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Seeing the classroom through a different lens

Seeing the classroom through a different lens

Kelsey Hagen, Staff Writer

May 17, 2018


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Many PV seniors have the opportunity to see the classroom from a different viewpoint- as a teacher’s assistant. PV computer science teacher Nancy Ricca thinks teachers’ assistants benefit immensely by taking on this role in the classroom. “By helping other people, they [the teachers’ a...

A life-changing experience

A life-changing experience

Hailey Juillet, Staff Writer

May 16, 2018


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Ms. Angie DeLima laid in a hospital bed facing her husband, holding their newborn son, Thomas, on an August afternoon in 2011. After pausing for a moment, her husband finally popped the question: Do you want to move to Dubai? DeLima recalls being in a state of shock. But she agreed. DeLima, now ...

PV senior reflects on high school career

PV senior reflects on high school career

Shannon Donnelly, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018


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As we sat in class, less than two months away from graduation, my classmates that I have known since kindergarten were discussing roommates, jobs, and getting apartments. I began tearing up. I suddenly felt uneasy that I was in the same boat as them and did not want to accept the fact that I w...

Beyond the Surface

Beyond the Surface

Tara Healy, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018


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Editor's Note: The story was corrected from Ridgewood YMCA to the YMCA Synchro Stars in Ridgewood. The team also practices in the pools at YMCA Bergen County. In the beginning of her freshman year, current Pascack Valley junior, Sophie Altman, heard a rumor that there would be a synchronized swimmi...

“I marched to bear witness”

“I marched to bear witness”

Ally Botwinick, Staff Editor

May 13, 2018


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This past April, I took part in the International March of the Living. I, along with 15,000 other Jewish teens marched from Auschwitz to Birkenau, a walk that was an actual death march only 70 years ago. I marched to bear witness so that we will never ever forget the atrocities that took place during the Holo...

PV alumni raise money in memory of Shanon Pasternak

PV alumni raise money in memory of Shanon Pasternak

Kayla Barry, Managing Editor

May 1, 2018


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Editor’s Note: Please note that this story contains sensitive material about a student suicide. Graduation is a time full of goodbyes. Many students may never see or hear from people they went to high school with ever again. But for the Pascack Valley Class of 2016, they have come together once...

Pascack Pi-oneer members create useful website

Pascack Pi-oneer members create useful website

Kayla Barry, Managing Editor

April 19, 2018


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“Car,” PV sophomore Hannah Epstein repeats to herself. Once the program recognizes that she is saying the word correctly, she begins to move on to the next word. Epstein makes sure she is enunciating and speaking slowly and loudly for the camera until she says it perfectly. Epstein is a me...

All PAWs on deck

All PAWs on deck

Kajal Ramrup, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


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Sitting at a table with books and papers spread all over, Pascack Valley senior Britany Diaz struggles to solve the quadratic equation. A pair of innocent eyes look up at her, melting all the pressure away, bringing a feeling of peace. This is one of the many happy memories Diaz has with her dog, Sc...

ValleyChat: Holocaust Remembrance Day

ValleyChat: Holocaust Remembrance Day

Jake Topolosky, Audio Host

April 11, 2018


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In this episode of the ValleyChat, Jake Topolosky discusses why learning about the Holocaust is important, and the necessity of digital activism. ...

ValleyChat: MLB Opening Day

ValleyChat: MLB Opening Day

Jake Topolosky, Audio Host

March 28, 2018


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Host Jake Topolosky meets again with Noah Schwartz and Josh DeLuca of the sports department to discuss their predictions for MLB Opening day and the 2018 season. ...

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