Opinion

Unreliable Rankings

By: Anita Alem The US News and World Report recently released their high school rankings, along with the Daily Beast and Newsweek rankings. MSJ ranked tenth in California and 79 nationwide, performing worse than it…

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Opinion

Guest Graphic Opinions

The Smoke Signal received more submissions than we were able to accommodate in our print issue. Below are additional graphic opinions submitted by MSJ students. We hope you enjoy!                …

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Opinion

How Would MSJ Vote?

Krisis: Looking at all the headlines, it seems the campaign trail has shifted from the GOP race for the nominee to the general election. Once again, the Democrats and Republicans will be dueling for the…

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Opinion

Thoughts on Green Week

MSJ went “Green” this week with the help of the Service Learning Waste Reduction Project (SLWRP). We tried to follow a policy of “no trash” after lunch, and MSJ’s art student displayed art they made…

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Opinion

Lunch Worth a Quarter More?

By: Catherine Ho While school lunches may be something juniors and seniors shy away from, it remains a must for underclassmen. As freshmen enter high school, they may be hoping for better tasting and a…

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Opinion

Editorial: Thermostat is a hot issue

The Opinion of the Smoke Signal  Editorial Board Two years ago, the Smoke Signal conducted a front-page investigative report regarding MSJ’s “Ventilation Crisis”. The purpose of the report, featuring a school-wide survey as well as…

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Graphic Opinions

January Graphic Ops

Take a look at our graphic opinions on a congressman’s response to the Giffords Arizona shooting and recent changes to the Zodiac. Click on the image to enlarge. By: Cassie Zhang By: Tina Tseng

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Opinion

Unwarranted Elitism

By: Anthony Chen We have often heard about being shielded from the “harsh realities” of the world outside MSJ by the bubble of relative affluence we live in, but one aspect that most people fail…

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