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Expectations VS Reality: Is High School Really Like the Movies?

Hannah Elbogen, Staff Editor October 18, 2021

High School Musical, Mean Girls, and All American are three popular, well-known productions, which are all set in a high school.    However, how accurate are they?    I myself,...

Season one of Disneys Bad Batch: Star Wars was released on May 4,2021. This spinoff follows Clone Force 99, also known as the Bad Batch, as they navigate through a new galaxy during the rise of the Galactic Empire.

‘Bad Batch’: Disney’s new comfort show

Danielle Braune, Staff Writer September 22, 2021

It’s official: I’ve found my new comfort show. How can a tale about a group of specialized clones trying to make their way in the galaxy during the development of the iconic Empire, which we know...

Season one of Disneys Loki was released on June 9, 2021. The show follows Loki, a self proclaimed villain, who has been captured by a the time keepers, a group that has been said to keep the peace across time, for disturbing what is called the sacred timeline.

‘Loki’: A confusing and messy show

Danielle Braune, Staff Writer September 15, 2021

To explain the plot of “Loki,” one of Disney+’s newest Marvel shows, we need to review an event that occurred in Avengers: Endgame. During the film, a handful of the Avengers (Ant Man, Captain...

Season one of Netflixs Shadow and Bone was released on April 23, 2021. The show follows follows an orphaned cartographer in a war-torn world where she unleashes a power that might be able to change the fate of her country.

‘Shadow and Bone’: A series that you need to binge-watch

Ioanna Tsompanellis, Staff Writer June 11, 2021

As someone who enjoys books and watching TV, I personally love adaptations of the stories I read. It’s exciting to see a version of your favorite fictional characters you’ve imagined in your head being...

Season one of Disneys Falcon and Winter Soldier was released on March 19 2021. The show follows two former Avengers, Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes, in their fight to reclaim Captain Americas shield after it was awarded to the new Captain America.

‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’: A powerful show

Danielle Braune, Staff Writer June 3, 2021

I know many of my reviews start off similar to how I'm about to start this one, but hey — some things need to be screamed about. Sam Wilson is so effortlessly cool; nothing but respect for the Falcon. In...

Staff Writer Danielle Braune writes about Taylor Swifts development and vocal range change since the new rendition of her old album, Fearless, has been released.

Fearless (Taylor’s Version): ‘Thrilling to listen to’

Danielle Braune, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

WOW. Taylor Swift, huh? The re-recorded songs of Fearless (Taylor’s Version) packs such a nostalgia kick that all of us need right now. “You Belong With Me” and “Love Story” in Taylor’s...

Due to the pandemic, many students have felt more inclined to cheat on quizzes and test because of there at home setting. The only thing stopping some from cheating is their ethical values, which begs the question of if it is okay to cheat while online.

Opinion: ‘Cheating shouldn’t be necessary’

Megan Austin, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

As I looked at my computer screen I could see the one question I had left blank: number 5. I began to sweat. I was taking the most important test of the semester virtually, and I could feel my phone glaring...

Create Your Own Utopia Podcast

Create Your Own Utopia Podcast

Hailey Migdal, Video Editor April 19, 2021

  In a non-perfect world filled with hardship and struggle, each one of us is presented with a gift. The gift that we all possess is the opportunity to create our own utopia with what we are given...

The Pascack Valley Indian mascot was removed in June of 2020. Since then, community members have continued to express their dissatisfaction through calling into Board of Education meetings and posting on social media.

Editorial: It’s time to move on from the mascot discussion

(Editor’s Note: This is the last planned piece in our coverage package, “What’s in a Name?”) Now that the Indian mascot is gone for good, it’s time to move on.   Some parents and Pascack...

Letter to the Editor: We deserve to be proud of our identity as Asian Americans’

Letter to the Editor: ‘We deserve to be proud of our identity as Asian Americans’

Jack Byun, Pascack Valley student April 5, 2021

(Editor's note: The opinions expressed in this letter are not necessarily those of The PV Student Publication or its staff.) Dear Editor, For quite a while, I have been contemplating sharing my perspective...

Season One of Disneys WandaVision was released on January 15, 2021. The show follows Wanda Maximoff and Vision, two superheroes who have settled down in the town of Westview.

‘WandaVision’: A mind blowing series

Danielle Braune, Staff Writer March 26, 2021

You sit back, jaw agape after watching the latest episode of WandaVision. Your remote is dead weight in your hands. A sense of dread grows in you as you realize:   I need to wait a full week...

In this past year, California has seen a massive surge in wildfires. Seniors Shaina Julis and Jaimie Alessi believe that people must do their part in remaining educated, even though media coverage on the fires has slowed.

Opinion: California wildfires must not be forgotten

Shaina Julis and Jaimie Alessi March 23, 2021

Over the past years, wildfires on the west coast have been destroying land, homes, and livelihoods.  Californians have been hit the hardest by the increasing amount of wildfires in their state. According...

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