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Five Songs to Listen to This Summer

Five Songs to Listen to This Summer

Stephanie Kim
July 8, 2017
Filed under A&E, Archive, Top Stories

Each season isn’t complete without the perfect soundtrack- and summer is no exception. Whether you’re soaking up the sun, relaxing by the pool, or simply just staying inside and enjoying the air conditioning, these songs are sure to make you think of sunny days and warm weather. So, sit back, rel...

“Alex, Approximately” Book Review

“Alex, Approximately” Book Review

Alexandra Truszkowska
July 8, 2017
Filed under A&E, Archive, Books, Top Stories

Warning: Some spoilers ahead. Old film buffs, museum enthusiasts, and surfing lovers will be lining up to buy author Jenn Bennett’s latest book, “Alex, Approximately,” which was released in April 2017. This novel follows the life of protagonist Bailey “Mink” Rydell, as she moves to Coronad...

Woodcliff Lake Mayor and Council Honors Robotics Team

Woodcliff Lake Mayor and Council Honors Robotics Team

Hanna Kimball
June 25, 2017
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

On Monday June 19, FRC Team 1676, the Pascack Pi-oneers, was honored by the Woodcliff Lake Mayor and Council. The team’s CEOs were presented certificates from the Council acknowledging the team’s successful season. Junior Ella Hofstetter says, “It felt nice that the borough of Woodcliff La...

Comey Testifies Before the Senate Intelligence Committee

Comey Testifies Before the Senate Intelligence Committee

Kyle Hammalian
June 13, 2017
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday in regards to the ongoing probe into Russian interference into the 2016 Presidential Election and possible collusion with the campaign of President Donald J. Trump. In the highly anticipated public hearing, Com...

New Zealand Natives To Montvale Residents

New Zealand Natives To Montvale Residents

Hanna Kimball
June 12, 2017
Filed under Features, Top Stories

In the halls, students and staff may have recently been hearing two students with new accents. These voices belong to New Zealand natives, and now Montvale residents, Laura and Theo Puglia. The siblings moved on April 10, and now are students at Hills. Theo and Laura lived in Upper Hutt in the We...

Blood Trucks Park At Hills For Annual Blood Drive

Blood Trucks Park At Hills For Annual Blood Drive

Matthew Wikfors
June 9, 2017
Filed under School News, Top Stories

On May 31, two trucks from Community Blood Services pulled into Pascack Hills for the annual blood drive. “It’s always a success because people donate,” nurse Rose Welyczko said. She mentioned that despite the turnout being lower than she expected, the blood taken from the donors “will save ...

Did ‘Baywatch’ Sink or Float?

Did ‘Baywatch’ Sink or Float?

Sydney Schair
June 9, 2017
Filed under A&E, Top Stories

For many people, there are few things more exhilarating than being surrounded by chatter and the scent of popcorn on a Saturday or Friday night, watching the lights dim and the screen begin to glow. ‘Baywatch’ is a perfect example of a movie that elicits this type of reaction. Directed by ...

New Jersey Teens Make Their Voice Heard in Government

New Jersey Teens Make Their Voice Heard in Government

Sofia Papadopoulos
June 8, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Opinion, Top Stories

On May 4, two Willingboro, N.J. teens went to local town hall meeting to confront Rep. Tom MacArthur about the health care changes that he is pushing, which states that rape can be considered a pre-existing condition.  Teens Joseph Zetkulic and Daisy Confoy continually pressed the congressman on ...

Fun Places to go on a Staycation

Fun Places to go on a Staycation

Sofia Papadopoulos
June 6, 2017
Filed under A&E, Top Stories

As Hills’ summer vacation comes up, many people go away to different beaches, states, and countries in celebration. For the group that stays within the Montvale and Woodcliff Lake area,  activities need to be found to spend the summer break. Brownstone Pancake Factory As seen on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Brownstone Pancake Factory is a ...

Learning Professions at Career Day

Learning Professions at Career Day

Suha Niyas
June 6, 2017
Filed under School News, Top Stories

Pascack Hills held its annual Career Day on May 24 to have the students from all grades learn about the different professions offered to them in the future. The teenagers were allowed to select five of the numerous jobs that they wanted to hear about, and out of the five choices, the school decided thr...

Postgraduate Plans – PHHS Class of 2017

Postgraduate Plans – PHHS Class of 2017

June 6, 2017
Filed under School News, Top Stories

For an interactive map to see the plans of the PHHS Class of 2017, click here.   Hunter Allgor Pennsylvania State University - University Park, PA - Advertising and Public Relations Tyler Allgor Pennsylvania State University - University Park, PA - Computer Science Erick Alvarez Bri...

Pascack Hills’ Arts Festival: A Night of Creativity and Talent

Pascack Hills’ Arts Festival: A Night of Creativity and Talent

Amber Leung and Suha Niyas
June 5, 2017
Filed under School News, Top Stories

Pascack Hills’ Arts department hosted the annual Arts Festival on May 31. Welcoming both students and parents to school in the evening, its mission was to showcase student work and portray the importance of the arts. At the entrance of the school, volunteering students were placed to welcome in v...

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