October 16, 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

“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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The New Sat Will Determine Your Future

The SAT is the key to success in a high school student’s career. The College Admission Exam demonstrates what students have learned throughout high school, and how ready they are to go to college. This year, The College Board made some changes to the usual SAT. Students have until January 2016 to take the old SAT. Starting March 2016, the new SAT will be administered. The goals is to make the Sat more straightforward. Many are comparing the New SAT to the ACT, which has often been seen as the more fair exam, because it follows closely what students have learned…

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Mobile Kangaroo Fixes Bearcats Phones

I received my first phone in fifth grade and throughout middle school and high school I have done the unthinkable: breaking my phone. But, so far I have always fixed it at a place called Mobile Kangaroo. This is a phone repair shop in San Mateo and I have been there to fix my phone about ten times in only a couple years. But, it isn’t just any repair shop because they have always been able to satisfy my needs and tell me exactly what went wrong instead of just taking my money. My first trip to Mobile Kangaroo was…

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No One Cares About Presidents’ Day

Presidents’ Day is a US holiday meant to commemorate past presidents and celebrate the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. We all appreciate the day off, but do people really celebrate the federally enforced holiday? President’s Day is one of many overlooked, seemingly unimportant holidays that Americans don’t really care about or understand. The day is meant to honor George Washington and Abraham Lincoln’s Birthdays. It is the third Monday of every February, which is between both of their birthdays every year- February 12th, 1809  and February 22nd, 1732. This year, Presidents’ Day is February 15th. On this holiday,…

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