The Smoke Signal

2014-2015 Staff

Jaimie Smith

Jaimie Smith is a junior here at Pascack Valley who has been writing for The Smoke Signal since her freshman year. She is a sports writer, and thoroughly enjoys reading and writing. In addition to writing for the paper, she play...

Jake Aferiat

Jake is a sophomore at Pascack Valley. He has always been interested in sports and writing and figured sports writing would be the perfect fit. He covered football in the fall, ice hockey and boys basketball in the winter, and...

Curstine Guevarra

Curstine is a freshman who just recently moved to New Jersey from the Philippines. She was a photojournalist and a writer in her old school's newspaper since fourth grade, which made her want to join The Smoke Signal. She love...

Robyn Roznitsky

Robyn Roznitsky is a freshman at Pascack Valley. She loves writing for The Smoke Signal because she has had a passion for writing since the age of six. Her hobbies include writing (of course), acting, making and preparing food, pl...

Kyle Comito

Kyle is a sophomore at Pascack Valley. He became interested in sports writing and covering the softball team because his sister plays on the team. He also has an infatuation with Batman, thinks Kanye West is the genius of this...

Claudia Ralph

Claudia Ralph is a junior here at Pascack Valley and twin sister to fellow sports writer Calvin. Ralph enjoys long hours watching "Grey's Anatomy," cheerleading, and attending Pascack Valley sporting events. Her favorite professional...

Sydney Feinberg

In her last year at Pascack Valley, Sydney Feinberg is a returning contributor for The Smoke Signal. Sydney plans to study English Education, Creative Writing, and Woman Studies in college next year. She is a determined, hardwork...

Lauren Cohen

Lauren Cohen is a freshman with a passion for writing and was so glad to join The Smoke Signal staff. She hopes to continue writing for The Smoke Signal throughout high school and maybe pursue journalism as a career. In addi...

Charlie Leppert

Charlie Leppert is a junior at Pascack Valley and is thrilled to be Creative Arts Editor this year. They have been the Editor-in-Chief of PV’s Literature and Arts Magazine for two years, and hope that Smoke Signal readers ...

Brianna Ruback

Brianna is a junior and has been on The Smoke Signal staff since her freshman year at Pascack Valley. Her true passion is writing and dreams of pursuing it in the future as a career. In addition, Brianna loves to play tennis a...

Vanessa Rutigliano

Vanessa is a junior who has a passion for reading and writing and loves poetry, theater, and music. Aside from The Smoke Signal, Vanessa also participates in Litmag, Camp Raspberry, and PV Theatre. She hopes that everyone who read...

Anthony Vezza

Anthony Vezza is the film critic for The Smoke Signal. In his sophomore year, Anthony took Film and Literature with Mrs. Diana McKenna, increasing his passion for the world of film. A year later, he took Journalism with former S...

Justin Cook

Justin Cook is a senior and has been with The Smoke Signal for four years. Justin is currently serving as Editor–in-Chief and was the Arts & Entertainment Editor for The Smoke Signal in his junior year. He is also a memb...

Nicole Zamlout

Nicole Zamlout is very happy to be able to write for The Smoke Signal. She does so much during school and  loves having the option of writing about the things she can do, as well as sharing bits of her new experiences with the...

Evan Jones

Evan Jones is a junior here at Pascack Valley. He is a sports writer for The Smoke Signal and an athlete himself. This is his first year on the paper and he is looking forward to covering PV sports.

Calvin Ralph

Calvin Ralph is a junior who writes for the sports department. After taking journalism his freshman year he realized how much he liked to write and joined the newspaper sophomore year. Besides writing for the newspaper, Calvin...

Rebecca Silverman

Rebecca Silverman, a sophomore at Pascack Valley, is a staff photographer and occasional writer for The Smoke Signal. Rebecca has been in her middle school's newspaper and was on The Smoke Signal in her freshman year. Since she e...

Mr. Bill Rawson

In his seventh year as an English teacher at Pascack Valley, Mr. Bill Rawson is a first-year adviser for The Smoke Signal. Prior to his teaching career, Rawson spent nearly 15 years in the newspaper business as a sports writer. ...

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