The Smoke Signal

Maria Soto

Maria Soto is a junior at Ripon High.  Her personal goals for this school year are to be as involved as she can and achieve a high grade point average all year.  Besides Journalism and Leadership, the two main organizations Soto spends time in, she is part of the RHS Drama, Photography, Korean Culture clubs, and Barbershop. Her favorite part of Journalism is being able to collaborate with her classmates. One activity that Soto is looking forward to this school year is the spring JEA conference that will be held in Anaheim, CA.

​After high school, Soto is planning on going to college and she is working hard so that she can attend Stanford University and become a linguistics professor.  She plans on changing the world by promoting multilingualism to help build bridges between cultures and people through language and music.


Maria Soto, Assistant Editor/Social Media and Culture Editor

Dec 18, 2018
Unapologetically Me (Story)
Dec 10, 2018
Macie McPeak (Media)
Dec 06, 2018
Staff A.C.E. of the Month (Story)
Dec 06, 2018
Superstitions: Silly or Sincere? (Story)
Nov 15, 2018
This DUDE. is Nice (Story)
Nov 06, 2018
November Staff A.C.E. of the Month (Story)
Oct 31, 2018
Who We Are (Story)
Oct 15, 2018
October Staff A.C.E. of the Month (Story)
Oct 11, 2018
Ripon’s Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (Story/Media)
Oct 01, 2018
Stickers are the Windows to the Soul (Story)
Sep 11, 2018
September Staff A.C.E. of the Month (Story)
Sep 06, 2018
School Daze: Back to School and Back to the Tribe (Story)
Aug 31, 2018
What’s In Your Backpack? (Story)
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