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

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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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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