Opinion

Minority Groups Must Fight in Tandem

By Staff Writers Maggie Lai, Nithika Valluri, & Brooke Zheng “I want to see how passionately people (incl. other POC) will stand up for Asians. Those of you who were so vocal w BLM, where…

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Opinion

March Column: Aria’s Approach

By Opinion Editor Aria Lakhmani Don’t Let Your Passion Chain You Down Over the past few weeks, I’ve been talking with friends who have already graduated to gain some insight into how life as a college…

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Opinion

Student Voices: One Year in Quarantine

Around a year ago, on March 11, 2020, the coronavirus outbreak was officially declared a pandemic. In what ways do you feel like you have grown throughout the past year of quarantine? “Although this is…

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Opinion

Editorial: It’s Okay to Say No

The Opinion of the Smoke Signal Editorial Board “You wanna grab some boba?” All your friends are going to Tpumps after a long day at school, but you really want to stay at home to take…

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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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Opinion

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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Opinion

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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