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New Zealand Natives To Montvale Residents

New Zealand Natives To Montvale Residents

Hanna Kimball
June 12, 2017
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In the halls, students and staff may have recently been hearing two students with new accents. These voices belong to New Zealand natives, and now Montvale residents, Laura and Theo Puglia. The siblings moved on April 10, and now are students at Hills. Theo and Laura lived in Upper Hutt in the We...

Girl and Boy Scouts finishing up their Final Duties

Girl and Boy Scouts finishing up their Final Duties

Olivia Uribe
May 24, 2017
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As the school year comes to a close, senior Boy and Girl Scouts finish up their time as community helpers and end the chapter in their lives as scouts. The seniors from Pascack Hills High School that continued their time as scouts from their childhood were LeAnne Drum, Chloe Espino, Jillian Michales,...

Kung Fu Tea: A Beverage with “Pow!” Factor

Kung Fu Tea: A Beverage with “Pow!” Factor

Amber Leung
May 19, 2017
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As one of the first Asian food trends to hit the United States, it is safe to say that bubble tea has been in the market a significant amount of time. However, due to commercial factors, the originality of the beverage has been lacking in newly-opened “bubble tea” shops and finding it in its aut...

Buzzing around with an almost master beekeeper

Buzzing around with an almost master beekeeper

Evan Michales
May 15, 2017
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Photos by: Evan Michales In order for someone to become a master beekeeper, you have to have five years experience working with bees. Justin Luna, a 17-year-old junior from Chestnut Ridge, N.Y., can now apply to become one. Luna began working with bees in order to get a sustainable supply ...

Cinco de Mayo, Hillsdale’s Hidden Hole in the Wall

Cinco de Mayo, Hillsdale’s Hidden Hole in the Wall

Conor Moran
May 15, 2017
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Located on Hillsdale’s main strip, it’s easy to walk past Cinco de Mayo, a small restaurant that is best described as a “hole in the wall.” It’s a narrow establishment, with a bar that overlooks the grill. A few sparse tables are squeezed into the back. The walls are painted in bright, warming sha...

From the Stage to the Classroom: Michael Lingle the Student Teacher

From the Stage to the Classroom: Michael Lingle the Student Teacher

Amber Leung
April 28, 2017
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It was one week until the the show Meet Me in St. Louis was to debut at the Stagedoor Manor, a prestigious performing arts summer camp. With only two weeks time to prepare for the show beginning to opening day, there were no time for errors in casting, stage crew, costumes, and definitely no time for...

Assemblywoman Nily Rozic: A Breath of Fresh Air in the Age of Intolerance

Assemblywoman Nily Rozic: A Breath of Fresh Air in the Age of Intolerance

Taylor Robinson
April 28, 2017
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A woman, an immigrant, a 31-year-old politician in the game run overwhelmingly by men twice her age. This is Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, born in Israel and raised in Fresh Meadows, Queens. Since entering office in 2012 as the youngest woman in the state legislature, Rozic remains a strong advocate for the diver...

Dr. Bill takes a final bow at Pascack Hills

Dr. Bill takes a final bow at Pascack Hills

Matthew Wikfors
April 26, 2017
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Dr. Chris Wilhjelm, otherwise known as Dr. Bill, is retiring this year, leaving behind a legacy for both the band program and his students. He previously taught at North Brunswick High School, Ridgewood High School, and Rye High School and has had a total of 40 years teaching high school band. He h...

Catie Ernest Earns Athlete of the Week

Catie Ernest Earns Athlete of the Week

Ryan DiCaprio
April 26, 2017
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As most people at Packsack Hills know, as you walk out of the front gym toward the main hallway, you come across a wall filled with drawings of past and present Hills students. This wall holds the faces of some of the greatest athletes Hills has ever seen, and will soon hold the one of Caitlin Ernest ...

An inside look at our other Southern neighbor

An inside look at our other Southern neighbor

By Evan Michales
April 25, 2017
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Amid sun-scorched, rugged hills live proud people who value their independence and sovereignty above anything else. They inhabit an island 90 miles south from the Florida Keys, in a place effectively lost in time. Cuba, the other southern neighbor to the United States, has been severed from our atten...

Pascack Hills Life: Distance Formulas and Crossfit

Pascack Hills Life: Distance Formulas and Crossfit

Sofia Papadopoulos
April 25, 2017
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Every student knows when she is coming. Her heels clicking on the floor down the hallway, while saying, “Hi” in personalized ways to each student she knows. Students know she is on the lookout to make sure everyone is happy and committed to dress code. Going by “C-Schwa,” Charleen Schwartzman...

Leggings: causing controversy for years

Leggings: causing controversy for years

Hanna Kimball
April 19, 2017
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United Airlines recently refused to allow two girls to board a flight because they were wearing leggings. The company claims this is because the girls were flying for free, as they had a pass for friends and family of United employees. This event revitalized the debate over whether or not legging...

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