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Pi-oneering the way to success

Pi-oneering the way to success

Jake Topolosky, Staff Writer

June 13, 2016


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"The robotics team isn't just about the robot; rather it is a place where anyone who wants to work hard toward a team goal can succeed," said Mr. Kevin Killian, head coach of the Pascack Pi-oneers robotics team and math teacher at Pascack Hills. Since its beginnings in 2004, the Pascack Pi-oneers,...

Senior Prom 2016

Senior Prom 2016

Curstine Guevarra, Photo Editor

June 13, 2016


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The PV class of 2016 had its senior prom Friday at the Hilton in Woodcliff Lake. The night was filled with chatting, dancing, music and food. Here is a slideshow of pictures from the night.

PV juniors welcome and say farewell to exchange students

PV juniors welcome and say farewell to exchange students

Meghan Costello, Staff Writer

June 13, 2016


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The Spanish exchange students have now come and gone. They arrived on Thursday, May 26 and left Friday, June 3. Next school year, during the first week of October, ten Pascack Valley students involved in the exchange program will be going to Spain. They will be staying in Toledo, a city in Spain. Whi...

PV sophomore educates school on Indian farmer suicide crisis

PV sophomore educates school on Indian farmer suicide crisis

Emily Bonner, Staff Writer

June 12, 2016


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This past Wednesday, PV sophomore Chandni Shah held a Pascack Period Presentation about the humanitarian crisis of the climbing numbers of Indian and global farmer suicides. Through the PV Human Rights League, Shah wanted to create awareness about this underrepresented, yet important issue. "It...

Students dance their way to Ireland

Students dance their way to Ireland

Naria Zuluaga, Staff Writer

June 8, 2016


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The melody of the Irish step dancing music was the only thing that could be heard as the dancer stepped on stage. The dancer takes in the audience, the music, the lights, and the stage. The butterflies are gone and a smile is set on their face as they begin to dance like they never have before. P...

Honors Italian students win scholarships

Honors Italian students win scholarships

Julia Ganbarg, Staff Writer

June 7, 2016


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Five PV students in the Italian Honors program were awarded Italian scholarships on May 16. The students that won were honored for the leadership they’ve shown in learning and teaching the Italian language and its culture. The “Passing the Torch” scholarship was awarded to senior Kasane Toneg...

Pascack Pi-oneers publish book series

Pascack Pi-oneers publish book series

Nicole Zamlout, Staff Writer

June 3, 2016


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Editor's Note: When this story first ran on , it had inaccurate/misleading information about the names of Nicole Rifkin and Samantha Pincus as well as that the books were based on Livingstone's life. We have changed the mistakes and apologize for these errors in the first place.  The Pascack Pi-oneers...

Highlights from PV’s final Valley Cup

Highlights from PV’s final Valley Cup

Kyle Comito, Staff Editor

May 28, 2016


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In the last Valley Cup of the school year Thursday, the Seniors pulled through and claimed the cup for the second year in a row. The event was highlighted by a dance competition in which each class gathered students to put together a routine to perform in front of the school. There was also an u...

PV says goodbye to beloved video production teacher

PV says goodbye to beloved video production teacher

Emma Palamidis and Julia Fiskin

May 25, 2016


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“I Like Jersey Best," which almost became the state song of New Jersey, was co-written by one of Pascack Valley’s own teachers. Mr. Phil Bernardi wrote and played this song and many others for nearly the past 40 years as a singer/songwriter and a guitar player. Bernardi brought his love for ...

PV Environmental Club continues to benefit community

PV Environmental Club continues to benefit community

Katherine Sandt, Staff Writer

May 24, 2016


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The Pascack Valley Environmental Club works very hard to help not only PV, but also the world we live in. Mrs. Michela Piccoline and Ms. Kristen Lindstrom run the environmental club and both share a love for the earth. Piccoline started the club because she is a biology teacher and cares about the ...

Teens Tackle Tourette’s hosts walk to raise awareness

Teens Tackle Tourette’s hosts walk to raise awareness

Sara Cadiz, Staff Writer

May 24, 2016


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Recently, Mr. Matthew Morone, an Honors English 2 teacher here at Pascack Valley, assigned “newsroom” projects to students from his period one, four, five, and seven classes. The mission for each class was to select an issue that is significant in today’s society. This is the third year th...

Photo Essay: PV students travel to the Galapagos

Photo Essay: PV students travel to the Galapagos

Robyn Roznitsky and Sarah Schmoyer

May 24, 2016


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Over spring break a group of Pascack Valley students went to the Galapagos Islands with Dr. Marlene Healey, Jim Kennedy, Christie Rossig, and Michela Piccoline. They visited the city of Quito, the Equator, a volcano on Isabela Island, and many other famous and notable sites. Here is a slideshow of some...

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