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Friday Night Drinking: New policies being considered but not imminent

Friday Night Drinking:  New policies being considered but not imminent

Jaimie Smith and Jake Aferiat

November 20, 2014


Filed under News, PV Life

Recent drinking related incidents at Friday night football games have reignited discussion over what policy changes should be implemented at Pascack Valley. Currently policies include a four-day suspension, drug testing, meeting with a drug/alcohol counselor, and a two-week suspension of after-school...

PV “lights the candle” with new club

PV “lights the candle” with new club

Jamie Ryu, Staff Writer

November 18, 2014


Filed under News, PV Life

When Zak Terzini first thought of bringing Light the Candle to PV, he figured a few kids might be interested. He sent out an email with hopes that there would be a few people who’d respond offering to make a card for one of the ten kids that he’d been given a name for. Much to his surprise, his...

Hillsdale Library hosts “Tour De Noir”

Hillsdale Library hosts “Tour De Noir”

Jamie Ryu, Staff Writer

November 14, 2014


Filed under News

“Tour de Noir” was held Thursday at the Hillsdale Public Library. Three of the four authors — Kieran Scott, Micol Ostow, and Lisa Amowitz — were there to speak. A fourth scheduled author, Elizabeth Kiem, was absent due to personal matters. Scott, as a resident of River Vale and having hosted...

Computer club runs coding workshop

Computer club runs coding workshop

Lauren Cohen, Staff Writer

November 11, 2014


Filed under News, PV Life

For the second year in a row, the Pascack Valley Computer Club will be hosting a programming workshop as part of a worldwide event called Hour of Code. This program teaches students basic coding through tutorials that generally work on any computer, smartphone, or tablet. The Hour of Code event will...

Congressional candidate makes Valley visit

Congressional candidate makes Valley visit

Jaimie Smith, Staff Writer

November 2, 2014


Filed under News

Last Wednesday afternoon, 33-year-old Congress candidate Roy Cho came to talk to Pascack Valley students and faculty during Pascack Period. Cho, a Democrat, will oppose longtime incumbent E. Scott Garrett in Tuesday's election. Originally from Freehold Township, Cho painted himself as a true Jersey...

Freshman class elects officers

Freshman class elects officers

Lauren Cohen, Staff Writer

October 29, 2014


Filed under News

Out of the 21 people who ran for a position on the Freshman Class Council, nine were elected by their classmates on Oct. 1 to lead them through their first year of high school. The winners have had some time to adjust to their new roles as leaders of the freshman class. Newly elected president Sam...

PV students prepare for trip to Germany

PV students prepare for trip to Germany

Carly Comito, Staff Writer

October 22, 2014


Filed under News, PV Life

History teacher Ms. Leah Jerome has arranged a unique opportunity for PV students. She, along with business and financial literacy teacher Mr. Matthew Schulien, is taking 15 senior students, some enrolled in her AP World History class and some not, across the world to experience a life-changing...

Homecoming festivities set for Friday

Homecoming festivities set for Friday

John McCarthy, Staff Writer

October 21, 2014


Filed under News

Pascack Valley High School will be holding its first ever Homecoming on Friday. This event will take place at the soccer/baseball fields next to the football field from 4:30 to 6 pm. In the event of inclement weather, it will be moved into the school cafeteria. The evening will start off with a...

Ebola: How much of a threat is it?

Mclean Ambrogio, Staff Writer

October 15, 2014


Filed under Humor, News

Ebola. It’s not the new electronic bola. It can’t send pictures that self-destruct or limit your thoughts to 140 characters; however, it is sweeping the nation. If you haven’t already heard, Ebola is a deadly and contagious disease that is currently enjoying resurgence in western Africa. Ebola...

Valley Cup off to typically hot, semi-miked start

Valley Cup off to typically hot, semi-miked start

Brandon Alvarado, Staff Writer

September 29, 2014


Filed under Humor, News, PV Life

Last Wednesday, the students of Pascack Valley gathered into the gym for the first time of the new school year. For returning students, we were reminded of the heat that the gym carries due to the excited student body getting ready to compete with their peers. For the freshmen, they were able to experience...

Spirit Week kicks off with sports jersey day

Spirit Week kicks off with sports jersey day

September 24, 2014


Filed under News, PV Life, Uncategorized

PV's Valley Cup Week has included dress-up days featuring sports jerseys, tie-dyes, and green. Today will be the first Valley Cup assembly. Among the activities will be a faculty vs. student half-court basketball game. Keep visiting The Smoke Signal for points results and highlights followin...

Quiet time during Pascack Period

Quiet time during Pascack Period

Brianna Ruback, Staff Writer

September 22, 2014


Filed under News, PV Life

The Pascack Period at Valley has been talked about left and right, but starting last Wednesday, Sept. 17, it became a reality. There were various courses offered from “The Art of Food” to the “History of Photography as an Art Form” to SAT and college application classes. However, not everyone...

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