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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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 ...

‘Tis the Christmas season

‘Tis the Christmas season

Emma Palamidis, Staff Writer

December 21, 2017


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PV students share the movie that they feel defines the Christmas season.

Rockin’ Around the Winter Concert

Rockin’ Around the Winter Concert

Victoria Donofrio and Evan Mathai

December 21, 2017


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On Dec. 14., the Pascack Valley Band and Choirs held their winter concert in the PV auditorium. The concert began at 7 p.m. and ended at 9 p.m. The songs performed were holiday-themed and were conducted by Mr. Joseph Zajac, the band director, and Ms. Argine Safari, the choir director. Pascack...

“Blade Runner 2049”: One of the best film experiences of the decade

“Blade Runner 2049”: One of the best film experiences of the decade

Jacob Barcelona, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017


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The original "Blade Runner: came out 35 years ago. After a rough opening, it slowly became a cult classic and is widely regarded as an inspiration for all cyberpunk and dystopian movies to come after it. That’s what makes this movie such a touchy subject. Having an original so beloved by fans...

A Finale Project

A Finale Project

Sevan Gulleyan, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017


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It was a vision that Brian Sumereau could not get out of his head. “It came to me in a dream,” Sumereau, a PV senior, said. “I was sitting in the auditorium facing the stage. The entire cast came on stage and then turned around and walked into a backdrop that looked like a burning sunset. T...

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