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Reporting with Hills Pride

The Trailblazer

Reporting with Hills Pride

The Trailblazer

One of the boxes Gudin made through her project.
Rising Hills senior starts ‘Project Shoebox’
June 23, 2022

Isabella Gudin, a rising senior at Pascack Hills, recently started “Project Shoebox,” where she collects shoeboxes and health products to...

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Outside of working, Bilotti enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, and tending to her indoor plants.
Meet the district’s new superintendent, Sarah Bilotti
June 15, 2022

[Editor’s note: Bilotti was previously interviewed by Paul Zeller, the district’s director of technology and communication, linked here....

From left to right: Pollinger, Wieland, and Piccini; Hills principal (center) and incoming assistant principals.
Piccini to join Wieland and Pollinger ‘as a team’
June 14, 2022

On June 6, Derek Piccini’s new position of assistant principal at Pascack Hills was approved by the Pascack Valley Regional High School District...

Shields (right) and a student on “dress like a teacher day.”
Martin Shields to retire at the end of 2021-22 school year
June 7, 2022

[Editor’s note: This article has been lightly edited for length and clarity.] After working at Pascack Hills for 20 years, science teacher...

From left to right: BOE secretary Yas Usami, BOE president Joseph Blundo, and interim superintendent Daniel Fishbein.
Derek Piccini approved as another new Hills assistant principal
June 6, 2022

Derek Piccini was approved to be another new assistant principal for Pascack Hills at the Pascack Valley Regional High School District Board...

Max Zuckerman breaks pole vaulting records
Max Zuckerman breaks pole vaulting records
June 3, 2022

A Pascack Hills senior and track star, Max Zuckerman is the 2022 Bergen County Champion in pole vault. He has committed to Northeastern University...

Dasia Jarvis wins Female Athlete of the Year
Dasia Jarvis wins Female Athlete of the Year
June 2, 2022

What does it truly mean to be an “athlete of the year”? What must the athlete accomplish to be awarded with this prestigious title? After...

Sailer holding her 100th goal poster.
Junior Emily Sailer scores her 100th goal
May 24, 2022

Junior Emily Sailer scored her 100th lacrosse goal against Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest. This achievement happened on Wednesday,...

Playoff opponents and former teammates, Nets’ guard Kyrie Irving and Celtics’ forward Jayson Tatum.
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NBA Playoffs: Round One Analysis and Recap
May 6, 2022

As the first round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs has come to a close, here’s a quick recap of everything that’s happened so far (and what we can...

A group photo of Hills musicians with the middle schoolers.
Tri-M Music Honor Society collaborates with middle schoolers for project showcase
June 8, 2022

The Tri-M Project 2022 by the Tri-M Music Honor Society was aimed towards helping the musical development of students from Fieldstone Middle...

Hills students bring “The Little Mermaid Jr.” to the Fieldstone Middle School stage
Hills students bring “The Little Mermaid Jr.” to the Fieldstone Middle School stage
June 2, 2022

On May 13, the lights dimmed, the music began, and the curtains parted as the opening night of “The Little Mermaid Jr.” at Fieldstone Middle...

Students waiting for the ceremony to begin.
History Club holds Memorial Day Ceremony at Hills
May 27, 2022

On the last day before Memorial Day Weekend, the Pascack Hills History Club held a Memorial Day Ceremony, which included speeches from guests...

Image of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
Robb Elementary School shooting: The aftermath
June 20, 2022

On May 24, Salvador Ramos, an 18-year-old student at Uvalde High School, entered Robb Elementary School with a gun. The AR-15 assault weapon...

Businessman Elon Musk bought Twitter in April.
Elon Musk bought all shares of Twitter for $44 billion
May 24, 2022

Twitter is a social media platform where users can read, write, and interact. Since 2013, it has been a  publicly owned company where anyone...

Plastic bag ban takes effect across New Jersey
Plastic bag ban takes effect across New Jersey
May 6, 2022

On May 4, the plastic bag ban took effect across the state of New Jersey. The law was signed by Governor Phil Murphy in November of 2020, and...

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Meet the Staff
Rebecca Lovett
Rebecca Lovett
Life & Style Editor
Hills senior Rebecca Lovett is eager to be a part of the Trailblazer for her third year. She joined the publication her sophomore year as a staff
Paige Geanopulos
Paige Geanopulos
In-Depth Editor
Hills sophomore Paige Geanopulos is excited to be part of the Trailblazer for a second year. She joined the publication her freshman year as
Image of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
Robb Elementary School shooting: The aftermath
June 20, 2022

On May 24, Salvador Ramos, an 18-year-old student at Uvalde High School, entered Robb Elementary School with a gun. The AR-15 assault weapon...

Tik Tok ice cream recipes for the summer
June 17, 2022

Ice cream recipes for the summer have been trending on Tik Tok. As the 2021-22 school year officially comes to a close, take a look at these...

Pros and cons of ESG investing
June 13, 2022

Investing has become a way to make money, whether that is by being an investor or a financial adviser. Those in this business study the stock...

Tri-M Music Honor Society collaborates with middle schoolers for project showcase
June 8, 2022

The Tri-M Project 2022 by the Tri-M Music Honor Society was aimed towards helping the musical development of students from Fieldstone Middle...

Max Zuckerman breaks pole vaulting records
June 3, 2022

A Pascack Hills senior and track star, Max Zuckerman is the 2022 Bergen County Champion in pole vault. He has committed to Northeastern University...

The effects of Tik Tok skin care trends
June 2, 2022

Tik Tok is a useful resource when trying to find lifestyle tips, especially skin care products. Recently, popular skin care techniques have been...

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Hills students bring “The Little Mermaid Jr.” to the Fieldstone Middle School stage
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