Mary Woytowicz and Sawyer Lisowski, both sophomores, are among the students choosing to wear or not wear masks as the rule becomes optional.
To mask or not: Staff, students discuss optional mask rule
Lilli DiGrande , Editor • March 10, 2022

On March 13th, 2020, Minnechaug closed its doors to students and teachers following the end of the school day for the remaining three months of the school year. On March 7th, 2022,...

Plant-Based Lunch Options Recommended
Cierra Robinson-Barron February 11, 2022

‘Chaug’s World Care Club is working with the cafeteria to have more plant-based options for students.  “I would definitely try out all of the vegan options if there were...

District Starts Initiative to Reduce Positive COVID Cases
District Starts Initiative to Reduce Positive COVID Cases
Lilli DiGrande, News Editor • February 8, 2022

After seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases after winter break, Hampden-Wilbraham school officials have started a new initiative to reduce the number of students and staff infected...

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...

Jayla Comes sinks a jumpshot. She has been competing on the varsity level since her fresmen year.
Chaug B-Ball Champ Slams Competition
Kate Tzoumas, Author • November 19, 2021
Jayla Comes, who is a sophomore at Minnechaug, has gained some notoriety in the last couple of years for her athletic abilities in basketball.
A Review of Cant Take That Away by Steven Salvatore
A Review of "Can't Take That Away" by Steven Salvatore
Quinn Suomala, Editor in Chief • February 11, 2022

Can't Take That Away by Steven Salvatore is a realistic fiction novel that focuses on the character Carey, a gender fluid teen who is struggling to discover their voice as they make their way in high school. We follow Carey as...

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...

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