May 26, 2018

An amazing year for the wrestling team -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

My Experience at the Women’s March -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

El Regreso Del Racismo -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Parkland Shooting -

Friday, March 2, 2018

California Flu Crisis -

Friday, March 2, 2018

‘Rapping’ Up the Grammy Awards -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

¿Cuál Será el Futuro de DACA? -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Marcus Peters traded to the Rams -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 Upcoming Movies -

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Instagram-Worthy Desserts of San Francisco -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Upcoming Season of Baseball -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Black History Month -

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Black Panther Review -

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Destructive Culture of Social Media -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Badminton season launches into action! -

Friday, February 23, 2018

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

Women’s March: Global Movement Close to Home

The Women’s March on Washington was the largest single day of protest in U.S. history, with somewhere between 3.3 and 4.6 million gathering in cities across the nation on Jan. 21 to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump the day before, according to the Independent.

Sophomore, Maya Rijhwani, was a participant of the Women's March in Oakland.

Sophomore, Maya Rijhwani, was a participant of the Women’s March in Oakland.

Many students from San Mateo High went to the marches in the Bay Area. Hayley Schaumkel, Sophomore, attended the march in San Francisco. “I was so happy to be there,” said Hayley. “I felt very inspired by everyone around me. Most of these people were there to show support and love to people. San Francisco is an amazing city.”

Journalism teacher Ms. Fergusson flew to DC for the march. “I wanted the new president to see that people are against his policies of exclusion including the wall and the Muslim ban. I saw signs addressing a wide range of issues including climate change and support for Planned Parenthood,” she said.

The estimated attendance for the central march in Washington D.C. was 500,000. The Women’s march in Los Angeles consisted of 750,000 people, outnumbering the March in D.C. The population for the New York March was 250,000, and the March in Chicago was also 250,000. In the Bay Area, the Women’s March in San Francisco had over 100,000 participants, and over 60,000 people took part in the March in Oakland. People also demonstrated in other countries. It’s estimated 4-5 million demonstrated worldwide.

“I wanted to be in D.C. because I thought that would have the most impact,” said Ms.Fergusson. “The March was incredible. It was wonderful to be with such a huge group of people. We completely filled the route so we couldn’t even march. And it was completely peaceful. There wasn’t one arrest. There were women in pink hats with ears everywhere.”

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