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Parting questions for PV teacher

Parting questions for PV teacher

Olivia Stabile, Staff Writer

June 7, 2017


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After teaching for 40 years, Dr. Mike Faigle will be retiring from the Pascack Valley High School district. In 1979, Faigle started teaching at PV. Before that, he taught half of a year in Syracuse, New York, and a year in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. Faigle works in the special services department as...

Mega DECA Wins

Mega DECA Wins

Julia Fiskin, Staff Writer

June 6, 2017


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Editor's note: Earlier, we had falsely indicated that Sam Cassidy and Greg Zoll had qualified for nationals. We have since corrected this error.  Olivia Wang had always been eager to learn about business. Since she was unable to take a business class at PV, she decided to join the DECA club. This ...

Dances from PV’s last Valley Cup

Dances from PV’s last Valley Cup

Kayla Creagh, Staff Videographer

June 6, 2017


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The dance competition videos from the final Valley Cup are finally here! First place for the dance competition was awarded to the juniors. Second place went to the seniors. Third place went to the sophomores and fourth place went to the freshmen. ...

A life of music

A life of music

Sofia Hassan, Staff Writer

May 31, 2017


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The alarm blares as the clock strikes 5:45. Julian Stiles rolls out of bed and gets straight to work. He practices the French horn for an hour every day before school. When he gets home each day, he practices for three hours. Stiles, a PV junior, has been involved in music his entire life. He plays the ...

May 2017 Valley Cup Highlights

May 2017 Valley Cup Highlights

Curstine Guevarra and Kayla Creagh

May 29, 2017


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Last Friday, Pascack Valley hosted its fourth and final Valley Cup of the year. This time, students from all classes competed in a relay race, a dance off, and games of speedball. It all came down to a game of speedball between the juniors and seniors to determine the winner in the closet Valley Cup...

Legally Kosch

Legally Kosch

Emma Palamidis, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017


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Ms. Karen Kosch used to sit in the Montclair State College library pouring over court cases and researching influential trials. She was a diligent student pursuing a career in law. But she graduated from the college—now university— with a teaching degree in history instead. Now a PV history teacher...

A Finale Project

A Finale Project

Sevan Gulleyan, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017


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It was a vision that Brian Sumereau could not get out of his head. “It came to me in a dream,” Sumereau, a PV senior, said. “I was sitting in the auditorium facing the stage. The entire cast came on stage and then turned around and walked into a backdrop that looked like a burning sunset. T...

The Power of Music

The Power of Music

Nicole Zamlout, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


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Halley Jewett stands on the sprawling stage, heart beating rapidly in her chest. All around her eyes stare, gazing in anticipation. She shivers, but then an image of her grandmother's wrinkled but smiling face flashes in her mind. She smiles widely, opens her mouth, and begins to sing “Peace” by O...

From rap battles to viral superstardom

From rap battles to viral superstardom

Sofia Hassan, Staff Writer

May 22, 2017


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Fourth graders' Tyler DiLorenzo and Rita Kochakian laugh at what the other says, spitting out lyric after lyric, battling each other. DiLorenzo never thought that his childhood hobby would one day become a talent that would gain him hundreds of fans on social media. PV senior, DiLorenzo, began ...

Students practice mindfulness to reduce stress and increase attention

Students practice mindfulness to reduce stress and increase attention

Rachel Powell, Staff Writer

May 21, 2017


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Ding! The high-pitched whine of the chime echoes throughout the silent classroom. Students sit, eyes closed, minds emptying. Once the room is quiet again, the Tibetan Singing Bowl hums across the still air. PV Student Assistance Coordinator Mrs. Christie Rossig promotes mindfulness meditati...

From textiles to teaching

From textiles to teaching

Emma Palamidis, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017


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Ms. Annette Molino sits in the audience as she watches her bridal show put on by the Louisiana State University Fashion Committee. She had spent countless hours with them creating the show and with it finished, she is proud of what they accomplished. Now, Molino is the interior design and clothing...

A world connected by Spanish

A world connected by Spanish

Olivia Jones, Staff Writer

May 16, 2017


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Take a look at a Pascack Valley Spanish student’s Twitter account on a Tuesday night. Chances are, a dozen tweets will be tagged #spanstuchat— as will posts from teachers and students all over the world. This is the first year that Pascack Valley Honors and CP Spanish 1 teacher Ms. Elena Spathis has...

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