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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Opinion

MSJ Sprezzatura

By: Vaishaal Shankar Apparently in order to fit in at Mission, I must practice this art called “Sprezzatura” (you know, trying to be effortless). The concept was simple enough, whatever I do, whenever I do…

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Opinion

Bandwagoning Awareness

By: Ravneet Kaur According to Urban Dictionary, “bandwagoning” is “when someone adopts a popular point of view for the primary purpose of recognition and/or acceptance by others”. Sounds familiar, right? The term is usually a reference…

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Opinion

Roger That: Final Words

Julian Assange. Possibly the most Googled two words in the last month or so. His story in itself is fascinating: a hacker turned programmer turned Internet activist, he’s been on the move for the last…

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Opinion

TIME Person of the Year

By: Andrew Han I remember back in 2005, a friend of mine sent me a link to this quirky new site called “Facebook.” Little did I know that I would be joining perhaps the largest…

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