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

Hawaii Band Trip (Updated)

If you see band students around campus who still look sunburned, that means they’re still recovering from the chaotic yet fun trip to Hawaii over Spring Break. So many activities had to be done in such little time, from various musical performances to exploring the island of Oahu and the rich history and culture it had to offer. Every morning, our musical bearcats were greeted to a complimentary breakfast buffet along the beach with a beautiful view of the Waikiki Beach. Next, they would prepare themselves for the day whether it’s a music performance or a group activity.         Our…

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Career Conversations: Shawn Gawle

A Conversation with Shawn Gawle Shawn Gawle is the executive pastry chef at Cotogna and Quince in San Francisco. Trained as a savory cook at the New England Culinary Institute, he has since switched to pastry. One of Food and Wine’s Best New Pastry Chefs of 2012, he has worked at several critically acclaimed restaurants and is particularly proud of his Canelés de Bordeaux. What does a pastry chef do? We do desserts but also bread and what’s called viennoiserie, which is a French term for laminated dough (think breakfast pastries like danishes and croissants). So there are many different…

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Green Tea Brings Health

Warm, steamy tea can be perfect on a cold day, but did you know that it can also have amazing health benefits? Green tea has been acknowledged by many doctors and health experts for its detoxifying and fat burning effects. After water, tea is the world’s most consumed drink. So, why make the choice to go green? Green tea is made from the Camellia Sinensis bush, and it is one of the most antioxidant-rich teas and has more benefits than many other teas. One of its major benefits is its fat burning effect. Green tea raises your metabolism, therefore burning…

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“What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?”

Emma Lepisova (9): “I climbed to the top of a Redwood tree once.” Marina Fess (10): “One time I climbed through a jungle in Australia barefoot!” Cal Dooley (11): “I went camping once and kayaked around for a week without taking a shower!” Helen Citrin (12): “One night I hit almost every view point in SF and the secret stairs (Moraga steps).”

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The Bad Side of Salt

There is yet another health criminal lurking in our food: salt. This white substance is often found sitting in shakers on our tables, but do you really know who you are inviting to dinner? Salt is often associated with many health problems and diseases, among many other issues. To find out how bad this seasoning really is, let’s go more in depth behind its effects. Salt is believed to cause Hypertension (High Blood Pressure). Salt can decrease the amount of Nitric Oxide in the body. Nitric Oxide widens blood vessels, letting blood flow more easily in the body. When Sodium…

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U.S. Third Parties Matter

Throughout our lives, especially during election season, we’re exposed to the power of the Democratic and Republican parties. Two parties dominate American politics, and their propaganda and ideologies are passed on from generation to generation. As children grow up in this environment, they begin to conform to one of the two parties instead of seeking out a party that meets their needs. This is a failure of the system that needs to be changed once and for all. When I was a little girl, I simply qualified myself as a Republican since my dad was one. It wasn’t until I…

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Kendall Spencer jumps his way to the Olympics

Kendall Spencer, San Mateo Track & Field record holder and alumnus, will be participating in the 2016 Olympic Trials. Spencer can jump 27 feet for the long jump event, which is over four times his height. During Kendall’s off-season, Coach Riley has encouraged him to provide motivation and to work out with his fellow bearcats. “It’s really a privilege to coach someone with so much talent and help them compete at the highest level,” said Coach Riley. Kendall comes onto the track several times over the course of the track pre-season and season. Kendall helps a lot with the track…

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Healthy Alternatives to Our Favorite Snacks

One of the best parts of the day is digging into our favorite snacks. We take snacks with us everywhere, whether we’re running to class, getting ready for practice or preparing for a day with friends. With so many delicious snacks being sold, it’s hard to stay healthy in the process. “I usually just eat what I like, but occasionally I will try to see if what I am eating is healthy,” said Janeah Guevarra, a freshman. Today, we are going to explore five healthy and delicious alternatives to some of our favorite snack foods. Doritos are so crave-worthy with…

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The Real Health Criminal: Sugar

One of the biggest criminals in our health is an ingredient we often don’t suspect: sugar. We often look out for high levels of fat in our food, when we should also be keeping an eye out for high levels of sugar. Sugar can have horrible repercussions on our health, and is in almost everything we eat. Sugar is even hidden in what seems like the healthiest of foods, and constantly surprises us. Why is sugar so bad? It can lead to disease and make our bodies feel tired and anxious, among many other bad effects. Sugar can be a…

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Career Conversations: Brynn Evans

A Conversation with Brynn Evans What is user experience design?User experience (UX) design refers to the experiences and features that you interact with in an app or on a website. It’s more than just designing the screen or button. UX is like the superset of design; you need to understand how people think and act—how they will interact with your product—as well as visual design, layout, typography, color and animation. What do you do as a UX designer and manager at Google? I create screens for specific experiences in apps using tools like Photoshop and Sketch. UX designers can specialize…

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