November 24, 2017

FC Barcelona’s Shaky Future -

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Gordon Hayward Injured -

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Mrs. Tribuzi, Dance Teacher Extraordinaire -

Monday, October 30, 2017

theSkimm: The Millennial Generation of News -

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Cross Country Runs into the 2017 Season -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Should You Attend the Women’s Marches? -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Bearcats Blown Away by Chalk Fest -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The New Tardy Policy Pilot Is Over -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SMHS Chalk Fest is an Instant Successes -

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Chalk Fest is Shaping Up Well This Year -

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Boys Volleyball Season Comes to a Close -

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bearcat Chefs Compete in Nacho Contest -

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bearcat Invitational Track Meet a Huge Success -

Monday, May 8, 2017

Concert Band Prepares for Spring Concert -

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Students: “Beware the Banality of a Busy Life” -

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Roger Federer Proves he is the GOAT -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Coach John Tells Us About Boys Tennis -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Olaiha Fonua and His Friend Perform at Green Week -

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Eureka, We Built It! -

Thursday, April 20, 2017

International Week Celebrates Diversity -

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Most Popular Majors Studied at Colleges

There are obviously majors chosen at college that are more commonly preferred than others. These are the most popular majors, ranked from most popular to least popular, according to studies across the country.  

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Majors SMHS Seniors are Interested In

As the class of 2016 is getting ready to send in their college applications, it was time that we found out what the seniors are most interested in studying once they are off to the college of their choice.

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Careers of the Future

  As the end of the year approaches, many San Mateo High School students have begun to ask themselves the question we have been asking since our early days: “What do I want to be when I grow up?” Now, time is running out, as we are in fact “growing up” and must decide what to do with the rest of our lives. But the decision may be more difficult than it seems: as technology grows rapidly, the economy changes, and many of the occupations we will occupy someday do not even exist yet. Although it is difficult to imagine,…

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What is the Origin of Black Friday?

Black Friday has been a tradition for years now. It is regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. It is the day after Thanksgiving and is one of the busiest times of the year retailers and shoppers. But where does the term Black Friday come from? When this tradition came about, shoppers were so eager to snatch the sales at shopping centers. As a result, the roads were mayhem and there were numerous traffic accidents and other altercations. In 1966, the Philadelphia Police Department came up with the term “Black Friday.” This day has been marked as the beginning…

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New Year’s Resolutions

Tired of making New Year’s resolutions and never completing your goals? Making a New Year’s resolution this year? Who are we kidding? According to Dan Diamond, a writer for Forbes, “only 8 percent of people achieve their New Year’s resolutions.” What is stopping us from achieving our goals? “We all strive to make New Year’s resolutions, but due to school or sometimes financial issues, it can be hard to keep up with them,” said Sandra Ayllon, junior. Are we taking up too much so that we cannot complete simple tasks like staying organized? Or are we simply lazy? Do we…

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The Bearcat’s 2015 Holiday Wishlist

Winter break is just around the corner which means it’s time to put together our holiday wish lists. As we all know, teenagers love to shop and large spending habits create large wishlists. So, what do the students at San Mateo want for the holidays? A poll was conducted to find out what is number one on San Mateo  students’ wishlist. Most students want an item that was a new trend in the market this year. A popular choice was a new Iphone or computer. Specifically a rose gold iPhone 6s and a Macbook Air. The most popular item was…

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Bearcats Covered Head To Toe In Dye

      One of the happiest 5K’s on the planet is the Color Run. My friends and I decided to participate this year because it is so fun. “I really liked getting the dye thrown me,” said Drew Svenson, freshman, after the November event. This special run is not like any ordinary one, as it is a very colorful way to celebrate healthiness, happiness and individuality. The Color Run is held in more than 50 countries. It is one of the largest events on the planet, and tickets sell out very quickly. The Color Run hosts over 300 events…

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You Don’t Have To Be Technical to Work in Tech

Jodi Ropert, a director of marketing at YouTube, makes it clear that the technology industry is open to everyone, not only the tech-savvy. In fact, Ropert herself got into technology not by being extremely technical, but simply by being passionate about technology and its future. “I got into technology sort of through luck. I needed to find an internship in France for my international fellowship program at UCLA and a friend of a friend’s son was heading the Microsoft Europe marketing team. So I met him and became an intern in Paris, and after graduating from business school, I started…

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Big Tech Companies vs. Startups

  Living in the Bay Area, most SMHS students have driven by, seen or even been inside some of the biggest tech companies in the world. Every inch of Silicon Valley is covered with incredibly famous technology companies such as Google, Twitter and Netflix. Many want to work in these places, and everyone wants to be a part of this booming new industry. Although working for one of these companies is very hard work, it is worth it to be part of such a diverse team in such an unique place. Rodrigo Velloso worked at Google and YouTube, each for…

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San Francisco State University

San Francisco is one of the most populated cities in in the United States. It is the cultural, commercial and financial center of Northern California. San Francisco also has many colleges and universities, one of which is San Francisco State University or, SFSU. “Although SFSU may not be like the Ivies,” said Daniel Bernardi, dean of the School of Liberal and Creative Arts, “it still provides students with a unique atmosphere. It encourages independence. Students are encouraged to go out into the city and explore jobs and internships.” SFSU has excellent academics. The university awards bachelor’s degrees in over 110…

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