September 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

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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Bearcats Celebrate our Science Teachers

For this installment of long-standing teachers, we shine on a light on the superstars of the Science Department – Miguel Appleman (Biology, AP Environmental Science) and Sally Seebode (AP Chemistry, Chemistry, Physics). Appleman & the World // Sabrina Jin and Josh Tan Miguel Appleman. The name has been the butt of countless anti-humor jokes about “apple” and “man,” or “manzana” y “hombre”. The name has inspired class after class to question whether he is Latino, despite his seemingly Caucasian look. The name has been long associated with freshmen as the only teacher to fail students with a “G”. But besides…

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Ethical Choice: Save Animals or End Hunger

Many people have a soft spot for animals in need. These suffering domestic creatures can seem defenseless, innocent and desperate to become best friend. The desire to care for animals has driven two thirds of Americans to own a pet, according to ASPCA. Our passion for domestic animals ties a bond between humans, canines and felines. They make us feel closer to nature and living creatures. Animals form new friendships that are based off of trust and loyalty. Pets become part of the family, many times replacing family members and children. Although having a pet in the family has its…

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Test the Waters at Stanford Splash

 Get hyped for a fantastic learning experience at Stanford Splash. The course catalog is now available, displaying the hundreds of classes that fall into the categories of: biological and medical sciences, visual and performing arts, engineering and many more. This year’s Fall Splash will take place from Saturday, Dec. 3 to Sunday, Dec. 4, and students grades 7-12 are eligible for classes. A few course options include “Advanced Chemical Mechanics,” “Introduction to Nanochemistry” and “Chopped (but healthy) 101.” Splash is a two-day-long learning opportunity. The fee is $40 for both days, but there is a sibling discount. After registering the…

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Thanks to Muttville

Would you choose to adopt a cute puppy, a senior dog or a dog with special needs? On the most part, the answer to the question would probably be “a cute puppy.”   But before a person or family chooses their new family member, hopefully they would be open to considering adopting a senior dog or even a dog with special needs. When a senior dog is taken to an animal shelter, they risk the chance of being euthanized.  Many times, senior dogs are the first to be euthanized because they are older (yet still healthy) and not considered to be…

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Long Distance Holiday Traditions

The holidays are a time to spend with family and loved ones. In my family traditions, we always make a lot of holiday treats and my whole family gathers at a relative’s house to do a Secret Santa. However, all those traditions stopped once I moved to California. I moved from Colorado a year ago with my sister and my mom. My father stayed in Colorado, but considered moving to California because he missed his daughters so much. But my sister had difficulties in school and moved back to Colorado halfway through the year. Now since it is just my…

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The Marching Band Rocks the Half-Time Show

After weeks of preparation, the San Mateo Marching ‘Bearcat’ Band performed in front of hundreds of spectators during the 89 Annual ‘Little Big Game’ vs Burlingame. Countless hours have been spent creating, practicing and performing the routine that debuted on Nov. 5. The field show consisted of the marching band playing three songs from the 80’s; “Take on Me,” Thriller” and “Living on a Prayer;” as well as moving in various formations and patterns. The whole show was designed by Ralph Shehayed, a junior, who is the drum major for the whole marching band. The outline for the show was…

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Time to Travel for the Holidays

Thanksgiving is a holiday that citizens nationwide celebrate. On Nov. 24, thousands of families gather around a table crowded with turkey, casserole, potatoes, gravy, wine, stuffing and grilled veggies. But where do these families go during their holiday break? CBS New York recommends that families reunite within the U.S. Some of these destinations include Chicago; Grapevine, Texas; Keystone, Colo.; New York; Plymouth, Mass.; San Francisco; Orlando, Fla.and Washington DC. These destinations provide guests with entertainment and beauty that the whole family can endlessly enjoy. In the more family-oriented cities, such as Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Washington DC, visitors…

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