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The Trailblazer

Reporting with Hills Pride

The Trailblazer

Reporting with Hills Pride

The Trailblazer

Riley Solomon at Smith College
College overview: Smith College
January 25, 2022
Smith College is a historically women's college located in the quaint but exciting New England town of Northampton, MA.
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Fishbein updates public on district Covid-19 policies
Fishbein updates public on district Covid-19 policies
January 17, 2022

Interim superintendent Daniel Fishbein gave updates on the district’s Covid-19 policies at the Pascack Valley Regional High School District...

Joseph Blundo and Gini Varghese were selected by the BOE to be their president and vice president.
BOE inaugurates elected members, selects president and vice president
January 3, 2022

Candidates that were voted for in the 2021 election were officially inaugurated during the reorganization of the Pascack Valley Regional High...

District acknowledges student choral acceptances, Fronte’s last meeting
District acknowledges student choral acceptances, Fronte’s last meeting
December 13, 2021

At their meeting on Monday night, The Pascack Valley Regional High School District Board of Education recognized five students that were accepted...

From left to right: Director of Curriculum Barry Bachenheimer, Director of Special Services Eva Merk, Principal Timothy Wieland, Punim, Assistant Principal Charleen Schwartzman, and Interim Superintendent Daniel Fishbein
Hills psychologist Brittany Punim wins Educational Services Professional of the Year
December 7, 2021

Brittany Punim won Education Services Professional of the Year as a psychologist for Pascack Hills. Following her time studying psychology at...

Athlete of the Week: Kelly Buquicchio
Athlete of the Week: Kelly Buquicchio
January 23, 2022

After having the 7th all-time fastest 300 time for the girls track team at Pascack Hills, Junior Kelly Buquicchio was awarded with Pascack Hills...

Photo Credits: Dream Maywether
No more student sections at Hills sporting events
January 8, 2022

This Monday, Jan. 3, Hills athletics director Steven Papa sent an email informing students and faculty of recent spectator guidelines for school...

Lokshin, Ligasan, Then, and Leibman Tapped to Star in Players’ Production of “9 To 5 The Musical”
Lokshin, Ligasan, Then, and Leibman Tapped to Star in Players’ Production of “9 To 5 The Musical”
January 25, 2022
The Pascack Hills Players are set to return to the stage with “9 to 5 The Musical!” This high-energy show features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and a book by Patricia Resnick that is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. 
Students and faculty performing in the winter concert.
Hills band, choir performs at winter concert
December 17, 2021

On Dec. 15, Pascack Hills had their winter concert, which was hosted by the school’s music department. Students in band and choir performed...

Picture taken at recent Cooking for a Cause meeting
New clubs at Hills this year
December 2, 2021
Last year many of our after-school activities were taking a backseat to what was happening in the world around us. This year, Hills’ clubs and student groups have been making an extra effort to make up for lost time. This includes some new clubs that have been recently established at Hills.
How I got here: Nancy Jacobson
How I got here: Nancy Jacobson
January 20, 2022
Nancy Jacobson is the Founder and CEO of No Labels, a non-profit political organization in Washington D.C. that uses bi-partisan approaches to bring people together to solve today’s toughest political problems. She previously held senior roles on political campaigns for President Bill Clinton, Senator Al Gore, and Senator Evan Bayh.
History of abortion
History of abortion
December 21, 2021

In recent years, the volatile debate about abortion has become increasingly heated as more attempts have been made to block it. Prior to the...

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Satellite of Hurricane Ida in the Gulf of Mexico going towards the coast of Louisiana
How New York and New Orleans differ in the aftermath of hurricanes throughout the years
December 13, 2021

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the U.S. Gulf Coast and brought attention to the climate change crisis. The most recent hurricane affecting...

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Meet the Staff
Darcy Bergstein
Darcy Bergstein
Arts and Entertainment Editor
Hills senior Darcy Bergstein is looking forward to her second year as a member of the Trailblazer. Before she became an Arts and Entertainment
Shaan Dalal
Shaan Dalal
Sports Editor
Shaan Dalal is a junior at Pascack Hills. He joined the Trailblazer his sophomore year and wrote articles for the Sports section. This year, Dalal
Lokshin, Ligasan, Then, and Leibman Tapped to Star in Players’ Production of “9 To 5 The Musical”
Lokshin, Ligasan, Then, and Leibman Tapped to Star in Players’ Production of “9 To 5 The Musical”
January 25, 2022
The Pascack Hills Players are set to return to the stage with “9 to 5 The Musical!” This high-energy show features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and a book by Patricia Resnick that is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. 
Athlete of the Week: Kelly Buquicchio
January 23, 2022

After having the 7th all-time fastest 300 time for the girls track team at Pascack Hills, Junior Kelly Buquicchio was awarded with Pascack Hills...

Should snow days be replaced with virtual school?
January 21, 2022
Ever since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the United States, schools across the country have had to turn to remote learning to protect their students’ and staffs’ health. There have been several opinions surrounding the idea of online school, such as believing that it is convenient or viewing it as a toll on students’ mental health. Students and teachers having the ability to do school with the click of a button has prompted a certain question: should students do remote learning instead of having snow days?
The most anticipated movies of 2022
January 20, 2022
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” got us back in movie theaters. Now, here are some of the films that will keep us there.
The most anticipated TV shows of 2022
January 20, 2022
With the start of the new year, 2022 is an exciting year for television. Many shows are coming back, quelling fans’ patience and anticipation. 
How I got here: Nancy Jacobson
January 20, 2022
Nancy Jacobson is the Founder and CEO of No Labels, a non-profit political organization in Washington D.C. that uses bi-partisan approaches to bring people together to solve today’s toughest political problems. She previously held senior roles on political campaigns for President Bill Clinton, Senator Al Gore, and Senator Evan Bayh.
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