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Giving Thanks For Good Deals

Giving Thanks For Good Deals

November 25, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

From stuffing to mashed potatoes to the classic turkey on the table, this week is known for traditions. But, some are opting against having a common Thanksgiving, instead traveling store to store searching for early Black Friday deals. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are always the next few days after...

Audiences Boycott The Birth of a Nation For Director’s Past

Audiences Boycott The Birth of a Nation For Director’s Past

November 18, 2016
Filed under A&E, Current Events, Top Stories

Stellar reviews at the Sundance Film Festival.  The Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize for drama.  The recent motion picture, The Birth of a Nation, boasts a number of accolades that would make any filmmaker drool.  However, despite its many gripping, inspiring scenes and important messages regard...

Starbucks debuts 2016 holiday drinks

Starbucks debuts 2016 holiday drinks

November 17, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Lifestyle, Top Stories

‘Tis the season to be jolly as the Starbucks’ annual holiday drinks arrive!  From Nov. 1, this coffee shop sold six different types of flavors to capture the essence of the holiday season and will continue to .   To get into the spirit, Starbucks is serving the special holiday drinks in festive...

New Year, New Standards: New Jersey Replaces Education Commissioner and Passes New Graduation Requirements

New Year, New Standards: New Jersey Replaces Education Commissioner and Passes New Graduation Requirements

Matthew Wikfors
November 17, 2016
Filed under Current Events, News, School News, Top Stories

Two months ago, school started and everyone prepared for the new year.  There’s new books, new teachers, new binders, new classes, new supplies- and a new state Education Commissioner with new graduation requirements. Kimberly Harrington, the newly appointed Education Commissioner was a strategic...

Hills students influencing politics

Hills students influencing politics

Hanna Kimball
November 17, 2016
Filed under Current Events, News, Top Stories

Although only some seniors can vote, many students at Pascack Hills still felt the need to be involved in politics, especially with the constant controversy in this election. Students have chosen to advocate for their political beliefs, even though only students over 18 years old can vote. Junior ...

Montvale Swim Club’s Fate Has Been Chosen

Montvale Swim Club’s Fate Has Been Chosen

Sofia Papadopoulos
November 15, 2016
Filed under Current Events, News, Top Stories

Montvale’s Mayor and Council meeting made the decision on June 28 to close the Montvale Swim Club indefinitely, due to lack of financial and community support. The news reports state that the pools will be turned into a new recreational grass field. Mayor Michael Ghassali said, “Problems wit...

Bloodmobile visiting Pascack Hills for Biannual Student Blood Donation

Bloodmobile visiting Pascack Hills for Biannual Student Blood Donation

Kyle Hammalian
November 14, 2016
Filed under Current Events, School News, Top Stories

There will be a blood drive held at Pascack Hills High School on Thursday, November 17. Beginning at 8 a.m.; students ages 16 or older have the option to donate blood. Sixteen-or seventeen-year-olds must have their parents or guardians sign a form that can either be found in Nurse Rose Welyczko’s most...

Donald Trump Elected 45th President of the United States

Donald Trump Elected 45th President of the United States

Kyle Hammalian
November 9, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Donald John Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States on Tuesday after a harsh election season against his rival, Hillary Clinton. His Vice President will be Mike Pence, the Governor of Indiana. Donald Trump, a famous business mogul, television star, and politician, managed to bea...

PVRHSD Security Guards Armed

PVRHSD Security Guards Armed

Kyle Hammalian
November 8, 2016
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

On Monday, The Board of Education took the final step in arming the four Pascack Valley Regional High School District (PVRHSD) School Security Officers, approving a proposed Policy 7446 that was introduced in September. Starting Tuesday, school security personnel will be carrying visible firearms. ...

Firehouses Receive New Updates

Firehouses Receive New Updates

October 19, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

The Montvale and Woodcliff Lake fire departments are being revamped with new tools and a new look. Perhaps most importantly, our “men in red” have receive a long-awaited new  new firehouse. Recently, the Woodcliff Lake Fire Department received a $150,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Mana...

The Month in the News: September

The Month in the News: September

Kyle Hammalian
October 7, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories, World News

Writer’s Note: The following are only some of the newsworthy events that occurred during the month of September, and that these choices were not made with the intent of marginalizing, or detracting from the importance of, other current events.   Terror Attacks across the United States September sa...

Christie Veto of Minimum Wage Increase Affects Cowboys

Christie Veto of Minimum Wage Increase Affects Cowboys

Taylor Robinson
September 30, 2016
Filed under Archive, Current Events, Top Stories

In 2015, New Jersey’s unemployment rate was 5.6% - substantially higher than the national rate. In 2014, there had been a mandatory minimum wage increase statewide, and New Jersey began to lag behind in national job growth. According to Governor Chris Christie, the two events aren’t a coincidence. ...

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