The Smoke Signal

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 3, 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...

PV choir hosts annual Holiday Concert

PV choir hosts annual Holiday Concert

Victoria Donofrio and Molly Heintze

December 21, 2018


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On Thursday, Dec. 13, PV choir held its annual Winter Concert in the auditorium. The Symphonic Band, Bro Squad, Concert Choir, and Chamber Choir performed various holiday themed pieces during the concert. Pascack Valley Symphonic Band performs "Christmas Fantasia" by Ayatey Shabazz. Pascack Vall...

PV senior’s holiday recipes

PV senior’s holiday recipes

Katie Mullaney, Staff Editor

December 20, 2018


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Rosemary Stanchak, a Pascack Valley senior with the Instagram handle of @freshbakedby_rosie, shares her favorite holiday cookie recipes for Peanut Butter Blossoms, Milk Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies, and Gingerbread Cookies. ...

Recycle a bicycle

Recycle a bicycle

Hailey Juillet, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


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To celebrate the holiday season, Pascack Valley junior Bailey McNamara decided that she wanted to give back to the less fortunate by collecting bikes to give out to people in New York City, with the help of her older brother, Kirk McNamara, and her aunt, Peggy Lundquist.   “This year, we decided ...

ValleyChat: Freshly Baked Follow-Up

ValleyChat: Freshly Baked Follow-Up

Jake Topolosky, Audio Host

December 18, 2018


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Host Jake Topolosky follows up with RoseMary Stanchak and her career in baking, including her recent invitation to pitch her business idea at Seton Hall. ...

The value of volunteering

The value of volunteering

Kayla Barry, Assistant Editor in Chief

December 13, 2018


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  Pascack Valley junior Anna Urrea met a construction worker named Willie while she was volunteering in Peru. Since she knew Spanish, she was able to communicate and learn about his life while on her service trip. She learned that he had a daughter with autism and was a very family-oriente...

PV alum hosts Italian radio show

PV alum hosts Italian radio show

Katie Mullaney, Staff Editor

December 13, 2018


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(Editor's note: As of Saturday, Jan. 5, the time of the radio show has been changed from Mondays at 7 p.m. to Mondays at 5 p.m..) Pascack Valley alumnus Mike Hayden nervously entered the soundproof room where he was about to stream his first Italian music broadcast, but by the time he finished, he realized...

Hillsdale policeman becomes PV student resource officer

Hillsdale policeman becomes PV student resource officer

Katie Mullaney, Staff Editor

December 12, 2018


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Patrol Officer German Decena of the Hillsdale Police Department officially joined Pascack Valley on Monday, Dec. 10, as the school’s student resource officer. On Sept. 14, it was announced that Officer Mike Camporeale was promoted to sergeant and would no longer be the resource officer at PV. Decena ...

Here for a year

Here for a year

Sevan Gulleyan, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


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When junior Dongmin Park arrived at JFK airport on July 18, his initial reaction was that he saw “so many different people.” Park, visiting the U.S. this year from South Korea, is attending Pascack Valley to study English and have a traditional American experience. “When I first landed in America,...

From online to Italy

From online to Italy

Isabella Zuluaga, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


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November of their sophomore year, the first message senior Ruby Comiskey sent to Carlotta Facchin, who is from Verona, Italy, on the app HelloTalk was “Ciao Carlotta sono Ruby <3.” Now, two years later, they have both traveled across the globe to visit each other. Comiskey’s passion for Ital...

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