November 14, 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

San Mateo Brings Intro Computer Science Class to Campus

AP Computer Science brought programming classes to San Mateo last year, but this year, a new computer science class has become available for students to take. In Principles of Computer Science, students explore the basics of computer science through an introductory program called Snap! while having fun with the easily-navigated program at the same time. Ms. Dirksen leads the computer science classes this year, both AP and intro. “I want everybody to come out of this class feeling like they understand what programming is and feel like they can do it at some level,” said Ms. Dirksen. Though it’s challenging…

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Students Enjoy First Rally

The 1600 students of San Mateo High School enjoyed their first rally on September 11 in the gym. Pictured is Nathan Kruse, Spirit Commissioner.

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First Rally is Filled with Spirit

San Mateo Bearcats brought the meaning of “spirit” to a whole new level on Friday, Sept. 11 at the first rally of the year. The vibrant line-up planned by spirit commissioners Ankur Kela, senior, and Nathan Kruse, senior, included clubs and sports teams in friendly competitions, Mr. Thrasher (decked out in red, of course), cheerleaders with orange and black pom-poms and as always, the dance team.  

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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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M is for Media

The east end of the campus has been dominated by a mysterious, noisy building project for the past 18 months. The curtain was drawn this school year, revealing the beautiful new M building. With a media lab, two art studios, two meeting spaces, three classrooms, a multipurpose room, a campus art gallery and offices for our computer technician, the building is a valuable addition to our campus. Originally built as a Shops Building in the 1920s, the abandoned space was restored and modernized with an environmentally conscious attitude, utilizing natural light and ventilation, sustainable new materials, water conserving fixtures, and…

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Young Philosophers Throw Down

Have you ever wondered about the meaning of life? The meaning of the things around us? The meaning of why we do the things we do? Over the past couple of months, several students have been pondering the answers to these questions at an event known as philosophy throwdown. At a local coffee shop in downtown Redwood City, students from San Mateo High are discussing philosophy. Many of us have heard of philosophy, but we don’t really know what it is. Well then, let’s have Merriam Webster explain it for us. “Philosophy is the study of ideas, knowledge, truth, the…

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Art students working in the new M building

Ms. Stock’s Art 1 students work on their “action figure” project, the classroom illuminated by the M building’s fresh white walls and bright natural light.

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Brace yourself for leg action

The much-welcomed annual dance show, Mateo Motion, is ready for its twelfth installment. Directed by Robyn Tribuzi, the SMHS dance teacher, Mateo Motion will feature students from all dance classes (beginning, intermediate, advanced) and a few guest dancers too. The show will be presented in the Performing Arts Center for its second time, which means Ms. Tribuzi and the tech committee will be more experienced, thus producing a better show. Choreography in the show will include an array of genres like Bollywood, jazz, hip hop, tap, Polynesian and more. There will be a medley of solos, duos, small groups and…

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And the Senior Award Goes to…

Although all of our senior Bearcats are looking forward to the graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 28, some of our most amazing seniors have another special event coming up. On Wednesday, May 20, Senior Awards Night will be held at the SMHS Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. Held every year, Senior Awards Night is an invitation-only event for some of our most outstanding senior Bearcats. “It recognizes the students who really took full advantage of all opportunities,” said Ms. Paige, who is in charge of Senior Awards Night this year. There are about 50 awards being presented on Wednesday…

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Flip Out About Foster City Foods

Already looking shiny and sparkly with multiple apartment construction projects, Foster City is now or will soon be home to TPumps, Five Guys, Quickly, and Pieology. TPumps can be found next to CVS Pharmacy in The Metro Center on Hillsdale Boulevard. While many SMHS students are sad that their beloved TPumps is no longer minutes away from school, senior and TPumps employee, Olivia Seto shared that it was time for a change. “The lease was up, and we didn’t want to stay there, because the building was nasty. And now I don’t have to pay for parking.” Ryan Kalugdan, another…

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