The Smoke Signal

“Play On” Preview

Abbi Kissee

April 23, 2017

Filed under Community, Student Life

When loud screaming erupted from the band room, Drama Club president Sabrina Schmier didn’t panic. Instead, Schmier laughed, looked over, and shrugged. “That’s improv,” Schmier stated matter of factly. Drama Club is typical...

Celebrating Poetry

Abbi Kissee

April 23, 2017

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Every April, poets and lovers of art and literature honor National Poetry Month, organized by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Poetry is known for being an art form that combines literary techniques with emotional an...

Cancer Awareness Week

Abbi Kissee

April 20, 2017

Filed under Community, News

Leadership class of Ripon High School is having a Cancer Awareness week to bring attention to all the different types of cancer. There are more than 100 types of cancer which include breast cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, col...

Overseas in Spain

William Sanford

April 19, 2017

Filed under Community, News

     Spain is a must for people looking to experience strong ethnic culture. If you plan on vacationing for more than a week it's a great idea to make your way from Madrid to Barcelona. However, if your stay is short it's a g...

Think Twice About Your Device

Deven Stokes

April 11, 2017

Filed under Community, Entertainment, Student Life

In today’s world, teenagers are often consumed by their hectic schedules, never-ending hours of school, and other demands such as work, homework, sports, and other extra-curricular activities. Most teenagers claim they have...

Guidance from the Golf Carts

Deven Stokes

April 11, 2017

Filed under Community, Student Life

Ripon High School has many teachers that inspire students, encourage them, and set good examples for what the students should aspire to be. A couple of these amazing campus workers are Maria and Mark. Most of the students at Ripon...

Meet Julia, Sesame Street’s new muppet with autism

Kevin Valdez

April 6, 2017

Filed under Community, Entertainment

For the first time in a decade, the beloved children’s show “Sesame Street” has introduced a new muppet, but she has something that makes her special. Four-year-old Julia has vivid orange hair and bright green ey...

February in Ripon

February in Ripon

March 21, 2017

TRICKED – I AM NOT FOR SALE

Abbi Kissee

February 14, 2017

Filed under Community

Beginning in 2010 the month of January has been designated National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month and January 11 is observed annually for National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The Stanisalus County Family...

Inauguration 2017

Abbi Kissee

February 14, 2017

Filed under Community, Entertainment, News

The inauguration of Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, and Mike Pence, the Vice President, was held on January 20, 2017. Shortly after breakfast and a church service the morning of Inauguration Day, Donald...

MENTAL OR NOT

Abbi Kissee

February 1, 2017

Filed under Community

On Sunday, November 13, 2016 a Stanislaus County Deputy Sheriff by the name of Dennis Wallace was shot twice in the head when responding to a suspicious van parked near Fox Grove fishing access in Hughson, California. During th...

Historic Pioneer Cabin Tree Felled by Storm

Kevin Valdez

January 27, 2017

Filed under Community

A heavy storm in northern California toppled one of America’s most famous trees in Calaveras County Sunday, January 8.   The Pioneer Cabin Tree, which has been estimated to be more than 1,000 years old and was known for ...

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