The Smoke Signal

Dear Veronica: Episode 1

Abbi Kissee

February 3, 2017

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Dear Veronica, I am currently feeling useless. With everything going on in the world I have been feeling like I need to do something to make a positive change. I am a high school student so I don’t have the time nor resources...

Sleep Deprivation: A Teenager’s Epidemic

Deven Stokes

January 29, 2017

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  In a teengaer’s life, there are many unanswered questions on how to handle the many pressures of living in a teenager’s world. Many of these pressures include eating healthy, obtaining good grades, thriving in sports...

It’s Just Physics

Abbi Kissee

January 14, 2017

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Stress levels were high for seniors Cory Jacobo and Jared Chatas in Mr. Ruhland’s sixth period Physics class. It was Friday, December 16, the day their egg drop project was due, but their creation was a touch too big. L...

Choir Concert Causes Mass Euphoria

Abbi Kissee

December 8, 2016

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Ripon High’s choir put on a concert at the Immanuel Church, on Tuesday December 6. The show included sets from the high school choir classes, the middle school choir, the accapella club, and even a barbershop quartet. The turno...

Dude Be Nice

Abbi Kissee

December 7, 2016

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Meeting nice people can be a rare blessing. There are many those whom you come across that are such down to earth people and help you build and change your outlook on the world around you. Sophomore, Araceli Gonzalez is recogni...

A New Perspective on Ulises Martinez

John Cavanaugh

December 6, 2016

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At first glance, Ulises Martinez may seem like an ordinary senior. However, not many people know of his creative side. “I like to draw in my free time. I’ve been drawing for two years and it’s something I really love to do everyday,” Martinez said. He has mos...

Warm and Fuzzy Spirit Week

Abbi Kissee

December 5, 2016

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Student Senate presents, Warm and Fuzzy Spirit Week. Monday November 28 was “Freshy Freshmen Flannel Day”, Tuesday November 29 was “Sassy Sophomore Stuffed Animal Day”, Wednesday November 30 was “Frosty Toes-Ice Fuzz...

Seniors Rock the Vote

Nimrit Hayer

November 8, 2016

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Some seniors at Ripon High School are rocking the vote in the election of this 2016 year! The seniors voting include Lexis Meyer, Matthew Mohler, and Steven Kirkpatrick. All three of the seniors shared how they feel about...

Ripon High Sings at the Concert in the Park

adviser

November 7, 2016

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On Oct. 18, Ripon High students gathered around to show their passion for music at the Concert in the Park. Located at Ripon High’s O’Leary Amphitheater, parents and students gathered around as other students in band and choir showed off their musical ability. Started by choir teacher Adam Serpa, the concert was held to sh...

Interact Club

lexi hyer

November 7, 2016

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Last year, the Interact Club helped the community in a huge way. On Thanksgiving day, they made meals for the elderly and delivered them to their houses. They also set up a booth at a golf tournament, where you paid to have a...

Isaiah Thompson Leaves the Nest

John Cavanaugh

November 4, 2016

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Isaiah Thompson is a Junior who has had quite an adventure over the past few years. Thompson regularly participates in trips organized by Students International, an organization focused on spreading Christianity to the people of third world countries. “The l...

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