June 18, 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

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…