May 26, 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

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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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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