The Trailblazer

The In-Depth section is edited by Briana Keenan and Kate Zydor.

Nudes and Notifications

Nudes and Notifications

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 inte...

Dee Goldman pictured at her desk in the library.
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Beyond the Books: Getting to Know Librarian Dee Goldman

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 con...

Above is Senior Abby Gordon and her 2nd grade class on Halloween

Tomorrow’s Teachers, Today’s TAs

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 Memor...

Three vaping devices confiscated by Pascack Hills administrators.

Pascack Hills finds itself in mist of vaping explosion

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...

Erwin Ganz and his wife with Heather Lutz and her Literature of the Holocaust students all pose for a group photo.

Kristallnacht Witness Visits Pascack Hills

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 i...

The candidates for the midterm elections. You can vote on November 6 at St. Joseph’s High School in Woodcliff Lake or the Montvale Community Center, depending on where you live.

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

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 ...

The Beginning of a Career: George P. Geanopulos

The Beginning of a Career: George P. 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...

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Remembering Mrs. Myhre

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 ...

9/11 - Why We Never Forget

9/11 – Why We Never Forget

September 12, 2018

Every year on September 11th, the country comes together and mourns for the ones we lost that day. For those who weren't alive then, or too young to remember, we often spend times asking loved ones what...

Senator John McCain Loses His Battle Against Cancer

Matthew Wikfors, In-Depth Editor

September 3, 2018

John McCain was known as many things.  He was a naval pilot, a prisoner of the Vietnam War, a presidential candidate (twice), and an outspoken conservative who worked on bipartisanship.  He was also a cancer patient since 2017 and ultimately lost his battle. He passed away on August 25 in his Arizona home at age 81. "His ferocious tenacity for his country was unmatched. America has lost one of its greatest patriots, ...

Coffee Culture: From The Lens Of A Non-Coffee Drinker

Coffee Culture: From The Lens Of A Non-Coffee Drinker

June 30, 2018

Let’s face it.  Coffee is everywhere.  It’s the Holy Grail for people, both adults and teenagers, all across America.  In Seattle, a major coffee hub where Starbucks is based, you can’t walk a bl...

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The NCAA’s Corruption and Consequences

March 12, 2018

The National Collegiate Athletic Association, commonly known as the NCAA, has become stricter in recent months and this has brought forth a question that many are trying to answer: how strict is too st...