November 21, 2017

Gordon Hayward Injured -

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Mrs. Tribuzi, Dance Teacher Extraordinaire -

Monday, October 30, 2017

theSkimm: The Millennial Generation of News -

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Cross Country Runs into the 2017 Season -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Should You Attend the Women’s Marches? -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Bearcats Blown Away by Chalk Fest -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The New Tardy Policy Pilot Is Over -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SMHS Chalk Fest is an Instant Successes -

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Chalk Fest is Shaping Up Well This Year -

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Boys Volleyball Season Comes to a Close -

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bearcat Chefs Compete in Nacho Contest -

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bearcat Invitational Track Meet a Huge Success -

Monday, May 8, 2017

Concert Band Prepares for Spring Concert -

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Students: “Beware the Banality of a Busy Life” -

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Roger Federer Proves he is the GOAT -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Coach John Tells Us About Boys Tennis -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Olaiha Fonua and His Friend Perform at Green Week -

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Eureka, We Built It! -

Thursday, April 20, 2017

International Week Celebrates Diversity -

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

International Week Shines -

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Bearcats Blown Away by Chalk Fest

With the sun beating down and chalk dust floating through the air, SMHS Bearcats spent the best of four periods completing their Chalk Fest masterpieces in the quad. This year’s theme, “movies,” or animated movies in particular, was expressed incredibly colorfully. A few works included scenes from “The Lion King,” “Wall-E,” “Up,” “Mulan,” “The Hunger Games” and “Tangled.” The scenes and gridwork were mulled over for weeks before showcasing on Monday, May 15. “Everybody is very collaborative in working together. They have very positive attitudes, and are probably enjoying a much-deserved break from AP’s. It’s a good stress releaser,” said…

The New Tardy Policy Pilot Is Over

If you were hoping to restart the semester with a clean tardy record, now is the time to do it. San Mateo High School began to pilot a new tardy policy that could possibly be put into use for the 2017-2018 school year. This new policy came into fruition on April 17 and lasted until May 12.   Instead of teachers writing tardy referrals, students are given consequences after accumulating a certain number of tardies to any class, not just the first class of the day. Each semester, the tardy policy is reset, so you can start with a clean…

SMHS Chalk Fest is an Instant Successes

Students and staff enjoy Chalk Fest movie posters during passing period. Chalk Fest is a 2 and a half hour process where students express their creative artistic talent through chalk painted scenes.

Chalk Fest is Shaping Up Well This Year

Artistic Students at SMHS work tirelessly to complete the annual art show in the quad on May 15, 2017.

Boys Volleyball Season Comes to a Close

Tyler O’Reilly (12) prepares to spike the ball during San Mateo’s final game of the season on May 5 against Menlo Atherton.

Bearcat Chefs Compete in Nacho Contest

SMHS Cooking class prepares nachos for a nacho eating contest on May 2nd. Judges tasted the variety of nachos created by students, and scored them based on presentation and taste.

Bearcat Invitational Track Meet a Huge Success

Jake Jeffries (11) flies during the Bearcat Invitational Track Meet, which took place on April 15, 2017.

Concert Band Prepares for Spring Concert

Concert Band is prepares for the Spring Concert that will occur on May 10. Front Row, left to right(Christopher Chan, 9; Alec Li, 9; Akhil Manthina, 9; Angelo La Commare Soto, 9; Amy Wong, 9; Mariana Zamora, 9; Jenna Choe, 9).  Middle Row, left to right( Atilio Tribuzi, teacher; Jason Zhong, 9; Emmanuel Cobian Duarte, 9; Theodore Pei, 9; Jason Li, 9; Aahaan Rao, 9; Luke Fanguna, 9; Christopher Cadena, 9).  Back Row, left to right (Romin Nowak, 10; Kevin Castillo-Hernandez, 10; Rahul Munugala, 9; Brandon Lee, 9; Kevin Delurgio, 9; Richard Berman, 9; Ramon Mesina Ramos, 9).

Students: “Beware the Banality of a Busy Life”

As college decisions are coming out, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about what makes a worthy college applicant. Students seem to think that, the more you do, the better chance you have at getting into a top school. This mindset leads to an extremely busy schedule, unhealthy amounts of stress, and, in the end, perhaps an unsatisfactory result. This mindset is born from two of some of society’s most limiting beliefs: the idea that business leads to importance and that doing nothing is a waste of time. Since the start of the Industrial Revolution, and perhaps even before, humans…