The Smoke Signal

Co-director of PV’s Theatre program visits Theater Arts class

Co-director of PV’s Theatre program visits Theater Arts class

Kayla Barry, Staff Editor

March 17, 2016

The seventh period Theater Arts class recently welcomed Mr. Tom Lupfer, co-director of Pascack Valley's High School Theatre program, to their class as a guest speaker. Ms. Peg Narin, the teacher of the Theater Arts class, explained that she wanted the students to learn about the individuals from...

10 Cloverfield Lane packs tension into a small space

Jake Barcelona, Staff Writer

March 16, 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane is a claustrophobic mystery thriller starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Michelle), John Goodman (Howard), and John Gallagher Jr. (Emmet). The movie starts out with Michelle driving her car down a very grim looking highway. She periodically gets calls from her boyfriend, but ignor...

PV Theatre presents “Urinetown: The Musical”

PV Theatre presents “Urinetown: The Musical”

Tara Healy, Staff Writer

March 15, 2016

PV Theatre is proud to present "Urinetown: The Musical", and yes, you read the title correctly. The show is not all bathroom humor, though; it is deeper than that. It is a satire, regarding business, youth, and the high stakes surrounding the preservation of the world’s most precious natura...

Ace Combat 6 deserves its wings

Alexander Beckman, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

When you first boot up the game, you are met with a very dramatic introductory cinematic, followed by the traditional start menu. When you select the campaign, you are not given an immediate tutorial for the first mission. Instead, you are thrown right into the action, scrambling to fend off your...

Deadpool: A movie bursting with life

Deadpool: A movie bursting with life

Nicole Zamlout, Staff Writer

February 17, 2016

Marvel fans and non fans all know the mighty greats of the franchise: Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America. They know of their heroism, their intelligence, their hidden strength and their good morals. And then there is Deadpool. The legendary Merc with a Mouth finally gets his cinematic debut...

PV Choir performs with Adelphi orchestra

PV Choir performs with Adelphi orchestra

Curstine Guevarra, Photo Editor

January 31, 2016

On Sunday, PV's chamber and concert choirs performed with the Adelphi orchestra. They collaborated with Seton Hall's chamber choir and the Adelphi orchestra. The concert also featured a 15-year-old pianist, Ming Nga Cheung, and soloists Valerie Bernhardt and Seung Hyeon Baek. ...

PV Choir to perform at Adelphi Concert

PV Choir to perform at Adelphi Concert

Katherine Suarez, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016

Hey music lovers! Looking for something to do on Sunday, Jan. 31? PV Choir will be hosting the Adelphi Orchestra Concert, and it's free to attend. The Adelphi Concert is taking place on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Pascack Valley auditorium and will be conducted by Jason C. Tramm and directed by Mrs. Argine S...

PV Choir to host auditions for upcoming Talent Night

PV Choir to host auditions for upcoming Talent Night

Jamie Ryu, Staff Writer

January 20, 2016

Auditions for this year’s Valentine’s Day Talent Night, hosted by PV Choir, are coming up on Thursday. All students auditioning have signed up and are planning to perform various talents. “We already have all our audition spots filled and several students are on a waiting list,” said Mrs. ...

Romance emerges in times of horror

Nicole Zamlout, Staff Writer

January 14, 2016

With so many new horror films coming out in the next few months, such as The Forest or The Green Inferno, those of us who do not enjoy those kinds of movies may feel the choices are limited on movie/date night. However, a film that has aired a few months ago may be the one to consider if you are not a ...

Spotlighting scandal and the elegance of the reporter

Spotlighting scandal and the elegance of the reporter

Nicole Zamlout, Staff Writer

January 4, 2016

This past weekend, I viewed the film “Spotlight” and exited shocked and astonished. This particular film is one that covers a very heavy subject: the sexual assault of boys that occurred within Boston’s Catholic churches a few years back. In many cases that would make a film slow, depressing, a...

PV Choir visits the Metropolitan

PV Choir visits the Metropolitan

Robyn Roznitsky, Staff Editor

December 22, 2015

On Wednesday, Dec. 9, PV Choir went on a field trip to the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. The trip lasted from 1 p.m. to midnight. It included a backstage tour about the history, process, and behind-the-scenes work involved with the Met and each performance. Then the choir walked to t...

The Force Awakens: Bringing Star Wars back to its former glory

The Force Awakens: Bringing Star Wars back to its former glory

Jake Barcelona, Staff Writer

December 18, 2015

At this point, most "Star Wars" fans have their tickets pre-ordered and are giddy in anticipation for "The Force Awakens." Fans will enjoy how much effort is put into referencing the original trilogy and how faithful it is to the "Star Wars" name. For those who are still skeptical about the movie,...

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