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The Smoke Signal

2017-2018 Staff

Lauren Cohen

Editor in Chief

Lauren is a senior and has been an editor of The Smoke Signal since her freshman year. She is excited to work with all of the editors and the rest of the staff and she knows this will be The Smoke Signal's best year yet!...

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Madison Gallo

Editor in Chief

Madi is a junior and has been an editor for The Smoke Signal since her freshman year. In her first year as an Editor in Chief, she is thrilled to be helping oversee The Smoke Signal and can't wait to work with and get to know a...

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Kayla Barry

Managing Editor

Kayla is a junior and has been a part of The Smoke Signal since her freshman year. She is really excited for what this year and next year brings!

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Allison Botwinick

Staff Editor

Ally Botwinick is a senior who has been a part of The Smoke Signal since her junior year. She is very excited to be an editor this year and looks forward to working with her writers.

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Rachel Cohen

Staff Editor

Rachel Cohen, currently a PV sophomore, joined The Smoke Signal as a Staff Writer in the beginning of freshman year. This year, she is a Staff Editor and hopes to advance her writers, publish more of her own work and others, ...

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Rachel Powell

Staff Editor

Rachel Powell is a senior and has been a part of The Smoke Signal since her junior year. This is her first year as an editor, and she is very excited to work with her writers and contribute to another great year for The Smoke Signal...

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Sarah Schmoyer

Staff Editor

Sarah is a senior and this is her second year as an editor for The Smoke Signal. She is looking forward to working with other people and helping the site to be the best that it can be!

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Josh DeLuca

Sports Editor

Josh is a junior, and has written for The Smoke Signal for all three years of his high school career. This is his first year serving as the Sports Editor. He is excited to cover Pascack Valley sports this year.

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Noah Schwartz

Sports Editor

Noah is a junior, and is in his third year of being part of The Smoke Signal. This is his first year of heading the sports department as the editor. He looks forward to covering PV Sports this year.

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Curstine Guevarra

Photo Editor

Curstine Guevarra, a senior, has been in The Smoke Signal since her freshman year. This is her third and final year serving as the Photo Editor. She is very excited to work with everyone in the staff!

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David Harnett

Assistant Photo Editor

David is a sophomore, and has been taking photos for The Smoke Signal since the beginning of freshman year. This year, he got the job for assistant photo editor and is thrilled to start meeting people who share the same hobbies ...

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Molly Heintze

Assistant Photo Editor

Molly is a junior, and has been taking pictures for The Smoke Signal since the end of her freshman year. This is her first year being an assistant photo editor. She is very excited to work with the rest of the staff this year....

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Jacob Barcelona

Writer

Jacob Barcelona is a senior and writes movie reviews for the The Smoke Signal. He enjoys watching all movies, but his favorite movie is Drive.

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Ava Devincenzo

Staff Writer

Ava DeVincenzo is a freshmen, and this is her first year writing for The Smoke Signal. She is very excited to work with her editor, and build great memories in this club. She is on the PV Volleyball team, and she does Pointe b...

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Sevan Gulleyan

Staff Writer

Sevan Gulleyan is a junior and has been on The Smoke Signal since her sophomore year. She plays lacrosse and enjoys writing and reading fiction.

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Julia Guskind

Staff Writer

Julia Guskind is a junior and joined The Smoke Signal at the end of her sophomore year. She looks forward to contributing more pieces.

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Kelsey Hagen

Staff Writer

This is sophomore Kelsey Hagen's second year working on The Smoke Signal. She works on stories for the site as well as other platforms of The Smoke Signal.

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Sofia Hassan

Staff Writer

Sofia Hassan is a junior who has been in The Smoke Signal since sophomore year. This year, she is excited to hang with everyone on the staff.

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Tara Healy

Staff Writer

Tara Healy is a junior and has been writing for The Smoke Signal since the beginning of freshman year. She can't wait to write more articles this year and enjoys working with everyone involved.

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Trey Herenda

Staff Writer

Trey Herenda is a sophomore at Pascack Valley. This is his first year writing for the Smoke Signal, and he looks forward to covering topics related to PV and PV Athletics.

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Hailey Juillet

Staff Writer

Hailey Juillet is a sophomore and has been on The Smoke Signal since last year. She is looking forward to writing and learning about all things related to PV.

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Vasili Karalewich

Staff Writer

Vasili Karalewich is a freshman and he is in his first year of The Smoke Signal. He contributes to the site by writing opinion pieces.

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Ellie Kim

Staff Writer

Ellie Kim is a freshman, and this is her first year writing for The Smoke Signal. She participates in several other activities, and is excited to write and express her ideas through the school newspaper.

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Christian Mundy

Staff Writer

Christian Mundy, is a freshman who is ready for any challenge that he shall overcome in PV. He will do anything to achieve success and to go beyond.

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Samantha Nicklas

Staff Writer

Junior, Samantha Nicklas, has been writing for The Smoke Signal since the end of her sophomore year. She plays soccer, basketball, and is looking forward to contribute more to the site this year.

