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

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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“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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