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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...

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.

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...

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