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ASB Candidate Elections: Secretary

By: Genevieve Huang Smoke Signal: Why are you running for ASB secretary (and not another position)? Jin Peng: I am running for ASB Secretary because I feel this position can make significant contributions in advancing school-wide communication….

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California's Report Card

By: Lindy Zeng   Earlier this January, California received an F grade in a nation-wide evaluation of education in the states. The test was conducted by StudentsFirst, an education advocacy group lead by Michelle Rhee,…

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Phoenix Winter Poetry Slam

By: Grace Wu MSJ’s Phoenix Art and Literary Magazine is hosting their annual Winter Poetry Slam on February 1 from   6-9 PM at Mission Coffee. The Poetry Slam will feature MSJ students performing poetry, prose,…

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Candlelight Vigil Memorial

By: Genevieve Huang   At 5:00 PM on Friday, January 18, students gathered to hold a candlelight vigil memorial at the amphitheater in memoriam of the victims of recent rapes in New Delhi. After lighting about a…

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In Memoriam: Katrina Tseng

By: Hairol Ma On Monday, January 14, Katrina Tseng, MSJ Class of 2017, passed away. She was always happy and had the prettiest smile on her face. She was a fast runner and great at…

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Nominate an Upstander!

The Smoke Signal wishes to allow students to recognize other hidden upstanders in our community. Please share upstanders in your lives and leave your nomination as a comment below. The Smoke Signal will select and…

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MSJ Team Wins DECA Creative Idea Challenge

By: Anjali Kanthilal   In early November, DECA announced their yearly Creative Idea Challenge. The competition tested middle school, high school and college students to find new creative uses for a plastic grocery bag within…

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