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PV set to play only home Friday night game of the season

PV set to play only home Friday night game of the season

Trey Herenda, Sports Writer

October 13, 2017


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The Pascack Valley varsity football schedule looks different compared to last year. This year, the PV football schedule includes mostly Saturday afternoon home games rather than the typical Friday night games from previous years. This season, all but one of of PV’s home games are on a Saturday aft...

New security to block Chrome extensions

New security to block Chrome extensions

Rachel Cohen, Staff Editor

October 12, 2017


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Mr. Paul Zeller, the Director of Instructional Technology in the Pascack Valley Regional High School District, sent out an email to the PV student body at 11:28 a.m. on Tuesday.   The email addressed that the technology department had viewed PV students installing Chrome extensions to bypass the cont...

Hillsdale Police Department hosts ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event

Hillsdale Police Department hosts ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event

Madison Gallo and Kayla Barry

October 5, 2017


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Wednesday was ‘National Coffee with a Cop’ day. In honor of this day, the Hillsdale Police Department held its own ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event at the Hillsdale Starbucks from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sergeant Chris Cognac of the Hawthorne Police Department in California was one of the founders of ...

Summer reading returns

Summer reading returns

October 3, 2017


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Class of 2020 to Hold Alzheimer’s Walk

Class of 2020 to Hold Alzheimer’s Walk

Rachel Cohen, Staff Editor

September 28, 2017


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On Sunday, Oct. 15, Pascack Valley Class of 2020 will be hosting an Alzheimer’s Walk at Overpeck Park in Ridgefield Park, N.J. Registration for the walk begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. Ms. Ashley Arroyo, a Spanish teacher at PV and the sophomore class advisor, is organizing the event for...

Hillsdale Library extends art exhibition invitation

Hillsdale Library extends art exhibition invitation

Rachel Powell, Staff Editor

September 25, 2017


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The Hillsdale Library is always seeking artists and photographers to exhibit their work and is extending an invitation to the student body at Pascack Valley. Exhibits may run for one full calendar month, and the library has a hanging system for flat artwork with wires and three lockable display ...

Food options limited at football games

Food options limited at football games

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Writer

September 20, 2017


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Hungry fans coming to Saturday’s Pascack Valley football game may have gone home afterward with an even bigger appetite. Last year, the fans had the option of eating a slice of pizza, hot dog, or other typical ballpark foods, but on Saturday, that was not the case. Uncle Louie G's Italian Ices &...

PV observes Suicide Prevention Week

PV observes Suicide Prevention Week

Lauren Cohen, Editor in Chief

September 18, 2017


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Last November, the PV community was devastated when Jack Farrell took his own life. Farrell, then a PV senior, was well-liked by his peers and teachers alike. His suicide came as a shock to everyone who knew him. The next morning, PV’s halls were quiet. Tears streamed down the faces of the mem...

Smoke Signal announced as a finalist for GSSPA Awards

Smoke Signal announced as a finalist for GSSPA Awards

Lauren Cohen and Allison Botwinick

September 14, 2017


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The Garden State Scholastic Press Association (GSSPA) is New Jersey’s student publication organization. Every fall, it holds a contest in which different student publications are awarded first, second, and third place, as well as honorable mentions, for a multitude of categories in print. This f...

Photo Essay: PV students travel to the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota

Photo Essay: PV students travel to the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota

Rachel Powell, Staff Editor

September 11, 2017


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Over the summer, a group of Pascack Valley students traveled to the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota, home of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe, with history teachers Leah Jerome and Marisa Mathias. The students volunteered at the Cheyenne River Youth Project. They set up the School Supply Di...

Goodbye mixed English classes

Goodbye mixed English classes

Kelsey Hagen, Staff Writer

June 14, 2017


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PV senior Josh Smartenko is a fan of the Honors/CP mixed English class. It is a chance for him to see friends that he might not normally be with in his other classes. Starting the following school year, the Honors/CP English classes will no longer be an option. Currently, PV juniors and seniors have the o...

District redesigns website

District redesigns website

Jamie Ryu, Staff Editor

June 13, 2017


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The Pascack Valley community can say goodbye to the familiar old website. The technology department launched a new website on the afternoon of June 9. In addition, the administration plans to launch a mobile app in the fall. According to Mr. Paul Zeller, Director of Instructional Technology in t...

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