Opinion

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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Opinion

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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Opinion

November Column: Aria's Approach

By Opinion Editor Aria Lakhmani Not a “Waste of Time” As I set down my brush pen, I looked at my notes from the The Iliad and suddenly thought: Why was I even calligraphing my…

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Opinion

Looking Past Proposition 16 to Increase Diversity

By Staff Writers Pradyumn Acharya, Isabella He, & Jerry Yuan Informational  On November 3,  citizens across California voted on Proposition 16, which would have reinstated affirmative action if passed. After the votes were counted, Proposition…

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Opinion

The Danger of Idolizing Politicians

By Staff Writers Kruthi Gollapudi & Jessica Yu  “Stan The Squad <3” a user states on Twitter, expressing their love for Democratic Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley. Following Ocasio-Cortez and…

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