July 26, 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

International Week Shines -

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Patent Battle Closed for CRISPR -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Trump’s New Executive Order Is Not Effective -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Uber Drives Itself Into a Corner -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

A New Tale That’s As Old As Time -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

“Life” Falls Flat -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Career Conversations: Michael Chin

What do you do as a physical therapist? I work in a sports orthopaedic center, so I work mainly with muscles, bones and joints. I see injuries as small as ankle sprains up to things like post-op knee replacements. I work on injuries through manual therapy or therapeutic exercise. What is manual therapy? Manual therapy is anything I can do with my hands to help with pain or mobility. For example, if the knee isn’t moving very well, I can do a mobilization of the knee or kneecap. What is the therapeutic exercise component? We design a sort of “exercise…

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New SMUHSD Superintendent Has New Plans for a New Year

The new superintendent of the San Mateo Union High School District plans to make high school a life-changing experience for students. “We want to be that institution that really changes kids’ lives and puts them on a trajectory where they can be super successful,” said Dr. Kevin Skelly, who has been working in education for over 30 years. The former teacher and principal previously worked as the interim superintendent of the Mountain View Whisman School District. Before that, he served as the Palo Alto Unified School District Superintendent for seven years. “I think the biggest goal is to make sure…

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Hill Bashes Board

(Photo Credit: the Redwood City Website) Strained relations between the San Mateo Union High School District Board of Trustees and the community have prompted State Senator Jerry Hill to call for a civil grand jury investigation of the board’s actions. “The lack of transparency and the disdainful attitude of some board members have eroded the public trust in this district.” “The lack of transparency and the disdainful attitude of some board members have eroded the public trust in this district,” Hill said at a board meeting on Jan. 15. The board has been grappling with two issues: the location of…

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2013-2014

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2012-2013

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2012-2013: Seven four-year journalists to graduate

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2011-2012: Website Wins Top Honors at Press Club

SMHS’s Journalism website took home top honors at the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club awards this month. In competition with 11 high schools on the Peninsula including traditional winners Gunn and Palo Alto, www.thebearcat.net swept the category, capturing a gold for Website Design and another gold for Website Content. On hand to accept the awards and pictured at left were Web Editor Jonathan Slowey and Editors in Chief Vikash Morar and Victoria Xiao. “It was great,” said Victoria. “I’m really proud of Jonathan. He did most of the work!”

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2011-2012: Print Issue Archive

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2010-2011: Mateo Media Racks Up Awards

Mateo journalists pose with their awards. (Front page slider version.)

Once again, Mateo Media—specifically, Mateo Journalism—managed to rack up awards at the annual San Francisco Peninsula Press Club’s High School Journalism Awards on May 2, 2011.

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2010-2011: Print Issue Archive

Read issues from the 2010-2011 school year in an interactive, PDF format!

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