Opinion

Hiding Likes Hides From the Problem

Is Instagram’s move to hide the number of likes a post receives the proper fix for the damage the platform has caused? by Staff Writers Tanisha Srivatsa & Sakshi Umrotkar Since early November, some Instagram…

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Opinion

Are Award Shows As Inclusive As They Seem?

How does the category separation of Western and international acts in award shows impact these acts and our perception of them? by Staff Writers Kruthi Gollapudi & Tavish Mohanti Red carpet extravaganzas. Hordes of press….

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Opinion

Editorial: Future You Deserves Self-Care Too

Everybody defines self-care differently, but are some indulgences more harmful than helpful? The Opinion of the Smoke Signal Editorial Board What is self-care? Whether it’s hanging out with friends, going on a shopping spree, or…

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Opinion

Editorial: Ditch the "dipping"

The Opinion of the Smoke Signal Editorial Board The Nintendo Switch isn’t the only system MSJ students have been known to game. Despite the best efforts of the administration and teachers, students constantly devise new ways to…

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Opinion

The Not-so-Sweet Side of Sugar in Schools

By Staff Writers Riya Chopra and Selina Yang Cheeseburgers on Tuesday. Pizza on Wednesday. Fried chicken sandwiches on Thursday. MSJ students are more than familiar with the cycle of heavy entrees the FUSD lunch program offers…

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Opinion

Teaching Math to People Who Hate It

By Staff Writers Anika Arora and Jennifer Xiang For many high school students, math does not mean much more than a grade on a report card. Media publicizes math as a horrible subject based on…

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