September 21, 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

Goodbye Ryka

Over the course of this year, San Mateo has had the pleasure of having Ryan Fujinaga and Arka Basak as our Spirit Commissioners. They have made us laugh, and they have made us smile. As a freshman, I can honestly say that having them represent what our school is all about has really made me enthusiastic and excited about everything San Mateo. I’ve heard stories of not-so-awesome Spirit Commissioners, and I’m so thankful that we have all had the opportunity to see what truly awesome Mateo spirit looks like. Every Friday, Arka and Ryan walk the halls as orange hurricanes,…

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One Year of Water Left in Reservoirs

Not too far from San Mateo High School, the city of San Francisco is hosting a competition⎼for the ugliest yard. As part of an initiative to conserve water in the face of California’s worst-ever drought, the San Francisco Department of the Environment is trying to encourage residents to replace typical plants with drought-tolerant plants that may not look as nice. The drought currently plaguing California is the worst ever in 1200 years, and according to the U.S. Drought Portal, 99.86 percent of California is in drought as of April 21. Although Governor Jerry Brown called for voluntary water restrictions in…

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Music Goes to Disneyland

Disneyland is a really fun place to go to in California. Music students were lucky enough to visit Disneyland this year due to the fundraisers they had throughout the year. From the cookie dough fundraiser alone, they raised at least 10 percent of the total cost, which was about 55,000 dollars. This money allowed 90 students to go to Disneyland for four days, including performances by our music program’s Bella Sinfonia, Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, Marching Band and Colorguard in addition to Disney workshop and soundtrack sessions. The main reason behind this trip was to help music students gain experience…

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Takes Two Spirit Weeks to Tango

San Mateo High, renown for its excess of school spirit, had its second week championing just that. For the first time ever, Leadership decided to include another spirit week within the same school year. No longer forced to choose between just five spirit themes, Leadership could choose ten this year. The week’s schedule (3/16- 3/20) went: Monday as Twin Day, Tuesday as St. Patrick’s Day (Green Day), Wednesday as Wacky Day, Thursday as Candy Day and Friday as Giant’s Parade part 2. The Twin Day theme coupled perfectly with Senior Takeover Day. Seniors who took over a teacher’s class wore…

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SMHS Math Team Goes Mad for MateoMatics 2015

On Friday, Mar. 20, San Mateo High School hosted its first ever middle school math competition, dubbed “MateoMatics.” The competition was a success with nearly 80 middle school participants from five local middle schools: Abbott, Bayside STEM, Borel, Bowditch and Crocker. “I’m still a little amazed, myself. It isn’t every day that you see a hundred middle and high school students gathered to celebrate mathematics as an art, as a vehicle for creative problem solving and as a fascinating subject in its own right,” said Eric Wang, a junior on the San Mateo High School Math Team. The competition started…

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Attention Seeking Terrorists Threaten Malls

When a known terrorist group orders attacks on your local shopping mall, what are you to do? A video released from Al-Shabaab, a known Somali terror group, threatens attacks against shopping malls in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. The group is notorious for their 2013 attack against a mall in Nairobi, Kenya where 60 innocent lives were lost. The attack made headlines across the world but the group has since faded somewhat due to the rise of ISIS. These threats may or may not mean anything because Al-Shabaab has yet to back these threats with any noteworthy…

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March Question man: Any plan for spring break?

What’s your plans for spring break? I’m going to MouterRey. Ella Ayula (9th Grade) I’m going to be in a LIT program. Serena Saldr (10th Grade) I will be training for next year basketball season. Jared Ichiki (11th Grade) I’m going to Modesto to visit my family. Julio Hernandez (12th Grade) I’m visiting my grandmother in Florida. Ms. Zenilman

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Prom Preparations Arise

Prom is less than a month away, and preparations are occurring. Starting in January, a Prom Dress group was created on Facebook, which prevents girls from wearing the same dress on the big night. Prom shops like B. Chic have are being swarmed by high school students as they search for the perfect Prom dress. For some students, Prom preparations aren’t on their mind right now. Kathryn Aarons, senior said “I have a day scheduled to go for a dress and a list of stores to visit, but I have yet to find my dress or shoeProm Preparations Arise s……

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What is Renaissance? Meet the Squads

Renaissance Leadership is a class for anyone who is interested in getting involved with the school and its various activities. It is different than Leadership in many ways, one of which is the fact that Renaissance Leadership allows everyone from incoming freshmen to seniors to join, as long as the interested students fill out an application. Additionally, Renaissance works more on closing the recognition gap that happens in schools. All of the students in the class work hard to make sure everyone on our campus feels welcomed and appreciated, including all staff and faculty members (staffulty). Renaissance Leadership works in…

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