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My Experience at the Women’s March -

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El Regreso Del Racismo -

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Parkland Shooting -

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Marcus Peters traded to the Rams -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 Upcoming Movies -

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Upcoming Season of Baseball -

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Black History Month -

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The Black Panther Review -

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The Destructive Culture of Social Media -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Badminton season launches into action! -

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LimeBike Takes Over! -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

All Star Weekend Highlights -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chinese New Year Brought to SMHS -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Bearcats make a splash in the pool

Splash! The long awaited swimming season started during mid March of this school year. Many of our top swimmers came back to swim for the San Mateo bearcats, as well as freshmen joining us with surprising new talent. With all the amazing swimmers and the many meets ahead, this is not a season you would want to miss!

So far, our San Mateo Bearcats have had a total of 3 meets, facing off against El Camino, Half Moon Bay, and Westmoor. As expected, our girls are up in the top 3 with a record of 2-1. Lets hope that they can keep it up and hopefully get into CCS. But our guys are not coming off as the best they can be with a record of 0-3.

JJ Halet, a sophomore this year swimming for the boys at San Mateo explains the  reasons  for their not so good performance.

“We are doing poorly because not many people are showing up for the practices and the meets. If everyone who showed up at the start of the season continued swimming with us we would be winning right now. “

Unlike many other sports, in swimming a lot of the points accumulated during meets are based off quantity as well as quality. Since the boys are lacking in numbers, it is part of the reason why they are not doing so well.

The scoring in swimming is based off points. Each event has a total of six swimmers; the first place gets the most points while sixth place gets no points. After all the events are over, the team that got the most points throughout all the events wins the meet. Teams with a lot of swimmers can have them rack up a lot more points per event than teams with fewer swimmers.

Even though the boys may lack numbers, many of them have amazing talent and continue to pull first places to try and get the most out of each swimmer. Many swimmers such as Ronald Chen and JJ Halet, who enjoys “destroying the competition”, continue to help rack up points for the San Mateo Bearcats.

For the girls, they don’t need to worry so much because of all the swimmers they have. Still, they also have plenty of skill to back it up.

“I think we’re doing pretty well,” said Patricia Weng, another sophomore this year swimming for the girls tells us about how the girls are doing.

It’s no surprise for many of us seeing the amazing results from just 3 meets into the season. Pulling through and coming out on top is still a tough challenge, even for swimmers like them.

A swimmer such as Ronald Chen, a junior swimming with passion, continues to update us about their progress so far until the championships,

“It’s not the championships yet, so we are not that ready,” says Chen when asked about where the future is heading for them.

Be sure to continue checking up on the Boys and Girls swimming teams for San Mateo. Their next game will be on a Thursday, April 28, 2011 vs. Hillsdale at Hillsdale. It will start at around 3:00 right after school. Come out and support our swimming teams of the 2011 school year!

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