February 20, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Chris Bosh Possible Comeback -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Chloe Kim: The 17 Year Old Phenomenon -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Shaun White Wins Gold at Pyeongchang -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Biggest Problems with the NBA All-Star Games -

Friday, February 16, 2018

History of Super Bowl -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Where would you take your date out on Valentine’s Day? -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Jeff Sessions’ History with Race Follows Him -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Crazy Trades During The NBA Trade Deadline -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

“Love, Simon” and representation on the Big Screen -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Contraceptive Coverage Rollback Endangers Women -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Rape Accusation Made Against Former “Voice” Star -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Should Confederate statues be taken down? -

Friday, February 2, 2018

John Aguilar: Ataque Rapido -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

“The Mini Show” -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

‘Coco’ captura corazones de todos -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

College Visits -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Viaje a Teotihuacán -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

R&B Comeback -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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…