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PV Choir hosts “Coffeehouse” event

PV Choir hosts “Coffeehouse” event

Robyn Roznitsky, Staff Editor

October 13, 2015

Coffeehouse, a talent night event hosted by PV Choir, took place last Thursday, October 8 at 7 p.m. Students from all grade levels performed, and acts ranged from singing to playing instruments to doing stand-up comedy.

PV Theatre presents “Spotlight” showcase

PV Theatre presents “Spotlight” showcase

Rebecca Silverman, Staff Writer

October 13, 2015

This Saturday, October 17, PV Theatre will be presenting “Spotlight on a Table for Two,” a combination of six short one-act plays. There will be two performances of “Spotlight”: a matinee at 1 p.m. and an evening show at 7 p.m. Tickets will cost $5 at the door. "Spotlight" is a compilation o...

The Martian: Something in it for everyone

The Martian: Something in it for everyone

Jake Barcelona, Staff Writer

October 8, 2015

Based off a highly successful book of the same name, The Martian is a sci-fi thriller following Mark Watney aka Captain Blonde Beard (Matt Damon) as he is stranded on Mars after his crew decides to abandon their mission, due to an impending storm. In their escape, Matt Damon's character is hit by debris...

PV Choir to host “Coffeehouse” talent night

PV Choir to host “Coffeehouse” talent night

Robyn Roznitsky, Staff Editor

October 5, 2015

"Lights, coffee, action!" Coffeehouse, a talent night put together by PV Choir, will be taking place this Thursday at 7 p.m. in the PV cafeteria. Students can purchase tickets from the performers for a discounted price of $5 or at the door for $8. “Numerous students have auditioned and we hav...

PV murals make appearances around school

PV murals make appearances around school

Robyn Roznitsky, Staff Writer

September 18, 2015

As Autumn is coming closer, the trees and the school walls are changing colors. Have you noticed the murals around the school? From the green "wordle" by the front entrance to the colorful spheres near the library, artistic students are taking part in the mural committee under the direction of Ms. Step...

PV Theatre announces 2015-2016 season

PV Theatre announces 2015-2016 season

Nicole Zamlout, Staff Writer

September 16, 2015

The PV Theatre season has been announced for the 2015-2016 school year. Auditions have just past, and the rehearsal process for the fall drama is about to begin. The fall drama is Letters to Sala, a play that is based on the true account of Sala Garncarz Kirschner, who during World War II was t...

Disney star takes a turn into horror genre with new film

June 8, 2015

(Editor's Note: Staff film critic Anthony Vezza had the chance to partake in a conference call with the leading actress of "Insidious: Chapter 3" and ask her questions about the film. The call took place on May 15 and involved other high school journalists.) "Fresh." That's how Stefanie Scott pr...

Choir seniors hit the stage for the last time

Choir seniors hit the stage for the last time

Curstine Guevarra, Staff Writer

June 3, 2015

On Tuesday, the Pascack Valley Choir seniors had their final performance at their very last Talent Night here at PV. Acts ranged from singing to dancing, to stand-up comedy, to even a scene from the musical, Chicago.

PV chamber choir represents school in Ireland

PV chamber choir represents school in Ireland

Allison Toledo, Special to The Smoke Signal

June 2, 2015

Though Pascack Valley’s Chamber Choir returned over a month ago from Ireland, the memories and experiences the choir had on the trip have yet to fade away. The Chamber Choir traveled to Dublin, Ireland on April 15, bringing with them a huge repertoire of varying styles. Conducted by Argine Safari,...

Musician of the Week: Elizabeth Liu

Chandni Shah, Staff Editor

May 29, 2015

Elizabeth Liu is our next Musician of the Week! She is a current senior at PV and is part of the Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble, Pit Orchestra, and Lunch choir! Elizabeth is another one of those student who brings an extreme amount of talent to the music department of PVHS. Why did you sta...

PV Marching Band to perform in local Memorial Day parades

PV Marching Band to perform in local Memorial Day parades

Matthew Killian, Staff Writer

May 21, 2015

Have you ever seen a Memorial Day parade? Most of the PV community will probably be relaxing during the long Memorial Day weekend before finals, but they may not know that their own classmates and peers are participating in the parades. The Pascack Valley Marching Band will be performing in the local...

Avengers: Age of Ultron: Heavy on superheroes, light where it matters

Avengers: Age of Ultron: Heavy on superheroes, light where it matters

Anthony Vezza, Staff Film Critic

May 18, 2015

“When the universe starts to settle,” Ultron says, “God throws a stone at it.” Imagine the universe as the Marvel Cinematic Universe and "Avengers: Age of Ultron" as one of the many stones being thrown at it, except it’s bigger, louder, and more ambitious than any other stone before it. On a bu...

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