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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, ...

“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...

“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!” 

Hills students make change with community awareness project battling anti-Semitism

Hills 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 

Students soar at DECA

Students soar at DECA

Mackenzie Blowers, College Corner Editor

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.

Wrestling home opener

Wrestling home opener

George Geanopulos, Staff Writer

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. ...

Hills Hoops: Boys Freshman, Junior Varsity, and Varsity

Hills Hoops: Boys Freshman, Junior Varsity, and Varsity

Michael Bease, Staff 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...