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PV routs Old Tappan to close out week

PV routs Old Tappan to close out week

Jeremy Lesserson, Sports Editor

April 18, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Indians go into their spring break after a big win over the rival Knights of Old Tappan. The home 9-1 win was PV’s second in as many days, and the Indians improved to 7-2 on the season. Ryan Sheehan pitched a complete game and didn't give up a run until the top of the seventh inning. Craig Sodano...

Former PV track star runs sub-four-minute mile

Former PV track star runs sub-four-minute mile

Spencer Goldstein, Sports Writer

April 16, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The excitement and joy of winning has led to some of the most iconic celebrations throughout the history of sports. Kobe Bryant jumped on the scorer’s table after beating the Boston Celtics in the 2010 NBA Finals. LeBron James bursted into tears after overcoming a 3-1 series deficit to stun the G...

‘Be More Chill’ takes creative risks to teach life lessons

‘Be More Chill’ takes creative risks to teach life lessons

Jason Leibfried, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


Filed under Arts, PV Life, Showcase

What would you do if you had the opportunity to take a pill? But not just any pill – a pill that would make you popular, help you make all the right decisions, and win over your crush. A pill that would help you “be more chill”. Would you take it? I recently saw the Broadway Musical “Be Mo...

‘I have been really happy’

‘I have been really happy’

Kayla Barry, Assistant Editor in Chief

April 14, 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. It has been almost a year since I was in the hospital. The six months following this were pretty difficult for me. I continued to not feel like myself and sad all the time. But as t...

Athlete of the Week: Sean Oh

Athlete of the Week: Sean Oh

Mason Baronian, Sports Writer

April 11, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Name: Sean Oh Sport: Tennis Grade: Senior Position: Second Singles The Lowdown: Individually, Oh went undefeated in the Comet Invitational Tournament last weekend, and the team as a whole finished in second place. Oh defeated opponents from Waldwick, Paramus, and Hackensack. He also won his matc...

Passing Guard

Passing Guard

Craig Hoffman, Sports Writer

April 10, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Smoke Signal's newest podcast is here! Passing Guard, a podcast created by senior Craig Hoffman, is about the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In the premiere episode, Hoffman and fellow senior Bradley Zirlin discuss the latest with Conor McGregor, and a recap of UFC 235. ...

Tri-M Music Honor Society holds spring talent night

Tri-M Music Honor Society holds spring talent night

Matt Austin, Molly Heintze, and Rachel Cohen

April 8, 2019


Filed under Arts, PV Life, Showcase

The Tri-M Music Honor Society hosted a spring talent night in the Pascack Valley auditorium at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 4. The event consisted of musical performances from PV students and members of the choir and band. Isabella Tjan and Lisa Agranov perform Dodie Clark's version of "New York, N...

Athlete of the Week: Cara McMahon

Athlete of the Week: Cara McMahon

BJ McGrane, Sports Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Name: Cara McMahon Sport: Softball Grade: Senior Position: Pitcher The Lowdown: Through Valley’s first two games, McMahon pitched 12 innings and struck out 18 batters. She has hit third for the Indians, and started the season 5 for 7 with 1 single, 4 doubles, and 4 RBIs. What She Likes Mo...

‘Self-care is really important’

‘Self-care is really important’

Kayla Barry, Assistant Editor in Chief

April 7, 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. Self-care is really important when dealing with depression, anxiety, etc. It can help you relax and de-stress from everything going on around you. For me, I like doing self-care on ...

Trained to save lives

Trained to save lives

Tara Healy, Staff Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under PV Life, Showcase

When family and consumer sciences teacher Julianne Downes did the Heimlich maneuver on one of her students during her class on Mar. 13, it was not her first time saving someone who was choking. Her now 18-year-old son, Brendan, was two years old when he choked on the steering wheel of a toy car. Downes...

Spring Into Your Best Hair Game

Spring Into Your Best Hair Game

Jaiden Price, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019


Filed under Outside Looking In, Showcase

From French braided buns to a stunning half up half down fishtail look, you will be on top of your hair game for the spring. Pascack Valley junior Alice Bruter did a fabulous job capturing these four styles. Here are some helpful links to master the hair techniques: Fishtail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be...

Junior Prom Slideshow 2019

Junior Prom Slideshow 2019

Molly Heintze, John Castellanos, and Evan Mathai

March 31, 2019


Filed under PV Life, Showcase

Pascack Valley's class of 2020 had its Junior Prom on Thursday, March, 28. The event took place at The Estate at Florentine Gardens in River Vale. The night consisted of a cocktail hour followed by dinner and dancing.

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