November 19, 2018

An amazing year for the wrestling team -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

My Experience at the Women’s March -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

El Regreso Del Racismo -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Parkland Shooting -

Friday, March 2, 2018

California Flu Crisis -

Friday, March 2, 2018

‘Rapping’ Up the Grammy Awards -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

¿Cuál Será el Futuro de DACA? -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Marcus Peters traded to the Rams -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 Upcoming Movies -

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Instagram-Worthy Desserts of San Francisco -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Upcoming Season of Baseball -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Black History Month -

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Black Panther Review -

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Destructive Culture of Social Media -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Badminton season launches into action! -

Friday, February 23, 2018

LimeBike Takes Over! -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

All Star Weekend Highlights -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chinese New Year Brought to SMHS -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Meet Chris Haas-Kwon

Standing with his black t-shirt, jeans, and spiked up hair, Chris Haas-Kwon plays with his San Mateo High School lanyard. In the quad, he enjoys lunch talking to his new friends, reminiscing about his time at Enochs High School. This new sophomore student moved from Modesto, California and thought the transition would be hard, but instead he quickly found his spot at San Mateo High. However, he finds the new block schedule system confusing and School Loop inconvenient because his dad can have complete excess to his grades. He claims that his dad knows his schedule better than he does….

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Some Seniors Get Devastating News

Every year at the end of senior year a few seniors get devastating news. That news is the shocker of not graduating. How could the administration help these students to graduate? It’s extremely sad that some students won’t be graduating. All the years of hard work and effort ends with nothing. Although there are some students that do want to walk the stage, it is still constantly a battlefield until the day of graduation. Some students don’t care about school and don’t even try, in the other hand some do care and won’t quit until they graduate. Sometimes the issues…

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Seniors Say Goodbye with Dance

Although rain poured onto the San Mateo campus, seniors did not hesitate to dance in the quad. Jumping up and down to the beats of Daft Punk, seniors enjoyed their last rally at their home: San Mateo High. The afternoon rally started off with cold and bitter weather, and then suddenly started to rain. Instead of running inside for cover from the rain, seniors embraced the wet weather and sang along to One More Time.

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The Boat Dance

After the seniors wrapped up Senior Activity Day (SAD), they prepared to leave for the Boat Dance. The seniors were taken to San Francisco by buses that picked them up at school at 4 p.m. The boat was docked at Pier 19 in the San Francisco Bay. At first the boat headed towards the Golden Gate Bridge, but the water was too choppy there, so the boat changed course and headed towards McCovey Cove. The students got food, danced a lot, and had fun. Senior Michael Wu had a great time, and said, “I was really excited because I always…

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Seniors Get SAD For A Good Reason

On Friday, May 14, our 270 graduating seniors relaxed on the football field, instead of going to class. They enjoyed a delicious barbeque while hanging out with friends. Some students signed yearbooks lying in a hammock under a canopy our school devotes one, all fun, day to our awesome seniors. During the day, people have fun at Senior Activity Day, and then at night the seniors party on the pay at the Boat Dance the seniors had a lot of fun on the bouncy houses, playing Frisbee and listening to music. “I had so much fun hanging out with friends…

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Mrs. Dirksen’s Got Proofs.

One of our teachers here at San Mateo High School has published a story in a mathematics magazine. Jenn Dirksen is a Geometry and Algebra 3-4 teacher at San Mateo. In April, her article was published in a magazine called the Mathematics Teacher. For the past four years, Mrs. Dirksen has been publicizing her teaching technique, called Proof Blocks, in workshops, traveling to different areas in California, hoping that it would spread to the rest of the country. As of May 12, she has been notified from nearly every state in the United States, and a few from at least…

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Mateo Motion Creates Lovely Commotion

On Friday, May 7, and Saturday, May 8, the Performing Arts Center (PAC) rang with the sound of: music, tap shoes, and clapping. The reason for all this commotion was Mateo Motion, the annual dance show put on by the San Mateo High School dance classes and dance team. The show was, for lack of a better word, simply stunning. Students, from freshmen to seniors, flitted across the stage with elegance and pizzazz. The show featured “a myriad of dance styles – contemporary, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, tap, ballet and pointe,” to quote the Mateo Motion Facebook page. The choreography…

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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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