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Living the Swede life

Living the Swede life

Rachel Cohen, Staff Editor

October 15, 2017


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Before Samantha Conjour moved to Stockholm, Sweden, she doodled a note on the whiteboard in her room for Jakob Windt to read when he arrived in the United States. While living in the house, he never erased the message. When Conjour returned after three years, the whiteboard still displayed “good luck....

September 2017 Valley Cup Highlights

September 2017 Valley Cup Highlights
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErN0bnOT5yU

Kayla Creagh, Victoria Donofrio, Thomas Guzzo, Alysa Mehl, and Danny Moallem

October 11, 2017


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PV hosted its first Valley Cup in September for the year. The events included a relay race, a guess that song, and a soccer tournament. Below are Smoke Signal pictures and a video from the Valley Cup.    

An ongoing week of respect and kindness

An ongoing week of respect and kindness

Kayla Barry, Managing Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under PV Life, Showcase

This past week, Oct. 2-6, was the Week of Respect at PV. A survey was sent out to the students and faculty asking for a time when someone's kindness made a lasting impact on their life. PV's School Safety Team read some of these responses over the loud speaker, used them in a slideshow, or created a...

I’m a liver (and a fighter)

I’m a liver (and a fighter)

Hailey Juillet, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under PV Life, Showcase

I remember watching all of my classmates jump up and down at the idea of summer finally coming. Middle school was finally over: no more tests or homework — just a chance to forget your problems and start brand new. Well, little did they know that my summer would be a lot different from theirs. ...

ValleyChat: The Golden Record

ValleyChat: The Golden Record

Jake Topolosky, Staff Writer

October 1, 2017


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In the second episode of the ValleyChat, Jake Topolosky continues his conversation on space. Topolosky discusses the Golden Record and what it means for civilization. http://...

ValleyChat: Welcome to the Universe

ValleyChat: Welcome to the Universe

Jake Topolosky, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


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In the first episode of the ValleyChat of the new school year, host Jake Topolosky explains his new trimonthly format. This month's theme is space, as Topolosky reviews a book titled "Welcome to the Universe," by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott. ...

And then there was Hope

And then there was Hope

Sofia Hassan, Staff Writer

September 10, 2017


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As the North Tower began to crumble, Louise Buzzelli sat alone in her room and took her Crucifix off the wall. She held it tight to her chest and prayed to God that her husband and the soon-to-be father would come home safe. All she had was hope. The morning of Sept. 11, 2001, was just a normal ...

New teachers join PV community

New teachers join PV community

Kayla Barry, Managing Editor

August 31, 2017


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The excitement took over. With a knack for baking and an eagerness to impress her family, a young Kate Gilmour was ready to take on the challenge of baking her grandfather's birthday cake. A few hours after starting, the cake came out of the oven, crumbling all over the place. She had forgotten the eggs! G...

10 tips for incoming freshmen

10 tips for incoming freshmen

Rachel Powell and Olivia Stabile

August 30, 2017


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Tip #1: Introduce yourself When you take a seat at your new desk, try saying hello to the person sitting next to you. Chances are, they are just as nervous to be starting high school as you are, and will appreciate you reaching out to them. Pinterest     Tip #2: Realize that y...

Welcome back!

Welcome back!

Lauren Cohen and Madison Gallo

August 23, 2017


Filed under PV Life, Showcase

Welcome back, PV! The Smoke Signal is ready to report on everything related to PV this year. Our site will be updated regularly with the latest PV news, features, sports, arts, opinion, and humor pieces. Video content can be found on our site more frequently as our video coverage has expanded. We are ...

“Class of 2017” Print Edition Portfolio

“Class of 2017” Print Edition Portfolio

Kyle Comito, Editor in Chief

June 13, 2017


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Miss The Smoke Signal's physical copy of the "Class of 2017" end-of-year print edition? You can still view the print edition how it appeared on physical pages at issu.com (as linked above under "print editions"). However, we also put together this collection of the stories published within the print edition all in one place.

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PV senior ends accomplished career

PV senior ends accomplished career

Allison Sumereau, Staff Writer

June 13, 2017


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The clicking of computer keys rattles as PV senior Nicole Beckemeyer vigorously types the last sentences of her opening statement. The thoughts come rushing out of her head as she develops countless ideas. Alongside her, Brian Sumereau prepares the team's rebuttal. The two brainstorm together and loo...

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