Opinion

The Importance of Movies

By: Purvi Goel   Be careful where your eyes go. That’s the hack to life, love, and studying. Wandering eyes are dangerous when it comes to marriage or textbooks. But it’s high time that we…

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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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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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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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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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