Opinion

February Column: Aria's Approach

By Opinion Editor Aria Lakhmani Messy Desks Deserve Love Too “A cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind.” My mom’s words, taken from an old adage, rang in my mind as I glanced at…

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Editorial: Resensitizing Ourselves to Media

The Opinion of the Smoke Signal Editorial Board When we tune into the media today, we’re often greeted by a deluge of headlines ranging from the latest COVID-19 developments to obituaries of domestic terrorism’s latest victims….

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Should 16-Year-Olds Be Allowed to Vote?

By Staff Writers Sabrina Cai, Joanne Park, & Mingxin Wang With a recent resurgence of protests and movements spearheaded by youth, there are more debates than ever about whether the voting age should be lowered…

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What Being “Patriotic” Means

By Opinion Editor Aria Lakhmani “Because being American is more than a pride we inherit / it’s the past we step into and how we repair it.” Listening to Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman’s inauguration…

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December Column: Aria's Approach

By Opinion Editor Aria Lakhmani Structuring Spontaneity for Productivity “How can I be more productive?” There are thousands of articles, videos, and TED talks addressing this question, yet one thing I’ve noticed is that they all…

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Editorial: What We Need to Take Into 2021

The Opinion of the Smoke Signal Editorial Board It’s no secret that 2020 has been arguably the most turbulent year in modern history. From COVID-19 placing us in quarantine for months on end to acts of …

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