May 24, 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

Please Welcome Ms. Gomez, the New Counselor at SMHS

  Meet SMHS’s newest counselor, Sandra Gomez! Ms. Gomez counsels for 9th grade last names A-B, and 10th-12th grade last names A-D.   Favorite part about counseling? “My favorite part about counseling is actually meeting with the students and talking and getting to know them. I always like to ask what their plans are after graduation. The reason I ask is because I would like to help them reach that goal or that dream of whatever career or school that they want to pursue.”   What are your goals for this year? “My goals for this year is getting to…

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SMHS Welcomes Ms. Causor!

Not only is she a huge history geek, a dog lover and our new librarian but is optimistic about her upcoming year at SMHS. Jasmine Causor, from Fontana, CA has traveled over 300 miles in order to aid our library and help students succeed. Causor wants to, “find ways to improve the library”. Causor is a first generation American citizen, with her family being a mix of Italian and Mexican. In school Causor took French and after receiving a low grade decided she would never speak it again. Instead, she is fluent in English and Spanish. She was raised in…

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Welcome Our New Dean, Patti Giamoni!

The future of disciplinary actions at school will never be the same thanks to Patti Giamoni, who has started her position this 2016-17 school year as our new dean. Ms. Giamoni has fifteen years of experience in education, focusing on student discipline as an assistant principal at Prep Charter High School, Everest Public High School and as a Spanish teacher last year, here at SMHS. She has never been a dean, but is confident of her ability to support her ideas about what it means to maintain justice and discipline in a high school community. Ms. Giamoni plans to make…

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Got Pics? Want to Go on Trips? Join Us!

Are you a photographer? New or experienced in the field? This year SMHS has the club for you! The Pic Trip club run by myself, Alex Owen, and Sianna Escalante is a new club on campus that expands a photographer’s skills and travels around the Bay. This club meets on Wednesday in room M127. Ms. McCabe is thrilled to bring this club back to San Mateo. The club was active a few years ago. Sadly after just three years the club came to an end. But now it is back for all students to enjoy. McCabe’s goal for students participating…

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Career Conversations: Christiaan Vorkink

  A Conversation with Christiaan Vorkink Christiaan is a Vice President at True Ventures where he supports the Founders and employees of the 120 company True portfolio. Prior to joining True in 2008, he was a senior analyst at Cambridge Associates and worked in network development at BrightRoll, an early True investment.  What is venture capital? It’s all about helping people build and scale businesses. Venture capitalists provide money and support to people excited about creating something fundamentally different. Our job is to say “We love what you’re doing, we think your vision for the future is very exciting, and…

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You Know What Time It Is, Bearcats…

Sports Puns Marc: Why was Cinderella so bad at baseball? Ankur: Why? Marc: She had a pumpkin for a coach!   Why did the police officer go to the softball game?… Some stole second base!   Marc: What’s the difference between a high-hit baseball and a maggot’s father? Ankur: What? Marc: One’s a pop fly. The other’s a fly pop.   “Did you hear the joke about the fast pitch?”…  ”Forget it. You just missed it.”   What do runners do when they forget something? They jog their memory!   I used to have a fear of hurdles, but I got…

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Savoring College

College is terrifying. You probably have spent a majority of your life living with your parents- having your food, bed, and clothes set for you. But once you graduate twelfth grade and decide to go to a four year university, you can forget the hand-held life you’ve had so far. One of the many things you have to do on your own is cook, or at least eat in some form- whether it is the cafeteria buffet or something you make on your own in the kitchenette in  your suite. Knowing what I know so far, as a high school…

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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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