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ValleyChat: Net Neutrality

ValleyChat: Net Neutrality

Jake Topolosky, Audio Host

December 14, 2017


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In this episode, Jake Topolosky discusses the issue of Net Neutrality. With the FCC vote happening today, Topolosky urges people to help tell the government that everyone should have a free and open internet. See the links in the description. ...

ValleyChat: Nick’s Picks

ValleyChat: Nick’s Picks

Jake Topolosky, Audio Host

December 4, 2017


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This is the second episode of a two part ValleyChat special on entrepreneurs in Pascack Valley. Jake Topolosky interviews Nick Tomasi who is going into the music equipment business with his designs for guitar picks. Check out the description on SoundCloud for additional information. ...

ValleyChat: Baked by RoseMary

ValleyChat: Baked by RoseMary

Jake Topolosky, Audio Host

December 1, 2017


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This is the first part of a two part ValleyChat special on entrepreneurs in Pascack Valley. In this episode, Jake Topolosky interviews junior RoseMary Stanchak who has taken up baking as a hobby. ...

Resource officer role filled

Resource officer role filled

Tara Healy, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


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Officer Mike Camporeale walks down the Pascack Valley hallway and is greeted with smiles from the students. This is much different from what he experienced as a patrol officer. Instead of being around town, he gets to build relationships with students in a school setting. Camporeale is the new resource officer at PV...

Kidding around

Kidding around

Emma Palamidis, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


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Vanessa Pikulski stands at the front of the dance room, watching the children practice their tumbling. She stops at each one, fixing what they do wrong and encouraging them to continue practicing. The next day, she uses the same patience to guide the Family Living children in writing their names....

A time to shine

A time to shine

Ava Devincenzo, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


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Her heart is beating at what feels like a million times a minute. Her sweaty palms clench together, butterflies in her stomach. She’s a bundle of nerves. This is her moment to shine, people looking at her, and her only. The curtain comes up, the lights turn on, and it feels like an abundance a...

Seniors enjoy a spooktacular day

Seniors enjoy a spooktacular day

Claire Barnhart, Curstine Guevarra, and Molly Heintze

October 31, 2017


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The Pascack Valley class of 2018 had a chance to enjoy one of their senior privileges: to dress up for Halloween. Here are some pictures of their costumes!  ...

ValleyChat: The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

ValleyChat: The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

Jake Topolosky, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


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In this Halloween themed discussion episode of the ValleyChat, Jake Topolosky explains the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze pumpkin festival in Hudson Valley New York. Make sure to listen until the end for a pumpkin carving question and respond in the comments! ...

Witch Halloween costume will you choose?

Witch Halloween costume will you choose?

Allison Botwinick and Shannon Donnelly

October 30, 2017


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Finding the perfect Halloween costume is easier than you may think. Costumes are all about creativity, so the freedom is all yours. Costumes can be bought at any ordinary clothing store or boutique; it doesn’t need to be Party City. All you need to do is pick garments and accessories that you feel...

Valley and Hills art/history students visit Michelangelo exhibit

Valley and Hills art/history students visit Michelangelo exhibit

Kyle Levanduski, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


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On Oct. 11 and 12, Pascack Valley and Pascack Hills students went on a field trip to the Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel exhibit at the Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus. On Wednesday and Thursday, the field trip was attended by art and history students, respectively. The trip involved...

PV alumnus’ film takes the ‘cake’

PV alumnus’ film takes the ‘cake’

Samantha Nicklas, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


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In the fifth grade, Geremy Jasper stepped up onto a stage, looking out into a crowd of his peers, teachers, and parents. He grabbed the mic from the stand, took one calming breath, and, at the young age of 11, sang what could be considered his debut single, a “Hamilton”-esque “Constitution Rap.” Jas...

ValleyChat: Meddling Kids

ValleyChat: Meddling Kids

Jake Topolosky, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


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In the ValleyChat's Halloween themed book review, Jake Topolosky reviews Meddling Kids: A Novel, by Edgar Cantero, which is a new take on the "Scooby-Doo" classic. ...

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