November 22, 2019

SMHS Mateobotics Gears Up for the Season -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Leap from High School to College Sports -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Mateo Comes up Short: 2019 Little Big Game -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Master of Self-Deprecating Humor -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

How Old is “Too Old” for Trick-or-Treating? -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

We Need to Get Serious About Shootings -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

How Boyan Slat Is Helping Solve The Great Pacific Garbage Patch -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Youtube’s Yankovic turned Chinese TikTok Star: Bart Baker -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

#TeamTrees -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Varsity Football -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

CA Bill Pushes School Start Times Back -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Why the Empire Strikes Back is the best Star Wars movie -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Pros and Cons of Energy Drinks -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Movies to Watch during Halloween -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Bearcats Strike for Climate -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A Personal Account On Vaping -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Girls Water Polo Resumes Winning Ways -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Running into the 2019 season -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

How Media Affects The Mind -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Matilda Provides Hope -

Monday, October 14, 2019

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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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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