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PV fashion classes host annual fashion show

PV fashion classes host annual fashion show

Matt Austin, Victoria Donofrio, and Molly Heintze

May 23, 2019


Filed under Arts, PV Life, Showcase

The Pascack Valley annual fashion show, featuring students from Annette Moliono's fashion design classes, took place in the PV cafeteria on Thursday, May 23. Prior to the show, attendees were able to try cupcakes that were made by the culinary arts students. The show was split into six scenes where st...

Teachers Take On Teen Slang

Teachers Take On Teen Slang

Julia Chiola and Hailey Migdal

May 21, 2019


Filed under Humor, PV Life, Showcase, Teachers Take On, Video

Pascack Valley teachers, Bill Rawson, Michela Piccolini, Russ Grier, and Leah Jerome take on popular teen slang words. ...

The journey to gold

The journey to gold

Ilmie Xhaferi, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019


Filed under PV Life, Showcase

Pascack Valley sophomores, Julia Scozzafava and Kate Ng, have been involved in Girl Scouts for over 10 years. “Girl Scouts gives you opportunities to learn about various topics, so when we go on trips we learn new things and give back to the community,” Scozzafava said. Girls Scouts is a ...

‘A desire to know is my main motivation’

‘A desire to know is my main motivation’

Olivia Moreno, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019


Filed under PV Life, Showcase

When Pascack Valley senior Shauna McLean was in sixth grade, she always found herself bored in class. Seeing her boredom, her mother gave her the option to skip seventh grade and go directly into eighth. This decision was nerve-racking for her mom, but she wanted to support McLean because she knew that it...

Senior project becomes ‘passion project’

Senior project becomes ‘passion project’

Katie Mullaney, Staff Editor

May 9, 2019


Filed under PV Life, Showcase

Pascack Valley senior Emily McAuliffe is working on a student art and service project to collect art from students and unpublished artists. They are going to sell the pieces of artwork and allocate the money to fund at-risk LGBTQ youth who have been kicked out of their homes. “Living with pe...

‘Sapienza: True Events’ to debut

‘Sapienza: True Events’ to debut

Vasili Karalewich, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019


Filed under PV Life, Showcase

A group of video production students led by Pascack Valley seniors Matthew Mugno, Steven Murno, and Jeremy Monge have announced that they are to release their film mini-series “Sapienza: True Events” on May 13. This will be after AP exam testing and before seniors have their laptops taken away. ...

ValleyChat: Finance Sam Preview

ValleyChat: Finance Sam Preview

Jake Topolosky, Audio Host

April 28, 2019


Filed under PV Life

The Smoke Signal's podcast ValleyChat will be ending soon from the impending end of the school year. In light of this, host Jake Topolosky's brother, Sam Topolosky, will be hosting his own new podcast titled Finance Sam. Sam will discuss all kinds of topics relating to finance and economics, includin...

‘Be More Chill’ takes creative risks to teach life lessons

‘Be More Chill’ takes creative risks to teach life lessons

Jason Leibfried, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


Filed under Arts, PV Life, Showcase

What would you do if you had the opportunity to take a pill? But not just any pill – a pill that would make you popular, help you make all the right decisions, and win over your crush. A pill that would help you “be more chill”. Would you take it? I recently saw the Broadway Musical “Be Mo...

Tri-M Music Honor Society holds spring talent night

Tri-M Music Honor Society holds spring talent night

Matt Austin, Molly Heintze, and Rachel Cohen

April 8, 2019


Filed under Arts, PV Life, Showcase

The Tri-M Music Honor Society hosted a spring talent night in the Pascack Valley auditorium at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 4. The event consisted of musical performances from PV students and members of the choir and band. Isabella Tjan and Lisa Agranov perform Dodie Clark's version of "New York, N...

Trained to save lives

Trained to save lives

Tara Healy, Staff Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under PV Life, Showcase

When family and consumer sciences teacher Julianne Downes did the Heimlich maneuver on one of her students during her class on Mar. 13, it was not her first time saving someone who was choking. Her now 18-year-old son, Brendan, was two years old when he choked on the steering wheel of a toy car. Downes...

Junior Prom Slideshow 2019

Junior Prom Slideshow 2019

Molly Heintze, John Castellanos, and Evan Mathai

March 31, 2019


Filed under PV Life, Showcase

Pascack Valley's class of 2020 had its Junior Prom on Thursday, March, 28. The event took place at The Estate at Florentine Gardens in River Vale. The night consisted of a cocktail hour followed by dinner and dancing.

‘A completely new world’

‘A completely new world’

Brianna Espindola, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


Filed under PV Life, Showcase

Now a Pascack Valley sophomore, 13-year-old Adriana Bermudez woke up knowing her life would change forever on Dec. 11, 2015. She was about to leave her sister, grandmother, boyfriend, friends, and hometown Cruces, Cuba, to go live in New Jersey with her uncle. Bermudez said she felt as if she “entere...

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