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

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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Visiting the Circle Show

There’s a lot of commotion in the gallery of the M Building, where art students opened The Circle Show Oct. 12.. The theme was inspired by last year’s yearbook cover when Ms. Elizabeth Yapp, one of the art teachers, collected the cardboard disks that were cut out from the cover of the yearbook for her students to paint on.  Some students from the Advanced Art and Drawing, Beginning Art and Drawing, 3D Art, Digital Photography and Art and Multimedia classes used the recycled disks and others didn’t, but all kept with the circle theme. Many students who visited have commented…

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Career Conversations: Dominique Davis

Dominique Davis has been a Deputy District Attorney in the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office since December 2015. Davis received a B.A. in Professional Writing from Carnegie Mellon University and a J.D. in Criminal Law from the University of California, Davis. What is a district attorney? What do you do? Unlike most attorneys, we don’t have any clients. A district attorney (DA) is, essentially, employed by the people of California. If someone commits a crime, we assess whether or not all criminal elements are met and if it’s ethical to prosecute them. If we decide that it is, then…

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Pic Trip Club Takes First Trip

From left to right: Sianna Escalante, Anthony Salazar, Chandni Garg, Nia Malaluan and Kimberly Garcia, all of whom are members of SMHS Pic Trip Club, check out their shots of the Golden Gate Bridge on October 14, 2016.

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Gossip Girl Lover Ms. Dong

Name: Erin Dong Goals for the year: “I’m only here 2 days a week, so managing my time well so I can do transcript planning, meet with my students, see them in the classroom and just be visible and available for them. I want to help my seniors graduate on time and help my other students stay on track. A lot of my students are ELD and international so they have credits from out-of-country or maybe even out-of-state and having them stay on track because they come with a lot of credits too so you wanna put them in the right place.” Why SMHS:…

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