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PV softball team to host its third annual 5k

PV softball team to host its third annual 5k

Katie Mullaney, Staff Editor

March 23, 2019


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The Pascack Valley softball team is hosting its third annual Shamrock 5k Run and Walk to raise money for team equipment and a donation to Meadowbrook Elementary School at Meadowbrook and Stonybrook Swim Club at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 24. “It's a fun way to support your team, and what else are you...

Unity in the Valley highlights

Unity in the Valley highlights

Matt Austin and Rachel Cohen

March 20, 2019


Filed under Graffiti Coverage, News, Showcase

The Pascack Valley Regional High School District hosted a Unity in the Valley event featuring a keynote presentation from New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, a message from New Jersey Rep. Josh Gottheimer, and speeches from community and religious leaders on Tuesday, March 19. ...

PV community responds to the Unity in the Valley event

PV community responds to the Unity in the Valley event

Katie Mullaney and Mimi Xhaferi

March 20, 2019


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The Pascack Valley community and members of local towns attended the Unity in the Valley event in PV's auditorium to listen to community leaders, religious leaders, and specifically, a presentation by New Jersey Attorney General, Gurbir Grewal, on Tuesday, March 19. Below is feedback that The Smoke Sig...

PVRHSD holds Unity in the Valley event at PV

PVRHSD holds Unity in the Valley event at PV

Rachel Cohen and Madison Gallo

March 20, 2019


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New Jersey's 61st Attorney General Gurbir Grewal is the first Sikh in the U.S. to become an attorney general. Gurbir gave a keynote presentation, along with prominent community members, students, faith leaders, and a message from New Jersey Rep. Josh Gottheimer at the Unity in the Valley event that too...

Exclusive interview with NJ Attorney General

Exclusive interview with NJ Attorney General

Madison Gallo and Josh DeLuca

March 20, 2019


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(Editor's Note: Prior to Tuesday's "Unity in the Valley" event, The Smoke Signal had a chance to sit down with New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, the night's keynote speaker, for an exclusive interview. The following is a transcript of Grewal's interview with Smoke Signal Editor-in-Chief Mad...

Minor charged in hate and bias incident

Minor charged in hate and bias incident

Madison Gallo and Rachel Cohen

March 4, 2019


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A minor was recently found responsible for at least one of the hate and bias incidents at Pascack Valley High School and has been charged by the Hillsdale Police Department, according to an email sent to the Pascack Valley Regional High School District community by PVRHSD Superintendent Erik Gundersen o...

Unity in the Valley to host kick-off event at PV

Unity in the Valley to host kick-off event at PV

Rachel Cohen, Staff Editor

March 4, 2019


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Unity in the Valley is hosting its first kick-off event with presentations from the Anti-Defamation League and New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal who will be sharing his experiences with discrimination. The event will be held in the Pascack Valley auditorium from 7 p.m to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Marc...

Speaker talks to PV students about ‘The Teen Sleeping Crisis’

Speaker talks to PV students about ‘The Teen Sleeping Crisis’

Hailey Juillet, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


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Honors U.S. history II and psychology teacher, Ryan Walter, hosted an assembly to promote awareness on the crisis surrounding teen sleeping habits on Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Pascack Valley auditorium. The assembly discussed “The Teen Sleeping Crisis,” teen sleep habits, sleep disorders, and th...

New Voices for New Jersey

New Voices for New Jersey

Katie Mullaney, Staff Editor

January 30, 2019


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(Editor’s note: This article was written in October for a Garden State Scholastic Press Association news write-off contest and won second place on Jan. 26. This article was published for Student Press Freedom Day on Jan. 30.)  John Tagliareni, one of the founding members of the Garden State Scholas...

Dance Team hosts ‘send off’ to Florida competition

Dance Team hosts ‘send off’ to Florida competition

Rachel Cohen, Staff Editor

January 29, 2019


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The Pascack Valley Regional Dance Team hosted its farewell performance on Monday, Jan. 28, before leaving for the Dance Team Union Nationals on Thursday, Jan. 31. The event was held at 7:30 p.m. in the new gymnasium and featured performances from the PVRDT and the River Vale Rockers. Nationals ...

Cohen, Mullaney named editors in chief for 2019-2020 school year

Cohen, Mullaney named editors in chief for 2019-2020 school year

Olivia Moreno, Staff Writer

January 27, 2019


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Pascack Valley juniors Rachel Cohen and Katherine Mullaney will be editors in chief of The Smoke Signal for the 2019-2020 school year, the publication has announced. “We are different people, but I feel like we work really well together,” Mullaney said. “I am excited to see what this will bring for both of ...

PVRHSD faculty to attend seminar on MLK Day

PVRHSD faculty to attend seminar on MLK Day

Madison Gallo, Editor in Chief

January 17, 2019


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Pascack Valley Regional High School District’s faculty will attend a seminar on Martin Luther King Day, Monday Jan. 21 about the history of racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination hosted by Seton Hall University’s College of Arts and Sciences at the university’s campus in South Orange. The prof...

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