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“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


Filed under Arts, PV Life, Showcase

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...

A look back on Pippin

A look back on Pippin

April 2, 2017


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The curtains are closed and the lights are off for Pascack Valley's 2017 spring musical, "Pippin". Take a look back on The Smoke Signal's coverage of the musical, including the history of the play, video of the cast's flash mob during lunch, pictures from PV's performance, and a closer look at PV Theatre Director Merielle Lupfer.

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PV Theatre performs “Pippin”

PV Theatre performs “Pippin”

Claire Barnhart, Photographer

March 19, 2017


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PVHS Theatre presented their spring musical, "Pippin" on March 17-19. The show was directed by Mr. Thomas Lupfer and Mrs. Merielle Lupfer. The pictures were taken during the show's opening performance on Friday.

“Pippin” flash mob surprises onlookers during lunch

“Pippin” flash mob surprises onlookers during lunch

March 17, 2017


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Cast members from PV Theatre's production of "Pippin" performed a surprise number as a flash mob in the old gym Friday during lunch. "Pippin" opens tonight at 7 p.m. in the auditorium, with additional showings Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.  ...

Pippin: The Story of an Extraordinary Man Has An Extraordinary History

Pippin: The Story of an Extraordinary Man Has An Extraordinary History

Nicole Zamlout, Staff Writer

March 17, 2017


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This coming week, from Mar. 17 to 19, PV Theatre will proudly present an iconic Broadway classic on their stage: Pippin. This timeless tale tells the story of prince Pippin and his adventures as he tries to find fulfillment and purpose in his life. His story is told by a group of traveling pl...

Valentine’s Day Talent Night

Valentine’s Day Talent Night

Curstine Guevarra, Victoria Donofrio, and Alysa Mehl

February 24, 2017


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The Pascack Valley Choir held its annual Valentine's Day Talent Night on Feb. 3. The show started at seven and included various musical acts, as well as poetry and stand up comedy. Below are videos and photos from the night. Emily Lê, Julian Stiles, Matt Killian, Evan Ferioli, and Elis...

“Hidden Figures” brings history to life

“Hidden Figures” brings history to life

Nicole Zamlout, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017


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In cinema, history can be a delicate and fearsome beast to tangle with. There are quite a few historical films that have entered the box office recently, such as "Hacksaw Ridge," "Denial," and "The Finest Hour." However, "Hidden Figures" has done something not every film in this genre accomplishes. It mak...

OMG! Check out LOL!

OMG! Check out LOL!

Madison Gallo and Kayla Barry

February 2, 2017


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PV’s Literature Arts Magazine recently hosted its annual Lit Out Loud, also known as LOL,  event on Jan 19. The event showcased students’ artwork, performances of original songs as well as covers, poetry, and vignettes. The performances can be heard below. ...

“Assassin’s Creed” is as entertaining as the game

“Assassin’s Creed” is as entertaining as the game

Nicole Zamlout, Staff Writer

January 3, 2017


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Whenever video games get turned into movies, the gaming community’s first impulse is to groan and complain about Hollywood’s lack of originality. However, fans of this popular game can rest easy, since this particular film was actually rather entertaining. “Assassin's Creed” takes place in two se...

Pascack Valley hosts annual holiday concert

Pascack Valley hosts annual holiday concert

Victoria Donofrio, Photographer

December 23, 2016


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The Pascack  Valley Music Department had their Holiday Concert on December 15. They performed different songs to lift up the audience's holiday spirits.

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