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PV baseball falls short in 'marathon' Group 3 final

PV baseball falls short in ‘marathon’ Group 3 final

Ethan Perlman, Assistant Sports Editor June 21, 2021

The Group 3 final for Pascack Valley was similar to a marathon. Fourteen innings of battle with Valley relying on typically strong pitching performances by Anthony Sodano and Cole Porter. Sodano...

Class of 2021 Graduation held on June 16

Class of 2021 Graduation held on June 16

The Class of 2021's graduation was held on June 16 at Pascack Valley. Graduates and faculty shared speeches and celebrated the occasion with family and friends.    

Sophomore Zach Novakowski gets ready for the pitch. Pascack Valley defeated Millburn on Monday to advance to the Group 3 finals.

Valley defeats Millburn, advances to Group 3 finals

Noah Silver and Ethan Perlman June 14, 2021

Valley’s convincing win over Millburn sends them to their first Group 3 final in school history. Pascack Valley defeated Millburn in the Group 3 semifinal, advancing to the Group 3 final where they...

Emily Sohl began working at George’s Grill in Westwood as a waitress during her freshman year; however, she has recently been promoted to manager.

Seniors working through the pandemic

Sarah Shapiro and Emily Moy June 14, 2021

PV senior and file clerk at Barrett Lazar insurance law firm Allison Garrett found that her co-workers were “very friendly and welcoming,” although she also recognized that her job was “intimidating.”  “I...

Brothers Sean and Kevin Cuffe will be commissioned as officers  into the army following their graduations from West Point University and Lehigh University.

‘It’s important to do something to give back’

Abby Shapiro and Cameron Dolan June 14, 2021

(Editor's Note: The caption of the featured image has been corrected for accuracy purposes from "enlisting in the army" to "commissioned as officers in the army.")  Senior Sean Cuffe was in the car...

Seniors Annie Madden and Megan Sgroi are EMTs with the Hillsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Madden started riding during her sophomore year, and Sgroi started riding this past August.

Seniors’ experiences in EMT program

Sarah Shapiro and Emily Moy June 14, 2021

Senior and Emergency Medical Technician Aishwarya Pathri’s first call was “a lot more chaotic” than what she had practiced during class — especially since the patient was having difficulty breathing.  “I...

Seniors reflect on their high school experience

Seniors reflect on their high school experience

Hailey Migdal, Video Editor June 14, 2021

As the school year comes to an end, soon-to-be class of 2021 PV graduates share some of their thoughts on high school. Seniors share their advice for lower-classmen. Seniors share what they will...

After 27 years of working in the Pascack Valley Regional High School District, Superintendent Erik Gundersen is resigning. His resignation becomes effective on June 30.

‘It’s time for me to take on new challenges’

Sarah Buttikofer, Staff Editor June 11, 2021

District Superintendent Erik Gundersen is resigning from his position after having worked in the Pascack Valley District for 27 years. “I was a teacher for seven years.” Gundersen said. “Then...

A goodbye to our senior editors

A goodbye to our senior editors

Hannah Elbogen, Staff Writer June 11, 2021

With Editors in Chiefs Spencer Goldstein and Ellie Kim, Sports Editor BJ McGrane, and Staff Editors Ava DeVincenzo, Ilmie Xhaferi, and Isabella Zuluaga graduating from The PV Student Publication, the Editorial...

Season one of Netflix's Shadow and Bone was released on April 23, 2021. The show follows follows an orphaned cartographer in a war-torn world where she unleashes a power that might be able to change the fate of her country.

‘Shadow and Bone’: A series that you need to binge-watch

Ioanna Tsompanellis, Staff Writer June 11, 2021

As someone who enjoys books and watching TV, I personally love adaptations of the stories I read. It’s exciting to see a version of your favorite fictional characters you’ve imagined in your head being...

The PV Student Publication sent a Google Form to the Class of 2021. The publication reached out to a few individuals from the form who are pursuing uncommon majors.

Ever heard of these majors?

Tolu Bosede and Kareena Shah June 10, 2021

As part of our end of the year tribute to the Class of 2021, the PV Student Publication reached out to several seniors who are pursuing unusual or uncommon majors in college. The PV Student Publication only...

PV nurses (from left to right) Sandra Hroncich and Diane Fallon's schedules have been altered due to the coronavirus. Both of them have had to adjust to the new circumstances and take on new jobs and challenges after working for years at PV.

‘I don’t think I could have pictured it to be this way’

Morgan Jones, Staff Writer June 10, 2021

Pascack Valley nurses Diane Fallon and Sandra Hroncich, have had their schedules completely changed due to the pandemic. Fallon has been working as a nurse at PV for 12 years and Hroncich has worked at...

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