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Reporting with Hills Pride

The Trailblazer

Reporting with Hills Pride

The Trailblazer

Set up for Project Linus, one of the activities from Day of Service.
District observes first annual Beloved Community Day of Service
January 25, 2023

On Jan. 16, the Pascack Valley Regional High School District hosted the first annual Martin Luther King Jr. Beloved Community Day of Service.  Students,...

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Earlier in the meeting, Superintendent Sarah Bilotti discussed the district’s Day of Service, which was held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 16.
BOE recognizes student achievements
January 23, 2023

On Monday night, the Pascack Valley Regional High School District Board of Education recognized student achievements in the district.  From...

Calderone being sworn in by Usami.
District inaugurates new BOE member, re-elects president and vice president
January 4, 2023

The first Pascack Valley Regional High School District Board of Education meeting of 2023 began with Elizabeth Calderone and James Stankus being...

From left to right: Pascack Hills assistant principals Christine Pollinger and Derek Piccini, Watters, Hills principal Tim Wieland, and district Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Barry Bachenheimer.
Marissa Watters named Educational Services Professional of the Year
December 13, 2022

Marissa Watters is a Learning Disabilities Teaching Consultant (LDTC) at Pascack Hills. This year, she was recognized as the school’s Educational...

From left to right: Pascack Hills athletic director Steven Papa, district Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Barry Bachenheimer, Hills assistant principal Christine Pollinger, Sandhage, Hills principal Tim Wieland, and Hills assistant principal Derek Piccini.
Lorrie Sandhage named Teacher of the Year
December 13, 2022

Lorrie Sandhage teaches physical education, health, and driver’s education at Pascack Hills. She started teaching there 19 years ago and was...

The Wild Card Round may be over, but the playoff action has just begun.
2023 NFL Playoffs: What you need to know
January 19, 2023

The National Football League (NFL) Playoffs are upon us once again. After a season filled with unexpected player moves, on- and off-the-field...

The team at the first game of the season against Fair Lawn.
Broncos voted North Jersey Football Team of the Week for Week 3
October 5, 2022

On Sept. 23, the Pascack Hills football team was selected as the North Jersey Team of the Week based on their performance this season so far.  “[Being...

Runge during her first year coaching at Hills.
Coach Runge celebrates 100th win
October 3, 2022

When the girls volleyball team won against Lakeland on Sept. 16, it was head coach Lindsay Runge’s 100th win. This was announced following...

Brown is eager to work with the team and incorporate all of her ideas into the program.
Lauren Brown approved as new head softball coach
September 22, 2022

On Aug. 15, Broncos head Coach Erin Curatola announced her resignation and the search for a new head coach began. During the Sept. 19 Board of...

There were about 115 competitors in the 1st round of competition.  
Members of DECA qualify to compete at States in Atlantic City
January 12, 2023

On Jan. 3, the Pascack Hills DECA club went to the Northeast District Conference competition at the Hilton Secaucus. There, members of the club...

The Pascack Hills Music Department performing together at the end of the Winter Concert.
Hills music department performs at winter concert, Radio City Music Hall
December 19, 2022

The Pascack Hills Music Department hosted their annual winter concert on Dec. 14. Students and staff in the band and choir performed for community...

Photo gallery: Winter Pep Rally
Photo gallery: Winter Pep Rally
December 15, 2022

The Pascack Hills Student Government Association (SGA) held their Winter Pep Rally on  Dec. 15 in the front gym. Students from all grades were...

United States House of Representatives official seal.
Speaker of the House Election: Deliberation and delay
January 18, 2023

On Jan. 7, McCarthy swore in the 434 members of the House, seating the 118th Congress. McCarthy’s position will continue for the next two years....

Kitchens of the 1970s used to have colorful, retro-themed cabinet panels, while many modern-day kitchens have white paint, marble, or stainless steel.
Is color disappearing from the world?
January 11, 2023

To hear the words, “the world is losing color” can be startling. One might jump to conclusions about a greyer sky or less-pigmented grass....

Football, as called in Europe, dates back 2,000 years when it was said to have been played in ancient China, Greece and Rome.
Why do Americans call soccer, football?
December 30, 2022

Following the World Cup, questions have been raised about why the European game of football is called soccer in the United States, despite being...

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December 27, 2022
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December 22, 2022
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December 20, 2022
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Meet the Staff
Ethan Kaufman
Ethan Kaufman
Arts & Entertainment Editor / Assistant Sports Editor
Hills senior Ethan Kaufman is excited to be a part of the Trailblazer staff for another year. He wrote for the publication a few times his freshman
Briana Keenan
Briana Keenan
Editor-in-Chief
Briana Keenan is a senior at Hills. She joined the Trailblazer her freshman year as a staff writer and edited for the In-Depth and School News
A day as a social media manager ranges from managing marketing campaigns in order to raise popularity to spotlighting a person, product, or service.
Career spotlight: Social media marketing
January 30, 2023

Social media has taken the world by storm, which expanded the fields of social media managers. This job requires many skills such as creativity...

2023 Oscar nominations: The biggest snubs and surprises
January 27, 2023

On Jan. 24, hosts Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams revealed the nominees for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 95th running of...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Exhibits of 2023
January 26, 2023

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, or the Met, located in New York City, N.Y. has always been known for its stunning and innovative exhibits. 2023...

Navigating course selections
January 20, 2023

What class should I take next year? Starting in late January, many students ask this question when deciding which classes to take next year. There...

2023 NFL Playoffs: What you need to know
January 19, 2023

The National Football League (NFL) Playoffs are upon us once again. After a season filled with unexpected player moves, on- and off-the-field...

Speaker of the House Election: Deliberation and delay
January 18, 2023

On Jan. 7, McCarthy swore in the 434 members of the House, seating the 118th Congress. McCarthy’s position will continue for the next two years....

The team at the first game of the season against Fair Lawn.
Broncos voted North Jersey Football Team of the Week for Week 3
Oscar nomination predictions: Films to look out for
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