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Relay for Life 2017 Preview

Relay for Life 2017 Preview

Perri Cochin
May 11, 2017
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On May 20, Relay for Life of the Pascack Valley will begin at 4 p.m. at Pascack Valley High School. At this event, both students and community members volunteer and give their time and effort to make a world with more birthdays, and take action against cancer. From Pascack Hills, the Teens Against Cancer...

Kevin Sabet Speaks: “The Truth About Marijuana”

Kevin Sabet Speaks: “The Truth About Marijuana”

Matthew Wikfors
May 9, 2017
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On May 3, Kevin Sabet, a leading figure and researcher in the fight against marijuana, spoke to a crowd of parents and students at Pascack Valley High School in a presentation called “The Alarming Truth About Marijuana: What Everyone Needs to Know.”   Sabet is the director of the Drug Policy Ins...

Students Are Put to the Test with AP Testing

Students Are Put to the Test with AP Testing

Matthew Wikfors
May 5, 2017
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April showers might bring May flowers, but May flowers bring a yearly two-week block of  testing for students in Advanced Placement (AP) courses.  However, the students and teachers of Hills are ready for testing and have prepared either themselves or their students in different ways.   AP cou...

Hills’ Honors French IV Class Meets Valley’s French Exchange Students

Hills’ Honors French IV Class Meets Valley’s French Exchange Students

Amber Leung
May 4, 2017
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On Mon. April 24, students from Grasse, France visited the Honors French IV class at Pascack Hills to further learn about each other’s culture and practice speaking in their foreign language. It was an opportunity to learn beyond the classroom, and was an interactive platform for students to learn ...

Recognizing National Autism Awareness Month

Recognizing National Autism Awareness Month

Hanna Kimball
May 3, 2017
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April was National Autism Awareness Month, which, according to the Autism Society, “represents an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year.” The Pascack Valley Regional High School Dis...

Robotics team wins FIRST Championship

Robotics team wins FIRST Championship

Hanna Kimball
May 3, 2017
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The Pascack Pi-oneers, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 1676, were victorious this year at the FIRST World Championship. At the Championship, teams competed in six divisions. The winners of these six divisions moved on to the next round on ...

No Lines and All Access

No Lines and All Access

Sofia Papadopoulos
April 24, 2017
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Pascack Valley Regional District has made the decision to allow all returning students to keep their MacBooks over the summer holiday. Within April, the news came out that a mandatory update will take place while students are in English class, enabling them to update computers without them being taken and cl...

Class of 2017 walks in annual Fashion Show

Class of 2017 walks in annual Fashion Show

Olivia Lein
April 18, 2017
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On April 6, the the Class of 2017 traded school hallways for the runway at the annual Pascack Hills Fashion Show. Sponsored by the Parent Faculty Association (PFA) and hosted at the Pearl River Hilton, this show allowed seniors to strut the latest trends from local clothing companies, all while celebratin...

Holocaust Survivor Ray Fishler Shares Story With Literature of the Holocaust Class

Holocaust Survivor Ray Fishler Shares Story With Literature of the Holocaust Class

Matthew Wikfors
April 4, 2017
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Holocaust survivor and author of the memoir, Once We Were Eight, Ray Fishler, accompanied by his wife, Rhoda Fishler, visited Pascack Hills on Thursday March 30 to speak to the Literature of the Holocaust classes. Fishler said, “It was the last day of August in 1939. I was sitting on my windowsill thinking what...

A Celebration of Music Education at PV

A Celebration of Music Education at PV

Sofia Papadopulous and Angelica Bentancourt
April 1, 2017
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A Celebration of Music Education was held in honor of New Jersey Teacher of the Year, Argine Safari. This event was held at Valley to not only honor Safari, but the music department’s work within district. With around 80 people in audience, the night started with a small concert filled with many...

The “slime craze” spreads through Hills

The “slime craze” spreads through Hills

Hanna Kimball, Staff Writer
March 16, 2017
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Seeing slime videos on social media is inescapable, especially when #slime has two million posts and counting on Instagram!   Click here to watch a compilation of Instagram slime videos!   It seems as though the “slime craze” has taken social media by storm. Here at Hills, some students have developed ...

Hills Students’ Success at the North Jersey Regional Science Fair

Hills Students’ Success at the North Jersey Regional Science Fair

Amber Leung
March 16, 2017
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For the 15th year in a row in Pascack Hills history, Martin Edelberg led his genetics class to the Nokia Bell Labs North Jersey Regional Science Fair (NJRSF) on Fri. March 10. The competition carried on from Friday afternoon to Saturday late night, with students returning around midnight with smiles on ...

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