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

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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Design Thinking Club Tours Stanford D.School

SMHS Design Thinking Club took a tour of the Stanford Design School on Friday, September 26. The tour was hosted by D.School students, including alumni from the school. During the tour, Stanford students explained the design thinking process to the group: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test. These five words are the steps Design School uses to solving problems. Zion Shih, a Senior, is the President of Design Thinking Club and was surprised by how much she already knew about the design thinking process. “I was surprised that I kind of knew some of the stuff they were talking about. I didn’t…

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Trainer to Teacher Matt Labbie

Name: Matt Labbie Favorite part about teaching: “My favorite part about teaching is just working with different students everyday – everyday is different. Also helping people and making their High School experience a good one.” Goals for the year: “My goal for this year is to get really involved on campus and help out any way I can: coach a team, coach the strength and conditioning program, help out in athletics, in rallies if anybody needs me – anywhere I can help and just get really involved in the school.” Why SMHS: “I went here for four years and was here as a trainer for three…

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English Pro Aura Smithers

Name: Aura Smithers-Cordell Classroom: M112 Favorite part about teaching: “I love getting to know students, seeing them grow and seeing them improve in their reading and writing.” Goals for the year: “I’ve taught middle school for 13 years. This is my first year teaching high school so I’m excited to be here and really get a handle for the curriculum and meet the needs of high school students. Obviously I want to make it challenging and rigorous and also support students where they need it.” Why SMHS: “I have some colleagues who teach here that I went to the UC Berkeley credential program…

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