The Smoke Signal

Kevin Valdez
Kevin Valdez is a student at Ripon High School who is looking forward to something memorable during his senior year. This is his second year as a reporter for the Smoke Signal. Valdez is also a longtime member of the high school’s Drama club. He wants to make a name for himself by becoming an actor and an activist for autism awareness, being diagnosed with autism himself. His hobbies include browsing the web, attending his church’s youth ministry, following the news, and watching TV and movies.

Kevin Valdez, Journalist

May 24, 2018
One Tribe: Nice Haley Meece’s Paradise (Story)
May 18, 2018
Christopher McCandless: Selfish or Just Misunderstood? (Story)
May 09, 2018
Gianna Brocchini Places Fifth in IEA National Finals (Story)
May 02, 2018
A Dodgeball History Lesson (Story)
Apr 26, 2018
“Jesus Christ Superstar’s” Jaw-Dropping New Live Concert a Blessed Easter Sunday Gift (Story)
Apr 17, 2018
YouTube’s Demonetization Policies Have Been Infuriating Its Users (Story)
Mar 09, 2018
Kayla Jacklich Tastes the Feeling, Wins Scholarship from Coca-Cola (Story)
Mar 05, 2018
Dramatic Search for Drama Club Show (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
Students Keep Clean Act, Avoid Tide Pod Challenge (Story)
Dec 20, 2017
Be Buddies Not Bullies (Story)
Dec 13, 2017
What Is Net Neutrality and Why Does the FCC Want to Repeal It? (Story)
Dec 04, 2017
Preparing for a Dazzling Performance (Story)
Nov 13, 2017
A Diagnosis on “The Good Doctor” (Story)
Oct 27, 2017
Kneeling during the Anthem – What’s happening so far? (Story)
Oct 04, 2017
Las Vegas concert shooting leaves 58 dead (Story)
Sep 28, 2017
Apple unveils new products at keynote event (Story)
Aug 31, 2017
Mr. Flever: Theater Star (Story)
May 11, 2017
Dale Earnhardt Jr. retiring from full-time NASCAR racing after 2017 season (Story)
Apr 27, 2017
Legendary comic Don Rickles passes away (Story)
Apr 06, 2017
Meet Julia, Sesame Street’s new muppet with autism (Story)
Mar 20, 2017
“SpongeBob” creator reveals ALS diagnosis (Story)
Mar 03, 2017
What Happened during the Oscars Gaffe? (Story)
Jan 31, 2017
Beloved TV Actress Mary Tyler Moore Dies (Story)
Jan 27, 2017
Historic Pioneer Cabin Tree Felled by Storm (Story)
Dec 14, 2016
Remembering John Glenn (1921-2016) (Story)
Nov 08, 2016
Chicago Cubs Win World Series (Story)
Oct 26, 2016
Samsung Ends Production of Galaxy Note 7 (Story)
Oct 03, 2016
Remembering José Fernández (1992-2016) (Story)
Sep 09, 2016
New Teacher Biography: Linda Kucma (Story)
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