AP Studio Art students also showcased their artwork during the event....

PV Choir hosts Halloween Talent Night

PV Choir hosts Halloween Talent Night

Matt Austin and Izzy Zuluaga

October 31, 2019

The Pascack Valley Choir held its annual Halloween Talent Night on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Eighteen singing, dancing, comedy, and instrumental talents performed for students and faculty. “It keeps me going, seeing the whole pascack community come together in a fun night of music, entertainment, and...

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

Pascack Valley senior Jason Leibfried saw the Broadway musical “Beetlejuice: The Musical, The Musical, The Musical

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 “Beet...

PV Theatre announces roles for its fall drama

The roles for PV Theatre's fall drama,

Ava Devincenzo, Staff Editor

September 9, 2019

Pascack Valley senior Dan Large will be starring as Lysander, junior Tyler Toledo as Demetrius, junior Kyle Towey as Nick Bottom, sophomore Lauren Kalfus as Hermia, sophomore Shana Bloom as Helena, senior Gus Koeniges as Oberon, junior Talia Dian as Titania, and sophomore Axel Marshall as Robin Goodfell...

‘Mauna Made’ by PV junior

'Mauna Made' by PV junior

Katie Mullaney, Editor in Chief

September 8, 2019

When Pascack Valley junior Jaimie Alessi was on a ski team as a kid, her friends and she would go around the ski lodge and sell her handmade crochet hats. Shortly after she started, she was kicked out of the lodge for doing so because of “how crazy” it got. She then moved on to do craft fairs but...

Tony Awards 2019 Breakdown

The 2019 Tony Awards will be airing on Sunday, June 9, at 8 p.m. Pascack Valley junior Jason Leibfriend breaks down each award and predicts the winners for each category.

Jason Leibfried, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

The 2019 Tony Award nominations were released on April 30 and will be awarded on June 9 of this year. The show airs on Sunday, June 9, at 8 p.m., on most streaming services or CBS. The season saw the premiere of 11 new musicals and two new revivals of musicals. The leading musicals by nominations ...

PV fashion classes host annual fashion show

(From left): Raven Albert, Michael Parisi, Devin Panno, Nicole Misterek, Annette Molino, Madison Richards, and Samantha Caminneci

Matt Austin, Victoria Donofrio, and Molly Heintze

May 23, 2019

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

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

Jason Leibfried, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

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...

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