September 24, 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

Rebel Without a Cause – A Classic you MUST See

Fast cars, a knife fight and a battle for a young woman’s love make Nicholas Ray’s 1955 “Rebel Without a Cause,” an instant classic. It was also the breakout film for both stars James Dean and Natalie Wood that gives insight into the mind of teenagers on the cusp of adulthood. The film revolves around Jim Stark, portrayed by James Dean, who moves to a new town to avoid his rough past. On one of the first nights in town, Stark gets arrested for drinking to drown his sadness and while intoxicated in the police station, sees Judy, portrayed by…

Read More

Doctor Strange is a Great Movie for the Whole Family

After months of anticipation, the movie “Doctor Strange” came out to the box office on Nov. 4, 2016.  This movie was directed by Scott Derrickson, who made the horror movies “Sinister 2” and “Poltergeist.” The movie casts Emmy award-winning actor Benedict Cumberbatch (who acted in “The Imitation Game” and “Star Trek into Darkness”) as Doctor Strange, Tilda Swinton (known for her acting in “Snowpiercer”) as The Ancient One and award-winning actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave”) as Mordo. The movie’s plot is about Doctor Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch), who gets into a life-changing accident that prevents him from using his…

Read More

Fantastic Acting and Where to Find It

I crammed all of my work, stayed up late the previous night and waited in line out in the cold― all to squeeze a few hours out of my busy schedule to see “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Did I enjoy myself? Yes. Did the movie live up to my expectations? No. To be fair though, I came to the movie with sky-high expectations, considering the amount of rambling I had heard about the movie on social media. Plus, the showing that I had planned to see was sold out, and I had to wait another two hours…

Read More

The Italian Tradition of the “Presepe”

Christmas is a time for sharing traditions, and there are many traditions that are particular to specific cultures and regions. In America, many families decorate their Christmas tree, hang stockings and decorate their houses with Santa Claus figures. In Italy, families do the same, but they also do something unique. Each family, from north to south, creates a presepe, a scene celebrating the birth of baby Jesus. The Italian presepe is a representation of the Nativity Scene made with people, animals and homes. The first presepe, created by Saint Francis of Assisi in the 13th century, used real people and…

Read More

Books to Read Over Christmas Break

If you love sitting on your couch with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book, then winter break is a great time to catch up on reading. During the holidays, I like to read at least one American classic, one Christmas-themed book, and something that pushes my imagination. If you don’t know where to start, consider  reading these books during the break. The first book is an American classic titled “A Christmas Carol.” It was  published in 1843 by Charles Dickens. This book is a perfect read before Christmas. It talks about a cranky old man, Scrooge, who…

Read More

Best Five Games of the Year to Play

A great deal of games have been released this year; better graphics and promising gameplay from the developers inviting gamers to play with. As winter break approaches, it might be time for excited gamers to get back in touch with the gaming world. The list below is a compilation from the opinions of SMHS students and several online game reviews. The three consoles mentioned in this review include the Xbox One, the PS4, and the PC.   #5) Judging from all of the gaming sites people have commented on, “Superhot” is number five on this list. Although this game can’t…

Read More

Why does Everyone go Nuts for the Nutcracker?

Year after year, many of us celebrate the holidays with a Nutcracker performance, but few think of exactly why it has remained successful as a holiday tradition since its first premiere in 1892. There are certainly other ballets that could be considered more creative and innovative, both in choreography and plot (as a ballerina, even I find the plot occasionally cheesy), yet “The Nutcracker” remains as one of the few (the other being “Swan Lake”), if not the only, ballets that most people can think of. So what makes its success so consistent, even when ballets are often unappealing to…

Read More

Movies to Watch This December

Looking for an exciting new movie to watch this December? Check out the following titles for some win-spiration. Begin your movie-marathon with “Things to Come,” or “L’Avenir,” a French drama about a philosophy teacher, Nathalie Chazeaux (played by Isabelle Huppert). Nathalie goes through several losses —the death of her mother, a divorce and being fired from her job. Though at a loss, Nathalie soon discovers how free she is, and the many opportunities that await her. Watch the trailer here, and keep an eye out for this movie starting Dec. 2.  In the mood for a scare? “Man Down,” a…

Read More

Throwback to the Origin of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming up, and you know what that means: family, friends, food and football. But most importantly, Thanksgiving is the day when we express our gratitude for the people, things, etc. that we have in our lives. “Sometimes I fly back to New York to celebrate with my family, and other times I stay out here,” said Principal Shiu. To Ms. Shiu, Thanksgiving is about “being thankful for all the friends and family I have.” The question to be answered now is, how did the holiday of Thanksgiving come to be? According to history.com, in the fall of 1620,…

Read More

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…

Read More