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“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” isn’t peculiar—it’s bland

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” isn’t peculiar—it’s bland

Nicole Zamlout, Staff Writer

October 16, 2016

Tim Burton is widely known for his success in over-the-top, unconventional, and peculiar films. Unfortunately, his latest work, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” is peculiar in a different sense. The story follows Jake, a boy from Florida who, after his grandfather’s mysterious dea...

Only 24 hours to go

Only 24 hours to go

Casey Lewis, Staff Writer

September 26, 2016

  Lights lit up the Pascack Valley stage on Saturday night at 7 pm and the audience fell silent as actors rushed onto the stage. Over the next hour, twelve students performed four ten-minute plays. On Friday night, just 24 hours earlier,  the students of the theatre program did not even ha...

Urinetown dance captains help make show a success

Urinetown dance captains help make show a success

Lauren Martinez, Staff Writer

May 22, 2016

Despite the almost ridiculous name and the sarcastic remarks throughout the whole show, Urinetown, put on by the PV Theatre program in mid-March, can be deemed a success. The humorous musical received positive feedback from students, faculty, and others who came out to watch. Part of this success...

PV band performs at Awards Concert

PV band performs at Awards Concert

Robyn Roznitsky, Staff Editor

May 17, 2016

The Spring Band Awards Concert took place on Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m. The concert featured Pascack Valley band teacher Mr. Joseph Zajac and his Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Ensemble. Some of the pieces performed include "Incantations" by Robert W. Smith, "Invicta" by James Swearington,...

Civil War: worth the wait

Civil War: worth the wait

Nicole Zamlout, Staff Writer

May 10, 2016

Being the major Marvel fan I am, I was immensely excited for the movie, "Captain America: Civil War", and it did not disappoint. The story itself (no spoilers don’t worry!,) was concise, entertaining, and kept you guessing until the end. It also built up the already existing characters perfectly,...

PV Choir Director named Bergen County Governor’s Educator of the Year

PV Choir Director named Bergen County Governor’s Educator of the Year

Curstine Guevarra and Robyn Roznitsky

May 2, 2016

Mrs. Argine Safari, the Choir, Bro Squad, and Music Theory teacher here at Pascack Valley, received the title of Bergen County Governor's Educator of the Year during the first half of lunch on May 2. "I'm just beyond excited for her. She totally deserves [this recognition]; she's done so much...

Batman vs Superman: A good flick that beats a dead horse

Batman vs Superman: A good flick that beats a dead horse

Nicole Zamlout, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016

This past weekend, I viewed Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, and left feeling slightly confused, but not at all surprised. DC Comics, in my experience, seems to play on the same themes for almost all of its more popular characters. The most common theme is the struggle to maintain normalcy and li...

Photo essay: PV students paint murals of book spines

Photo essay: PV students paint murals of book spines

Nicole Zamlout, Staff Writer

April 18, 2016

Many have seen the fantastic mural in the English wing, but not many know what it’s exactly for. Mrs. Stephanie DiGiacopo, the art teacher in charge of this project, explained that the mural was an idea pitched to her by PV Principal Mr. Tom DeMaio who saw a similar one in a high school he toured la...

PV Literature and Arts Magazine continues to expand its reach

PV Literature and Arts Magazine continues to expand its reach

Sara Cadiz, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

Everyone seems to have a talent, whether it is excelling at a sport, singing, or performing a simple magic trick. Plenty of people have a passion for making their talents known, but some individuals have skills that are harder to showcase. If you are a student at Pascack Valley that is looking for...

Tri-M Honor Society to host karaoke night

Tri-M Honor Society to host karaoke night

Nicole Zamlout, Staff Writer

March 27, 2016

Do you like to sing? Do you like karaoke? Then come on down to Karaoke Night! PV’s Tri-M Honor Society is hosting its annual Karaoke Night in the school cafeteria this Thursday, March 31. This will be a night of good food, nice entertainment, and bundles of fun by all. There is no official sign-up,...

An exclusive interview with local success story The Front Bottoms

An exclusive interview with local success story The Front Bottoms

Maura Trojnar and Haley Ames

March 22, 2016

From small Pascack Hills High School talent shows to touring Europe, The Front Bottoms are an indie punk rock band that has enjoyed rising success in the past several years. Originating in Woodcliff Lake, Brian Sella and Mat Uychich used their passion for music to start The Front Bottoms. ...

“Urinetown” cast holds flashmob during lunch

“Urinetown” cast holds flashmob during lunch

Madison Gallo, Staff Editor

March 20, 2016

On Thursday during lunch, the "Urinetown" cast surprised PV students in the old gym with a flashmob performance of the song "Run Freedom Run".

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