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PV to hold fifth annual homecoming

PV to hold fifth annual homecoming

Rachel Cohen, Editor in Chief

September 12, 2019

Pascack Valley’s fifth annual homecoming BBQ will be held adjacent to the football field from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28. Admission to the event is free and will include food and music before, during, and after PV football takes on Demarest at 1 p.m. If there is inclement weather, ...

PV Theatre announces roles for its fall drama

PV Theatre announces roles for its fall drama

Ava Devincenzo, Staff Editor

September 9, 2019

Pascack Valley senior Dan Large will be starring as Lysander, junior Tyler Toledo as Demetrius, junior Kyle Towey as Nick Bottom, sophomore Lauren Kalfus as Hermia, sophomore Shana Bloom as Helena, senior Gus Koeniges as Oberon, junior Talia Dian as Titania, and sophomore Axel Marshall as Robin Goodfell...

Pascack Valley stuns Northern Highlands in season opener

Pascack Valley stuns Northern Highlands in season opener

Spencer Goldstein and BJ McGrane

September 6, 2019

“Why not us?” Pascack Valley girls soccer head coach Amy Lombardo said this to her team during halftime of their scoreless game against powerhouse Northern Highlands, who took home the Group 3 state title with a 22-1 record just one year prior.  The Indians would go on to defeat Northern...

More senior privileges withheld than previous years

More senior privileges withheld than previous years

Katie Mullaney, Editor in Chief

September 2, 2019

Seventy seniors had their senior privileges suspended due to 20 combined absences and tardies, and around 25 students who had more than one D letter grade. Student privileges were also withheld for instances of misconduct and violations of the student handbook, according to Assistant Principal John Puccio. “If I had a list, I would believe the number of students [whose privileges were...

Israeli Veterans visit PV

Israeli Veterans visit PV

Rachel Cohen, Staff Editor

June 6, 2019

Veterans from Haifa, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and other areas of Israel visited Pascack Valley world history students to talk about their experiences on Thursday, June 6. The Veterans are a part of Zahal Shalom, an organization of families in Bergen County that houses those who are injured, physically or psychologicall...

Pascack Valley holds first lip dub

Pascack Valley holds first lip dub

Rachel Cohen, Staff Editor

June 6, 2019

Pascack Valley students and faculty members participated in PV’s first ever lip dub on May 26. The video was shown at PVTV’s Talent Night on Wednesday, June 5, and published on YouTube on Thursday, June 6. The lip dub was organized by PV juniors Brianna Oliveira and Sienna Orlando and filmed...

PV seniors raise money for Veterans

PV seniors raise money for Veterans

Tara Healy, Staff Editor

June 5, 2019

Pascack Valley seniors Cole Donnellan and Megan Viganola raised over $600 for the American Legion with the Veterans from Post 162 on May 23 and May 24. They set up two tables to collect money, one by the front door and one by the side door near the new gymnasium. The idea to raise money for Veterans at PV c...

New security gate built in breezeway

New security gate built in breezeway

Tara Healy, Staff Editor

May 29, 2019

A new gate was built over spring break in Pascack Valley’s breezeway was finished on May 13. The breezeway is a roofed outdoor passage that connects the science wing to the library hallway. As a security measure, the new gate denies direct access into the building when doors are unlocked, which previ...

‘A part of PV’

‘A part of PV’

Rachel Cohen, Staff Editor

May 19, 2019

After 22 years of working at Pascack Valley, Assistant Principal Debbie Squiccimarri is retiring at the end of this year. Christine Pollinger, the program coordinator of Park Academy, will become the interim assistant principal of PV for the 2019-2020 school year. Her approval will be decided at the B...

Annual ‘Senior Assassins’ game ends early

Annual ‘Senior Assassins’ game ends early

Rachel Cohen, Staff Editor

May 16, 2019

"Senior Assassins," a game where seniors eliminate their targets using water guns, was canceled by Pascack Valley Senior Class Council President and game coordinator Kevin Conrad on a GroupMe senior group chat on May 15. He said in a text message on GroupMe that the game “has brought out the worst....

The heart of the challenge

The heart of the challenge

Ilmie Xhaferi, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

After becoming the first all-girl Panasonic Creative Design Challenge team at Pascack Valley, PV seniors Brenna Collins, Bianca Belmonte, and Julia Guskind were awarded with a “Special Category” prize for “Best Overall Documentation” on April 16 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newa...

Pascack Pi-oneers end season with 7 awards

Pascack Pi-oneers end season with 7 awards

Thomas DeWitt, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

The Pascack Pi-oneers, the Pascack Valley Regional High School District’s robotics team, recently returned from their five day trip to the FIRST Championship in Detroit, Michigan, marking the conclusion of the team’s 15th season competing. This season, the team won a total of seven awards, includin...

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