February 20, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Chris Bosh Possible Comeback -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Chloe Kim: The 17 Year Old Phenomenon -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Shaun White Wins Gold at Pyeongchang -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Biggest Problems with the NBA All-Star Games -

Friday, February 16, 2018

History of Super Bowl -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Where would you take your date out on Valentine’s Day? -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Jeff Sessions’ History with Race Follows Him -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Crazy Trades During The NBA Trade Deadline -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

“Love, Simon” and representation on the Big Screen -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Contraceptive Coverage Rollback Endangers Women -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Rape Accusation Made Against Former “Voice” Star -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Should Confederate statues be taken down? -

Friday, February 2, 2018

John Aguilar: Ataque Rapido -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

“The Mini Show” -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

‘Coco’ captura corazones de todos -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

College Visits -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Viaje a Teotihuacán -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

R&B Comeback -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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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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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