From The Editor: Ways To Enhance Our Newspaper

Think about this: who reads our school newspaper? Do you know anyone who reads it? Yes? No? Well, you are all part of Smoke Signals, and I'd like to make this newspaper the best it can possibly be. Here are some good ideas to improve awareness of our newspaper and make it live up to its full potential: Write about what's going on in our school, as well as what's going on in our world and th... Read more »

Within Our Walls

How to stay organized with your locker and your papers in middle school!


Are you having trouble keeping your locker neatly organized?  Follow these steps to have a neatly organized locker next year for school.    The first step to getting completely ...  Read More »

May 24, 2016

The Buzz About Digital Footprints and Citizenship, Explained


Imagine this: you’re a little kid, and you’ve been playing out in the mud. When you walk into the house, you forget to take off your shoes. As you trek throughout the hou...  Read More »

May 17, 2016

How our Wantagh Middle School Newspaper Got its Name

May 3, 2016

Have you ever wondered why we got the name Smoke Signals? The Wantagh area was inhabited by the Merokee, a tribe of the Metoac Indians, prior to the f...  Read More »

Science Olympiads

April 5, 2016

Science Olympiads is a competition that’s based on science. There are many events you can do, such as making a bottle rocket, designing a bridge, or...  Read More »

Wantagh Tech Day

January 19, 2016

On Saturday, January 10, I, along with fellow Smoke Signals editors Robbie and Nick, attended Wantagh Middle School and Wantagh High School's Tech Day...  Read More »

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Beyond Our Walls

Kobe’s Legacy


In following some recent basketball news, I have discovered that Kobe Bryant, basketball M.V.P all-star, is playing his last season. I began my research over the past coup...  Read More »

April 5, 2016

Camelback Indoor Water Park

January 5, 2016

During the holiday break, I went to Camelback Indoor Water Park and Lodge. It was by far one of my favorite vacations. I would easily rate it 5 stars....  Read More »

Smugglers Notch

December 8, 2015

Smugglers Notch, Vermont is a wonderful place. The place is 1,000 acres long and has 3 big mountains. The apartment section that’s on top of the mountain...  Read More »

Dirty Play by Dodgers Player Chase Utley Sends Mets Player Ruben Tejada Out of Game with Broken Leg!

November 17, 2015

On Saturday, October 10, Chase Utley made the cheapest, dirtiest, most unfair play of all time by sliding late onto the base, clearly aiming for Mets infielder...  Read More »

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Arts and Entertainment

Undertale: Does it Live Up to the Hype?


Undertale is an RPG (role-playing game) that was made by Toby Fox, and only by Toby Fox. No one else. It’s a game that you can get with Steam (a website where you can buy...  Read More »

May 10, 2016

DDR is(n’t) Dead

May 10, 2016

If you went to Wantagh Elementary School, you probably remember playing Dance Dance Revolution sometime in gym class. Does the name ring a bell? If it do...  Read More »

Good Mythical Morning

April 5, 2016

"Good Mythical Morning" is a comical YouTube channel which has hosts named Rhett and Link. They do very bizarre things such as testing disgusting and...  Read More »

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Creative Corner

Homemade Salsa


Did you make and try the homemade salsa in 6th grade?  Do you want to make it again at home for your family or want to try it again? It’s very simple and easy to make. Ingre...  Read More »

April 5, 2016

The Creepy 5-Year-Old, Marina, and the Whale

Jenna, Reporter

NOTE: I first wrote this story in 2014, but I finally posted it now, in September 2015. Enjoy! It was 85 degrees out, and Marina was spending the day trying to sail her...  Read More »

September 22, 2015

Simply Delicious Recipes!

February 11, 2015

Are you hungry for a delicious breakfast or a fresh-baked dessert, but you don’t have the time – or the cooking skill – to prepare a whole big production...  Read More »

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