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

Adults recognized by Jefferson Award

Eight adults were recently recognized for their outstanding service and commitment. On Tuesday, May 4,  Marie Chuang, Karen Dyckman, Tony Gschwend, Michael Housman, Charlie Royce, Ellyn Daugherty, Pat Diskin and Keala Keanaaina all received Jefferson Awards at the Foster City Recreation Center.  The goal of the Jefferson Awards is to recognize and encourage students, parents, staff, and community members who have contributed to their community through their outstanding public and community service.  Sixteen people were given awards at the reception, and eight of them were adults in the SMHS community.  “Most students do service outside school, while the parents and…

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Who Wants To Add Ms. McCabe on Facebook?

It’s the technology age and everyone always has their cell phones with them. No one makes phone calls anymore with fast and easy texting just a few letters away. Ms. Jane McCabe, the English and Yearbook teacher at San Mateo High School was just newly introduced to texting today by her third period class who were determined to teach her how to text. “It was surprisingly difficult,” said Ms. McCabe, “It must have taken me five minutes to get my first message sent.” Sophomore Taylor Costes was the lucky recipient of this milestone, which read, “What are you doing this…

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ODFL Sets Foot on SMHS Campus

From Los Altos, California, to Kenya in Africa, of One Dollar For Life, or ODFL, an organization funded by a high school, impacts tens of thousands of people internationally. Established in 2006 at Los Altos High School, the non-profit organization aims to collect at least one dollar from each high school student from around the nation. All the proceeds are directed towards small-scale infrastructure projects. The money is usually spent towards building water wells, schools, medicinal facilities, building small settlements, and other inexpensive developments. Such projects are built on a small-scale, but impact on a huge scale. Students in Los…

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The New Webster’s Dictionary

Have you ever wondered what the origins and meanings of modern slang words are? Urbandictionary.com is the place to go. This collaborative site, where anyone can post his or her own definitions of words on the site, is great for laughs. For instance, if you type in the word “Happy” into the search bar, a result such as Happy: a chemical reaction will come up. Mess with your friends by searching up their name and reading the results. Usually the results are positive, but hilarious. If you type in the name “Derin”, the first definition is “God.” If you type…

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Satisfying the Sweet Tooth- Without the Guilt

       Eating too much junk food is a habit that plagues the best of us. And whether you’re trying to cut back for you health now, or fear your clogged arteries in years to come, it’s probably a good idea to cut back. But how to deal with those sweet tooth moments of the day, when all you crave is an sugary, artery-clogging, deep fried treat?    First, you have to realize that at times, you need to give up that habit of indulgence, and that takes nothing but determination; it’s a life style change. But there are…

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Beginning with Breakfast

As alarms ring, students jump out of bed, take a shower, get dressed and speed out of the door towards school. Unfortunately, hundreds of teens at SMHS, forget the most important part of morning rituals: breakfast. Breakfast is just as important as the sleep you get at night.  The literal meaning of the word breakfast is to “break the fast”, or to discontinue self-starvation. Basically, when you don’t eat breakfast, you deprive yourself of any energy.  Think of it this way – Dinner usually takes place between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., sleep lasts until around 7:00 a.m. (or earlier),…

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Cyberslacking Plagues Busy Students

The miracle of the Internet has eased the lives of millions of people all over the world. All the information one needs is available for on the World Wide Web. Students everywhere use the Internet for research for homework, essays, and any other activities of ones likings. However, the internet is not always used for good, but also for slacking. Many people loaf around on the interwebs regardless the amount of work they have. This lack in concentration and will power leads to enormous workload at the last second. Cyber slacking is not always intentional, as one may find themselves…

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Xbox vs. PS3–Not A Battle Worth Fighting

Everyone knows that there is a constant disagreement between PS3 addicts and 360 addicts over which one is the better system. The truth is that there are pros and cons to make each system better. Many people refuse to accept this, but it is the truth. To start it off, we must look at the most obvious part of getting one of these game systems: the price. The PS3 starts at $300 for a 80 GB system and goes up to $350 for a 250 GB. The 360 is cheaper, costing $200 for the 60 GB Arcade model, and $300…

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