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PV senior wins monologue award at Governor’s Awards Competition

PV senior wins monologue award at Governor’s Awards Competition

Justin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2015

On January 31, senior Kira Player won Second Place Dramatic Monologue from the Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey at the Governor’s Awards Competition. Having performed 4 different monologues throughout the competition, the one she received her award for was from a play entitled House Arr...

Pascack Valley hosts second annual Inter-District Choir Festival

Pascack Valley hosts second annual Inter-District Choir Festival

Lauren Cohen, Managing Editor

February 25, 2015

Last Thursday, Pascack Valley hosted the second annual Inter-District Choir Festival. Students participating in the choral programs at both Holdrum Middle School in River Vale and George White Middle School in Hillsdale were invited to perform at this event. The middle schoolers were able to get a taste...

“Boyhood,” “Birdman” predicted as big winners

“Boyhood,” “Birdman” predicted as big winners

Anthony Vezza, Staff Film Critic

February 20, 2015

The 87th Academy Awards awards will take place Sunday night at 7 p.m. on ABC. Best Picture Nominees: American Sniper Birdman Boyhood The Imitation Game The Grand Budapest Hotel Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash Who should win: Boyhood For the most part, 2014 provided an ar...

PV to host Inter-District Choral Festival

PV to host Inter-District Choral Festival

February 9, 2015

Pascack Valley High School Choir, under the direction of Mrs. Argine Safari, is proud to sponsor an Inter-District Choral Festival on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in the PV school auditorium. Everyone is invited to attend. Admission is free, and refreshments will be sold during the intermission. The...

PV Literary Magazine now accepting submissions

PV Literary Magazine now accepting submissions

Jamie Ryu, Staff Writer

February 3, 2015

The Pascack Valley Literature and Arts Magazine, Outside In, is currently accepting submissions for this spring’s publication. This year, for the first time in three years, the literary magazine will be accepting musical submissions, which must be original pieces and—if accepted—will be rec...

PV Rocks: Where the teachers put on the show!

PV Rocks: Where the teachers put on the show!

Serena Steinfeld, Staff Writer, "Valley Gal" blogger

January 21, 2015

Want to see all your favorite teachers on the stage? Come to PV Rocks on Wednesday, January 28th at 7 pm! Teachers rocking the stage include: Ms. Tina Marchiano, Mr. Anthony Judilla, Ms. Christine Steinmetz,  Ms. Christine Back, Mr. Matthew Morone, Mr. Paul Zeller, Mr. Bob Buesser, ...

Unsolicited Advice For the Girl Who Is Still Waiting for Him to Save Her

Melissa Gargiulo

January 14, 2015

  After Jeanann Verlee   He is not going to save you. Get up off the bathroom floor. Take the cigarette out of your mouth. Eat something when you sit down for dinner. He is not going to save you.   The boy that danced with you in the street at 3 AM is no longer here. He is...

Tri-M Induction Ceremony welcomes new members

Tri-M Induction Ceremony welcomes new members

Vanessa Rutigliano, Managing Editor

January 13, 2015

The Tri-M Induction Ceremony and Concert was held on Thursday, Jan. 8 to welcome this year’s new Tri-M members. Tri-M is an International Music Honor Society for both choir and band students. Each of the students inducted have shown leadership, dedication, and a powerful love of music during their...

LOL Lit Mag Benefit — Student Performances

Pierce Kerin, Staff Writer

December 23, 2014

On Thursday Night, there was a special ceremony occurring in the Lower Café. There were festive lights that lined the ground and the walls; Characteristic pictures and drawings carpeted the walls; A unique atmosphere enveloped the entire room. No one would have even known that the LOL program was set...

Top Ten Movies of 2014

Top Ten Movies of 2014

Anthony Vezza, Staff Film Critic

December 23, 2014

10. X-Men: Days of Future Past Kicking off the list is an early summer superhero flick, X-Men: Days of Future Past. The film assembled all the cast members from previous X-Men movies and resulted in a thought-provoking time traveling story that had fans and critics asking for more. Also notable for ...

Foxcatcher: Wrestling with ambitions

Foxcatcher: Wrestling with ambitions

Anthony Vezza, Staff Film Critic

December 22, 2014

Based on the shocking true story, "Foxcatcher" tells the story of Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum), who despite winning a gold medal, feels overshadowed by his older brother (Mark Ruffalo) and takes matters into his own hands to overcome this feeling. In his frustration, Mark frantically...

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