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Stories from Pascack Valley High School
Response from the community
News

Ellie Kim | November 5, 2020

The Board of Education’s decision to retire the Pascack Valley and Pascack Hills mascots, the Indians and Cowboys, on June 22 was met with support and backlash from the public. Many community members…

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The retirement of the PV Indian
News

Ellie Kim | November 3, 2020

The Board of Education meeting on June 22, lasted for two hours and 30 minutes. The Board discussed and approved the retirement of the Indians and Cowboys mascots near the end of the meeting. The topic…

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The arrest of CNN journalists is an affront to the First Amendment
Opinions

Rachel Cohen | June 1, 2020

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As a journalist,…

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The face behind FearTheIndian
Features

Spencer Goldstein | February 21, 2020

FearTheIndian, created in 2012, remains a staple within the Pascack Valley student body seven years later. Primarily utilized as a Twitter account, it currently has over 2,600 followers and provides updates…

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Kobe Bryant’s death brought out the worst in national media
Opinions

Spencer Goldstein | January 30, 2020

It’s just one of those things that stops time.

Shock, sadness, denial. All at once.

 

Kobe Bryant can’t just die…

There’s no way.

 

The day before, he was congratulating…

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The buzz around campus
Features

Ilmie Xhaferi | December 17, 2019

Fascinated by her backyard beekeeping parents, Kristen Lindstrom was inspired to create the first New Jersey high school beekeeping program at Pascack Valley. The passion that her parents conveyed while…

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Remembering Valley’s First Victory
Sports

Spencer Goldstein | December 10, 2019

It was Thanksgiving Day in 1955. Pascack Valley’s football team was winless in its inaugural season, set to take on Northern Valley on the road with one game to go. Valley supporters packed the bleachers…

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Cracking the Code
Features

Katie Mullaney | October 16, 2019

Since their freshman year, seniors Ashley Shaaf and Rachel Lee made a promise to teacher Nancy Ricca that they would both be teaching assistants in their final year of high school for her computer science…

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‘A completely new world’
Features

Brianna Espindola | April 5, 2019

Now a Pascack Valley sophomore, 13-year-old Adriana Bermudez woke up knowing her life would change forever on Dec. 11, 2015. She was about to leave her sister, grandmother, boyfriend, friends, and hometown…

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Hillsdale resident leads FDU into March Madness
Sports

Noah Schwartz | March 28, 2019

During last year’s NCAA Tournament, Fairleigh Dickinson head men’s basketball coach Greg Herenda was just hoping to get out of Texas.

Herenda wasn’t feeling great before his trip, and after he…

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PVRHSD holds Unity in the Valley event at PV
News

Rachel Cohen | March 26, 2019

New Jersey’s 61st Attorney General Gurbir Grewal is the first Sikh in the U.S. to become an attorney general. Gurbir gave a keynote presentation, along with prominent community members, students, faith…

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‘I have always had problems with my weight’
Opinions

Kayla Barry | March 9, 2019

Ever since I could remember, I have always had problems with my weight.

When I was little, I remember I used to have to watch what I was eating, as well as go outside as much as I could. This was easy…

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Everyone has a role
Showcase

Noah Schwartz | March 5, 2019

Girls basketball players embrace their off-the-court responsibilities

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PV wrestler makes splash amid first ever wrestling season
Showcase

Jeremy Lesserson | February 28, 2019

PV Senior Andrew Demboski broke the news to his parents on the morning of Nov. 4, 2018.

Just a few days after his senior season of football ended, Demboski had committed himself to wrestling. He told…

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Zack Latteri Foundation continues in PV
Features

Ava Devincenzo | February 28, 2019

When the class of 2018 graduated, they did not want the legacy of their friend Zack Latteri to be forgotten.

Latteri, a former Pascack Valley freshman, died from leukemia during the summer of 2015….

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The value of volunteering
Features

Kayla Barry | December 27, 2018

Pascack Valley junior Anna Urrea met a construction worker named Willie while she was volunteering in Peru. Since she knew Spanish, she was able to communicate and learn about his life while on her service…

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Let’s take a second look
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Josh DeLuca | November 12, 2018

As the first half ticked down, Pascack Valley quarterback Stephen Begen lofted a pass into the corner of the end zone, looking for receiver Andrew Martinez. Martinez came down with the pass, but to the…

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Superintendent confirms anti-Semitic graffiti
News

Madison Gallo | November 9, 2018

At the Pascack Valley Regional High School District Board of Education meeting held on Monday, Nov. 5, Superintendent Erik Gundersen addressed the two “isolated incidents” of anti-Semitic defacement…

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The Road Unknown
Features

Katie Mullaney | October 26, 2018

As Pascack Valley junior, Sean O’Connor, pulled out of his driveway on the morning of June 23, he looked out onto his street, nervously wondering where he would be by the end of the night.

For their…

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