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The physics of construction

The physics of construction

Emma Palamidis, Staff Writer

January 10, 2017


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(Editor's Note: This is the second 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!)...

Spirit of late student lives on through foundation

Spirit of late student lives on through foundation

Rachel Powell, Staff Writer

January 4, 2017


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Zack Latteri always promised that when he got better, he would come back and bring sheets to the kids at the hospital. He wanted to make sure they would not have to deal with the rough, ripped sheets he too often encountered. Today, although Zack is no longer with us, the Zack Latteri Foundation i...

The buzz about Bee-lash

The buzz about Bee-lash

Jake Topolosky, Staff Writer

January 3, 2017


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 (Editor's Note: This is the first 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 Vall...

Low enthusiasm for Valley Cup inspires possible changes

Low enthusiasm for Valley Cup inspires possible changes

Rachel Cohen, Staff Writer

December 19, 2016


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Students filled the bleachers, separated by their class colors. They cheered loudly as their classmates threw and narrowly avoided the dodgeballs flying around the gym. This last event would be a tiebreaker to decide that year’s winner of the Valley Cup. The first Valley Cup was introduced in 200...

Longtime PV custodian retires

Longtime PV custodian retires

Kelsey Hagen, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016


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Mr. Lance Perlman started building telescopes as a hobby in 1968. What he didn’t know was that one day this hobby would help him to connect with children. He eventually made them to order for clients and then allowed the students and faculty at Pascack Valley to use them to view the night sky and ...

Painting to perfection

Painting to perfection

Ally Sumereau, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016


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Putting the last few touches on a new piece, Nick Metz looks up at the clock to find that it is almost two in the morning. Nights like this are common for Metz: drinking tons of coffee, concentrating on artwork, and losing sleep by the minute. Metz is a senior at Pascack Valley who spends countless hours an...

Writing Dangerously

Writing Dangerously

Chandni Shah, Staff Writer

November 28, 2016


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Sara Takubo is more than 20,000 words behind on her NaNoWriMo novel. The PV sophomore needs to have 50,000 words by Wednesday. Her last chance to catch up on her writing was last night at the Night of Writing Dangerously event hosted by Outside In, PV’s literary magazine. The event was modelled of...

Walking all over cancer

Walking all over cancer

Julia Fiskin, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016


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Molly Kimball, a PV freshman, sped down her driveway with the breeze blowing against her face. In that moment, she felt alive. Suddenly, she rolled, uncontrollably, into the street. Her parents chased after her. The doctors said she would never be able to ride a bike again. The doctors said that th...

Pascack Valley celebrates 3rd annual Homecoming Barbeque

Pascack Valley celebrates 3rd annual Homecoming Barbeque

Lauren Storm and Patricia Ocelotl

November 1, 2016


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Pascack Valley students and alumni gathered at the school's third annual Homecoming Barbecue at the school on Saturday. The Indians won against Cliffside Park 47-0 in the football game later that day. Here are some highlights from the festivity. ...

PV Seniors dress up for Halloween

PV Seniors dress up for Halloween

Kyle Comito and Curstine Guevarra

October 31, 2016


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PV seniors, the class of 2017, had the privilege to dress up for this year's Halloween. Many gathered at the beginning of lunch in the new gymnasium to take pictures. Below are some of the costumes.

New PV Video Production teacher uses past to aid teaching

New PV Video Production teacher uses past to aid teaching

Meghan Costello, Staff Writer

October 18, 2016


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Mr. Michael Sherman has come off the big screen as an extra in “The Dark Knight” and into the classroom as the new video production teacher at PV.   About ten years ago, one of his friends had saw an ad for the need of extras for a scene in the movie. They went on a summer day and had to wear h...

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