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Growing list of colleges, universities change admissions process amid coronavirus test disruptions

Growing list of colleges, universities change admissions process amid coronavirus test disruptions

Lauren Eusebio, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

Although all Pascack Hills students are learning to adapt to this new and scary self-isolation predicament, more specific side effects of the coronavirus pandemic affect each grade level individually. While seniors look hopefully upon walking along the stage at graduation, clad in caps, gowns, and tassels, ...

Red Lobster quarantine procedure

Red Lobster quarantine procedure

Jacob Charnow, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

Coronavirus has spread across the entire world, forcing entire countries to go into lockdown or make everybody stay in their homes in quarantine to stop the spread of the virus. Since in America, there is a national emergency declared by the President, people have wondered how businesses will handle th...

Mayhem in Montvale

Mayhem in Montvale

Ryan Giammanco, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

Have you gone to a grocery store in Montvale recently? After a weekly trip with my mother to buy food, we couldn’t help but observe the chaos that was taking place. Many people are panicking because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has spread across the world and infected hundreds of thousands,...

Phil’s Restaurant & Pizzeria: coronavirus edition

Phil’s Restaurant & Pizzeria: coronavirus edition

Zach Ginsberg, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

The coronavirus continues to have a sizeable effect on the way we live our lives, with local restaurants now being impacted. Local restaurants like Phil’s, Fire & Oak, and Momma’s Kitchen have to be closed at 8:00 pm. An employee at Phil’s Restaurant & Pizzeria located on 4 Chestnut Ridge...

“I just want a season”

“I just want a season”

Aidan Berson, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

Most seniors wait 4 years to get the opportunity to start for a varsity team. For a lot of seniors, this spring season was their last chance to play for an organized and regulated sports team. But, this is just as heartbreaking for students who are not seniors.

Studying abroad during a pandemic

Studying abroad during a pandemic

Maeve Rossig, Staff Writer

March 28, 2020

“Booking a flight was really tricky because we had to figure it out over the phone and as quick as possible. The tickets were selling out, and the only flights left were super expensive. Luckily, I was able to finally get a ticket and get home the next day.” Junior at Loyola University Maryland and Pascack Hills Alumni Jack Rossig said.

Amid coronavirus school closures, College Board will develop condensed, at-home AP testing for students

Amid coronavirus school closures, College Board will develop condensed, at-home AP testing for students

Jared Mitovich, Opinion Editor

March 20, 2020

The College Board, which administers the SAT and AP exams to high school students, announced Friday on its website that students affected by the coronavirus would be provided “a new at-home testing option.”  The decision to develop a new way of test-taking comes as over 40 states have ordered...

Stocking up for the virus

Stocking up for the virus

Jacob Charnow, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

As the unpredictable coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the world, people begin to think how it is going to affect them and their families. Some believe this is mass hysteria, while others think that this is only the start of the virus. Celebrities such as Tom Hanks and athletes such ...

“Cowboys fight corona”: Pascack Hills community begins to feel impacts of novel virus

“Cowboys fight corona”: Pascack Hills community begins to feel impacts of novel virus

Jared Mitovich, Opinion Editor

March 11, 2020

While there are no cases of the novel coronavirus in Montvale or Woodcliff Lake, the Pascack Hills community is increasingly feeling the pandemic's wide-ranging impact. The virus, which emerged in Wuhan, China, in January and after 100,000 cases worldwide infected its first Bergen County resident last week, is beginning to disrupt the lives of Pascack Hills students, parents, and faculty in wide-ranging ways.

Alec Boyajian becomes Pascack Hills’ first-ever NJ DECA President

Alec Boyajian becomes Pascack Hills’ first-ever NJ DECA President

March 10, 2020

Alec Boyajian made school history this past week by becoming the first-ever DECA New Jersey State President from Pascack Hills. Boyajian left several days earlier than the rest of the club to begin his campaign at the High School State Career Development Conference in Atlantic City, NJ last week.  ...

Coronavirus fears, obsession spread among Pascack Hills students

Coronavirus fears, obsession spread among Pascack Hills students

Aidan Berson, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Students at Pascack Hills are quickly becoming obsessed with the rapid spread of the coronavirus around the globe. The coronavirus is an airborne virus that has affected people all over the world.  “I’m getting nervous. My mom and I went to Wegmans and bought 3 bottles of purell. Wegmans was ...

Mrs. Marootian-Miller welcomes baby Sebastian

Mrs. Marootian-Miller welcomes baby Sebastian

Simmie Brisman, School News Editor

February 24, 2020

“I was essentially teaching my period seven class when I went into labor, but I didn’t really realize it at the time!”