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The Diehard Tryhards Take on Song Parodies

By Staff Writers Stephanie Dutra, Jonathan Ko, Deeksha Raina & Maggie Zhao In an epic showdown of wordplay and songwriting abilities, the Diehard Tryhards each composed an original song parody from the excerpts of popular songs,…

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Teacher Spotlight - Jaime Richards

By Staff Writers Jessica Jen and Richard Chenyu Zhou Social Studies Teacher Jaime Richards will soon release his third book, Missing Pieces. The Smoke Signal interviewed him about the ideas behind his book. The Smoke…

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Student Spotlight: Ivy Chan

By Staff Writer Ansh Patel Senior Ivy Chan and Sophomore Sophie Chan were recently selected as finalists for the White House Student Film Festival where they created and submitted a film under the theme of…

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The Diehard Tryhards take on Pokemon Go

By Web Editor Carolyn Ge, Editor-in-Chief Rishab Ramapriyan & Sports Editor Cindy Yuan Three eager Smokies decided to venture into the exciting world of Pokémon, determined to catch them all and conquer gyms with their…

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Freshmen Survival Guide

By News Editor Ishika Chawla & Staff Writer Richard Chenyu Zhou Organization Tips Organization is highly sought after but incredibly hard to achieve in reality. If you haven’t already, get a planner. MSJ sells one…

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Math Puns to Make Your Pi Day

Check out some of the Smoke Signal‘s favorite math lines to spice up your Pi Day!   “I got her number in chemistry class; now these are significant digits!” “No, I won’t help you find your X, and…

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Mental Health Coverage: Fremont Counseling Services

By: Staff Writers Mallika Gupta and Chloe Velasquez Fremont Counseling Services provides both individual and family counseling and hosts workshops and seminars to discuss mental health topics and coping mechanisms. The Smoke Signal spoke to Angela…

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MSJ’s Top 10 Pick-up Lines

Not sure how to win over the heart of your secret crush? We have some solutions for you! Check out ten pick-up lines chosen by the Smoke Signal out of over 100 responses submitted by the MSJ…

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Student Spotlight: Parwana Khazi

By: Staff Writer Andrew Kan Senior Parwana Khazi wrote a Facebook post intended for Donald Trump on Dec. 7, 2015 talking about the “true essence of Islam”.  KTVU Journalist Frank Somerville later spotlighted her post…

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