The Smoke Signal

Teachers Change Lives

January 30, 2018

A McWin for Ripon High Students

Abby Pendleton, Journalist

January 2, 2018

Filed under News, Student Life, Uncategorized

The McDonald’s corporation held a contest called “The Last McRib Contest” and those who entered it were supposed to create a video that expresses their love of the McRib.  The contest began on November 6 and closed on Nov...

Inside the Mind of a Bully

December 21, 2017

Filed under Community, News, Student Life, Uncategorized

When was the last time you felt as though you had true control over your life? Where you felt more in charge of the situation, in opposed to your situation being in charge of you? When was the last time you felt that power...

Positive & Negative Trends

Abby Pendleton, Journalist

December 21, 2017

Filed under Student Life

There are many trends that exist among teenagers today that make them a lot different than those of other generations.  The age of technology and growing up in a post-September 11 attack world has affected teens tremendo...

Disabilities in the Public School System

Isaiah Thompson

December 21, 2017

Filed under News, Student Life

According to the Federal center for disease control and prevention, the percentage for children with disabilities in public schools continues to rise. Day to day struggles for students with disabilities in the school system continues...

Be Buddies Not Bullies

Andrew Goodspeed and Kevin Valdez

December 20, 2017

Filed under News, Student Life

Verbal bullying often starts as harmless teasing and sometimes escalates into harassment and mental abuse. All bullying is someone acting rude to make themselves feel superior. Verbal bullying could lead to problems with people's’...

Autism on Campus

Autism on Campus

December 19, 2017

The Truth Behind Stress

Gracyn Taylor, Journalist

December 18, 2017

Filed under News, Student Life

Stress is inescapable. People are constantly being affected with stress in their everyday lives. So the question is: What is stress and what causes us to be stressed? Stress is when a person’s mind and body are experiencing emoti...

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