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Meet the Board candidate: Michael Weaver
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Meet the Board candidate: Michael Weaver
Jared Mitovich, Editor-in-Chief • October 27, 2020
The Trailblazer's interview with Michael Weaver, a candidate for the open Montvale seat of the Pascack Valley Regional Board of Education in the 2020 election.
With the pandemic comes the cancellation and delay of new shows airing or streaming, as well as the cancellation of a lot of famous shows for which its audience was anticipating a new season.
Despite limitations and cancellations, the film industry will get back on track
Darcy Bergstein, Staff Writer • October 26, 2020
In an unsafe setting, one asymptomatic, infected individual can cause a chain of Covid-19 infections –– known as a superspreading event.
Limit large gatherings to fight Covid-19
Anabelle Joukhadarian, Staff Writer • October 19, 2020
“I just want to acknowledge the work of all the staff… it has just been a daily rollercoaster,” Board President Tammy Molinelli said of the Covid-19 situation.
District reveals 'student-led' plan to select new mascots for Hills and Valley
Briana Keenan, In-Depth Editor • October 26, 2020
The announcement comes after another individual at Hills reported a positive test last Monday before school, forcing the school to close for two days.
Hills Covid case updates: Fully remote instruction to continue through Nov. 5
Jared Mitovich, Editor-in-Chief • October 25, 2020
The color guard at practice. On Oct. 2, the group was revived under the direction of Mr. Ryan Dore and Ms. Adria Warfield. From left: Giuliana Balboni, Scianna Scott, and Rachael Lokshin.
A colorful addition to the Hills marching band
Scianna Scott, Staff Writer • October 20, 2020
Less than an hour before class on Monday, an individual at Hills reported a positive Covid-19 test to the district.
Hills Covid case updates: School to reopen tomorrow, Oct. 21
Jared Mitovich, Editor-in-Chief • October 19, 2020
How young people are being motivated to vote in record numbers
How young people are being motivated to vote in record numbers
Riley Solomon, College Corner Editor • October 27, 2020
Social justice in sports: A brief history
Social justice in sports: A brief history
Joshua Gura, Staff Writer • October 26, 2020
Artist Demi Lovato at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards.
Highlights of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards
Justine Marinkovic, Arts and Entertainment Editor • October 26, 2020
Macaluso, fourth from the left, pictured with her peers and former senator Lesniak at last year’s opioid crisis teach-in.
Hills graduate studying social work at Monmouth University
Briana Keenan, In-Depth Editor • October 25, 2020

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Everybody has been bored at some point during quarantine, and making a mask is the perfect way to cure the monotony of the day.
Everything you need to know about making your own mask
Charlie Goertz, Staff Writer • October 20, 2020
Everybody has been bored at some point during this pandemic, and making a mask is the perfect way to cure the monotony of the day.
When deciding what colleges to apply for and what school you eventually want to attend, a huge factor is the size of the enrollment at the college.
Liberty League or SEC Conference: The college size debate
Charlie Goertz, Staff Writer • October 20, 2020
When deciding what colleges to apply for and what school you eventually want to attend, a huge factor is the size of the enrollment at the college.
RaiseMe: Redefining how students earn scholarships
RaiseMe: Redefining how students earn scholarships
Charlie Goertz, Staff Writer • October 15, 2020
All members are able to search up different colleges that users will be able to follow for scholarship opportunities. Once having followed a college, students will see scholarship offers from the school on their homepage.
Using a public Instagram poll, students were asked the overall question: “Would you say the hybrid schedule is good or bad?”
The hybrid schedule: Effective or difficult?
Julia Bang, Staff Member • October 14, 2020
Using a public Instagram poll, students were asked the overall question: “Would you say the hybrid schedule is good or bad?”
The Trailblazer received a large variety of responses to its poll, and there are TV shows for everyone: sci-fi, mystery, historical, romance, and drama.
Hills' most-watched shows in quarantine
Joshua Gura, Staff Writer • October 13, 2020
The Trailblazer received a large variety of responses to its poll, and there are TV shows for everyone: sci-fi, mystery, historical, romance, and drama.
Specific guidelines and new, creative activities should be constructed in order to keep American citizens safe while also preserving the Halloween spirit.
A new halloween
Dylan Cochin, Staff Writer • October 13, 2020
Specific guidelines and new, creative activities should be constructed in order to keep American citizens safe while also preserving the Halloween spirit.
A bubble is a contained environment, where players live while they play, similar to a college campus, except they cannot leave. The players are completely isolated from the outside world and can play without worrying about spreading or catching Covid-19.
Do bubbles work in the sports world?
Shaan Dalal, Staff Writer • October 13, 2020
A bubble is a contained environment for athletes to live in while they play, and they cannot leave. Players are completely isolated from the outside world and can play without worrying about spreading or catching Covid-19.
The Hills cheerleading team practices on Aug. 24. Pre-season practice recently resumed for many Hills student-athletes.
Hills athletes, coaches prepare for a sports season like no other
Izzy Frangiosa, Sports Editor • August 24, 2020

Ever since March, education has been redefined again and again. As the coronavirus swept across the globe and left a terrifying trail in its wake, students were regulated to online...

