Chaug tries to solve light problems.
What's Wrong With The Lights?
Lilli DiGrande, News Editor • November 3, 2021

Since August 24th, all the lights in the high school have been on 24/7. They are stuck either all on, or all off because of a server malfunction that occurred after the power outage...

Teachers and Students Prepare for Mondays Return
Teachers and Students Prepare for Monday's Return
Abyssinia Haile, Lilliana DiGrande, Features Editor • May 14, 2021

Back in December, then-president-elect Joe Biden declared that a majority of schools across the nation can and should be open by May. As our own personal deadline fast approaches...

Gathering Aims to Stop Hate
Gathering Aims to Stop Hate
Lilli DiGrande May 11, 2021

According to an analysis released by the Center of the Study of Hate and Extremism, anti-Asian hate crimes have increased by 150 percent in 2020. Recently, Minnechaug Diversity...

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.
Flag Football Showdown: Juniors Win
Flag Football Showdown: Juniors Win
Sofia DiGrande, Photographer (@sofdigphotography) • November 13, 2021
Sofia DiGrande photographs the story of the annual Flag Football match between juniors and seniors on Wednesday, Nov. 10.
Run for Ryan: First Annual Run Raises Money in Honor of Chaug Alumnus
Run for Ryan: First Annual Run Raises Money in Honor of 'Chaug Alumnus
November 12, 2021
Ryan Doyle, was a runner, varsity baseball player, and a varsity football player.  When he was a junior in high school, he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma and lost his two year battle with the disease on June 16, 2019. To honor Ryan and the amazing athlete and person he was, the RD26 Foundation was formed.
PAVAS Talent Show Postponed To The Spring
Quinn Suomala, Editor in Chief • November 9, 2021

As many of you have already heard, the PAVAS talent show has been pushed back to the spring due to lack of interest and unfortunate timing. We...

Grades Closing
Claire Robinson, News Editor • November 6, 2021

This Friday, November 5th, the first quarter of the 2021-2022 school year is coming to a close. Make sure to ask teachers if you have any outstanding...

Flag Football is back!
November 3, 2021

Minnechaugs 22nd annual Flag Football game is Wednesday, Nov. 10. Come support the junior and senior classes at 7 p.m. at the turf! Halftime...

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
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...

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
...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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