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Student Spotlight: Raagini Hazarika & Bernice Yin

by Staff Writers Nishi Bhagat & Larry Shi Earlier this year, FUSD held its bi-annual Young Authors’ Contest. Participating schools held individual school-wide contests where students submitted original books. From there,  each school site chose…

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Dear Diary: Oatmeal Cookie

On the shelves of a grocery store emptied of toilet paper and hand sanitizer sits a lonely cookie. Read about its story of finding a new home! by Staff Writer Tanisha Srivatsa March 20, 2020…

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How to Grow Your Own Garden

By Staff Writers Christine Dong, Monisha Saxena & Varun Upadhyay Click on the flashing circles for tips on growing your own garden!   Graphic by Web Editor Gregory Wu

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Meet the New ASB Officers

by Staff Writers Mahek Bhora and Tanisha Srivatsa On February 14, 2020, the Leadership 2 (L2) Elections Committee released the eagerly-anticipated results of the 2020-2021 ASB elections. The Smoke Signal interviewed each of the five…

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Don Hertzfeldt Alumni Spotlight: Online Extension

Scene from Hertzfeldt’s short film, ‘Rejected’ By Staff Writers Sumani Alem & Mingxin Wang Class of 1994 alumnus Don Hertzfeldt is an accomplished animator and filmmaker with two Academy Award nominations. Check out Hertzfeldt’s responses to…

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Staff Spotlight: Behind the Scenes

By Staff Writers Nishi Bhagat, Sabrina Cai, & Larry Shi Behind the scenes of MSJ, there is significant work put into nutrition, maintenance, and school resources to keep the school running. The Smoke Signal interviewed…

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Welcome, Assistant Principal Hall

by Staff Writers Anika Arora & Christine Dong After being a teacher for the past 16 years at Milpitas High School, Bridget Hall has come to MSJ in her new role as the Assistant Principal. The…

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Farewell to Mr. Larsen: Web Extension

By Web Editor Shiantel Chiang Principal Zack Larsen arrived at MSJ in 2007 and has served as the MSJ principal since 2013. He was the assistant principal in his first year, the vice principal for…

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DieHard TryHards Try ASMR

By Graphics Editor Evangeline Chang and Staff Writers Anika Arora, Christine Dong, and Yusuf Rasheed Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) recently became an internet sensation after its start in 2010. As ASMR has become increasingly…

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