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Jaiden Price

Staff Writer

Jaiden is a sophomore and is very excited to be a part of The Smoke Signal for her second year. In addition to The Smoke Signal, Jaiden enjoys theatre and taking part in the wide variety of clubs PV has to offer.

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Kyle Rifkin

Staff Writer

Kyle Rifkin is a senior who is excited to be joining The Smoke Signal for the first year. He looks forward to contributing through his humorous writing.

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Olivia Stabile

Staff Writer

Olivia Stabile is a junior at PV who has been writing for The Smoke Signal since she was a freshman. She participates in several time-consuming clubs, and is glad to have an outlet like The Smoke Signal for not only writing, but...

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Allison Sumereau

Staff Writer

Allison Sumereau is a junior and has been a part of The Smoke Signal since her sophomore year. She plays volleyball and does track at PV. She is an opinion writer for the site.

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Julianna Tsokanos

Staff Writer

Julianna Tsokanos is a sophomore, and this is her first year being a part of The Smoke Signal. She is excited to make friends with the rest of the staff and work on stories with them.

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Isabella Zuluaga

Staff Writer

Isabella Zuluaga is a freshmen, and this is her first year writing for The Smoke Signal. Along with this club, she is in DECA, the Animal Rights Club, and more to come.

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Nicole Arden

Sports Writer

Nicole Arden is a senior and this is her third year on The Smoke Signal newspaper. She enjoys playing sports.

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Kaitlyn Conti

Sports Writer

Kaitlyn Conti is a senior and has been apart of The Smoke Signal since her sophomore year. She is on the cheer team and loves everything about Pascack Valley.

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Jeremy Lesserson

Sports Writer

Jeremy Lesserson, a junior, is a sportswriter for The Smoke Signal and has been since his freshman year. Before his graduation in 2019, he wants to make sure he has been a big part in making sure the Smoke Signal sports sect...

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Matt Ricciardi

Sports Writer

Matt Ricciardi is a junior, and this is his third year contributing to The Smoke Signal’s sports department. He is excited to work with the staff this year.

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Ariela Alfonso

Photographer

Ariela is a freshman on her first year of The Smoke Signal. She enjoys the arts, being involved, and capturing the best moments.

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Zana Allajbegu

Photographer

Zana Allajbegu is a freshman, and it’s her first year as part of The Smoke Signal. She takes a liking to art, music, and the crystal clarity of professional cameras.

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Claire Barnhart

Photographer

This is Claire's second year of The Smoke Signal as a photographer. She is a sophomore who loves capturing moments through her camera.

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Thomas Betsy

Photographer

Thomas Betsy is a freshman and is a new member to The Smoke Signal. He is also excited to take pictures and is the number one Yankee fan.

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Victoria Donofrio

Photographer

Victoria Donofrio is a sophomore, and has been a photographer on The Smoke Signal since freshman year. She's a member of the lacrosse team, and is a member of the P.A.W club

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Thomas Guzzo

Photographer

Thomas Guzzo is a junior and is new to The Smoke Signal. He is excited for photography this year. He is also part of the World Culture Club and AV club.

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Stephie John

Photographer

Stephie John is a senior, and this is her first year as a photographer for The Smoke Signal. She is excited to take pictures and work on different assignments.

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Sarah Martin-Moons

Photographer

Sarah Martin-Moons is a freshman and is a photographer for The Smoke Signal. She is very excited for a year full of activities and articles about the school and all it has to offer.

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Evan Mathai

Photographer

Evan Mathai is a freshman, starting his first year as a photographer for The Smoke Signal. Evan enjoys candlelit dinners, and long walks on the beach.

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Alysa Mehl

Photographer

Alysa Mehl is a senior who has been a photographer for The Smoke Signal since last year. She loves taking pictures at football games.

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Katie Mullaney

Staff Writer

Katie Mullaney, currently a sophomore at PV, joined The Smoke Signal as a photographer the end of freshman year. This year she wanted to become more involved, therefore becoming a staff writer.

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Patricia Ocelotl

Photographer

Patricia Ocelotl is a junior and has been a part of The Smoke Signal since the end of her freshman year.

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Aidan Raleigh

Photographer

This is junior, Aidan Raleigh's, first year taking pictures for The Smoke Signal. He likes playing soccer and enjoys photography.

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Toby Shapiro

Photographer

Toby Shapiro is a freshman. This is her first year in The Smoke Signal and will be a photographer. She is excited to take pictures and work with the other staff this year.

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Mason Chen

Videographer

Mason Chen is a freshman and is new to The Smoke Signal. He's very excited and awaits the amazing experiences that the club can bring. He has a passion for video production and editing.

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Kyle Commerford

Videographer

Kyle Commerford is freshman at PV and is excited to be apart of The Smoke Signal. He has a passion for video production and looks forward to bringing his extensive knowledge to the club.

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Jake Topolosky

Audio Host

Jake Topolosky is a junior and is working on his PV podcast "Valleychat" which began near the end of his sophomore year. He is excited to record for The Smoke Signal, and likes astronomy and world politics.

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