February 18, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Chris Bosh Possible Comeback -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Chloe Kim: The 17 Year Old Phenomenon -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Shaun White Wins Gold at Pyeongchang -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Biggest Problems with the NBA All-Star Games -

Friday, February 16, 2018

History of Super Bowl -

Friday, February 16, 2018

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

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Jeff Sessions’ History with Race Follows Him -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Crazy Trades During The NBA Trade Deadline -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

“Love, Simon” and representation on the Big Screen -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Contraceptive Coverage Rollback Endangers Women -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Rape Accusation Made Against Former “Voice” Star -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Should Confederate statues be taken down? -

Friday, February 2, 2018

John Aguilar: Ataque Rapido -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

“The Mini Show” -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

‘Coco’ captura corazones de todos -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

College Visits -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Viaje a Teotihuacán -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

R&B Comeback -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Pranks you can pull on April Fools’ Day

April Fools’ Day is coming, and a few people are probably excited because of the pranks that they want to pull on someone, like their family or friends. If you still don’t know what to do for April Fools’ Day, I’m going to give examples of pranks you can pull for April Fools’ Day. Don’t worry, these pranks are harmless and won’t take much effort, so it’s very easy to do. The first prank is called an “Insect Lamp” and what you have to do is get a picture or an outline of an insect like a cockroach, and cut…

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Learn the History of April Fools

April Fool’s Day’s origins are a mystery as referring also as All Fools’ Day has been celebrated for several centuries by multiple cultures. Historians have then said that April Fools’ Day goes back to 1582, when France had swapped from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. People who were just slow to get the news or who had failed to recognize the start of the new year which had moved to January 1st instead of April 1st. These people were then pranked by others who would place a paper fish on their backs which referred to them been a…

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The Real Stars of Theater: Crew – An Insight with Josh Grush

Have you ever seen a play here at San Mateo? Time and time again, the drama program has created amazing productions for our entertainment. The actors and actresses work very hard, but none of the amazing production would be possible if not for the crucial backstage work of Crew. “Crew is everything that happens backstage from scene changes to costume changes and everything in between,” says Josh Grush, junior at San Mateo and Stage Manager in Crew. Everything that happens backstage is Crew’s responsibility. They are responsible for building, setting up and tearing down sets and props, designing costumes, lighting,…

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Counselors Begin Next Year’s Course Selections

At the beginning of February San Mateo High School counselors begin offering courses to students for next year. Seniors are lucky because they are exempt from the process. A variety of courses are offered for students at San Mateo varying from art to computer science. In addition the school offers fifteen AP (advanced placement) classes for students who excel at a specific subject or want to take a class taught at a college level. Counselors begin the course preview process with course preview day. This is a day where students get to choose three classes from a list and visit…

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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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