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The Diehard Tryhards Take Aim at Archery

By Sports Editor Cindy Yuan & Staff Writers Jessica Jen, Helen Wang & Maggie Zhao  Before Jessica Jen Having devoted a large portion of my childhood time to reading about archery, my theoretical knowledge can…

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Dear Diary: Book Character

By Staff Writer Helen Wang   Day 1 Dear Diary: My reader just received her book! I’m so excited to embark on another literary journey with an enthusiastic student. To think of all the memories…

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MPPFA Projects Spotlight

By Staff Writers Ian Hsu, Andrew Kan, Amber Lee & Vicki Xu   The Mission Possible Parent Faculty Association (MPPFA) has transformed the campus of MSJ with the many renovations and technology updates it helps…

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The Diehard Tryhards Play Bocce Ball

By Staff Writers Amy Chen, Hannah Chou, Heather Gan & Andrew Kan With finals just around the corner, the Diehard Tryhards decided to wind down and play a friendly game of Bocce Ball. In an…

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A Guide to Productivity Apps

By Staff Writers Deeksha Raina & Hana Sheikh For chronic procrastinators or students with busy schedules, it may be hard to stay on task and motivated. The Smoke Signal tried out a variety of productivity apps…

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The Diehard Tryhards Roll Thai Ice Cream

By Staff Writers Zen Thumparkkul & Cindy Yuan The Smoke Signal Editors Zen Thumparkkul and Cindy Yuan arrived at Ice Cubed Creamery on the morning of November 22 with their sleeves rolled up, ready to uncover…

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The Diehard Tryhards Take on Song Parodies

By Staff Writers Stephanie Dutra, Jonathan Ko, Deeksha Raina & Maggie Zhao In an epic showdown of wordplay and songwriting abilities, the Diehard Tryhards each composed an original song parody from the excerpts of popular songs,…

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Teacher Spotlight - Jaime Richards

By Staff Writers Jessica Jen and Richard Chenyu Zhou Social Studies Teacher Jaime Richards will soon release his third book, Missing Pieces. The Smoke Signal interviewed him about the ideas behind his book. The Smoke…

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