The Smoke Signal

A Diagnosis on “The Good Doctor”

Kevin Valdez

November 13, 2017

Filed under Entertainment

The Good Doctor is a show airing on ABC consisting of a young surgeon, Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), who was diagnosed with autism and savant syndrome. After a troubled childhood, he joins the surgeon department at San Jose ...

Fans Flipped ‘Upside Down’

Ashley Jackson

November 13, 2017

Filed under Entertainment

In 2016, Netflix aired a new show called ‘Stranger Things’, which was about the supernatural obstacles that the friends and family of a 12-year-old boy who went missing have to overcome. It takes place in the small town of...

Hangout, Relax and Watch Movies with Movie Club

lexi hyer

October 6, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Movie Club is a club where students get together on Tuesdays around 7 o’clock and watch movies. It has been around for a while but the students decided to ‘reinstate’ it this year. “In the past, it was really f...

A Bootiful Night for a Boo Bash

Andrew Goodspeed

October 3, 2017

Filed under Entertainment

A new addition to Ripon High School is the Halloween Bash Dance, which will be replacing the Homecoming dance. Students and teachers are preparing well for the first year of the Halloween Bash Dance at RHS. Due to dwindling attendan...

Apple unveils new products at keynote event

Kevin Valdez

September 28, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

At its annual Keynote event at the newly built Apple Park in Cupertino, California, Apple and its staff announced the future releases of many different Apple products, including Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K, and not one, but two different types of iPhones. ...

Mr. Flever: Theater Star

Kevin Valdez

August 31, 2017

Filed under Community, Entertainment

Ripon High's music teacher, Geoffery Felver, appeared in a production of “Billy Elliot” at the Gallo Center for the Arts with performances held August 5, August 6, August 11, August 12, and August 13. “Billy Elliot” is a m...

Presenting “Play On!” at RHS

Abby Pendleton

May 19, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Student Life

On the days of Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, various students from the Drama Club put on their spring play. It was titled, “Play On!” Its plot was very humorous and detailed.   The story of the play revolved ar...

Legendary comic Don Rickles passes away

Kevin Valdez

April 27, 2017

Filed under Entertainment

Don Rickles, a longtime comedian who was notorious for his abrasive humor in which his audience became victims of his verbal insults, died April 6 at his Beverly Hills home from kidney failure, said publicist Paul Shefrin. He was 90....

Easter

Abbi Kissee

April 24, 2017

Filed under Entertainment

As kids when we hear the word Easter we think about the Easter bunny bringing us baskets full of fun toys and candy, coloring eggs, having egg hunts and eating lots of food with our family. What people don’t always know is...

Spring Outfits

Abbi Kissee

April 23, 2017

Filed under Community, Entertainment, Student Life

We all know finding a new spring outfit can be a struggle, especially when the weather isn’t quite as warm as you’d like. Here are some small styling tips to help you get maximum levels of cute casual spring outfits. Cu...

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...

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...

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