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

Being a Single Pringle on Valentine’s Day

Forget the tissues, all you single ladies and guys. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be spent with a significant other (although, if it is, I applaud you). Don’t forget that there are tons of fabulous single people out there; including you. Feb. 14 is going to be an exciting day; don’t deny it, because you can’t stop the feelin’. Listed below are a few things that you can do while flying solo on Valentine’s Day. First off, if you feel like you’re missing out on the Valentine’s Day spirit, go ahead and buy yourself a box of chocolates and flowers….

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Dabbing into the New Year: Trends of 2016

2016 was a year full of trends, memes and gifs. The internet blew up over an array of topics throughout the year, from a kid with white shoes to the death of a gorilla. At the beginning of the year, the “Damn Daniel” trend was seen all over the internet, when a video of Daniel and his white vans was posted to Twitter. “Out of all the 2016 trends, my favorite would be Damn Daniel. I like vans and the videos were funny and entertaining,”said Alex Wai, sophomore. The next trend that took over this year was Harambe, the seventeen…

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2016’s A&E Events – Let’s Review!

Entertainment comes in many forms, be it an hour-long episode of a favorite TV show, a live awards show that anyone can stream from YouTube or simply an interactive smartphone app. This year has been a huge time entertainment of all kinds. “There have been huge improvements in animation and technology,” said Trevor Chan, freshman. Indeed, movies like “Dr. Strange,” “Suicide Squad” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” were able to be created because of the advancements in digital graphics and programming. Not only did these long-awaited films gross tens of millions of dollars during their opening weekends,…

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Career Conversations: Allen Lam

What do you do as a sound engineer? Most of what I do is live sound, which essentially means that I operate sound systems to make people louder at various public events. From time to time I’ll do recordings, but for the most part, I work live shows. How did you get started in the sound industry? I started learning about sound by playing in bands. In those days, there was no sound industry. Everybody was figuring it out as they went along. In college, I decided to study acoustics and electronic music, and one day it just came over…

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Five of The Most Memorable Moments of 2016

There were a lot of flaws in the year of 2016; many people went through personal tough times. Many people don’t remember a lot of happy moments in 2016, so I’m here to refresh your memories and bring back some of the five most celebrated moments in the year 2016. In the fifth spot comes Leonardo DiCaprio’s first Oscar win. After almost 25 years in the film industry and starring in over thirty-six movies, Leonardo DiCaprio has finally gotten an Oscar, winning his first Academy Award in February for the movie The Revenant. Fourth place is  the Warriors’ loss against…

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The Italian Tradition of the “Presepe”

Christmas is a time for sharing traditions, and there are many traditions that are particular to specific cultures and regions. In America, many families decorate their Christmas tree, hang stockings and decorate their houses with Santa Claus figures. In Italy, families do the same, but they also do something unique. Each family, from north to south, creates a presepe, a scene celebrating the birth of baby Jesus. The Italian presepe is a representation of the Nativity Scene made with people, animals and homes. The first presepe, created by Saint Francis of Assisi in the 13th century, used real people and…

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Where to go for Winter Break?

Where to go for winter break? There are many places that you can go to and many things to do there. I am focusing on places that you can go around in California. In San Francisco, there are a lot of things to do. You can go to tour Alcatraz Island. It’s one of the most visited historic tourist attractions in San Francisco.  The federal prison used to store the most infamous criminals including Al Capone and “Machine Gun” Kelly. There is more things that you can learn such as the history of the island. While learning of the rich…

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Minor Majors

  Business Administration. Communication Studies. Psychology. These tried-and-true majors are a popular choice for many college-bound seniors, seeking access to a variety of careers in their post-graduate lives. However, some students are much more specialized, knowing exactly what they want to do, and where they want to do it. Two notable examples of this phenomenon are Dannie Wang and Dominique DeFelice. Unlike their fellow San Mateo High classmates, their laser-focused career goals (and subsequent major choices) stem from lifelong passions. Dominique has long loved theater, performing in a variety of shows  that have included West Side Story, Urinetown, and most…

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The Nuance of Nels

With the voice of Tom Hanks, the humor of Mark Twain, and the knowledge of Encyclopedia Britannica, it’s no coincidence that Nels Johnson has had a successful twenty-two year tenure here at San Mateo. Officially, he’s an English teacher. Unofficially, he’s a college advisor, a foreign rock aficionado, an enemy of birds, a high-end coffee consumer, and above all else, a mentor in sarcasm. On any given day, you can witness Mr. Johnson in his natural habitat – strolling down the B-building, almost late to class, sporting a pair of his signature spectacles. Having taught each and every section of…

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Start Making a List

Do you remember the day that you told your parents you would stop picking on your sister, but, in the end, just fought with her more? Or when you promised yourself that you would go on a diet, but you are still eating a steady diet of burgers and fries? New Year’s resolutions can be tough to commit to if you set the bar too high. According to a Nielsen Holdings PLC article listing 2015’s top New Year’s resolutions, 37% of people wanted to stay fit and healthy, 32% wanted to lose weight, 25% wanted to spend less and save…

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