The Smoke Signal

Pascack Pi-oneer members create useful website

Pascack Pi-oneer members create useful website

Kayla Barry, Managing Editor

April 19, 2018


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“Car,” PV sophomore Hannah Epstein repeats to herself. Once the program recognizes that she is saying the word correctly, she begins to move on to the next word. Epstein makes sure she is enunciating and speaking slowly and loudly for the camera until she says it perfectly. Epstein is a me...

All PAWs on deck

All PAWs on deck

Kajal Ramrup, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


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Sitting at a table with books and papers spread all over, Pascack Valley senior Britany Diaz struggles to solve the quadratic equation. A pair of innocent eyes look up at her, melting all the pressure away, bringing a feeling of peace. This is one of the many happy memories Diaz has with her dog, Sc...

ValleyChat: Holocaust Remembrance Day

ValleyChat: Holocaust Remembrance Day

Jake Topolosky, Audio Host

April 11, 2018


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In this episode of the ValleyChat, Jake Topolosky discusses why learning about the Holocaust is important, and the necessity of digital activism. ...

ValleyChat: MLB Opening Day

ValleyChat: MLB Opening Day

Jake Topolosky, Audio Host

March 28, 2018


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Host Jake Topolosky meets again with Noah Schwartz and Josh DeLuca of the sports department to discuss their predictions for MLB Opening day and the 2018 season. ...

Junior Prom Slideshow 2018

Junior Prom Slideshow 2018

Curstine Guevarra and Alysa Mehl

March 26, 2018


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The PV class of 2019 had its Junior Prom last Thursday, March 22, at The Estate at Florentine Gardens. The night was filled with dancing, singing, chatting, and food. Here is a slideshow that The Smoke Signal put together from the night.  

Fresh Baked by Rosie

Fresh Baked by Rosie

Sarah Schmoyer, Staff Editor

March 22, 2018


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PV junior Rosemary Stanchack’s baking hobby started when a simple search for cupcake recipes left her amazed at the wide variety of options. Curious to try them, Stanchak’s hobby took off. “From there it was just recipe after recipe,” Stanchak said. Now, Stanchak combines recipes to...

PV offers internship program for seniors

PV offers internship program for seniors

Anna McCabe, Staff Writer

March 19, 2018


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At Pascack Valley, seniors are offered an opportunity to spend five days a week working with professionals in their desired field. In the afternoon, they can enter a new environment: a farm, a salon, or an administration building or doctor’s office. There, they are exposed to the way these businesses are...

PV Theatre performs “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”

PV Theatre performs “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”

Curstine Guevarra, Photo Editor

March 18, 2018


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PV Theatre performed their spring musical, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" on Thursday, Mar.16 to Saturday, Mar. 17. The musical was musically directed by Mr. Michael Mahadeen, choreographed by Mrs. Francesca Silvano and Ms. Kelsey McGrail, and directed by Mr. Thomas Lupfer and Mrs. M...

March 2018 Valley Cup highlights

March 2018 Valley Cup highlights

Ariela Alfonso, Curstine Guevarra, Molly Heintze, Evan Mathai, and Alysa Mehl

March 18, 2018


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On Friday, PV hosted its third Valley Cup for the year. Students competed in a "Battle of the Bands" and "Finding Kennedy" in which the seniors won both events. There were also performances by the cheerleading team and PV Theatre. With the most recent Valley Cup complete, here are the new totals...

Story behind junior class cause

Story behind junior class cause

Julia Guskind, Staff Writer

March 15, 2018


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Sofia Urbaniak stands amid the sea of blue that the junior class wears on Valley Cup days. For Sofia, cheering on her classmates from the bleachers and wearing a blue t-shirt means more than just having school spirit. The current junior in the class of 2019 has a personal connection to her class cau...

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