November 15, 2019

SMHS Mateobotics Gears Up for the Season -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Leap from High School to College Sports -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Mateo Comes up Short: 2019 Little Big Game -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Master of Self-Deprecating Humor -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

How Old is “Too Old” for Trick-or-Treating? -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

We Need to Get Serious About Shootings -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

How Boyan Slat Is Helping Solve The Great Pacific Garbage Patch -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Youtube’s Yankovic turned Chinese TikTok Star: Bart Baker -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

#TeamTrees -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Varsity Football -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

CA Bill Pushes School Start Times Back -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Why the Empire Strikes Back is the best Star Wars movie -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Pros and Cons of Energy Drinks -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Movies to Watch during Halloween -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Bearcats Strike for Climate -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A Personal Account On Vaping -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Girls Water Polo Resumes Winning Ways -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Running into the 2019 season -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

How Media Affects The Mind -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Matilda Provides Hope -

Monday, October 14, 2019

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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Sequoia Heart Screening Saves Lives

When you’re getting checked up at the doctor’s office, they might tell you that your body is in shape and you are in fact quite healthy. However, a normal doctor’s visit does not include one thing: an EKG. Electrocardiograms check for possible problems with the electrical activity of your heart, problems that may lead to sudden cardiac arrest. One in 100 teens in the USA have an underlying heart condition that can put them at risk for sudden cardiac arrest. These conditions can be found with an EKG, and preventative measures can be taken. But because these conditions are not…

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Yearbooks Come Out

Yearbooks will be distributed today. “The yearbook is great” said Julia Hansen, senior.

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CHALK FEST 2015!

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AP Environmental Science Students Attend Ceremony

Mr. Appleman’s AP Environmental Sciences students took a field trip to the Goldman Prize Environmental Award Ceremony in the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House on Monday, April 20. Prize winners included grassroots activists from around the world who fought to save the environment in their homelands. Pictured are (front) Nadia Albayati, Janani Krishnan-Jha, Rosalyn Jefferies, Lisa Millstein, Abhaya Krishnan-Jha,  Stephanie Wan (back) Eric Wang, Mr. Appleman, Jen Patterson, Patrick Wetherbee, Gianna Lum, a parent chaparone, Danny Pantuso, and Jose Alvarez.  

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We Shook our Napkins in New York

Like Alicia Keys sang in the song Empire State of Mind: “big lights in New York will inspire you.” And that is precisely what happened to me on the wondrous Dance Field Trip to NYC. After a restless red-eye flight, 98 other students and I, bundled in thick layers and armed with signature orange scarves, staggered into the streets of New York. During our first day in the Big Apple, we visited some classically tourist-y landmarks. We saw the Statue of Liberty and toured the 9/11 Memorial, snapping selfies left and right while soaking in intriguing facts. Throughout the rest…

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Christian Club and Muslim Club Do Community Service Together

Interfaith relations were strengthened on Saturday when Muslim Fellowship Club and Christian Club united at a local mosque in order to volunteer for Second Harvest Food Bank. The bearcats, along with many other volunteers from the community, showed up at 7:45 a.m. in order to set up food stations and package together fresh produce. After setting up, bearcats helped man the stations as 64 families showed up to collect food. They carted along children and laundry carts in order to help carry all of the groceries. Heidy Mejia, a mother of two, said “Rent living is so expensive, so this…

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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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