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Winter Break Adventures: Survey

The Smoke Signal wants to hear about your winter break adventures! Whether you ventured into the desolate wilderness of Alaska or got cold feet and decided to chill here in California, your story is worth…

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Diehard Tryhards: Ice Skating

By: Centerspread Editor Neha Shah and Staff Writers Carolyn Ge, Tanushri Sundar, and Chloe Velasquez   The Smoke Signal decided to send four hardy writers to try out America’s favorite seasonal pastime: ice skating. Despite the…

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Winter Week

By: Staff Writer Ashley Chang FUSD Winter Week will be taking place on December 14 to 18.  Students from MSJ, Irvington High School, American High School, and Kennedy High School will compete by dressing according…

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Student Spotlight: Anthea Xiao

By: Staff Writer Deeksha Raina Junior Anthea Xiao recently participated in the 42nd Annual Japanese Speech Contest, placing first in the middle to high school student division and winning the Attack on Titan manga series…

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NaNoWriMo Blog Series - Reflection

By: Staff Writers Lucille Njoo and Deeksha Raina Now that November has come and gone, it’s time for us to reflect on our novel writing. We didn’t get to finish the novel by the end…

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NaNoWriMo Blog Series - Summary of the Novel

By: Staff Writers Lucille Njoo and Deeksha Raina This is the second installment of our three-part NaNoWriMo blog series. The following is background information for the novel, and a plot summary. Background Information The universe…

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Diehard Tryhards: Cyber Monday

By: Staff Writers Ishika Chawla, Anthony Chen, Bindhu Swaminathan & Cindy Yuan After the stampedes of Black Friday fade away, the battle for the best deals moves to the Internet—and so do the Smokies. Four of…

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NaNoWriMo Blog Series - Preliminary Writing

By: Staff Writers Lucille Njoo and Deeksha Raina When we first signed up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), we weren’t quite sure what we were getting ourselves into. NaNoWriMo is an annual online writing…

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Student Spotlight: Shivane Sabharwal

By: Staff Writer Ansh Patel  Cementing his reputation as a stand-out debater on the national circuit, Senior Shivane Sabharwal was recently crowned champion of the Lincoln-Douglas (LD) division on Oct. 16-18 at the 45th annual…

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