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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.
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A colorful addition to the Hills marching band
Scianna Scott, Staff Writer • October 20, 2020
Incorporating a color guard into this year’s marching band was not one of Mr. Ryan Dore’s priorities; however, when the idea was suggested by a student, he decided that he “was down to give it a shot.”
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
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
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
TAC members at the Relay for Life on May 18, 2019.
Salsa for the Susan G. Komen foundation
Briana Keenan, In-Depth Editor • October 13, 2020
The Board of Education along with Superintendent Erik Gundersen and student representatives Aria Chalileh and Connor Flinn.
Board of Education presents communication plan at meeting
Jared Mitovich, Editor-in-Chief • October 12, 2020
Principal Tim Wieland and Assistant Principal Charleen Schwartzman stand outside the entrance of Hills to greet students.
Wieland and Schwartzman on their transition into new roles at Hills
Caity Parkes, Staff Writer • October 5, 2020
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
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
RaiseMe: Redefining how students earn scholarships
RaiseMe: Redefining how students earn scholarships
Charlie Goertz, Staff Writer • October 15, 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.
Hills' most-watched shows in quarantine
Joshua Gura, Staff Writer • October 13, 2020

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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 University of Delaware empty of students due to Covid-19 limitations.
College and Covid-19: Hills alumni report
Anabelle Joukhadarian, Staff Writer • October 8, 2020
Attending college this year has been full of confusion, inconveniences, and losses of opportunities due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Thousands have had to say goodbye to their packed bags and stay home, while others are on campus, following safety precautions. 
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
“Broadway makes most of its money from ticket sales and with ticket sales down... I cannot imagine how much the theatre district has suffered,” junior Dream Maywether said.
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 • October 1, 2020
Hills students are trying to navigate and adjust to the new schedule, yet as many challenges arise, confusion spreads. There are several methods students can use to ease any chaos.
How to create an aesthetically pleasing iOS 14 home screen
How to create an aesthetically pleasing iOS 14 home screen
Anabelle Joukhadarian, Staff Writer • September 30, 2020
“I think [iOS 14 is] a really cool update, and it lets people and kids our age express ourselves and have something that’s unique to each person," voiced junior Christina Priestner.
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.
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'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.
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.
The fall Pascack Hills pep rally, the first where the Class of 2020 were seniors.
From a senior during the coronavirus pandemic
Sofia Papadopoulos, Editor-in-Chief • May 9, 2020
These are the small things, often overlooked, that we are all upset about, as they are the last moments we have together.
The University of Delaware empty of students due to Covid-19 limitations.
College and Covid-19: Hills alumni report
Anabelle Joukhadarian, Staff Writer
While many say acknowledging the situation and contacting the students is good, many students have been urging their schools to take further action. 
'Now is the time for action': colleges respond to protests
Riley Solomon, College Corner Editor
Dear Class of 2020 | National Commitment Day
Dear Class of 2020 | National Commitment Day
Sofia Papadopoulos, Editor-in-Chief
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
This recipe for healthy crepes tastes delicious with banana on top and fresh strawberries inside.
Simmie's Healthy Recipes: How to make delicious crepes
Simmie Brisman, School News Editor
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
If students feel like watching a show or movie with friends, since they can’t be together, Netflix Party can be a helpful tool.
What to watch on Netflix while in social isolation
Caity Parkes, Staff Writer • May 7, 2020