January 19, 2020

With Christmas Comes Nostalgia -

Monday, December 9, 2019

November Book Recommendations -

Monday, December 9, 2019

SMHS Mateobotics Gears Up for the Season -

Thursday, 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

It’s the Promposal Season

Boutonnieres, corsages, fancy attire, loud music…all stem from the infamous and well thought-out promposal. Prom is an extremely popular event for high school students but it is believed to have actually started as a college event. “Prom” is an abbreviation of the word, “promenade” defined in the dictionary as “a leisurely walk, or sometimes a ride or drive, typically one taken in a public place so as to meet or be seen by others.” The promenade started around the 1900’s at American universities which held promenade balls for each graduating senior class. In the 1940’s, “proms” were held for graduating…

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The Real Stars of Theater: Crew – An Insight with Josh Grush

Have you ever seen a play here at San Mateo? Time and time again, the drama program has created amazing productions for our entertainment. The actors and actresses work very hard, but none of the amazing production would be possible if not for the crucial backstage work of Crew. “Crew is everything that happens backstage from scene changes to costume changes and everything in between,” says Josh Grush, junior at San Mateo and Stage Manager in Crew. Everything that happens backstage is Crew’s responsibility. They are responsible for building, setting up and tearing down sets and props, designing costumes, lighting,…

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Don’t Forget: Wear Green on St. Patrick’s Day

To celebrate the annual Irish holiday of St. Patrick’s Day, many wear the color green. As you may know, people who don’t wear green run the risk of being pinched. But why do we pinch people who don’t wear green on St. Patrick’s Day? Is it some kind of punishment or just an excuse to pinch somebody? “A lot of people say that leprechauns pinch you,” Cameron Kao, a student at San Mateo High School, stated. Guess what? She is absolutely correct! The tradition of pinching somebody for not wearing green may seem odd, but it does hold meaning on…

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Mock Trial Takes Bronze

San Mateo High has a lot of teams that are all very successful in their own right, but our very own Mock Trial team has been really raising the bar this year. During the last months of the calendar year, the Mock Trial team prepares to try a fictional case written by the Constitutional Rights Foundation. Beginning in January, teams from all over California’s northern district face off in real courtrooms. Competition is fierce, and only the best of 16 teams come out on top. This year San Mateo’s Mock Trial team won third place overall in San Mateo County,…

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Say Goodbye to Instagram

Instagram is gone– well from my phone at least. For the past 30 days, I have not used the app at all; it’s been a total blackout. Instagram, as you probably know, is an app with over 500 million users monthly as of October 2016 according to statista.com. It seems like everyone and their mother has an Instagram account. The originally iOS-based app (now on almost every OS) is great for documenting life’s adventures, sharing photos and videos and for contacting and communicating with people all over the world. I was a heavy Instagram user. As one of the few…

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How To: Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcake

What recipes do you look for when trying to make the perfect Thanksgiving dessert? “I want to make something that tastes good and my whole family would like,” said Maya Rijhwani, a sophomore. This adorable Thanksgiving Turkey cupcake is sure to be a delicious, fun dessert that will surprise both your family and friends when you bring it to your Thanksgiving dinner!           What you need: Cupcakes (any flavor is fine) Mini Reese’s peanut butter cups Reese’s Pieces Chocolate frosting Miniature marshmallows Scissors Plastic knife Step 1: Spread a layer of chocolate frosting on the top…

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The Marching Band Rocks the Half-Time Show

After weeks of preparation, the San Mateo Marching ‘Bearcat’ Band performed in front of hundreds of spectators during the 89 Annual ‘Little Big Game’ vs Burlingame. Countless hours have been spent creating, practicing and performing the routine that debuted on Nov. 5. The field show consisted of the marching band playing three songs from the 80’s; “Take on Me,” Thriller” and “Living on a Prayer;” as well as moving in various formations and patterns. The whole show was designed by Ralph Shehayed, a junior, who is the drum major for the whole marching band. The outline for the show was…

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Lunch out in the Quad

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Career Conversations: George Salet

A Conversation with George Salet You have been plumbing for over 30 years. Does plumbing ever get boring? Not really. It is always different. Today you’re doing this, the next day, it’s something else. And you can do all sorts of things since there are different types of plumbing. What are the different types of plumbing? Service and repair guys are the ones that come to your house, construction plumbers are the ones who put the pipes and bathrooms in for new houses and commercial plumbers are the ones who put pipes in for factories. What did your path look…

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Career Conversations: Gina Rodriguez

A Conversation with Gina Rodriguez How did you start your career as a pediatrician? In high school, I loved both physics and biology. I had a truly hard time deciding what I should study. But because I did not want to be in a lab all the time by myself, one of my teachers recommended that I become a doctor. I was so stunned by the idea. Even my dad looked at me like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ But I was like, ‘Yup, that’s what it’ll be.’ What did your path look like after high school? After majoring in biology,…

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