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A Guide to Productivity Apps

By Staff Writers Deeksha Raina & Hana Sheikh For chronic procrastinators or students with busy schedules, it may be hard to stay on task and motivated. The Smoke Signal tried out a variety of productivity apps…

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The Diehard Tryhards Roll Thai Ice Cream

By Staff Writers Zen Thumparkkul & Cindy Yuan The Smoke Signal Editors Zen Thumparkkul and Cindy Yuan arrived at Ice Cubed Creamery on the morning of November 22 with their sleeves rolled up, ready to uncover…

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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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