The Smoke Signal

‘I’ve had a great run’

‘I’ve had a great run’

Lauren Cohen, Editor in Chief

June 13, 2018


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When Ms. Karen Kosch walks through the halls at Pascack Valley, she tries to say hello to everyone she passes. Likewise, she is treated like a celebrity, with students calling out to her as well. “That’s one of the things I work hard at,” she said. “I try to learn the names of kids in the h...

Senior Prom Slideshow 2018

Senior Prom Slideshow 2018

Molly Heintze and John Castellanos

June 12, 2018


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  Last Friday, June 8, the senior prom took place at the Hilton Woodcliff Lake. Students enjoyed a cocktail hour, dancing, and dinner....

PV students participate in Spanish Exchange Program

PV students participate in Spanish Exchange Program

Jenna Joroff, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


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When Spanish teacher, Ms. Courtney Farrell, walked into the Mosque of Córdoba with her Spanish Exchange students, she awaited the moment when they would recognize where they were. As students glanced around, she looked to see if anyone had noticed, that was until a student said, “Oh my gosh! It's...

PV seniors complete Eagle Scout projects

PV seniors complete Eagle Scout projects

Ava Devincenzo, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


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For Pascack Valley senior Matthew Killian, Boy Scouts is not just about receiving badges and collecting items for food drives. According to Killian, Boy Scouts is something that equips an individual with life skills. His journey started back in kindergarten as a Cub Scout. Years later, Killian has earned...

Environmental Club raises awareness against Climate Change

Environmental Club raises awareness against Climate Change

Ellie Kim, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


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From hurricanes, landslides, earthquakes, tsunamis, and floods, this past year has held some of the most deadly natural disasters in terms of civilian deaths. In September, Hurricane Maria devastated citizens of the Dominican Republic. In the same month, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake ravaged Mexico. Hurr...

Tattoos of PV

Tattoos of PV

June 11, 2018


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June 2018 Valley Cup highlights

June 2018 Valley Cup highlights

Molly Heintze, Evan Mathai, and Ariela Alfonso

June 7, 2018


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    On Wednesday, June 6, PV hosted its fourth, and final, Valley Cup for the year. Students played "hungry hungry hippos," preformed dances, and competed in speedball. This year's Valley Cup was won by the seniors for their second consecutive year.   ...

Left and found

Left and found

Alysa Mehl, Photographer

May 31, 2018


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I was hanging out with my friend, Kaila, one day, and we started talking about our heritage. Since we are both adopted, neither one of us has much information about our background. She told me that a DNA test she took through 23andme.com gave her a lot of answers. I really wanted to learn more about myself, ...

AP Computer Science class to host ‘Game Day’

AP Computer Science class to host ‘Game Day’

May 29, 2018


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The AP Computer Science class will hold Game Day this Wednesday and Friday in Room 118 to benefit the Unlock Foundation. ...

Laurel or Yanny?

Laurel or Yanny?

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Writer

May 28, 2018


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A viral video seems to be the quickest way to achieve internet fame. It also seems like there is a new trending video every week. On Tuesday, May 15, a short video of an automated voice saying either “Laurel” or “Yanny” began trending on Twitter. Why was it trending? About half of the p...

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 ...

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