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Save your grades from tanking

Save your grades from tanking

Ally Botwinick, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017


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Peyton Moro loves helping people. As a senior National Honor Society student tutor at Pascack Valley, Moro has found tutoring through the Think Tank program to be rewarding, not only for herself but for her NHS tutor peers and the students coming in for help as well. PV’s Student Family Resource...

The path to math

The path to math

Sofia Hassan, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017


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(Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a multi-part series examining interesting stories about PV teachers from outside of the classroom. Whether it is an unusual hobby, a prior job, or a specific interest, PV teachers have much to tell. Apparently, teachers have lives outside Pascack Valley. Who Kn...

He be jammin’

He be jammin’

Antonio Fyfe, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017


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The humming of the strings echoed throughout the gym. The movement of his fingers were lightning. Jaclyn Spellman’s voice rang throughout the gym as the music escaped from Jeremy Gunther’s guitar. Gunther is a senior at Pascack Valley and his life revolves around rock music. He has played guit...

An open letter to future college applicants

An open letter to future college applicants

Eva Rosini, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


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Dear Underclassmen, I’m not going to sugarcoat it: the college application process is stressful.  I’m sure my fellow seniors will agree that after clicking that last “Submit” button on the Common Application, they felt the weight of the world come off their shoulders.  But, although we s...

A soccer player’s history

A soccer player’s history

Rachel Cohen, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


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(Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a multi-part series examining interesting stories about PV teachers from outside of the classroom. Whether it is an unusual hobby, a prior job, or a specific interest, PV teachers have much to tell. Apparently, teachers have lives outside Pascack Valley. Who Kn...

Interim choir teacher to fill big shoes

Interim choir teacher to fill big shoes

Sarah Schmoyer, Staff Editor

January 30, 2017


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On the first day of teaching in a school in Ghana, Mrs. Mary-Lynn Rhodes was greeted by the choir students singing the traditional "Hallelujah" Chorus. Years later, Rhodes is now the new choir teacher at Pascack Valley High School, where the same song is performed annually at the Winter Concert. R...

Non-profit animal farm visits PV

Non-profit animal farm visits PV

Jamie Ryu, Staff Editor

January 26, 2017


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Tevaland Farm visited Pascack Valley yesterday, giving students an opportunity to meet and interact with different animals. The non-profit animal rescue brought chicks, rabbits, a duck, and rats to the Wellness Center from the beginning of lunch to the end of Pascack Period A. Taly Ron, owner of T...

Local filmmaker sheds light on heroin epidemic

Local filmmaker sheds light on heroin epidemic

Sevan Gulleyan, Staff Writer

January 23, 2017


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(Editor's Note: The incorrect release date of the film was originally published in the article. The correct release date is May 2018.) Ken Spooner and his team set up their equipment and get their cameras rolling. They listen to the stories of five addicts and their two remaining family members w...

A Splenda time in chemistry

A Splenda time in chemistry

Emily Bonner, Staff Writer

January 22, 2017


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(Editor's Note: This is the third in a multi-part series examining interesting stories about PV teachers from outside of the classroom. Whether it is an unusual hobby, a prior job, or a specific interest, PV teachers have much to tell. Apparently, teachers have lives outside Pascack Valley. Who Knew!)...

Baking with a purpose

Baking with a purpose

Sofia Hassan, Staff Writer

January 20, 2017


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The two girls look at multiple recipes on the counter. They stare, thinking of ways to make the recipe healthier without altering the flavor or texture of the food. They decide on a simple brownie recipe, but with a twist— the standard oil or butter, which is high in fat, would be replaced with hea...

A new addition to the lacrosse family

A new addition to the lacrosse family

Kayla Barry, Staff Editor

January 19, 2017


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For as long as she could remember, Delia would pick up her hairbrush in the morning and brush her brown hair as her mother smiled down at her. She’d look in the mirror, admiring her hair, fixing stray and flyaway strands.  But now that she is without hair, the brush sits untouched. On Wednesda...

PV alumna says “Ciao”

PV alumna says “Ciao”

Sara Cadiz, Staff Writer

January 12, 2017


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Thinking about the future can be stressful, especially if long term plans are unclear. For people in this situation, Jessica Deer has a piece of advice. “If there’s ever a point in your life where you’re confused about your future, what I recommend is to reach out of your comfort zone an...

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