October 21, 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

SMHS Starts the Year Cellphone Free -

Monday, October 14, 2019

SMHS’ Boomwhacker Club -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Questioning the Ethics of Unconventional Childbearing -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Don’t Blame Video Games -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Why Disney Won’t Stop Remaking Movies -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Versatility of Virtual Reality -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Pondering Yondr -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Mr. Shea: The Meme King -

Thursday, October 3, 2019

#AHistoryofBadBoycotts -

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Increased Regulation is Necessary for Homeschooling -

Thursday, August 29, 2019

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

How Media Affects The Mind

The media is an almost all encompassing word that describes a massive variety of things that we as a society are exposed to everyday. Social media and televised news connects us all in a way that lets us see and interact with each other all around the globe. Video games and movies give us a temporary escape from reality, placing us in someone else’s shoes and allowing us to experience another person’s life vicariously through a screen. However, when does constant exposure to different kinds of media begin to change a person and shape the way they think?  In a…

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

Mock Trial has kicked off with the release of the new case packet, a murder trial, in September. This year’s case, People v. Matsumoto, centers around Bailey Matsumoto and the death of their spouse, Taylor. Bailey and Taylor ran a startup for self-driving trucks, which was a point of conflict for the two of them. Taylor’s 16-year-old son, Michael, died due to a self-driving scooter accident, and Taylor’s grudge against the startup was unrelenting. After Taylor’s participation in a new bill against autonomous vehicles incited a fight between Bailey and Taylor, Taylor was found dead in a bathtub in their…

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The Versatility of Virtual Reality

Only a decade ago, virtual reality was a fantasy only found in science fiction books. Now, virtual reality has become a large part of the gaming world and many people enjoy playing video games with virtual reality headsets. While this technology is mostly used for entertainment, not many people consider the practical applications of virtual reality and how it can be used to improve our world.  Virtual reality is already being used for more than just playing cool games; it is already being used in countless industries, such as healthcare. Surprisingly, the retail industry has also started using virtual reality…

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Mr. Shea: The Meme King

You can find him in his classroom working hard on his lesson plans or putting up memes on his classroom door during brunch. After school, he’s also on the soccer field coaching the ELD soccer team. Despite it being his first year at San Mateo High School, Mr. Shea has already taken a prominent role in the SMHS community. Mr. Shea grew up in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts and earned his degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from Boston University. At BU, he was also a four-year starter for the nationally-ranked Division I men’s soccer program. A standout student and…

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#AHistoryofBadBoycotts

With the rise of cancel culture in social media and society, it has become increasingly more common for brands and/or people to be “canceled” by certain groups of people.  Cancel culture is the phenomenon of when a certain person, group, or organization does something a group of people or a society of a whole find unacceptable; a large group of people then stop supporting said person, group, or organization financially, morally, or digitally Some of these “cancellings” are warranted and beneficial towards a certain movement or ideology such as the backlash towards Harvey Weinstein and his movies due to sexual…

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Instagram-Worthy Desserts of San Francisco

    The city of San Francisco is truly the place to be. With its historic landmarks, eclectic neighborhoods and the diversity of its people, The City by the Bay has something for everyone. San Francisco is also a Instagrammer foodie’s dream; it is home to a multitude of dessert shops and cafes. Here are some of the most Instagrammable and over the top desserts you can find in the city.      Nestled on a street lined with pastel buildings is Home SF, a quaint cafe serving up coffee and baked goods in Outer Richmond. One of their most famous drinks…

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Black History Month

Black History Month Throughout United States history, African Americans have been treated unequally and people seem to not to fight back or have protests but themselves. Black History Month came from “Negro History week,” which was originally in the second week of each February. This week was chosen since it includes the birthdays of Frederick Douglass, an African American social former and writer, on February 14th and Abraham Lincoln, the 16th U.S president who abolished slavery by passing the 13th Amendment, on February 12th.   Black History Month was created back in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson and association for…

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LimeBike Takes Over!

What’s the big deal with LimeBike? For one, they are everywhere. These yellow and green bikes can be found all over the Bay Area; in front of schools, businesses and some even make a temporary home outside of houses. How does this high tech transportation system work? Put simply, LimeBike’s main objective is to create a service for anyone who is in the need for bikes. To achieve this, LimeBikes are found at almost every place in our communities. At all times, the bikes are locked, but when one downloads the official Lime Bike app, they now have access to…

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Where would you take your date out on Valentine’s Day?

SMHS students share where they would take their loved ones to (whether it be family, friends, or a date) on Valentines Day. Video by Jacqueline Kao.

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Rape Accusation Made Against Former “Voice” Star

On Monday, December 4th, Timothy Heller former friend of Melanie Martinez, shared a lengthy story illustrating the rape she experienced in the hands of Martinez. Heller did not specify where or when the attack happened but, described the fact that Martinez made her perform oral sex, smoke marijuana, and used a sex toy on her all with Heller’s resistance. In response to these allegations,  Martinez tweeted a statement that not only evades Heller’s accusation but also shares her side of the story. Martinez wrote “I am horrified and saddened by the statements and story told tonight by Timothy Heller. What…

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