June 22, 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

Hill Bashes Board

(Photo Credit: the Redwood City Website) Strained relations between the San Mateo Union High School District Board of Trustees and the community have prompted State Senator Jerry Hill to call for a civil grand jury investigation of the board’s actions. “The lack of transparency and the disdainful attitude of some board members have eroded the public trust in this district.” “The lack of transparency and the disdainful attitude of some board members have eroded the public trust in this district,” Hill said at a board meeting on Jan. 15. The board has been grappling with two issues: the location of…

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Ready for Urinetown?

Is SMHS Drama really performing a musical about pee? Come find out at Urinetown! Starring Ateliano Nafauhu as protagonist Bobby Strong and Maggie Ek as ingénue Hope Cladwell, the winter musical is a comedy that will bring the audience to tears of laughter while satirizing social irresponsibility, corporate mismanagement, and musical theatre itself. Set in a nightmarish future in which a 20-year drought has caused a terrible water shortage, the story begins with Officer Lockstock and Little Sally, played by Mark Shehayed and Paige Stoveland respectively, explaining the situation to the audience. Private toilets are an unthinkable waste of water,…

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Pillar Collapses in Plaza Near SMHS

As students rushed to school this morning, Tuesday January 13, the traffic was especially backed up near the intersection of Delaware Street and Peninsula Avenue. Firetrucks, police cars, and ambulances were all on the scene to deal with the partial collapse of a pillar in the plaza nearby San Mateo High School. A car in the parking lot rammed into the pillar, causing the foundation of the structure to collapse. The plaza, which is located at the intersection of Delaware Street and Peninsula Avenue, is home to student favorites such as Starbucks and Wingstop.  

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New Clubs At SMHS

Bored during lunch, or have nothing to do afterschool? San Mateo High School is praised for having many clubs that fit most of the students’ tastes. From clubs that help students find community service opportunities, to clubs that teach you about new things that you never knew before, SMHS will have at least one club that you would want to join. This year, two new clubs joined San Mateo High School. The first one is HBV club. HBV (full name: Hepatitis B Virus) is the irritation and swelling of the liver due to infection with the HBV virus. Co-presidents Nicole…

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Superintendent Will Resign

Scott Laurence, Superintendent of the San Mateo Union High School District, has officially announced that he is resigning at the end of the 2014-2015 school year. His last official day will be on June 30, 2015. Mr. Laurence, who lives 60 miles away from the district office near Gilroy, cites his long daily commute as the major reason for his resignation. Since the economy has improved over the last few years, Mr. Laurence has found that he now spends, on average, over four hours daily driving back and forth from work. “The strain of the distance on me and my…

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Chromebooks At SMHS

Technology at San Mateo High School has grown with the introduction of Chromebooks, among other devices, to multiple classes. A district-wide pilot program has given teachers the opportunity to easily let their students use Chromebooks. Teachers may apply for whatever reason they see fit, and receive these Chromebooks in their classroom. While this still remains an experiment, many may be considering the possibility of purchasing Chromebooks for their own classrooms.  Along with these Chromebooks, there are other things like iPads or regular laptops other teachers may also want to think about. These devices may be useful for many different things…

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We Froze Out Hunger!

With over 200,000 pounds of food collected, San Mateo’s annual world-famous, record-breaking Canned Food Drive has finished successfully. This year’s drive was Frozen themed, with the slogan “Freeze out Hunger: All People are Worth Donating For”. For two weeks this year from November 14 to December 1, San Mateo students stood outside grocery stores and supermarkets from Burlingame to Palo Alto, collecting food and monetary donations. Contributions could also be made online at smhscfd.com. The food and money are donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank and Samaritan House, who provide to all of the needy families throughout San Mateo…

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Police Arrest Suspect

Police arrested a San Francisco man on Friday, Nov. 14, in connection with reports of harassment of SMHS students and teachers. A second perpetrator of street harassment is still at large. The San Mateo Police Department issued a press release about the arrest that day. “In response to the three reports this week of a suspicious person in the area of San Mateo High School, SMPD conducted a plain clothes operation in and around the school campus today in order to ensure the safety of the faculty and students, as well as an attempt to locate the suspect. At approximately…

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New Water Filters

Only 13% of 29 billion bottles of water end up in the recycling stream. In 2005, it was estimated that around two million tons of water bottles end in landfill. Plastic bottles take centuries to decompose and if they are incinerated, toxic byproducts (chlorine gas and ash containing heavy metals) are released into the atmosphere. In order to stop this demise, San Mateo High School installed two water filters on the second floor of the A building. Refilling and reusing water bottles is better for the earth and YOU. The Natural Resources Defense Council conducted a four-year study of the…

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Appreciating Our Bus Drivers

We celebrated Bus Driver Appreciation last week in honor of all the hard working bus drivers that we entrust our lives to everyday.  Little is thought about the people sitting in the drivers seat, welcoming you on to the bus everyday. Last week, they were given the appreciation they deserved, or were they? Most people have never heard of this small celebration given to these bus drivers once a year. While many may simply consider this a useless holiday meant to make bus drivers feel better, it is something that people should recognize. Our bus drivers faithfully get their job…

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