The Smoke Signal

Abby Shapiro

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.

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Leading up to June 24 where the decision was made to remove PV’s former mascot, the Indian, numerous community member gave their opinions during BOE meetings both in favor and against the removal of the PV Indian mascot.

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March 5, 2021
Around 44.9% of respondents support being called the “Pascack Valley Indians” without the use of the Indian logo. Some community members felt that the nickname, the Indians, should still be used with the removal of the logo.

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March 5, 2021
Debate surrounding Pascack Valley's Indian mascot surfaced late last year. Out of 641 responses, 57.5% did support the use of the Indian head logo.

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March 5, 2021
A large majority of the school at 66.6% said that they did not agree with the district’s decision to begin phasing out, or replacing, the Indian Head Logo with the PV block letters.

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March 5, 2021
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Abby Shapiro

February 24, 2021
Seniors were virtually inducted into Pascack Valley's National Honor Society on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.

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October 12, 2020
Protesters raise signs in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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June 27, 2020
Community raises their signs in unison for the Black Lives Matter movement.

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June 27, 2020
Community members walk in protest across the Centennial Causeway.

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June 27, 2020
Equity team member and rising PV rising sophomore Kareena Shah stands beside community members in support of the rally.

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June 27, 2020
Rising PV sophomores Ava Zurbuch and Emilia Liguori stand in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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June 27, 2020
Rising PV junior Sarah Boumlouka and PH rising seniors Danielle Strassberg and Chloe Djedji rally together for the movement.

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June 27, 2020
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