The Smoke Signal

Wrestling Preview: District 4

Wrestling Preview: District 4

Jeremy Lesserson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

After a 34-30 loss to state champions Montville in the semifinals in the state sectionals, the Indians turn to the individual District 4 tournament. Hosted at Pascack Valley, five PV wrestlers received top five seeds in the tournament that starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The top three in each weight...

Athlete of the Week: Max Yellin

Athlete of the Week: Max Yellin

Mason Baronian, Sports Writer

February 15, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Name: Max Yellin Sport: Basketball Grade: Senior Position: Small Forward The Lowdown: Yellin has been the leading scorer for the Indians throughout the entire season. He has been a leader for the team in his senior year. In the past five games, he’s averaged 20.6 points per game. Expectations: ...

Love in PV

Love in PV

February 14, 2019


Filed under PV Life, Showcase

Speaker talks to PV students about ‘The Teen Sleeping Crisis’

Speaker talks to PV students about ‘The Teen Sleeping Crisis’

Hailey Juillet, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Honors U.S. history II and psychology teacher, Ryan Walter, hosted an assembly to promote awareness on the crisis surrounding teen sleeping habits on Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Pascack Valley auditorium. The assembly discussed “The Teen Sleeping Crisis,” teen sleep habits, sleep disorders, and th...

PV wrestler makes splash amid first ever wrestling season

PV wrestler makes splash amid first ever wrestling season

Jeremy Lesserson, Assisstant Sports Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

PV Senior Andrew Demboski broke the news to his parents on the morning of Nov. 4, 2018. Just a few days after his senior season of football ended, Demboski had committed himself to wrestling. He told his parents, Lorraine and Charlie Demboski, that he was going to get breakfast with his friends....

‘I am a strong advocate’

‘I am a strong advocate’

Kayla Barry, Assistant Editor in Chief

February 11, 2019


Filed under Kayla's Korner, Showcase

Editor’s Note: Kayla’s Korner will be a reoccurring column that deals with mental health and teenage issues. I recently interviewed Sarah McCambridge, a Pascack Valley alumnus of the Class of 2017. She told me her own story dealing with depression and anxiety and allowed me to tell all of you. ...

Math teacher set to take over golf team

Math teacher set to take over golf team

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Writer

February 10, 2019


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Dom Mingione, who has spent the past 25 years as the head golf coach at Pascack Valley, is set to retire from the position. PV math teacher Brian Koch will take over for him for the upcoming season. Mingione, a former PV history teacher, was named Bergen County Coach of the Year twice and won two stat...

Athlete of the Week: Elexis Levine

Athlete of the Week: Elexis Levine

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Name: Elexis Levine Sport: Cheerleading Grade: Senior Season Recap: “We had some setbacks during competition season,” Levine said. “There were a lot of injuries and a lot of people got sick – so this was the first year that every single time we competed there was a new routine we had to d...

Women in Engineering

Women in Engineering

Ava Devincenzo, Staff Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under PV Life, Showcase

Pascack Valley seniors Julia Guskind, Brenna Collins, and Bianca Belmonte participated in this year’s Panasonic Creative Design Challenge hosted by the New Jersey Institute of Technology on Jan. 30. “Panasonic’s goal is to encourage kids to think creatively in order to design a device to s...

Dance team takes first place at national competition

Dance team takes first place at national competition

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

This past weekend, the Pascack Valley Regional Dance Team (PVRDT) participated in the Dance Team Union Nationals and came in first place in the Varsity Team Performance and third place in the Large Varsity Pom. The competition took place in Kissimmee, Florida and over 100 teams participated. The tea...

PV Litmag hosts Lit Out Loud event

PV Litmag hosts Lit Out Loud event

Molly Heintze and Ariela Alfonso

February 4, 2019


Filed under Arts, PV Life, Showcase

The Pascack Valley Literature and Arts Magazine hosted its Lit Out Loud event on Thursday, Jan. 31, in the lower cafeteria. Students had the opportunity to perform songs and read original poetry. As well as performances, artwork created by students were displayed.   Seniors Tara McNiff and...

Athlete of the Week: Bri Smith

Athlete of the Week: Bri Smith

BJ McGrane, Sports Writer

February 1, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Name: Bri Smith Sport: Basketball Grade: Senior Position: Guard The Lowdown: In PV’s two most recent games against River Dell on Thursday and Dwight Morrow on Tuesday, she averaged 22.5 points, and helped lead the Indians to victory. In last Saturday’s county tournament game also played a...

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