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Valley wrestling looks to reload

Valley wrestling looks to reload

Mason Baronian, Sports Writer

December 10, 2019

Coach: Tom Gallione Last year’s record: 13-8 Key Returners: Noah Martin (So.), Nick Savariego (So.), Drew Petaccia (So.), Tyler Pizzi (Jr.), Luke Petaccia (Jr.), James Allmers (Sr.), Sean Sheehy (Sr.), AJ Menendez (Sr.) and Griffin Arsis (Sr. 138/145)  Key Losses: Matt Beyer, Tommy Chiellini, ...

Winter track led by strong group of seniors

Winter track led by strong group of seniors

Willy Higgins, Sports Writer

December 10, 2019

Coach: Anthony Judilla  Last year’s placement: 5th place in league Key Returners: Andrew Martinez (Sr.), Eddie Mercurio (Sr.), Danny Demilia (Jr.), Michael Supple (Jr.), Beibhinn O’Reilly (Sr.), Katie Mullaney (Sr.), Sam Conjour (Sr.), Kaitlin Damascus (Sr.), Jessica Forcellati (Sr.) Key Losses: ...

Finance Sam: Buying and Leasing Cars

Finance Sam: Buying and Leasing Cars

Sam Topolosky, Audio Host

December 10, 2019

In the third episode of Finance Sam, Pascack Valley junior Sam Topolosky compares buying and leasing cars and the benefits of both....

Assistant principal to become interim principal

Assistant principal to become interim principal

Rachel Cohen, Editor in Chief

December 9, 2019

Assistant Principal John Puccio was approved as the Pascack Valley interim principal from Jan. 2 until July 1, according to the Board of Education’s regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 9. A search open to internal and external candidates for the permanent principal will be held after the new year, acc...

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Matt Austin and Rachel Cohen

December 6, 2019

The track and girls basketball team practices are not only sports-related. During some track practices, Coach John Murtaugh brings his dog, "Doug the Pug." Jeff Jasper, the girls basketball coach, brings his son and two grandsons to watch the team practice, along with Assistant Coach James Clear...

November 2019 Valley Cup Highlights

November 2019 Valley Cup Highlights

Rachel Cohen, Ariela Alfonso, and Evan Mathai

December 2, 2019

Pascack Valley held its second Valley Cup of of the school year on Wednesday, Nov. 27. Students participated in a food eating contest where they ate donuts on a string, a lip syncing competition, and a dodgeball tournament....

Remembering Valley’s First Victory

Remembering Valley’s First Victory

Spencer Goldstein and Katie Mullaney

November 27, 2019

It was Thanksgiving Day in 1955. Pascack Valley’s football team was winless in its inaugural season, set to take on Northern Valley on the road with one game to go. Valley supporters packed the bleachers in hopes of witnessing school history – and that’s exactly what they did, as Valley defeat...

Smoke Signal attends NHSJC in Washington, D.C.

Smoke Signal attends NHSJC in Washington, D.C.

Rachel Cohen, Matt Austin, and Victoria Donofrio

November 25, 2019

The Smoke Signal attended the Fall National High School Journalism Convention, sponsored by the Journalism Education Association and the Nation Scholastic Press Association, in Washington, D.C. from Thursday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 24. At the convention, around 6,000 student journalists across th...

Interview featuring ‘Life with Layla’ directors and cast

Interview featuring ‘Life with Layla’ directors and cast

Hailey Migdal and Julia Chiola

November 24, 2019

Pascack Valley 2008 alum Ken Spooner’s 2019 documentary “Life with Layla” was screened and sponsored by The Smoke Signal as a fundraiser for the film to gain a national audience on Nov. 5. The documentary was shown and followed by a Q & A with the cast, producers, and directors of the f...

Indians edged out by Ramapo in nail-biter

Indians edged out by Ramapo in nail-biter

Willy Higgins and Mason Baronian

November 23, 2019

Valley started off the game hot, but its first half success wasn’t enough to win as the Indians fell to Ramapo 28-23 in the North 1, Group 3 sectional championship on Friday night. The Indians’ defense got off to a solid start, forcing a three-and-out on Ramapo’s opening drive. The offense then got on t...

PV’s ‘Project Runway’

PV’s ‘Project Runway’

Matt Austin, Victoria Donofrio, Rachel Cohen, and Katie Mullaney

November 22, 2019

(Editor's Note: The Smoke Signal would appreciate credit for any photographs posted from this slideshow. To do so, tag @pvsmokesignal on Instagram or Twitter and The Smoke Signal on Facebook.) The class of 2020 walked the runway at the annual PFO Fashion Show on Nov. 20. The event was held at The Estate at Florentine Gardens in River Vale. Seniors wore clothes from local stores, and parents and other guests had the opportunity to watch students on the stage....

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