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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Matt Austin and Evie Higgins

March 26, 2020

Over the past week with Pascack Valley shut down due to coronavirus concerns, Smoke Signal photographers have had time on their hands to edit and finish portraits. The photographs were taken during the last week before online classes began....

Liberty University remains open despite coronavirus pandemic

Liberty University remains open despite coronavirus pandemic

Rachel Cohen, Editor in Chief

March 26, 2020

While college students are taking online classes due to the coronavirus outbreak, Alysa Mehl, along with other Liberty University students, had the option to return to campus following her spring break. Liberty is one of the few colleges in the United States to keep its campus open. Mehl, how...

Activities to do at home during quarantine

Activities to do at home during quarantine

Sarah Buttikofer, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, students have a lot of time on their hands while they are not in school. To stay occupied, below is a list of some activities to do at home while still staying safe. ...

Director of Curriculum: ‘Unprecedented times’ in education

Director of Curriculum: ‘Unprecedented times’ in education

Ellie Kim, Managing Editor

March 17, 2020

(Editor’s Note: Smoke Signal reporters planned to attend Monday’s Board of Education meeting. However, due to suggested COVID-19 precautions, they chose not to attend the meeting and instead used the livestream for its reporting.) Director of Curriculum Barry Bachenheimer addressed concerns over virtu...

Hutchinson named PV’s permanent principal

Hutchinson named PV’s permanent principal

Rachel Cohen, Editor in Chief

March 17, 2020

(Editor’s Note: Smoke Signal reporters planned to attend Monday’s Board of Education meeting. However, due to suggested COVID-19 precautions, they chose not to attend the meeting and instead used the livestream for its reporting.) In a 7-2 vote, the Board of Education approved Brian Hutchinson, the Em...

Community expresses support for Puccio

Community expresses support for Puccio

Katie Mullaney, Editor in Chief

March 17, 2020

(Editor’s Note: Smoke Signal reporters planned to attend Monday’s Board of Education meeting. However, due to suggested COVID-19 precautions, they chose not to attend the meeting and instead used the livestream for its reporting.) During the Board of Education's meeting this past Monday, Superintendent Erik Gundersen read more than 70 letters that expressed support f...

The finish line for the winter track season

The finish line for the winter track season

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor

March 16, 2020

In any sport, teams practice together countless times, in hopes that one day, they will have a chance to reach their dreams. Pascack Valley’s nationals-bound Sprint Medley Relay (SMR) only had to run the race together for a total of… wait for it... one time. That’s right. Once. One chance...

Concerns of coronavirus affect PV events

Concerns of coronavirus affect PV events

Ellie Kim and Ava DeVincenzo

March 13, 2020

Talia Dian said she was shocked by an announcement while taking her physics test Thursday afternoon.  “I didn't believe it at first, and I started crying,” said Dian, casted as John Hancock. “It was very emotional because we have all worked so hard and now it's gone.” PV Theatre’s spr...

Athlete of the Week: Austin Koolery

Athlete of the Week: Austin Koolery

Noah Silver, Sports Writer

March 13, 2020

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Bergen County made the right choice, although slightly late

Bergen County made the right choice, although slightly late

Rachel Cohen, Editor in Chief

March 12, 2020

President Donald Trump’s European travel ban.  Professional sports seasons. March Madness. The stock market.  Broadway. Disneyland. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. The coronavirus pandemic has spread throughout the United States, exceeding 1,200 cases as of Wednesday, according to The N...

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Matt Austin, Rachel Cohen, and Victoria Donofrio

March 12, 2020

This past week, Pascack Valley's Theatre production of "1776" was postponed due to coronavirus concerns which was scheduled to premiere on Thursday at 7p.m.  The cast and crew underwent "Hell Week" throughout this week when they prepare for the premiere at night. ...

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