Gender Stereotypes

Marissa Soto and Claire Moylan, Staff Writers

December 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Thelala.com reported in a 2015 Vox poll conducted by PerryUndem, a research and communications firm, that 85 percent of Americans believe in “equality for women.” Despite this, only 18 percent of respondents to the poll identified...

Spend more time being thankful for what you have

Kathryn Supple, Copy Editor

December 7, 2017

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The day after October 31st, every shop is seemingly decorated overnight into the bright colors of red and green. Everybody jumps directly from Halloween to Christmas without regard for the holidays in between. Christmas music is ...

Leaving bad friendships behind

Maddie Westbrook, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017

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Throughout your life, many people will leave an impacts on you. Whether it’s a boyfriend or girlfriend, friend or best friend, the relationships you have with other people are very important. But what if the person who ...

Indians: Politically Correct?

Bella Sandoval, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

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We embrace our school mascot by having our Hart High School Tribe leader wear the “Indian” headpiece, but are we really backing the right horse? Or are we embracing a racist taunt of the Native American culture? I had never t...

Do we need math in the future?

Mai Chiamthamachinda, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

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Students around the world and through many generations continue to wonder if math is something essential for our daily routines and our significant future. Many people argue that math is only required for engineers who create object...

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Janny Oh, Backpage Editor

November 9, 2017

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My parents were born in Seoul, Korea. They moved to the United States and I was born in Irvine California. I have never stepped foot into the land my parents were born in. I have never attended a Korean school. I have never slept...

If you’re a real big baller, then you know the facts

Ahmed Ali, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2017

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In the wake of tumultuous events that have plagued our country, I would like to draw the attention of the American public back to an issue that has been simmering for too long. We have left one of the most pivotal debates raging...

Sexual assault cannot be ignored

Lizzy Snow, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the original author. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of the Smoke Signal staff, and/or any/all contributors to this site...

The art of arguments

Abbie Demuth & Janny Oh, Editors

November 8, 2017

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Growing up in my house, arguing was a recurring bad habit that I viewed as normal. My sister and I would attempt to drown out the name calling and ever-growing yells between my parents by blasting my old Disney CD. It was only...

Don’t bring politics to class

Marissa Soto, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017

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     When teachers teach students about politics, they need to take an unbiased stance. Some teachers today are pushing agendas when they should be pushing curriculum.      “Generally, the First Amendment protects your speech i...

Non-conventional Sports: Dance

Claire Moylan, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017

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 Dance is an unique combination of art and sport. The job of dancer is to tell a story without showing fatigue. The amount of time dancers put in and how much strain they put on their bodies mirrors the same hard-work mainstream p...

Our world has changed

Kathryn Supple, Opinion Columnist

November 8, 2017

Filed under Opinion

We grew up experiencing earthquake drills; now we have active shooter drills. We grew up hiding under tables covering our heads during earthquake drills; now we turn off all the lights, lock the doors and rush to make the room...

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