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PVTV debuts Friday

PVTV debuts Friday

Sam Nicklas, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The first episode of PVTV, Pascack Valley’s first broadcast news show, will debut on The Smoke Signal’s website on Friday. According to Mr. Michael Sherman, PV Video Production teacher and producer of the show, this student led program will “showcase the school and the town in a whole new way...

Haunted highlights from Halloween Talent Night

Haunted highlights from Halloween Talent Night

Ariela Alfonso, Zana Allajbegu, Curstine Guevarra, Meghan Lee, and Evan Mathai

November 1, 2017


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19 acts took the stage on Oct. 30 at the annual Halloween Talent Night hosted by the PV Choir. Here are some highlights from the evening. All videos were taken by Ariela Alfonso, Curstine Guevarra, and Meghan Lee. Casey Lewis, Allie Sandt and Liam Sandt perform "Alphabet Aerobics," from "Black...

The Smoke Signal wins 37 awards at GSSPA Conference

The Smoke Signal wins 37 awards at GSSPA Conference

Curstine Guevarra and Alysa Mehl

November 1, 2017


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This past Monday, members of The Smoke Signal took a trip to the annual Garden State Scholastic Press Association Fall Conference held at Rutgers University. The conference is attended by student journalists all across the state of New Jersey. There, The Smoke Signal won 34 individual awards includi...

Smoke Signal announced as a finalist in GSSPA print categories

Smoke Signal announced as a finalist in GSSPA print categories

Ally Botwinick, Staff Editor

October 26, 2017


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The Garden State Scholastic Press Association recently tweeted that The Smoke Signal is a finalist for 12 individual awards in the categories of photography, opinion, editorial, sports writing, feature writing, and news writing. The  Garden State Scholastic Press Association (GSSPA) is New Jersey...

New plan allows Demarest Farm customers to park on side streets

New plan allows Demarest Farm customers to park on side streets

Jake Lutz, Ricky Lutz, and Erik Mannino

October 23, 2017


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The Bergen County Agriculture Development Board voted on a plan that would temporarily lift a parking ban around Demarest Farms on Sept. 6. Customers are now allowed to park on residential streets near the farm for the next three years. Demarest Farms authorized parking on the side streets two years...

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


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

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...

Julia Guskind

Julia Guskind

October 9, 2017


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Julia Guskind is a junior and joined The Smoke Signal at the end of her sophomore year. She looks forward to contributing more pieces.

Matt Ricciardi

Matt Ricciardi

October 9, 2017


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Matt Ricciardi is a junior, and this is his third year contributing to The Smoke Signal’s sports department. He is excited to work with the staff this year.

Ariela Alfonso

Ariela Alfonso

October 9, 2017


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Ariela is a freshman on her first year of The Smoke Signal. She enjoys the arts, being involved, and capturing the best moments.

Zana Allajbegu

Zana Allajbegu

October 9, 2017


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Zana Allajbegu is a freshman, and it’s her first year as part of The Smoke Signal. She takes a liking to art, music, and the crystal clarity of professional cameras.

Evan Mathai

Evan Mathai

October 9, 2017


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Evan Mathai is a freshman, starting his first year as a photographer for The Smoke Signal. Evan enjoys candlelit dinners, and long walks on the beach.

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