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PV history teachers experience living history

PV history teachers experience living history

Robyn Roznitsky, Staff Writer

October 13, 2016


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  (Editor's Note: The original opening of the story mischaracterized the purpose of the trip. The wording has since been changed.) Marisa Mathias, a PV U.S I history teacher, always ends her school year teaching about the Native American tribes. However, she never realized the impact t...

Pascack Valley’s very own princess

Pascack Valley’s very own princess

Emily Bonner, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


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Heritage is a main part of who each individual is. Many students in PV are unaware of their heritage and if they are, they may not be celebrating it regularly. To stay in touch with her Polish background, PV sophomore Nicole Misterek, participates in the Polish Princess parade. Each year girls a...

Highlights from September Valley Cup

Highlights from September Valley Cup

Curstine Guevarra and Patricia Ocelotl

September 25, 2016


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Pascack Valley had its first Valley Cup of the 2016-2017 school year on Friday. Competitions included a balloon pop in which the president of each class had to pop a number of balloons and call on students from their grade had to showcase unique talents, such as doing the worm, or meet criteria, such...

Bringing healthy soccer to underprivileged areas

Bringing healthy soccer to underprivileged areas

Robyn Roznitsky, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016


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Suppose you play soccer. But then you scrape your knee and get an infection. Or maybe you’re pushed one day and break a limb. Or maybe  you’re heading a ball and you get a concussion. If no one has the proper training and equipment to help you, you’re forced to give up, sometimes for months, ...

PV junior raises awareness for Indian farmer suicides

PV junior raises awareness for Indian farmer suicides

Kayla Barry, Staff Editor

September 21, 2016


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  Chandni Shah, a PV junior, held a Pascack Period event yesterday on the turf field to raise awareness for Indian farmer suicides. "When I went to a village in India, I experienced everything firsthand. Seeing everything they were going through just blew my mind," Shah said. The event c...

Rowing to the finish line

Rowing to the finish line

Emma Palamidis, Staff Writer

September 19, 2016


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The oars hit the water as adrenaline races through her body. The end of the race is just seconds away as the realization of her accomplishment begins to set in. Starting in eighth grade, Lucia Klarin, a PV senior, has been rowing for a little over four years now. “It has completely impacted my ...

PV senior prepares to receive pilot license

PV senior prepares to receive pilot license

Eva Rosini, Staff Writer

September 18, 2016


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As he flew through the air during his first solo flight, Matt O’Donnell knew he was one step closer to achieving his longstanding goal: receiving his pilot license. On August 11, the Pascack Valley senior took his first solo flight out of Essex County Airport. “It was exhilarating because ...

The Tuesday that changed his life

The Tuesday that changed his life

Robert Saul, Staff Writer

September 9, 2016


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Scott Vasel was optimistic as he walked into the North Tower on the morning of Tuesday, September 11th. This was his first day starting at a new company, Marsh & McLennan. “What a first day,” said Matt Vasel, Scott’s son and a senior at Pascack Valley High School. Scott was on th...

“I’ll be up all night for Krista Marie”

“I’ll be up all night for Krista Marie”

Robyn Roznitsky, Staff Writer

September 6, 2016


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A couple of years ago, Kellie Palermo was going through a rough patch in her life. Krista Marie Schonberg was there for her throughout the ordeal. "She helped me to become a better person and she told me never to give up," Palermo said. "In my mind, she fought her battles so I had to fight mine." ...

13 tips to survive senior year (as told by ex-seniors)

13 tips to survive senior year (as told by ex-seniors)

Claudia Ralph, Jillian Dean, Rachel Barcelona, and Laura Friel

September 2, 2016


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1. Don't let "senioritis" kick in Going into senior year, most people expect an easy course load and minimal amounts of work. Don’t fall into that trap. Your grades can catch up to you very quickly and all of sudden you could be stuck with low grades. Just remember, colleges do see your midyear a...

PV Smoke Signal excited to start new year

PV Smoke Signal excited to start new year

Kyle Comito and Lauren Cohen

August 31, 2016


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Welcome back, PV! The Smoke Signal is ready to report on everything related to PV this year. Our site will be updated daily with the latest PV news, sports, arts, and opinion and humor pieces. Much more video content can be found on our site this year, as our video coverage has expanded. We are...

Senior Project Spotlight: PV student creates photography book

Senior Project Spotlight: PV student creates photography book

Sophie Altman, Staff Writer

June 13, 2016


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Senior year is the year of decisions, memories, and chances. PV seniors are given the opportunity to pursue an interest or talent of their choosing through the option of senior projects. The students who choose to pursue these projects are excused from one of their classes for the second half of th...

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