The Pascack Hills baseball team after capturing their second consecutive state championship in 2019.
What comes next for spring sports at Hills?
Jacob Charnow, Sports Editor • May 12, 2020
The Hills baseball team will miss out on a chance for a three-peat state championship this year. Beloved trips for spring sports, including for baseball and softball to Myrtle Beach, have been canceled.
Ms. Katherine Donahue
'It was a whirlwind': students, staff tackle unusual school year
Briana Keenan, In-Depth Editor • September 18, 2020
Hills students, administrators, and teachers have had many different challenges with the “new norm” of school. It has consisted of many changes, but it is slowly becoming a routine.
Cowboy and Indian history contributes to broader mascot debate
Cowboy and Indian history contributes to broader mascot debate
Briana Keenan and Kate Zydor July 15, 2020
There is a lengthy –– and recent –– history between cowboys and Native Americans; accurate or not, they are one of the most well-known rivalries in American culture.
The closest comparison to the week of March 9 is when the school is expecting a snowstorm to hit. This time, the forecast met the agitation that preceded it.
Capturing the week of March 9, when our world changed
Jared Mitovich, Editor-in-Chief • June 16, 2020
The closest comparison to the week of March 9 is when the school is expecting a snowstorm to hit. This time, the forecast met the agitation that preceded it.
Using a public Instagram poll, students were asked the overall question: “Would you say the hybrid schedule is good or bad?”
The hybrid schedule: Effective or difficult?
Julia Bang, Staff Member • October 14, 2020
Using a public Instagram poll, students were asked the overall question: “Would you say the hybrid schedule is good or bad?”
Specific guidelines and new, creative activities should be constructed in order to keep American citizens safe while also preserving the Halloween spirit.
A new halloween
Dylan Cochin, Staff Writer • October 13, 2020
Specific guidelines and new, creative activities should be constructed in order to keep American citizens safe while also preserving the Halloween spirit.
Dozens of Hills students of all races have vocalized their concern over issues raised by George Floyd
Say his name: George Floyd
Lauren Eusebio, Opinion Editor • June 1, 2020
Opinion: Those with the privilege of not being racially profiled by police should make it their duty to stand by the Black community in this pursuit by signing petitions, calling numbers, and donating at the least. This should not be political, as murder is simply not a controversial issue.
When deciding what colleges to apply for and what school you eventually want to attend, a huge factor is the size of the enrollment at the college.
Liberty League or SEC Conference: The college size debate
Charlie Goertz, Staff Writer
RaiseMe: Redefining how students earn scholarships
RaiseMe: Redefining how students earn scholarships
Charlie Goertz, Staff Writer
The University of Delaware empty of students due to Covid-19 limitations.
College and Covid-19: Hills alumni report
Anabelle Joukhadarian, Staff Writer
Everybody has been bored at some point during quarantine, and making a mask is the perfect way to cure the monotony of the day.
Everything you need to know about making your own mask
Charlie Goertz, Staff Writer
Staying organized with traditional or online folders can aid in reducing unnecessary stress. By keeping track of one’s papers and documents, the stress of finding vital school materials will not be difficult in the slightest.
Have success with Hills' hybrid schedule
Sabrina Moe, Staff Writer
How to create an aesthetically pleasing iOS 14 home screen
How to create an aesthetically pleasing iOS 14 home screen
Anabelle Joukhadarian, Staff Writer
The Trailblazer received a large variety of responses to its poll, and there are TV shows for everyone: sci-fi, mystery, historical, romance, and drama.
Hills' most-watched shows in quarantine
Joshua Gura, Staff Writer • October 13, 2020
Researchers predict that the loss in ticket sales has potentially resulted in the loss of millions of dollars put to helping both Broadway and boosting the New York City economy.
From thriving to declining in months: Broadway to remain closed until 2021
Justine Marinkovic, Arts and Entertainment Editor • October 6, 2020
The new Netflix show Outer Banks is ranked highly among most viewers, and even though the show isn’t confirmed for a second season, writers are preparing a script due to the show’s clear success. 
What Outer Banks fans want in a second season
Justine Marinkovic, Arts and Entertainment Editor • May 18, 2020