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PHHS Students Make Change with Community Awareness Project Battling anti-Semitism

PHHS Students Make Change with Community Awareness Project Battling anti-Semitism

Larissa Aquaviva, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

Dubbed the Pyramid of Hope, the orange pyramid diagram has five sections that indicate the steps for everyone to be able to get involved to combat anti-Semitism. The pyramid can be seen in the picture to the right. The steps to combat the issue grow more difficult as you climb the pyramid and as the sections decrease in size; however, no matter the difficulty of the step each one is just as important as the last. As you make your way up the pyramid the steps, in order, are: Recognize, Understand, Advocate, Educate, and Act 

Australia burning

Australia burning

Izzy Frangiosa

January 12, 2020

Thousands of people have lost their homes, their lives, and have been uprooted and forced to evacuate. 

Students soar at DECA

Students soar at DECA

Mackenzie Blowers

January 12, 2020

The more we work towards the goal of Nashville, the stronger we become as a team, and that’s been very apparent this year,” Boyajian said.

Escalation in Iran

Escalation in Iran

Izzy Frangiosa

January 6, 2020

When Pascack Hills students woke up last Friday, the last thing that they expected was the news that our country might very soon be launched into a war that will change lives.  An airstrike at Bagdad’s International Airport, set in motion by executive order of President Trump, has killed Iran...

Wrestling home opener

Wrestling home opener

George Geanopulos

December 19, 2019

Mr. Bucco’s Wrestling team is getting ready for another season, with their first match against Don Bosco tonight at 7pm.  “We’ve got some good players in all the different weight classes that can win us matches.  That’s always good,” said sophomore, varsity wrestler, Michael Frangos. ...

Bolstered by New Jersey Senator, US Senate Votes Unanimously to Recognize Armenian Genocide

Bolstered by New Jersey Senator, US Senate Votes Unanimously to Recognize Armenian Genocide

Jared Mitovich

December 17, 2019

On October 29, 2019, the US House of Representatives passed a resolution recognizing Turkey’s genocide against Armenians during World War I. With 405 representatives in favor and only 11 against it, the resolution, though largely symbolic, represented an emotional victory for Armenian-Americans as well as a fir...

Hills Hoops: Boys Freshman, Junior Varsity, and Varsity

Hills Hoops: Boys Freshman, Junior Varsity, and Varsity

Michael Bease, Sports Writer

December 13, 2019

The freshman, junior varsity, and varsity boys basketball players all have different motivations for playing the game. Yet, what they all have in common is their dedication to being a Pascack Hills athlete. "I want to be a three season athlete, and am doing lacrosse in the spring. I have enjoyed ba...

The Jersey City Shooting: It Wasn’t By Accident

The Jersey City Shooting: It Wasn’t By Accident

Izzy Frangiosa

December 13, 2019

On December 10th, 2019, Jersey City experienced a shooting that shook the community, as well as the state, to its core. Gunfire started at 12:30 pm, and the prolonged back-and-forth fire lasted nearly two hours. Schools were placed on lockdown and streets cleared as the residents of Jersey City listen...

New Theater Director Tackles Pressure and Performance at Pascack Hills

New Theater Director Tackles Pressure and Performance at Pascack Hills

Justine Marinkovic

December 10, 2019

The Pascack Hills Theatre club recently presented their fall production, Under Pressure, and they are now able to celebrate the outcome of the show with a brand new director, Ms. Allison Andresini.   Although having big shoes to fill from their previous director, Allison took on an innovative, cre...

The Importance of Project Paterson

The Importance of Project Paterson

Nicole Ensmann

December 9, 2019

Tis’ the season to spread the holiday spirit by giving rather than just receiving. Although many children have the expectation that they will get gifts during the holidays, the reality is that many can only dream about having that luxury.  “Project Paterson is a community service club at Pascack Hills...

Study Hall and Physical Education

Study Hall and Physical Education

December 8, 2019

“There has to be something that can relieve some of this after-school work.  Between sports and doing work for tough classes, there just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day,” student-athlete George Geanopulos said. 

Lucky Thirteen: Ms. Yeam

Lucky Thirteen: Ms. Yeam

Briana Keenan

December 5, 2019

Before she became a teacher, Ms. Yeam went through the same process Hills students are going through right now: high school. In her senior year, she did not intend to become a high school world history teacher. “I wanted to become an architect, and I applied to all architecture schools,” Yeam said....