The Return To Five Day In Person Learning
Lilli DiGrande and Abyssinia Haile April 10, 2021

Minnechaug has begun the process of gathering data from students and families regarding the return to five days a week in person learning. On Monday, April 5th, Minnechaug sent...

Community Announces #StopAsianHate Rally
Morgan Hastain, News Editor • April 6, 2021

On Saturday, April 10 from 3 to 5 p.m., Ms. Norris, Minnechaug English teacher and advisor of the Diversity and Culture Club, will be co-hosting a community #stopasianhate rally...

Guest Speaker Hunter Acconcio Gives a Talk on Suicide Prevention
Quinn Suomala, Features Editor • April 6, 2021

Mental health issues have always been a cause for concern in our country, especially now due to the recent incline caused by COVID. Many people have been working to raise awareness...

Here's How You Can Adopt a Senior
Sophia Ramos, Media Editor • April 5, 2021

Minnechaug community: Do you wish to help a senior out? Do you want to provide a gift bag to one of our amazing class of 2021 graduates? Then consider taking part in the Adopt-a-Senior...

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Pulsera Project Partners 'Chaug with Nicaraguan and Guatemalan Artisans
Quinn Suomala, Features Editor • March 13, 2021
Each of these bracelets is handcrafted by artists in Nicaragua and Guatemala who have partnered with about 3,000 U.S. schools. These artists have the time, skill, and talent to make these bracelets, and our school is one of many who have helped to provide them with a proper marketplace to sell them.
Registration for Fall "2" Sports Closes on Feb. 24
Margaret Szpakowski, Editor in Chief • February 21, 2021

Registration for the Fall "2" season is underway on familyid.com. Chaug will be offering football, cheerleading, and indoor track. Registration will close on February 24th and...

The Positive Aspect of Sports in a Pandemic
Molly Oldread, Sports Editor • February 2, 2021

Mental health is an increasingly important issue in high school age teens. Often their extracurricular activities or their sports are an outlet for them. Sports provide a sense...

Community Announces #StopAsianHate Rally
Morgan Hastain, News Editor • April 6, 2021

On Saturday, April 10 from 3 to 5 p.m., Ms. Norris, Minnechaug English teacher and advisor of the Diversity and Culture Club, will be co-hosting...

Here's How You Can Adopt a Senior
Sophia Ramos, Media Editor • April 5, 2021

Minnechaug community: Do you wish to help a senior out? Do you want to provide a gift bag to one of our amazing class of 2021 graduates? Then...

Above the Influence Club Holds Informational Meeting for New Members
Above the Influence Club Holds Informational Meeting for New Members
March 11, 2021

Minnechaug’s Above the Influence club will hold an informational meeting Thursday, March 18th, from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.. for people interested...

What do you know about 'Stranger Things'?
Margaret Szpakowski, Editor in Chief • March 9, 2021
On Monday, March 15, students can attend Stranger Things Teen Trivia via Zoom from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.
TenTalk: Episode 1: A Rambling Chat about Writing (and Life) with Mr. O'Connor
Quinn Suomala March 4, 2021

In this episode of TenTalk, Mr. O'Connor talks about how he started writing, his long road to becoming a journalist and his hopes for students.

Anti-Asian Violence Has Increased As a Result of Covid-19
Morgan Hastain, News Editor • February 21, 2021
Despite the fact that President Joe Biden had recently signed a “memorandum,” that denounced any discriminatory statements that government officials have made about Asian Americans, many people still believe that government officials, as well as police, need to be doing more to combat the violence
College Needs to be about Education for All, Not Profit
Ani Diefenderfer February 11, 2021

A prevalent issue facing our nation today is student debt. In fall of 2019, 19.9 million students were enrolled in US colleges. Most graduates from high school continue on to college, and thousands of them can’t afford many...

Which is Better: Hybrid or Remote?
Morgan Hastain, News Editor • February 6, 2021

As we consider moving back to in-person learning in a hybrid form, I believe we must remember that the hybrid model has proved itself to be a more effective way of learning, while also keeping in mind that some students have become...

When it Comes to Mental Health Needs, How Can 'Chaug Help?
Quinn Suomala, Editor • February 5, 2021
Overall, teens are struggling with more mental health issues than ever before, yet some students don’t feel that there has been enough of an increase in the support offered at Minnechaug.
If I Were President I Would Protect the LGBTQ+ Community
Morgan Hastain, News Editor • February 5, 2021

If I were president, I would start by addressing the violence against the LGBTQ+ community. According to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Projects (NCAVP), nearly one in ten LGBTQ surviors of domestic abuse have been sexually...

The Positive Aspect of Sports in a Pandemic
Molly Oldread, Sports Editor • February 2, 2021

Mental health is an increasingly important issue in high school age teens. Often their extracurricular activities or their sports are an outlet for them. Sports provide a sense of normalcy that high schoolers need, especially...

Dear America: I have long waited for them to listen, and I am growing tired
Clare Heinhold March 4, 2021

“When the last tree is cut down, the last fish eaten and the last stream poisoned, will you realize that you cannot eat money.” -Cree Native...

Dear America: 'The Fight for the Election is Over; We Must Now Fight for Our Way of Life'
Matthew Tillberry February 22, 2021

Dear America, These next four years will be tough. Our nation has been divided and tensions are high. Since the election the idea of how secure...

Dear America: Too Many Lives Have Been Lost
Emily Patrick February 6, 2021

Dear America,  It seems to be devolving as a nation. Everyone needs to start working together and listening, because this pandemic that we...

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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
Class of 2020 Superlative Winners!
Class of 2020 Superlative Winners!
December 17, 2020

(If your photo is not included below, email Mr. O'Connor at [email protected] and he will upload it.)   Most Likely to be President   Clark...

...And A Belated Mardi Gras To You
...And A Belated Mardi Gras To You
Abyssinia Haile, Features Editor • March 3, 2021
In honor of the Mardi Gras tradition, the Smoke Signal is holding a contest for the best Mardi Gras related artwork. This could be a float, a mask, or some other Mardi Gras-related creation. Send photos of you making the art and the final project to [email protected], and the winner will win a gift certificate to Starbucks. Good luck and happy feasting!
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