November 14, 2019

The Leap from High School to College Sports -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Mateo Comes up Short: 2019 Little Big Game -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Master of Self-Deprecating Humor -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

How Old is “Too Old” for Trick-or-Treating? -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

We Need to Get Serious About Shootings -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

How Boyan Slat Is Helping Solve The Great Pacific Garbage Patch -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Youtube’s Yankovic turned Chinese TikTok Star: Bart Baker -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

#TeamTrees -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Varsity Football -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

CA Bill Pushes School Start Times Back -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Why the Empire Strikes Back is the best Star Wars movie -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Pros and Cons of Energy Drinks -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Movies to Watch during Halloween -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Bearcats Strike for Climate -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A Personal Account On Vaping -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Girls Water Polo Resumes Winning Ways -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Running into the 2019 season -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

How Media Affects The Mind -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Matilda Provides Hope -

Monday, October 14, 2019

Mock Trial: Murder Trials, New Captains, and Autonomous Vehicle Accidents -

Monday, October 14, 2019

Poly Club Shows Their Culture By Doing the Haka in the Quad

Poly Club shows off their amazing culture on the last day of International Week on March 25.  

College Visits

A slight breeze, a ray of glorious sunlight, a ruffling of leaves, the perfect setting for… college visits! San Mateo High School has welcomed over 50 colleges this semester during Tutorial and/or Lunch times. These colleges send a representative to San Mateo High School to spread details about the colleges. In October, San Mateo High School has been honored to have these following colleges on campus; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Pace University, University of Utah, University of la Verne, Trinity College, Savannah College of Art and Design, Willamette University, Cañada College, Waterloo University, California College of the Arts and UC Santa…

International Week Shines

 Bearcats celebrated diversity during International Week when performances by Poly Club, La Raza Unida, Brazilian Club and Philipino Club rocked the quad.

Green Tea Brings Health

Warm, steamy tea can be perfect on a cold day, but did you know that it can also have amazing health benefits? Green tea has been acknowledged by many doctors and health experts for its detoxifying and fat burning effects. After water, tea is the world’s most consumed drink. So, why make the choice to go green? Green tea is made from the Camellia Sinensis bush, and it is one of the most antioxidant-rich teas and has more benefits than many other teas. One of its major benefits is its fat burning effect. Green tea raises your metabolism, therefore burning…

Get Your Groove on For International Week

Get ready to see the various ethnicities of San Mateo High School during International Week. Over the week of March 21, Leadership will be hosting the week long event of presenting  dances, attire, and music of the cultural clubs at our school.  However, International Week week will not include the annual International Food Fair which will be held on March 11. “I think it’s pretty cool because you get to see different aspects of different cultures,” says sophomore Gabriela Reyes. International Week organizers Alejandro Alvarez and Marjorie Miranda say, “It unites the school and everybody gets to see dances from…

AP Tests are Bankrupting Students

Ninety-seven dollars. That’s the price to take one AP test. Keep in mind that most students are taking several AP classes and may have to spend more than $500 to take a few tests. I don’t think I’m the only one who thinks that’s absurd. Of course, the AP tests do cost the College Board a lot of money because the tests must be written, printed, proctored and graded. However, AP tests are also College Board’s highest source of revenue. According to Jonah Hahn on the bulletin.represent.us, revenue from the 2012 AP tests was $299,570,967. That amount of money is…

Feel The Peace

Peace Week was held from Oct. 5 through 9 here at San Mateo High School with lots of activities to celebrate and promote peace. Each of the five days had it’s own theme. The first day of Peace Week was Monday, the day of Hope. Tie-dye T-shirts and peace pins went on sale in the middle of the quad. There was also face painting and peace themed music. Tuesday was the day of Unity. The whole school worked together to create a mural of everyone’s handprint with different colored paints. Wednesday was the day of Happiness. Poly club performed their…

Celebrating the 2015 Peace Week

San Mateo is a place where we respect our peers and our teachers. We appreciate what we have and we show support to the people we care about. Peace Week, is a week symbolizing the love at San Mateo.         Peace Week took place from 10/5 to 10/9. There were many different activities everyday of the week. They were: Monday Hope Tie-dye T-shirts were sold and almost sold out. Pins were sold as well. Some students did facepaint. Tuesday Unity Tie-dye shirts and pins were sold. The hand mural where the school dipped their hands in paint and printed their…

Mr. Gelb, New Assistant Principal

Meet Mr. Gelb: world-traveling, polynesian-dancing, ukulele-strumming, golf-playing, new assistant principal. He hails from San Ramon Valley High School as their assistant principal, and now, ours. Having joined our Bearcats only this July, Mr. Gelb is already getting into the groove of how things run here at San Mateo High. Whether it is planning events, supervising leadership, organizing test dates or making sure that students get to class on time, Mr. Gelb is on top of it. He is always putting his Bearcat family first and trying to “make San Mateo even more fantastic than it already is.” Although this is…

Brace yourself for leg action

The much-welcomed annual dance show, Mateo Motion, is ready for its twelfth installment. Directed by Robyn Tribuzi, the SMHS dance teacher, Mateo Motion will feature students from all dance classes (beginning, intermediate, advanced) and a few guest dancers too. The show will be presented in the Performing Arts Center for its second time, which means Ms. Tribuzi and the tech committee will be more experienced, thus producing a better show. Choreography in the show will include an array of genres like Bollywood, jazz, hip hop, tap, Polynesian and more. There will be a medley of solos, duos, small groups and…