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March 2019 Valley Cup highlights

March 2019 Valley Cup highlights

Molly Heintze and Matt Austin

March 18, 2019


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Pascack Valley held its third Valley Cup of the year on Friday, March 15. The event started with PV Theatre performing a dance from the musical "Once Upon a Mattress." Students also participated in many events including "Finding Kennedy," Battle of the Bands, and Tug of War. Below are some of the hi...

PV Theatre presents “Once Upon a Mattress”

PV Theatre presents “Once Upon a Mattress”

Tara Healy, Staff Editor

March 14, 2019


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The well-known fairytale of “The Princess and The Pea” is taking on a new form on Thursday, March 14, to Saturday, March 16. Pascack Valley Theatre will be presenting the musical comedy, “Once Upon a Mattress.” There will be four performances at PV’s auditorium: a 7 p.m. performance nightl...

‘The stars aligned’

‘The stars aligned’

Rachel Cohen, Staff Editor

March 13, 2019


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Jeff Jasper said that it was his son, Geremy Jasper’s “dream come true,” to direct movies. Pascack Valley class of 1994 alumnus Geremy signed with Lionsgate to direct the movie, “Night Circus,” which is based off of a fantasy and romantic drama screenplay. The movie has been a developing project...

Love in PV

Love in PV

February 14, 2019


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Women in Engineering

Women in Engineering

Ava Devincenzo, Staff Editor

February 6, 2019


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Pascack Valley seniors Julia Guskind, Brenna Collins, and Bianca Belmonte participated in this year’s Panasonic Creative Design Challenge hosted by the New Jersey Institute of Technology on Jan. 30. “Panasonic’s goal is to encourage kids to think creatively in order to design a device to s...

PV Litmag hosts Lit Out Loud event

PV Litmag hosts Lit Out Loud event

Molly Heintze and Ariela Alfonso

February 4, 2019


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The Pascack Valley Literature and Arts Magazine hosted its Lit Out Loud event on Thursday, Jan. 31, in the lower cafeteria. Students had the opportunity to perform songs and read original poetry. As well as performances, artwork created by students were displayed.   Seniors Tara McNiff and...

ValleyChat: Super Bowl Special

ValleyChat: Super Bowl Special

Jake Topolosky, Audio Host

January 30, 2019


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Host Jake Topolosky sits down with Josh DeLuca, Noah Schwartz, and Jeremy Lesserson of the sports department to discuss predictions for Super Bowl Sunday in this special broadcast.   ...

ValleyChat: Nick’s Picks Follow-Up

ValleyChat: Nick’s Picks Follow-Up

Jake Topolosky, Audio Host

January 28, 2019


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Host Jake Topolosky talks with Pascack Valley senior Nick Tomasi about his recent achievements with his guitar pick business and the people he has met on the path to success.   ...

Intern to Brooklyn

Intern to Brooklyn

Rachel Cohen, Staff Editor

January 13, 2019


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Pascack Valley senior Rhianna Barry, owner Heidi Skelton, and manager Nikki Yellin of Threads, a women’s boutique in Westwood, attended a FAME show at the Javits Center in Brooklyn for their spring collection on Monday, Jan. 7. The event was a marketplace that consisted of brands that the store pur...

Stylin’ and Profilin’

Stylin’ and Profilin’

Rachel Cohen, Staff Editor

January 11, 2019


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  Jeff Jasper, a Pascack Valley history teacher and girls basketball coach, recalls PV alumnus Natalie Bade as being “outside of the mainstream in what she does.” Bade said that Jasper had taught her work ethic and how to take constructive criticism in the three years that she played ...

Zack Latteri Foundation continues in PV

Zack Latteri Foundation continues in PV

Ava Devincenzo, Staff Editor

January 4, 2019


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When the class of 2018 graduated, they did not want the legacy of their friend Zack Latteri to be forgotten. Latteri, a former Pascack Valley freshman, died from leukemia during the summer of 2015. The Zack Latteri Foundation was founded to contribute to causes close to Latteri’s heart with the main goal of “paying it forward,” a sentiment that was important to hi...

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