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

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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It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Club Penguin

If you want to take your final chances at tipping the iceberg, now is the time to do it.  That’s right, folks, on March 29, all Club Penguin servers will be shut down.   Most children have gone through that phase of boredom where they search up free games on computers, and amidst those free games, you may have stumbled across Club Penguin.  Released to the public on Oct. 24, 2005, Club Penguin is categorized as a Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) game.  The game was originally created by Lance Prieve and his co-workers Lane Merrifield and Dave Krysko, as well…

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Things to do over Spring Break

    Spring Break starts on April 1 and ends on April 9 where you would start school again on April 10. Between this 9 day period, there are a lot of places that you can visit or fun activities to do with your family. Ranging from amusement parks to reading books, your spring break can go to a highly educational and fun break for 9 days with these things to do.   A visit to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk can be perfect for a day trip as the beaches and amusement rides can give you a day full of…

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Get Egg-Cited for The Year of the Rooster

Happy year of the rooster! Another year has gone by, and come back around to that time for red envelopes and firecrackers, Chinese New Year. The animal on the zodiac this year will be the rooster. Chinese New Year is the time to spend with your friends and family, but there are some traditions that aren’t very well known. Here are just some of the traditions and stories of Chinese New Year. A lot of the famous Chinese New Year traditions are shaped around the legend of “Nian” which means year in Chinese. The story is about a beast named…

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Discover CRISPR – A Genome-Editing Tool

CRISPR, short for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats, is an adaptive immune system used by microbes to defend against bacteriophages and other malignant viruses. Though it was first discovered in 1989, scientists have only recently reported that the CRISPR system can be used as a reliable genome-editor. In 2016, it was used on vegetables, mosquitoes and many other organisms. This year, scientists are planning to test the CRISPR system on human cancer patients for the first time. CRISPR was first discovered by Francisco Mojica in 1989 during his doctoral studies in Spain, according to an article published in the…

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Robots Taking Jobs May Be in the Near Future

With huge advances in technology, we sometimes forget just how complicated our devices can be. From early automatons in ancient Greece and Rome to voice-activated technology and drones, tech has come a long way, and still continues to develop on an upward slope. Technology has no shortage of surprising inventions. For instance, a new cooking device dubbed Moley, is set for launch this year. At this point in time, the machine only knows how to make lobster bisque with all the ingredients placed in specific locations, according to Grub Street. However, the inventors plan to soon have a vast “iTunes’…

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Ms. Burke the Book Lover

I recently interviewed Ms. Burke, the AS and CP English teacher here at SMHS for 26 years, and asked her about her experiences here as a teacher. This is what she said. Over the years, how have you seen San Mateo change? What’s remained the same? Over the years I’ve seen the SMHS population demographic shift, which has shifted our priorities, class offerings and clubs. I’ve seen so many new and diverse clubs established and contributing to our ‘family’ in positive ways. I see the same spirit (which is what we’re known for) that I’ve seen for 26 years. Although…

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Know the Interesting Facts of the Chinese Zodiac

  There are many stories to tell how the 12 animals on the wheel came about. The story that I’ll tell is the most widespread version. The story begins with the Jade Emperor, the emperor in heaven, deciding that there should be a way to measure time. He ordered 12 animals to be designated as calendar signs through a race where the first 12 animals to arrive would be made as part of the calendar. The race would include a fast flowing river which these animals would have to cross. The rat and cat been good friends were worried about…

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Find Ways to Help your Community

  There are many volunteering opportunities in the Bay Area for community service. The activities can range from cleaning up the Bay projects to helping out in a food bank to supply food to people. It seems that there are also virtual volunteering opportunities to tutor students every week for at least 90 minutes.  Since it is the New Year now, it’s time to get off with a great start on your service hours. Here are a few tips and encouragement from Mr Hanson. Mr Hanson is the college, career and financial aid advisor for SMHS. He says that when…

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Celebrate the Year of the Rooster

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Chinese New Year welcomes 2017 with its celebration of the Year of the Rooster. People who were born in the Year of the Rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1992, 2005, and 2017. According to the Chinese zodiac horoscope, people who are born in the Year of the Rooster carry virtues of confidence, dexterity in sports, trustworthiness and military honor, courage and kindness. Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is celebrated around the world, including the United States. Chinese New Year goes by the Lunar calendar so the…

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