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

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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Training for the Army

Do you have a passion for something? According to senior Emelia Larsen, or E, as she likes to be called, “if you have a passion for something…follow it, even if people tell you that you can’t do it and push harder to prove to them that you can. Everyone can do anything, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.” Seventeen-year-old E’s passion is fighting for her country. Since Jul. 21, E has been enlisted in the military as Private Larsen. Inspired by her great-grandfathers that served in World War II, E wanted to join since the age of ten. She is…

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Outdoor Ed Continues to Impress after 48 Years

Only 35 miles from San Mateo High the luscious forests, smokey bonfires and cozy cabins lay. In 1968 Outdoor Ed began and since that day 225,000 visitors have attended the program. Outdoor Education was formed by a YMCA Camp at San Bruno Park School that had 60 students attending the camp at Jones Gulch campground. The trip was a week long and eventually grew and in 1968 became Outdoor Ed. There were a total of 650 staff when the program began. Outdoor Ed hopes to teach students the importance of the natural environment around them and to appreciate it. There…

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Capture the Moment With Photography Club

Want to learn how to capture and edit amazing photos? Come to Photography Club during lunch in room B200 on Wednesdays or room M111 on Fridays. In Photography Club, students can learn many different types of photography; including, but not limited to: landscape, macro and night/astrophotography. During meetings, the club’s leaders, Adam Karp and Om Kapoor, both juniors, give helpful tips and information about the different components of photography. “We’ll be going over the technical aspect of photography, as well as the creative aspect,” said Om. “We’ll also learn camera controls, composition and camera use,” said Adam, adding on. Both…

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