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The Smoke Signal

The Student News Site of Minnechaug Regional High School

The Smoke Signal

The Student News Site of Minnechaug Regional High School

The Smoke Signal

The Student News Site of Minnechaug Regional High School

The Smoke Signal

Falcon Fest’s Fabulous Festivities
Ava Connors, Multimedia Editor • October 28, 2022

 The homecoming football game at Minnechaug is highly celebrated. Along with having a whole spirit week leading up to the game, Minnechaug also has an in school pep rally, then...

Female wrestler fights her way to the top
Female wrestler fights her way to the top
Bailey Murray March 24, 2022

Minnechaug wrestler Gianna Daniele’s formula for success is simple: hard work, perseverance and then a lot more hard work. With that formula in mind, it is no surprise the female...

Spider Man: No Way Home is Amazing
Spider Man: No Way Home is Amazing
Seth Chaffee January 12, 2022
I found this movie to be the most compelling in terms of a structured story, out of all of the Tom Holland Spider Man films
Emily Carlsons blog, We Do Disney Right, gives fun advice on how people can plan a trip to Disney World.
Teacher’s Blog hits 15k followers
Jaiana Hall, Author • December 17, 2021

When Emily Carlson was a child, her family called themselves the “Disney Family”. Then, Carlson, who teaches English Language Arts at Minnechaug, met her husband who also grew...

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Netflix retells their time in the spotlight, but was it appropriate?
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Netflix retells their time in the spotlight, but was it appropriate?
Lauren Tomala, Staff Writer • January 26, 2023

The new Netflix series, Harry & Meghan is an outlet created by the couple to help the world “fill in the blanks” of their side of the...

Not Monday… Not Tuesday… All Wednesday
Lauren Tomala, Staff Writer • December 22, 2022

The new show “Wednesday” dropped on Netflix on November 23, 2022 and has since taken the industry by storm. Based on the visions of director...

The Lights Are Still On: Here’s Why
The Lights Are Still On: Here’s Why
Lilli DiGrande, Editor-in-Chief • January 26, 2023

The lights have been on at Minnechaug for a year and a half, with all 7,000 lights burning bright constantly. The issue has gained national attention, and Aaron Osborne, the assistant...

Meet The New Superintendent
Meet The New Superintendent
Lilli DiGrande, Co-Editor In Chief • November 14, 2022

This fall, the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District welcomed the new superintendent, John Provost, to the administration. The role was previously held by Albert Ganem who...

Meet the Assistant Principals
Lilli DiGrande, Co-Editor in Chief • October 20, 2022

This fall, Minnechuag welcomed two new vice principals to the administrative staff team, Trina Roberts and Joanne White. The role was previously filled by Heidi Drawec but has...

Why Chaug Field Hockey is Worth a Watch with Kaelin Cerasuolo 🏑 | Beyond the Field
Why 'Chaug Field Hockey is Worth a Watch with Kaelin Cerasuolo 🏑 | Beyond the Field
Abyssinia Haile, Editor-in-Chief • October 28, 2022

Minnechaug's Varsity Field Hockey team is ranked 6th in the region on PowerRankings for their division. Find out through super 7 athlete Kaelin Cerasuolo how they got there...

Homecoming, Senior Night, & Pink-Out with Sean Murphy🏈 | Beyond the Field
Homecoming, Senior Night, & Pink-Out with Sean Murphy🏈 | Beyond the Field
Abyssinia Haile, Editor-in-Chief • October 17, 2022

For their Homecoming game, No. 5 Minnechaug faced off No. 2 Westfield in one of their toughest matchups of the season. Learn how captain Sean Murphy led his team to victory...

The Power of Napping
Sean McSwain, Contributor • December 22, 2022

Dear fellow fatigued individuals, do you need a nap right now? Whether you answered yes or no, I can assure you nonetheless, a nap is in your favor; consider one. I personally find myself weary, as if I’m a plant lacking sunlight...

TenTalk Episode 5: School Committee Candidate Dr. Bill Bontempi Speaks With Minnechaug Smoke Signal About His Positions on Education
Abyssinia Haile, Features Editor • May 14, 2021

In this episode of TenTalk, Dr. Bill Bontempi talked with The Smoke Signal about why he is running for the Hampden Wilbraham Regional School...

Editor in Chief Says Goodbye
Quinn Suomala, Editor in Chief • May 26, 2022

Dear Smoke Signal Readers, I have been a part of the Smoke Signal for the past two years. During this time, Smoke Signal has gone completely...

Ongoing project to get a student representative on the School Committee
Thomas Manning, Correspondent • May 12, 2022

Would you like to have more representation for the school district than ever before? Well, I can tell you that this possibility might soon become...

Chaug is 'Good to Go' Drive
March 11, 2022

The Above the Influence Club is hosting a “Good To Go” Drive from March 14 to March 18 to collect supplies for those in need....

Wilbraham Public Library Teen Book Club is Back!
Wilbraham Public Library Teen Book Club is Back!
Quinn Suomala, Editor in Chief • December 2, 2021

Heads up to all readers! Wilbraham Public Library is bringing back their teen book club. This club is open to Grades 8-12 and will meet once...

Perspective: Being Black at ‘Chaug
Perspective: Being Black at ‘Chaug
Kiel Williams, Contributor • January 20, 2021
I believe we are on the verge of change because teachers and students are showing that people who are different do matter
Banana Oat Muffins that Make the New Year a Little Less Daunting
Banana Oat Muffins that Make the New Year a Little Less Daunting
Abyssinia Haile, Multimedia Editor • February 11, 2022

The New Year: a symbol of change, ambition, and optimism for the upcoming 365 days of 2022.  While many tend to seize the transition...