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Halloween Costume Ideas 2019

Halloween Costume Ideas 2019

Sidney Desmangles, Graphic Designer

October 20, 2019

As Halloween approaches, graphic designer Sidney Desmangles shares five costume ideas from movies, television shows, and pop culture that are easy to recreate. As a part of its senior privileges, the class of 2020 will be allowed to dress up for Halloween in school. ...

Indians crowned league champions after thriller vs River Dell

Indians crowned league champions after thriller vs River Dell

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Editor

October 19, 2019

Zero percent. No chance. Nada. According to northjersey.com, the Pascack Valley Indians didn’t have a shot at winning the New Jersey Super Football Conference Patriot Gold division. Until they did. The Indians clinched the Patriot Gold league championship at home on Friday night with a nail-biting 20-19 win over River Dell. Had the Golden Hawks pulled out the victory, they would have been crowned league champions instead. ...

Indians look to capture league championship

Indians look to capture league championship

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor

October 18, 2019

PV football coach Len Cusumano preaches about going “1-0 every week,” and preparing the same way for every game. In Friday night’s game against River Dell, however, going 1-0 will not be the only prize for the winner. The reward for the winner is becoming the champion of the Patriot Gold league...

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Matt Austin, Photographer

October 17, 2019

Editor’s Note: This is the first part of a reccurring feature that will highlight and describe our top photos of the week taken by Smoke Signal photo editors and staff photographers.  Adam Ramos, an entrepreneur who owns and operates a local barbershop, came to Pascack Valley on Oct. 11. to t...

Editorial: Seniors need to take responsibility for losing privileges

Editorial: Seniors need to take responsibility for losing privileges

Smoke Signal Editorial Board

October 15, 2019

Leading up to their senior year, students look forward to gaining the privilege to leave the building during lunch and park in the Pascack Valley parking lot.  This year, this opportunity was not obtained by around 70 seniors, according to Pascack Valley Assistant Principal John Puccio, who eithe...

Tri-M Music Honor Society to host first-ever Harvest Festival

Tri-M Music Honor Society to host first-ever Harvest Festival

Sarah Shapiro, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

The Pascack Valley Tri-M Music Honor Society will be hosting its first-ever Harvest Festival in the PV lecture hall on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m.  Students and members of Tri-M will be performing, prizes will be given out, and food will be available for $5 admission to the event.  “We wanted...

Indians get back on track against Ridgefield Park

Indians get back on track against Ridgefield Park

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor

October 11, 2019

Coming off of a heartbreaking loss against Old Tappan last week, Pascack Valley needed to get back to their winning ways. The Indians did exactly that, taking down Ridgefield Park 54-6 on their home turf on Friday night. Both teams’ records hinted that this contest could get out of hand quic...

Athlete of the Week: Luke Palamidis

Athlete of the Week: Luke Palamidis

Mason Baronian, Sports Writer

October 11, 2019

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Indians aim to return to win column

Indians aim to return to win column

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Editor

October 11, 2019

Pascack Valley vs Ridgefield Park When: Friday Oct. 11, 7 p.m. Where: Ridgefield Park High School Current Records: Pascack Valley: 4-1 Ridgefield Park: 1-4   “[Bouncing back from a loss] is always big,” head coach Len Cusumano said. “It’s another opportunity.”  Th...

PV students, faculty respond to Sandy Hook commercial

PV students, faculty respond to Sandy Hook commercial

Sarah Buttikofer, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

The Smoke Signal had Pascack Valley students and faculty members watch the Sandy Hook Commercial released on Sept. 28 by the Sandy Hook Promise to see their reactions to the video. The foundation is led by the parents of the victims who were killed in the elementary school shooting on Dec. 14, 2012, in ...

Longtime PV coach receives Bob Hurley Award

Longtime PV coach receives Bob Hurley Award

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor

October 6, 2019

Jeff Jasper is one of the most accomplished high school coaches of all time, surpassing 1,000 wins, as well as winning six state championships and 14 sectional titles in his 46-year tenure as girls basketball coach at Pascack Valley. However, Jasper does not think his accomplishments are solely based...

Indians fall to rival for first loss of season

Indians fall to rival for first loss of season

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Editor

October 5, 2019

Missed opportunities were a key component of Valley’s first loss of the season on Friday night, in which the Indians fell to rival Old Tappan 21-12 at home. While Valley’s defense got off to a rough start– allowing a 65-yard screen on the second play of the game to set up a five-yard Old Tappan...

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