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ASB Establishes New Club Bylaws

By: Kerrie Wu This year, both all MSJ clubs will have to follow new bylaws, in addition to the rules from previous years. ASB established the bylaws in order to regulate ASB clubs on campus…

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New District Bullying Policy

By: Rachel Choi In light of recent bullying tragedies across the nation, FUSD has implemented a new anti-bullying campaign for all schools in the district. This includes new measures for reporting bullying, changes to Board…

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Shuttle Photo Behind-the-Scenes

By: Allan Ko “Wait, wait, quiet—listen!” We fell silent as the music on the radio faded out and the DJs began discussing Endeavour’s flyover of the Bay Area on its way to its future home…

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Healthy Vending Machine

By: Jason Chen MSJ recently installed a brand new “Healthy Vending machine” in the gym quad to enhance the overall snack and drink buying experience. The Smoke Signal sat down with Earl, the “Healthy Vending…

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Paperless Maze Day

By: Jaynelle Gao This year, MAZE Day is going paperless for the first time in MSJ history. Online registration is something that Principal Sandra Prairie has wanted to do since becoming principal. This past spring,…

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Facebook IPO: Not up to par

By Nihar Parikh On May 18, 2012, Facebook Inc. raised $16 billion in the largest public offering by a technology company, but has then seen a 28% drop in its stock price over the course…

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TEDxMSJHS

By: Anna Zeng Last Sunday, Mission San Jose High School held TEDxMSJHS, a student-organized independent TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference in which speakers condense important ideas and experiences into eighteen-minute talks. The event, organized by…

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2012 Presidential Election Update

Krisis: Hey, so it’s been a while since our last election update. The past month hasn’t proved to be too eventful in terms of controversial news but the candidates have been campaigning all over the…

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Not For Sale Concert A Success

By: Kevin He May 17, Mission San Jose High School hosted a charity concert and fundraiser on behalf of the nonprofit organization “Not For Sale,” an anti-human-trafficking movement that focuses on raising awareness “to benefit…

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Krishna Bharathala on Teen Jeopardy!

By: Anjali Kanthilal MSJ Sophomore, Krishna Bharathala is competing in this year’s Teen Tournament on Jeopardy. Jeopardy is a television quiz show that runs for about 30 minutes every night. The Smoke Signal interviewed Bharathala,…

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