The Smoke Signal

Recycle a bicycle

Recycle a bicycle

Hailey Juillet, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under PV Life, Showcase

To celebrate the holiday season, Pascack Valley junior Bailey McNamara decided that she wanted to give back to the less fortunate by collecting bikes to give out to people in New York City, with the help of her older brother, Kirk McNamara, and her aunt, Peggy Lundquist.   “This year, we decided ...

ValleyChat: Freshly Baked Follow-Up

ValleyChat: Freshly Baked Follow-Up

Jake Topolosky, Audio Host

December 18, 2018


Filed under PV Life, Showcase

Host Jake Topolosky follows up with RoseMary Stanchak and her career in baking, including her recent invitation to pitch her business idea at Seton Hall. ...

Pascack Valley starts season on right track

Pascack Valley starts season on right track

Josh DeLuca, Sports Editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

If Pascack Valley was starting with a blank slate this season, they certainly didn’t paint the next Picasso or Rembrandt in their season opener. However, their performance on Friday afternoon was just enough for the Indians to edge Ramapo 53-49. “I’m ecstatic to tell you the truth,” P...

‘It is okay to feel like this’

‘It is okay to feel like this’

Kayla Barry, Assistant Editor in Chief

December 16, 2018


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. When I was feeling upset, I isolated myself and did not tell anyone how I was feeling. Eventually, when I was about to reach my breaking point, I told someone. Telling someone saved m...

Environmental Club hosts toy drive

Environmental Club hosts toy drive

Jeremy Lesserson, Assistant Sports Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Pascack Valley's Environmental Club is making a difference by donating toys. Dozens of students brought in and organized toys to be sent on Wednesday, Dec. 12, to Second Chance Toys, a non-profit New Jersey based organization.  The organization specializes in donating toys that would otherwise be throw...

Genesis petition among topics of discussion at student council meeting

Genesis petition among topics of discussion at student council meeting

Noah Schwartz, Sports Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

(Editor’s Note: In a previous version of this article, the subhead mischaracterized the situation. The word closure has now been changed to petition.)   Pascack Valley Vice Principal John Puccio feels that the school-wide petition that has been sent out via email to reopen Genesis during schoo...

Pascack Valley girls’ basketball starts with a ‘blank slate’

Pascack Valley girls’ basketball starts with a ‘blank slate’

Josh DeLuca, Sports Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Coach: Jeff Jasper (46th Season) Last year’s record: 28-3 Key Returners: Brianna Smith (Sr.), Sofia Battista (Jr.), Olivia Jones (Jr.) Key Losses: Kelly Petro, Brianna Wong, Toriana Tabasco, Kelly Smith, Lindsay Rhode, Nicole Arden, Cerina Dunkel Key Newcomers: Paige Skene (Jr.), Juliana Vass...

The value of volunteering

The value of volunteering

Kayla Barry, Assistant Editor in Chief

December 13, 2018


Filed under PV Life, Showcase

  Pascack Valley junior Anna Urrea met a construction worker named Willie while she was volunteering in Peru. Since she knew Spanish, she was able to communicate and learn about his life while on her service trip. She learned that he had a daughter with autism and was a very family-oriente...

PV alum hosts Italian radio show

PV alum hosts Italian radio show

Katie Mullaney, Staff Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under PV Life, Showcase

Pascack Valley alumnus Mike Hayden nervously entered the soundproof room where he was about to stream his first Italian music broadcast, but by the time he finished, he realized how smoothly everything went and how enjoyable it was to be able to play his music to the listeners. "You’re putting out your taste in music an...

PV looks to repeat 2017 success

PV looks to repeat 2017 success

Jeremy Lesserson, Assistant Sports Editor

December 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Coach: Tom Gallione (14th Season) Last year’s record: 22-6 Key Returners: Bradley Zirlin (Sr., 113-120; 6-4), Jake Averna (Sr., 113-120; 9-14), James Allmers (Jr., 132; 12-4), Tyler Pizzi (So., 138; 18-4), Matt Beyer (Sr., 145; 22-8), Luke Petaccia (So., 160-170; 18-6), Stephen Soravilla (Sr., 16...

Hillsdale policeman becomes PV student resource officer

Hillsdale policeman becomes PV student resource officer

Katie Mullaney, Staff Editor

December 12, 2018


Filed under PV Life, Showcase

Patrol Officer German Decena of the Hillsdale Police Department officially joined Pascack Valley on Monday, Dec. 10, as the school’s student resource officer. On Sept. 14, it was announced that Officer Mike Camporeale was promoted to sergeant and would no longer be the resource officer at PV. Decena ...

Here for a year

Here for a year

Sevan Gulleyan, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under PV Life, Showcase

When junior Dongmin Park arrived at JFK airport on July 18, his initial reaction was that he saw “so many different people.” Park, visiting the U.S. this year from South Korea, is attending Pascack Valley to study English and have a traditional American experience. “When I first landed in America,...

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