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Talent show to benefit PV Choir

Talent show to benefit PV Choir

October 26, 2014


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PV singers, instrumentalists, actors and dancers will take to the stage this Thursday as PV choir will present its Talent Show in the PV auditorium. All proceeds will benefit PV choirs in their future endeavors, including the award-winning Chamber Choir's upcoming International Competition in Dublin,...

Fury: A realistic and brutal look at the last days of World War II

Fury: A realistic and brutal look at the last days of World War II

Anthony Vezza, Staff Film Critic

October 26, 2014


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No war film should ever be taken lightly. There’s always something new to offer in the midst of the carnage and chaos. Classic war films such as "Apocalypse Now" and "Platoon" have shown the psychological impact and the loss of innocence that comes from war. Other films such as "Black Hawk Down" and...

Cafeteria transformed into coffeehouse to benefit PV Choir

Cafeteria transformed into coffeehouse to benefit PV Choir

Molly Henry, Staff Writer

October 20, 2014


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Gone were the usual connected table and chair units, replaced with audience seating and actual tables and chairs. The florescent lights were off, the room lit by lamps and electric candles. Under the performers’ microphones was a beautiful rug, and behind them hung a cloth decorated with an ethnic...

Creative Writing Opportunity

Creative Writing Opportunity

C. Leppert, Arts Editor

October 15, 2014


Filed under Arts, PV Life

The Smoke Signal is excited to announce the launch of its creative writing initiative. About once per month, we’ll be accepting open submissions for new student art, both visual and literary, to be published on the website. We’ll be working to create a showcase of student talent throughout the year. For...

“Gone Girl” a David Fincher gem

“Gone Girl” a David Fincher gem

Anthony Vezza, Staff Film Critic

October 8, 2014


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Directed by David Fincher and based on the book by Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl follows Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck), as his life is turned upside down from the media circus involving the disappearance of his wife (Rosamund Pike). Eventually, the spotlight is turned on Nick when it’s questioned if he was i...

PV Theatre serves up “The Dining Room”

PV Theatre serves up “The Dining Room”

Jamie Ryu, Staff Writer

October 5, 2014


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We’re finally here. It’s finally autumn. The wind is picking up, the days getting colder, the leaves slowly becoming yellow and brittle. The jittering excitement of fall football looms in the air everyday. But fall doesn’t mean football and leaves changing color and cold to everyone. To some people,...

“Cover to Cover” book club announces selection

“Cover to Cover” book club announces selection

October 1, 2014


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Cover to Cover’s October Book Selection: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz Join us for food, fun, and conversation! Tuesday, Oct. 28 LUNCH period (11:00-11:53) Room 209 (Slockett) Bring your lunch Snacks and conversation provided! Questions? Email bsloc...

Long-awaited “Titan” shelved for good

Alex Mailander, Staff Writer

September 30, 2014


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Bad news rolled in last Sunday as Blizzard announced that it was officially canceling its next planned MMO, "Titan." After seven years in development, it was supposed to be the next generation MMO masterpiece, but the developers found a major problem. “We didn’t find the fun. We didn’t find...

“Drop” in for a treat

Anthony Vezza, Smoke Signal film critic

September 24, 2014


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There’s a lot to say about the film, The Drop. It has three stellar performances from Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and the late James Gandolfini. It has a dark melancholy tone like most of Dennis Lehane’s work (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone). And it has a well-told story with intricate characters. The story ce...

A look back at three hit movies from summer 2014

Anthony Vezza, Staff Writer

September 22, 2014


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There is no other season when it comes to movies than the summer. It’s a time where highly anticipated films with iconic stars are released, much to the enjoyment of moviegoing masses. This past summer an extremely wide variety of films hit the theaters, from small indie films to huge blockbusters. An...

PV Choir to host Youth Chorus Festival

September 12, 2014


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PV choir will be hosting a one-day Youth Chorus Festival for ANY students in grades 5-9 on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., followed by a concert at 5 p.m. The day will be filled with music games, vocal exercises, and fun activities. Most importantly, with learning new songs that wil...

Coming soon: Comprehensive coverage of the Arts

Coming soon: Comprehensive coverage of the Arts

Smoke Signal Staff

September 1, 2014


Filed under Arts

Do you like music? Theater? Movies? If so, you'll definitely want to visit this site often. Coverage of the arts will always be one click away, as The Smoke Signal strives to bring you all the coverage you deserve of PV's choir and band happenings, as well as talent show coverage and music and...

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