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

New “Throne of Glass” Thrills Many

The “Throne of Glass” series, written by Sarah J. Maas, currently consists of five thrilling fantasy-fiction novels. It will have a sixth and final book coming out in 2017, with a TV series to be expected as well. The fifth book, “Empire of Storms,” was only recently released on Sept. 6 this year, but many fans, including myself, are already hungering for the next one. The “Throne of Glass” series follows eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien as she is rescued from a slave camp in Adarlan by the crown prince himself. He comes to offer Celaena admission to a mysterious competition…

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Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

There are only a few days left until Halloween. Still have no costume for trick-or-treating? Read on for some last minute Halloween costume ideas that you can make at home. Glow-in-the-Dark Stick Figure If you want to stand out from the crowd, this is the perfect costume for you. Glow in the dark when trick-or-treating and amaze your friends. Materials: Multiple packs of glow sticks Black long-sleeved shirt and black pants Packing tape Instructions: With your packing tape, carefully stick the glow sticks onto the black clothing to form the shape of a stick figure. Don’t forget to check if…

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October 4: The New Christmas for Dancers

October 4: The New Christmas for Dancers As Oct. 4 approached, I, along with many ballerinas around the world, looked forward to this day like it was Christmas. Although World Ballet Day may not be a national holiday, it can be something of a religious holiday for dancers, especially for our large dance community at SMHS. Five major ballet companies from around the world–The Australian Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, Royal Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and our local San Francisco Ballet–joined together on Oct. 4 for a 20 hour live stream of rehearsals, company class, behind-the-scenes footage, and exclusive interviews…

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Is There an Age-Limit to Trick-or-Treating?

The tradition of Halloween is one that is celebrated internationally. Although it is celebrated differently in each country, the practice of trick-or-treating is universal. Trick-or-treating began in Europe as a way to recognize and celebrate the dead. However, as the act migrated to Western culture, the history diminished.   Many children growing up in Western culture begin trick-or-treating at a young age and continue to do so through high school. But when is one too old to go around asking neighborhoods for candy? Is there even such a thing as “too old”? According to the International Business Times (IBT), “There…

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Spirit of Music Soars at SMHS

Nearly a century after jazz music was born in America, SMHS organized its first Jazz Band as a zero period class in November 1992, shortly after Mr. Tribuzi began teaching music at SMHS. Jazz Band quickly became a popular class after more students joined the fray to play the cool sounds of bebop, swing, Dixieland and orchestral jazz. Today, there are about 20 SMHS students taking Jazz Band, according to Mr Tribuzi. The large ensemble includes the saxophone, trumpet, guitar, bass, piano and drum. The SMHS Jazz Band practices during third period and performs a string of concerts each year….

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Tasting of Paradise

       The air was filled with the aroma of Texan barbequed meat, quesadillas, lobster rolls, falafel, doughnuts, crepes and fries.  “Off the Grid,” a family night food truck event, is located in the Foster City Recreation Center.  Families sat down in the many  chairs set up for them while a country music group played some “oldies”. Playing the tunes was a guitarist, and a drummer, who was playing on a box.                       SMHS students, would love the warm atmosphere of this event. Having asked some students about their opinions on…

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A Look Inside SMHS Marching Band

What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the words “SMHS Marching Band? Many might say the “Little Big Game.” But besides that, what do you know about the marching band? The SMHS Marching Band started in the 1940’s. Now directed by Mr. Atillio Tribuzi (aka Mr. T), the 82 student members of the marching band arrive at school at zero period (7:00 a.m.) to learn and practice the music and marching for competitions (called Band Reviews) and for formations for the Little Big Game halftime show. “My favorite thing about Marching Band is the fact…

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The Emmy Awards Celebrates Television

    The Emmy Awards took place on Sept. 18, awarding the best and brightest shows currently airing on television, and in some cases, the internet! Comedian Jimmy Kimmel hosted the annual event, mercilessly mocking the entertainment industry and everyone in it. Accusing reality television of “creating” Trump, Kimmel remained comical yet topical. Though the Trump jokes fizzled throughout the night, Kimmel wouldn’t let one topic go – diversity in Hollywood. Earlier this year, the Academy Awards were accused of favoring white actors, while actors of color equaled, or even surpassed, the performances of their white colleagues. No actors of…

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A Disappointment for the Wizarding World

Potter fans were swarming bookstores all over for the new Harry Potter book–but was the hype worth it? J.K. Rowling, along with Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, released the script-book of the play, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” on July 31, 2016. It chronicles the adventures and struggles of Albus Potter, Harry’s son, along with Draco’s son, Scorpius Malfoy. Since then, there has been a tornado of mixed feelings towards the book. At first glance, the plot itself contains the suspense and creative twists that J.K. Rowling weaved into her original series, but at a closer look, it follows…

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EVITA Rolls Into San Mateo

This fall, the San Mateo High Performing Arts Department will present the classic operatic musical, EVITA. Directed by Brad Friedman, EVITA tells the story of Eva Duarte Peron (played by the incomparable Dominique DeFelice). Eva, a poor Argentine girl, possesses a charisma and ambition like no other. A once prominent actress, Eva quickly climbs the social ladder, eventually ascending to become the First Lady of Argentina.   EVITA is unlike any other musical. Behind the beautiful score and Latin-infused choreography  lies dark themes such as political corruption and mortality. This sinister undercurrent is what drew choreographer Robyn Tribuzi to the…

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