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PV Theatre announces roles for its fall drama

PV Theatre announces roles for its 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

Tony Awards 2019 Breakdown

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

PV fashion classes host annual fashion show

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

‘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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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