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The Board of Education approved John Puccio as Pascack Valley's next principal during Monday night's BOE meeting in Pascack Valley's cafeteria and virtually on Zoom. The BOE also discussed the ongoing process in implementing an eighth period in the school’s schedule.

Puccio approved to become next principal

Isabella Zuluaga and Abby Shapiro April 12, 2021

At the recommendation of district Superintendent Erik Gundersen, the Board of Education approved John Puccio to be the next principal of Pascack Valley High School during its Monday night BOE meeting held...

The Pascack Valley Indian mascot was removed in June of 2020. Since then, community members have continued to express their dissatisfaction through calling into Board of Education meetings and posting on social media.

Editorial: It’s time to move on from the mascot discussion

(Editor’s Note: This is the last planned piece in our coverage package, “What’s in a Name?”) Now that the Indian mascot is gone for good, it’s time to move on.   Some parents and Pascack...

The PV Student Publication has been announced a recipient of the National Student Press Association’s 2021 Online Pacemaker Award. The NSPA Pacemaker is considered scholastic journalism's preeminent award, and a total of 13 publications received it this year.

PV Student Publication receives 2021 Online Pacemaker Award

Ellie Kim and Spencer Goldstein April 10, 2021

For the first time in its history, the PV Student Publication has been announced a recipient of the National Student Press Association’s 2021 Online Pacemaker Award, which is considered scholastic journalism’s...

The PV Student Publication has partnered with The Research Club to publish a series of research essays entitled “The Research Publications.” This essay dives into the history of the Moderna vaccine and when children under the age of 16 can get a COVID vaccine. 

When Will Those Under 16 be Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Matthew Yakir April 8, 2021

(Editor’s Note: The PV Student Publication has partnered with The Research Club to publish a series of research essays related to topics of COVID-19. All research essays are written and fact-checked...

John Puccio spent 12 years as Pascack Valley's assistant principal before filling in as PV's interim principal following the retirement of Tom DeMaio last year. After returning to his role of assistant principal for the 2020-21 school year, Puccio has been recommended to the Board of Education for the position of PV's next principal.

John Puccio recommended for PV principal position

Spencer Goldstein, Editor in Chief April 7, 2021

Editor's Note: The PV Student Publication will post a follow-up story with more information on this news within the next few days. John Puccio has been recommended to the Board of Education by district...

Andre Dabaghian filming with Mike Blackgrove. They created a documentary on his brother, John Blackgrove, to share his story called 'Two Way Player.'

PV graduates release documentary on school’s all-time leading boys basketball scorer

Sarah Buttikofer and Sophie Kolax April 7, 2021

(Editors Note: John Blackgrove was the boys leading basketball points scorer. We originally had leading basketball point scorer, but that title goes to PV math teacher Laura Ely.) Former Pascack Valley...

The PV Student Publication has partnered with The Research Club to publish a series of research essays entitled “The Research Publications.” The fifth essay discusses how to proceed after getting the COVID-19 vaccine and updates regarding CDC guidelines for individuals that are fully vaccinated.

The CDC’s Post-Vaccination Guidelines

Aishwarya Pathri April 6, 2021

(Editor’s Note: The PV Student Publication has partnered with The Research Club to publish a series of research essays related to topics of COVID-19. All research essays are written and fact-checked...

Letter to the Editor: 'We deserve to be proud of our identity as Asian Americans’

Letter to the Editor: ‘We deserve to be proud of our identity as Asian Americans’

Jack Byun, Pascack Valley student April 5, 2021

(Editor's note: The opinions expressed in this letter are not necessarily those of The PV Student Publication or its staff.) Dear Editor, For quite a while, I have been contemplating sharing my perspective...

The Asian Culture Club gathered in a Google Meet to take its yearbook photo. The club aims to provide a wider cultural understanding and awareness of different cultures within the PV community.

Asian Culture Club responds to hate crimes

Sarah Shapiro, Staff Writer March 26, 2021

When PV senior and Asian Culture Club President Natalia Chinchilla first heard about the shooting that occurred in Atlanta, Georgia, her heart dropped. "I knew for a fact that Asian hate crimes aren’t...

Athlete of the Week: Cori Freeman

Athlete of the Week: Cori Freeman

Aidan Burke, Sports Writer March 26, 2021

Season One of Disney's

‘WandaVision’: A mind blowing series

Danielle Braune, Staff Writer March 26, 2021

You sit back, jaw agape after watching the latest episode of WandaVision. Your remote is dead weight in your hands. A sense of dread grows in you as you realize:   I need to wait a full week...

Wait, we don't only learn academics in the classroom?

Wait, we don’t only learn academics in the classroom?

Hailey Migdal, Video Editor March 25, 2021

To celebrate International SEL Day on March 26, some PV teachers shared how they incorporate social and emotional learning in their classroom. Social and emotional learning is the process through which...

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