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Cryptid Conversations: Chupacabra

Cryptid Conversations: Chupacabra

Briana Keenan and Keira Ferrentino

February 27, 2020

Cryptid Conversations is a monthly podcast, focused on a different cryptid each month.

The complicated legacy of Kobe Bryant

The complicated legacy of Kobe Bryant

Riley Solomon and Briana Keenan

February 19, 2020

In 2003, right after Bryant’s first daughter, Natalia, was born, he was accused of the sexual assault and rape of a 19-year old woman who worked at the hotel he was staying at while traveling for a game. At the time, he was 24. Eventually, the charges were dropped, but remembering Bryant is still complicated for some...But despite the complexity of this situation, it should be said that Kobe Bryant should not be considered a bad person. He was certainly not a saint, but he used his fame and position to help others.

Ms. Gamgort, business and beyond

Ms. Gamgort, business and beyond

Briana Keenan

February 4, 2020

While many know her as their beloved business teacher and/or club advisor, there is more to Ms. Gamgort beyond room 126.

Bill Clinton’s Impeachment Began Two Decades Ago. Trump’s Is Much Different

Bill Clinton’s Impeachment Began Two Decades Ago. Trump’s Is Much Different

Jared Mitovich, Opinion Editor

October 8, 2019

October 8, 1998, was much like today, with growing tones of autumn auburn and fading hints of summer green. Pascack Hills was in session, and restless students were looking forward to Halloween. It was the last year of Seinfeld; the birth year of Google. There was probably a football game the next day, s...

Nudes and Notifications

Nudes and Notifications

Alexandra Truszkowska and Erin Buquicchio

April 18, 2019

It starts innocently, with a “Streaks and Recents!” on Snapchat. Then it turns to subtle flirting. “You look pretty today,” he says and she blushes. She’s an underclassmen and now a senior is taking interest in her? It feels like her lucky day. Slowly, the snapchats start to change. He becomes mor...

Beyond the Books: Getting to Know Librarian Dee Goldman

Beyond the Books: Getting to Know Librarian Dee Goldman

Hanna Kimball

March 25, 2019

Walking in to the Pascack Hills library, you are always greeted by a smile from librarian Dee Goldman. But beyond the books, Mrs. Goldman lives an exciting life of pop culture, puzzles, and of course, her constant Hills Pride. Born in Long Island, Goldman’s family moved many times because of her fat...

Tomorrow’s Teachers, Today’s TAs

Tomorrow’s Teachers, Today’s TAs

Alexandra Truszkowska

March 7, 2019

Abby shifts the gear, putting the car into park and takes a deep sigh. From 1:30 to 2:30pm, she’s no longer senior Abby Gordon but Miss Abby, and in charge of eighteen  rowdy second graders at Memorial Elementary School in Montvale, NJ, just down the road from Pascack Hills. While this may seem out of ...

Pascack Hills Finds Itself in Mist of Vaping Explosion

Pascack Hills Finds Itself in Mist of Vaping Explosion

Jared Mitovich

December 21, 2018

“There’s still more kids doing it than I would like to have doing it,” Vice Principal Tim Wieland admitted. In the past few years, Pascack Hills has found itself in the midst of a vaping explosion. It tastes like sweet mango or rich creme brulee, but a single JUUL pod has the same amount of nic...

Kristallnacht Witness Visits Pascack Hills

Kristallnacht Witness Visits Pascack Hills

Matthew Wikfors

November 12, 2018

On Tuesday November 6, Erwin Ganz, a witness of Kristallnacht and a refugee from the Nazi regime, spoke to the Literature of the Holocaust students. He spoke to the students about his childhood in Germany, his experiences during the Nazi regime, and how he and his family escaped to America bef...

To Vote Or Not To Vote: That Shouldn’t Be The Question

To Vote Or Not To Vote: That Shouldn’t Be The Question

Matthew Wikfors

November 1, 2018

Election. It can be an ugly word to some people that brings up debates about the left and right, who to vote for, and morality of the candidates. After the outcome of the 2016 presidential election and what has occurred since, Democrats are desperate to reclaim power to in the midterm election on Nove...

The Beginning of a Career: George P. Geanopulos

The Beginning of a Career: George P. Geanopulos

George S. Geanopulos

October 18, 2018

George P. Geanopulos, a Pascack Hills alumni, is now pursuing his dream of being the next Steven Spielberg.  From as far back as he can remember, George has been interested and pursuing his dream of being in the film industry. Now, he is finally in the industry.  But, let’s start with how he got t...

Remembering Mrs. Myhre

Remembering Mrs. Myhre

Melanie Meisner

October 9, 2018

Caring, favorable, and passionate are just three words to describe the beloved Fieldstone teacher, Donna Myhre. After being diagnosed with ALS in 2012, Mrs. Myhre continued teaching and making a positive impact on students in her middle school math classes until ultimately leaving the classroom last year...