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

Celebrate Winter Holidays

The winter holiday season is here! Which means, of course, so are celebrations of all kinds. There is a wide variety of holidays during this season, ranging from the well-known Christmas to Diwali to Chinese New Year. Many groups of people celebrate traditional holidays that have been celebrated for hundreds of thousands of years, like Hanukkah. Others have only recently begun to be celebrated, like Kwanzaa. The most popular and widespread winter holiday is definitely Christmas. It has been a federal holiday in the United States since June 26, 1870, but has been celebrated all around the world for about…

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Say Goodbye to Instagram

Instagram is gone– well from my phone at least. For the past 30 days, I have not used the app at all; it’s been a total blackout. Instagram, as you probably know, is an app with over 500 million users monthly as of October 2016 according to statista.com. It seems like everyone and their mother has an Instagram account. The originally iOS-based app (now on almost every OS) is great for documenting life’s adventures, sharing photos and videos and for contacting and communicating with people all over the world. I was a heavy Instagram user. As one of the few…

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Remembering the Lives Lost in 2016

The eventful lives of Alan Rickman, Antonin Scalia, Prince and David Bowie will be forever remembered for their countless contributions to society. Originally named Prince Rogers Nelson, the singer and songwriter that we know better as just Prince, passed away earlier this year on April 21 in Chanhassen, Minn. Prince became famous in the 1980’s with his albums “1999” and “Purple Rain.”  The phenomenal singer achieved fame through his unique songs that incorporated many electro and funk elements. Prince’s accomplishments include making over six movies, recording more than forty albums and receiving seven Grammy awards. Former Supreme Court Associate Justice…

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Trump’s Family will NOT be Living in the White House

     What were once rumors about Trump and his family’s living situation are now confirmed. In January when Trump is sworn into office, his family will not be joining him in the White House. Trump’s wife, Melania, and his ten year old son, Barron, will remain living in Trump’s penthouse in downtown Manhattan. The secret service is considering renting a floor in Trump Tower in order to protect the family while Trump is gone, bringing up a potential conflict of interest since Trump, as the landlord, would benefit financially from the arrangement, according to a CNN article titled “Donald…

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Practice for Piano Exams

All around the world, countless music students rush to prepare for exams. There are many types of music exams, given by both local and global organizations. Musicians playing any instrument, from string to woodwind to brass, have the chance to enroll to take an exam, though most exams require a music teacher’s supervision. Two exams that are commonly taken in California are those managed by the ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) and the CM (Certificate of Merit) program. ABRSM is “the UK’s largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world’s leading…

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What are Some Different Thanksgiving Traditions?

Everyone celebrates the holiday of Thanksgiving differently.  According to history.com’s “Thanksgiving by the Numbers” nearly 88% of Americans eat turkey at Thanksgiving.  Among the list of Thanksgiving traditions, eating turkey, playing football and other sports, and watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade are some of the most common traditions.   As the tradition goes, a large feast is held on the day of Thanksgiving where Americans can stuff themselves with mashed potatoes, honeyed ham, cornbread, gravy, pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce.  Through all this food, cnn.com says that “The Calorie Control Counsel says  that an average person will eat 4,500 calories…

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Bearcats Celebrate our Science Teachers

For this installment of long-standing teachers, we shine on a light on the superstars of the Science Department – Miguel Appleman (Biology, AP Environmental Science) and Sally Seebode (AP Chemistry, Chemistry, Physics). Appleman & the World // Sabrina Jin and Josh Tan Miguel Appleman. The name has been the butt of countless anti-humor jokes about “apple” and “man,” or “manzana” y “hombre”. The name has inspired class after class to question whether he is Latino, despite his seemingly Caucasian look. The name has been long associated with freshmen as the only teacher to fail students with a “G”. But besides…

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Ethical Choice: Save Animals or End Hunger

Many people have a soft spot for animals in need. These suffering domestic creatures can seem defenseless, innocent and desperate to become best friend. The desire to care for animals has driven two thirds of Americans to own a pet, according to ASPCA. Our passion for domestic animals ties a bond between humans, canines and felines. They make us feel closer to nature and living creatures. Animals form new friendships that are based off of trust and loyalty. Pets become part of the family, many times replacing family members and children. Although having a pet in the family has its…

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Test the Waters at Stanford Splash

 Get hyped for a fantastic learning experience at Stanford Splash. The course catalog is now available, displaying the hundreds of classes that fall into the categories of: biological and medical sciences, visual and performing arts, engineering and many more. This year’s Fall Splash will take place from Saturday, Dec. 3 to Sunday, Dec. 4, and students grades 7-12 are eligible for classes. A few course options include “Advanced Chemical Mechanics,” “Introduction to Nanochemistry” and “Chopped (but healthy) 101.” Splash is a two-day-long learning opportunity. The fee is $40 for both days, but there is a sibling discount. After registering the…

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Thanks to Muttville

Would you choose to adopt a cute puppy, a senior dog or a dog with special needs? On the most part, the answer to the question would probably be “a cute puppy.”   But before a person or family chooses their new family member, hopefully they would be open to considering adopting a senior dog or even a dog with special needs. When a senior dog is taken to an animal shelter, they risk the chance of being euthanized.  Many times, senior dogs are the first to be euthanized because they are older (yet still healthy) and not considered to be…

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