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PV senior to premiere documentary about black culture

PV senior to premiere documentary about black culture

Vanessa Rutigliano, Assistant Editor in Chief

May 18, 2015

Kira Player, a senior at PV, has created an original documentary about black culture as her senior project. The documentary, called "Throw Some Shade," will be premiering at PV in the auditorium at 7 p.m. tonight. Admission is free and there will be a discussion afterward about the film, led by Play...

Poem: Angela

Robyn Roznitsky

May 15, 2015

She has a million different faces. She keeps them in a metal box with rusting hinges and flakey paint.   She has built a fortress around her mind. It towers high enough so that no one could see over on either side, except for the person standing on top.   She has...

Musician of the Week: Eric Stigliano

Musician of the Week:  Eric Stigliano

Chandni Shah, Staff Writer

May 15, 2015

There are many talented musicians here at Pascack Valley that work hard everyday to achieve goals in their music careers. Therefore, to honor and recognize these wonderfully dedicated musicians, The Smoke Signal has decided to start weekly articles about one student that has greatly contributed to the mus...

Tri-M Honors Society to host Karaoke Night

Tri-M Honors Society to host Karaoke Night

Vanessa Rutigliano, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2015

For all students who love to sing, the Tri-M Music Honors Society is hosting a Karaoke Night in the auditorium on April 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. Audience members can sing along to their favorite songs during the show, and refreshments will be sold in the lobby during intermission. The cost for admission...

PV Band hosts Interdistrict Band Concert

PV Band hosts Interdistrict Band Concert

Robyn Roznitsky, Staff Writer

April 19, 2015

PV's Interdistrict Band Festival took place on Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. At this festival, the PV Band got a chance to perform with the bands from Holdrum Middle School and George G. White Middle School for the first time. The middle schools had previously prepared individual compositions, which...

PV Band presents spring concert

PV Band presents spring concert

Vanessa Rutigliano, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2015

On Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m., PV's band students presented a spring concert for family and friends. Under the direction of band director Mr. Joseph Zajac, the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble performed. One Encore song was also played at the end of the concert. ...

“Life is Strange” episode two is better than the first

“Life is Strange” episode two is better than the first

Alex Mailander, Video Game Columnist

March 30, 2015

DontNod Studios published the second installment of their new hit video game series, Life is Strange, on Tuesday. I pre-ordered all five episodes, so I got the opportunity to continue the story as soon as it hit the online store. From the first few moments of this second installment, a keen eye will...

Select students play for PV Theatre Orchestra

Select students play for PV Theatre Orchestra

Robyn Roznitsky, Staff Writer

March 20, 2015

Anything Goes is the typical story of boy-meets-girl, but with a twist: this time, the boy meets the girl on a cruise ship setting sail for London during the 1930s. Pascack Valley Theatre’s cast, crew, and orchestra are performing Anything Goes on March 19th, 20th, and 21st, and tickets for students ...

Backstage pass: Anything Goes cast edition

Backstage pass: Anything Goes cast edition

Nicole Zamlout, Staff Writer

March 20, 2015

Today, I want to slip you all into the world of PV Theatre. Now, I know that the ways of theater aren’t very well known to those who aren’t in it, so here is a small trip behind the scenes. The biggest and most important thing to speak about: rehearsal. Rehearsals are scheduled every day after...

Chappie: New robot, old concept

Chappie: New robot, old concept

Anthony Vezza, Staff Film Critic

March 19, 2015

At the beginning of "Chappie," Michelle Bradely (Sigourney Weaver) addresses Vincent Moore’s (Hugh Jackman) alternate creation to replace the robot police force as "overkill." Overkill is the most accurate way to describe Neill Blomkamp’s new sci-fi film. "Chappie" takes place in a futuristic...

Keeping Up Appearances: The Creation of “Lady Crew”

Keeping Up Appearances: The Creation of “Lady Crew”

Nina Henry, Staff Writer

March 17, 2015

It started as only a handful of students with a passion for fashion design. But in the space of less than four years, the PVHS Theatre costume crew has blossomed into a full-fledged department. While the costume crew has always been an integral part of the theatre program, it has grown exponentially...

“Anything Goes” set for this weekend

“Anything Goes” set for this weekend

Vanessa Rutigliano, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2015

This weekend, want to enjoy some music, magic, and mayhem? If so, come out to support the cast and crew of PV Theatre as they present their spring musical, Anything Goes, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The performances will be taking place from Thursday, March 19th to Saturday, March 21. Ther...

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