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Humans of MSJ: January

A new online series called Humans of MSJ will allow a window into our school community, much like Humans of New York, a popular Facebook page. Watch this site monthly to see thoughts and portraits…

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NaNoWriMo at MSJ

  By: Irisa Lee & Arti Patankar In the November issue, the Smoke Signal featured several MSJ students who participated in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in which writers have one month to write a…

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Brian Mi Spotlight, Continued

The Smoke Signal‘s interview with Junior Brian Mi, continued from our September issue:   By: Laura Chen The Smoke Signal: How did you start waspkeeping? BM: So it was just a usual day, not doing my chemistry homework,…

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MSJ Club Guide, Continued

Here are many additional major club events that we were unable to cover in the paper due to space limitations.   By: Vivian Jair, Anjali Kanthilal, Kerrie Wu, Anna Zeng & Lindy Zeng   Last…

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Rachel Tevlin: Running of the Teachers

By: Hannah Shih The Running of the Teachers, a name penned by San Jose teachers, is an annual event in which teachers visit office supplies chain stores to receive tote bags of free supplies and…

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MSJ Community Garden

By: Tiffany Huang The MSJ Community Garden, a garden available for the MSJ community to visit and enjoy, is a project created by History Teacher Jeff Evans and the Service Learning Waste Reduction Program (SLWRP),…

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Secrets of MSJ

By: Vivian Jair and Shirby Wang Have you ever wondered about that creepy-looking house behind the E-Wing? Were you that freshman who couldn’t find the elusive P7? The Smoke Signal has embarked on a journey…

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Spring Fashion

By: Aamir Rasheed, Grace Wu, Hairol Ma, Ishan Goyal   Outfit #1 This spring, match dark jewel tones with metallic skirts and spikes, allowing feminine to blend with punk at the same time. Though pricey,…

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