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

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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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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