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Valley Cup slideshow

Valley Cup slideshow

Curstine Guevarra, Staff Photographer

March 27, 2015


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Enjoy CJ Guevarra's photo essay from last Friday's Valley Cup.

PV Provide selling t-shirts to aid homeless

PV Provide selling t-shirts to aid homeless

March 27, 2015


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PV Provide, a product of Mr. Morone's fourth period Honors 2 class, is selling t-shirts to help fund its efforts to help the homeless in our area. To order a shirt, please print out and use the attached order form....

Cast of Anything Goes holds flash mob during lunch period

Cast of Anything Goes holds flash mob during lunch period

Vanessa Rutigliano, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2015


Filed under PV Life, Video

On Thursday, March 19, the cast members of PV's spring musical, Anything Goes, held a flash mob in the Old Gym during the beginning of the lunch period. Speakers were set up prior to the flash mob so that everyone in the gym could hear the music, and the dance was recorded by Brandon Alvarado, a PV The...

PV students and teachers react to PARCC testing

PV students and teachers react to PARCC testing

March 16, 2015


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Many students here at Pascack Valley were willing to share their opinions on the highly controversial PARCC test with The Smoke Signal.    “I thought it was kinda stupid and I didn’t really get the point of it, if it didn’t count for us. And I thought some of the questions were easy and s...

Attack for Zack

Attack for Zack

March 13, 2015


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PV students and faculty were encouraged to wear their Attack for Zack t-shirts Thursday in support of freshman Zack Latteri, who is battling leukemia. The t-shirts were sold as a fundraiser spearheaded by freshmen Megan Thorn and Gabby LoPiccolo to help the Latteri family with medical expenses.

Is Twitter taking over the school?

Is Twitter taking over the school?

Robyn Roznitsky, Staff Writer

March 9, 2015


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Twitter seems to be a curse and a blessing. So many of us use this social networking site as an excuse to doing work. So many of us use Twitter to express thoughts that we wouldn’t say in person. So many of us constantly hunt around for “Twitter-worthy” subjects. There is no point in falling...

PV senior brings hope to Dominican families

PV senior brings hope to Dominican families

Lauren Cohen, Managing Editor

March 9, 2015


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"Vaca Flaca!" "Vaca Flaca!" Jessica Powell walked down the dirt roads of Las Canas in the Dominican Republic amid the chants. At the beginning of the summer,  the chants following her had been suspicious and insulting, rather than the endearing nickname of "skinny cow." Derogatory whispers of "grin...

Italian exchange students to arrive Friday

Italian exchange students to arrive Friday

Jamie Ryu, Staff Writer

February 25, 2015


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On Friday, students from Italy participating in Pascack Valley’s Honors IV Italian Exchange program will be visiting Pascack Valley. These Italian students have been studying English and will be in America for 10 days until March 8. During their stay, the Italians will be staying with select students...

PV Literary Magazine now accepting submissions

PV Literary Magazine now accepting submissions

Jamie Ryu, Staff Writer

February 3, 2015


Filed under Arts, PV Life, Uncategorized

The Pascack Valley Literature and Arts Magazine, Outside In, is currently accepting submissions for this spring’s publication. This year, for the first time in three years, the literary magazine will be accepting musical submissions, which must be original pieces and—if accepted—will be rec...

PV Internship program increasing in popularity

PV Internship program increasing in popularity

Justin Cook, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 14, 2015


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While seniors at Pascack Valley are entitled to many perks and privileges, perhaps the most noteworthy of all is the ability to pursue an internship. For those unfamiliar, the PV internship program offers a unique experience to seniors interested in exploring different career options. If a student...

Meet Jane Wells

Meet Jane Wells

Rachel Barcelona, Staff Writer, The Valley Gal

January 12, 2015


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Jane Wells is an incredibly inspiring woman dedicated to her non-profit organization, 3 Generations, which “documents stories of human rights abuses through film.” You may have heard Wells’ name come about last year if you were lucky enough to see the hour-long seminar held at Pascack Valley that...

VHS enrollment underway

VHS enrollment underway

January 12, 2015


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Are you interested in specialized courses like Criminology, Oceanography, AP Psychology, or Video Game Design Using Game Maker? Are you an independent learner? Would you like to meet students from other states and countries? Curious about what a VHS Course looks like? Visit www.govhs.org See your Guidance Counselor or Mrs. Maniscalco...

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