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The Student News Site of Stafford High School

SHS Publications

The Student News Site of Stafford High School

SHS Publications

Erik Stanley, Writer

All content by Erik Stanley
February 23 - Top Picks

February ’23 – Top Picks

by Erik Stanley, Writer February 6, 2023

  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6tL9Y6tVpDygCE9kFWdgvL Melt your heart with Smoke Signals latest playlist!

December 22 - Playlist

December ’22 – Playlist

by Erik Stanley, Writer December 2, 2022

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3uWK1xNJvRXkmdN0V2YyOo We're Back! Snuggle up, grab some hot coco and relax to our December '22 playlist.

Students packed in the hallways.

Stafford High School Struggles with Overpopulation

by Erik Stanley, Writer November 1, 2022

Students push and shove through a tight, claustrophobic squeeze called the school hallways. With no room to grow – literally – the student body is bursting the seams of a school that was built in haste,...

Actor Evan Peter playing as Dahmer in a Screenshot from the Series.

DAHMER – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer story, a trending series of the notorious serial killer

by Erik Stanley, Writer October 27, 2022

Currently the fourth-most popular show on Netflix, the sickening and disturbing mind of a serial killer: Ryan Murphy’s ‘DAHMER – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’, has sparked controversy and...

Teacher Playlist of the Month – Mr. Candela

by Erik Stanley, Writer October 19, 2022

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3wkPraDLijYzGM9rcHJt9i?si=b2b88bf4a95b4ec6 Q/A With Mr. Candela.   What sparked your interest in music in your childhood? I have four (much)...

Top Picks - October 2022

Top Picks – October 2022

by Erik Stanley, Writer October 4, 2022

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1d1kZ3XLKA2GIUiXOPWHsW?si=ff4d591f52a14805 October is here...Time to get spooky, tune in too Smoke Signals October playlist!

Students packed in the hallways.

[Photo] Over Population in Stafford High School

September 30, 2022

Students packed in the hallways.

Mr Candela and his students working on the Via Colori

Stafford High School Art Students have a Via Colori

by Erik Stanley, Writer September 29, 2022

Stafford High School art students today held a “Via Colori” on the lunch patio on Thursday, September 29, 2022. Using chalk, students transferred works of art to a sidewalk canvas with the help of...

Teacher Playlist of the Month -September, Mr. Reschke

Teacher Playlist of the Month -September, Mr. Reschke

by Erik Stanley and Maggie Kennedy September 7, 2022

This month we find out where Mr. Reshcke gets his never-ending supply of boundless energy! Tune in to start rocking on! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5qVm03NIFlnAJ26LbqR78j?si=8b8e80bab2e24f5e

Top Picks - September 2022

Top Picks – September 2022

by Erik Stanley, Writer August 30, 2022

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4jAkwMy4bnbu0pcPESG9er?si=0a51007e220f4fa7  Tune in to The Smoke Signal’s top picks for September!

Top Picks - August 2022

Top Picks – August 2022

by Erik Stanley, Writer August 17, 2022

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7eW62W3JrdAUobdvg89eCM?si=e596680f79cf4668  Welcome back SHS students! Tune in to The Smoke Signal’s top picks for August!

Top Picks - May

Top Picks – May

by Erik Stanley, Writer May 2, 2022

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/62hUF1qFGvmwKKG4to6L4y  Tune in to The Smoke Signal’s top picks for April!

Reclaim Arcade has become a popular hangout spot for people looking
to relieve the classic era of arcade games, even attracting patrons born
long after the golden age of the arcade.

Reclaim Arcade Reclaims the 80’s

by Erik Stanley, Writer April 26, 2022

Clicking joysticks and laughs of joy. From the bloody, button mashing game: Mortal Kombat, to the ghosts and mazes of Pac-Man, Reclaim Arcade has brought back a taste of the eighties. The arcade opened...

Top Picks - April

Top Picks – April

by Erik Stanley, Writer March 30, 2022

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1xAqCYMC4Q2aiE1Diwpnjl  Tune in to The Smoke Signal’s top picks for April!

Art by Sirius Nicholson

Politics Vs. Policies

by Erik Stanley, Writer March 10, 2022

Virginia’s local schools are surging with Covid-19 cases, and with new variants up on the rise, students and staff are missing days and weeks of class. Anti maskers voted in Governor Youngkin for his...

Top Picks – March

Top Picks – March

by Erik Stanley, Writer March 2, 2022

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0gNfPksyEimdW3B1ehGgQw  Tune in to The Smoke Signal’s top picks for March!

Photo/ Courtesy of the  White House

Update: 100 Days of Joe Biden: A Year Under Biden

by Erik Stanley, Writer March 2, 2022

  A divided democracy, Covid-19, climate change, economic depression, and racial injustice, Joe Biden hit his one-year mark with his administration. How and what did the Biden-Harris administration...

Top Picks – February

by Erik Stanley, Writer January 28, 2022

Tune in to The Smoke Signal's top picks for February. Be ready to vote on your favs February 28!

Local Restaurant Defies Covid Guidelines

by Erik Stanley, Writer March 7, 2021

Local Spotsylvania County Restaurant “Gourmeltz” has been trending on social media for refusing to follow COVID-19 safety mandates. The Spotsylvania restaurant has since had its food service permit...

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