The Smoke Signal

Nathan Rowe’s Wish Come True

Aiko DeArth

September 14, 2017

Filed under Student Life

While most students went about, busy with the usual rush of school and life at the start of the year, Nathan Rowe was trapped at home. Rowe, for the good end of his junior year of high school, spent his days under medical ...

A Rally for the Gods

Gracyn Taylor

September 14, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Ripon High School held a school-wide rally to start off their 2017 Homecoming this past Friday the 8th of September. Students showed their school spirit as they displayed the upcoming dress-up days for Homecoming week, fo...

Fanny Pack Friday

Elisabeth Fereria

August 31, 2017

Filed under News, Student Life

  On Friday, August 25, Ripon High School had a “Fanny Pack Friday” spirit day. Students brought out their fanny packs with many cool designs and colors. There was even a contest for the coolest fanny pack picture. “Fanny...

Back to school night

Sarah Whitley

August 31, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Last Wednesday, on August 23, the school held its annual back to school night. The event started at 6:00 p.m., the parents meeting in the gym where the principal and other staff members talked to the parents about the school,...

Neon Back to School Dance

lexi hyer

August 31, 2017

Filed under News, Student Life

On Friday, August 19th, 2017 Ripon High held their annual back to school dance. The dance was held in Ripon High’s multi-use building from 8-11 p.m. Students handed in their tickets in exchange for a wristband and were able to enter...

Class of 2021

Claire Dekruyf

August 31, 2017

Filed under News, Student Life

The class of 2021 started their freshman year at Ripon High School on August 9th, 2017. This year will be filled with new friendships, fun rallies, and many other exciting activities for these freshmen. We went around and asked a few of these freshmen and their teachers...

Mr. Francis: Ripon High’s Newest History Teacher

Deven Stokes

August 31, 2017

Filed under Student Life

This year of Ripon High School, our staff welcomed a new addition to their history department to help students learn to love history and help them achieve great accomplishments. Evan Francis, who replaced former history teacher, James Thom...

Student Senate Elections

Aiko DeArth

August 31, 2017

Filed under News, Student Life

  It’s the start of the year and once again we begin our weekly routines: dragging ourselves out of bed at 7 a.m. every morning and eagerly awaiting Wednesday’s collaboration schedule, where the much needed extra hou...

Fanny Pack Friday

Elisabeth Fereria

August 31, 2017

Filed under Student Life

On Friday, August 25, Ripon High School had a “Fanny Pack Friday” spirit day. Students brought out their fanny packs with many cool designs and colors. There was even a contest for the coolest fanny pack picture. “Fanny...

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...

Rhet Herrin: RHS Senior

Deven Stokes

May 18, 2017

Filed under Student Life

  Ripon High School contains many successful students, athletes, and overall great people, who have bright hopes for their futures. One of these many great students is Rhet Herrin, a Ripon High Senior, who strives to be...

Self Image

Abbi Kissee

May 18, 2017

Filed under News, Student Life

For the past few years social media has played a big part in the way girls look at their body and their self confidence.  Social media shows inaccurate images of girls’ bodies.  People tend to look at famous idols and compa...

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