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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 16, 2017

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 23, 2017

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 2, 2017

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 1, 2017

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

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

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

PV students and faculty perform at Coffeehouse

PV students and faculty perform at Coffeehouse

Alysa Mehl, Social Media Coordinator

December 20, 2016

PV choir held their annual Coffeehouse event in the auditorium on Dec. 8. Here are some clips from the night. Sajel Jani and Mrs. Argine Safari perform "Because of You." Stephanie Joo sings "Try" while and Brendan Martins accompanies her on guitar. Liam Sandt and Allie Sandt sing "So Long Solenn....

Opera singer visits Pascack Valley

Opera singer visits Pascack Valley

Charlotte Atkinson, Photo Editor

December 14, 2016

Last week, acclaimed opera singer James Valenti gave a presentation to Pascack Valley students about the opportunities he was able to experience because of his career. He discussed his professional work as an opera singer using photographs as references. Valery Berenshtein, a senior at Pascack V...

“Metamorphoses” photo essay

“Metamorphoses” photo essay

Victoria Donofrio, Photographer

November 29, 2016

PV Theatre performed their fall drama, Metamorphoses, on November 17 to November 19. The pictures were taken from their last performance on Saturday night.

PV Theatre presents its fall drama, Metamorphoses

PV Theatre presents its fall drama, Metamorphoses

Tara Healy, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016

Rebecca Silverman, a PV senior, stands on the stage with the bright lights in her eyes and butterflies in her stomach. Like her own character in the play, Silverman has made a remarkable transformation. PV theatre’s fall drama, Metamorphoses, marks the one of the most intense roles Silverman has held, requiring her to overcome her...

“Doctor Strange” is Marvel’s latest magical experience

“Doctor Strange” is Marvel’s latest magical experience

Nicole Zamlout, Staff Writer

November 13, 2016

Origin stories always fall into the same, boring patterns: a quirky—often unpopular—person has power fall into their laps, a villain arrives, and the villain is defeated. Lessons are learned and a hero is born, most likely with a romance brewing in the background. However, it seems like Hollywoo...

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