The Smoke Signal

2020-2021 Staff

Spencer Goldstein

Editor in Chief

After being appointed sports editor at the beginning of his junior year, Spencer was promoted to co-editor in chief for his senior year. He is excited to work with the rest of the staff.

Ellie Kim

Editor in Chief

Senior Ellie Kim joined the PV Student Publication in her freshman year and became managing editor her junior year. This year, she is co-editor in chief and hopes to provide Pascack Valley with the latest news and compelling stories.

Abby Shapiro

Staff Editor

Abby is a sophomore and has been writing for the publication since she was freshman. She is excited to expand her writing palet further and continue to create intriguing and impactful stories.

llimie Xhaferi

Staff Editor

Mimi is a senior and she is super excited to be working as en edior during her final year at the publication. She looks foward to writing more feature, news, and opinion pieces as well as learning how to add more multi-media to...

Isabella Zuluaga

Staff Editor

Senior Isabella Zuluaga joined The PV Student Publication during her freshman year as a writer and became an editor in her junior year. In her last year as an editor, she hopes to help guide and shape her writers.

Sarah Buttikofer

Staff Editor

Sarah is a sophomore, and this is her second year on the PV Student Publication. She is excited to grow as a student journalist, work alongside the staff, and spread news in the PV community.

Ava DeVincenzo

Staff Editor

Ava is a Senior, she has written for the Smoke Signal all four years of her High School career. This is her first year as an Editor with a writing stable and she is excited to get to work with everyone again this year.

BJ McGrane

Sports Editor

This is BJ's second year as Sports Editor, and he is looking forward to spending his senior year continuing to provide the community with in-depth Pascack Valley sports coverage, in addition to helping other sports writers improve...

Noah Silver

Assistant Sports Editor

Noah is a sophomore who has been with the PV Student Publication for two years now. He is excited to continue his journey as a sports writer and be able to work with the rest of the staff.

Hailey Migdal

Video Editor

Hailey is a Junior and has been a part of the PV Student Publication for her entire high school career. She is very excited to continue producing media to entertain and inform the PV community.

Matthew Austin


Matt is a Junior, he has been with the Smokesignal since the end of Freshman year. This is Matt's second year as the Smokesignal's Photo Editor, and he is excited to be with the Smokesignal once again for another year!

Julia Chiola

Video Editor

Julia is a Junior and she has been apart of the PV Student Publication since freshman year. She is excited to continue working hard this year to create well produced media for Pascack Valley.

Danielle Braune

Staff Writer

Danielle Braune is currently a PV sophomore who joined The Smoke Signal this school year. She is excited to be writing movie reviews, as well as expanding her writing palette.

Emily Moy

Staff Writer

Emily Moy is a freshman and she is pumped to be a part of The Smoke Signal for the first time! She is looking forward to growing her journalistic skills and learning more about journalism.

Nolan Wasserman

Sports Writer

Nolan Wasserman is a freshman sports writer. He is looking forward to improving his skills as a writer throughout the year.

Noah Silver

Sports Writer

Noah Silver is a freshman who is very interested in pursuing journalism and eventually becoming a sports editor for The Smoke Signal. He is interested and very aware of all of the current sports events in both professional and...

Sarah Shapiro

Staff Writer

Sarah Shapiro is a freshman and is excited to be a part of The Smoke Signal for her first year. She aspires to write impactful and interesting articles and is looking forward to developing new writing skills.

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