Opinion

Respect and Education: The N-Word

By Staff Writers Kikue Higuchi & Shray Vaidya As music by African-American artists becomes more popular, the n-word is heard more, seen more, and used more. This has resulted in widespread awareness of the word’s…

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Opinion

Importance of Reserves Online Extension

By Staff Writer Ian Hsu, Sahana Sridhar & Kelly Yang     From Native American reserves to hiking trails and waterfalls, our nation’s natural parks not only add to the planet’s natural beauty but house thousands of different…

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Opinion

The Underlying Racism

By The Smoke Signal Editorial Board The Mission Bubble seemingly represents a melting pot of cultures; as a place where minorities are the majority, residents believe that because they are exposed to many different cultures,…

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Opinion

Interactive Graphic: Net Neutrality Voices

By Journalism 1 Staff Writers On Wednesday, December 6, Smoke Signal journalists conducted “Man on the Street” interviews with San Francisco residents and tourists about the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) proposed repeal of net neutrality. Net…

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Opinion

Redefining Prom Traditions

 By Staff Writers Gloria Chang & Helen Wang While prom may be just a high school dance, it is also a way to celebrate self-expression. Breaking prom traditions is essential in embracing our differences, and…

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Opinion

Dispelling the Community College Stigma

By Staff Writers Ella Chen & Anagha Mandayam   It is with subdued whispers and sideways glances that the words “community college” are uttered in the hallways. To many MSJ students, community college is hardly…

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