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

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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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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