July 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

New Habitable Planets Discovered by NASA

New planets have been discovered and are about 39 light years away from Earth. But these newly-discovered planets aren’t just normal planets. People might be able to live on them. That’s right, on February 22, 2017, NASA discovered not just one, but three planets, which can be used as another place in which people can live in. This amazing discovery made many people happy and hope that maybe one day it will be the human civilization’s second home, or in any case, our new home. The reason why these chain of planets’ living condition is so amazing for an average…

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You are invited: SMHS March Student Art Show

After a successful District-wide art show in both January and February, the San Mateo High School Art Department will be hosting a Student Art Show from March 16-31 at the SMHS Art Gallery located at the M Building. The opening reception on March 16th, 6:30-8:30p.m which will include amazing art created by our fellow SMHS Bearcats, but there will also include refreshments and entertainment by SMHS music students. There will be artwork exhibited at the event will be by the SMHS visual art classes which include Art and Multimedia, Digital Photography, and Drawing. Did you know that there is a…

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Congresswoman Jackie Speier Holds a Town Hall Meeting

[By: Cindy Yan and Sydnee Tan] On Feb. 10, Congresswoman Jackie Speier held a Town Hall meeting in the San Mateo Performing Arts Center. She briefly introduced herself, talking about her past political campaigns and affiliations. She also mentioned multiple events in her personal life that thoroughly convinced her to never give up, including incidents involving her past failures and shortcomings. Throughout the entire meeting, she emphasized the importance of younger generations participating in government-related activities, especially in protests and internships. Congresswoman Speier began the meeting by talking about her early years. Raised in Burlingame, young Speier attended Mercy High…

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New PBS Video Features Abhaya Krishnan-Jha

San Mateo Journalists produced their fourth video for PBS this month, focusing on student Abhaya Krishnan-Jha and the experience of children of immigrants who blend two worlds. Produced by Editor Ariel Seidman, Camerapersons Nic Wratten and Cindy Zhang, and Sound Engineer Angie Neta, the two-minute video won pride of place on the “New Americans” site, appearing first in the upper left corner. You can watch it here: https://srlnewamericans.tumblr.com/ New Americans features short videos on the theme of immigration produced by high school journalists from across the nation. We’re grateful to PBS for supporting student journalists this way, giving them a very public voice and the tools they…

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Dancin’ in New York

For many, it’s easy to view New York City and the successes of those who’ve made it there as beyond our grasp. When the buildings scrape the sky, rivaled only by the level of talent, it can seem daunting to even begin to take on that impossible dream of success in the city. However, the Big Apple and the artists who work there welcomed us with open arms, and proved to us that with a little hard work, anything is possible. Contrary to popular belief, the biennial SMHS Dance Trip to New York is not a vacation. In fact, it’s…

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Oroville Dam Crisis Continues to Worry Residents

Rain may be essential for California to end the five-year-long drought, but what happens if there is too much rain? In Oroville, California, the local dam is not agreeing to the continuous downpour. On Feb. 7, the dam’s main spillway, used for overflow, was damaged and the emergency spillway had to be operated as an alternative. Unfortunately, the emergency spillway didn’t fix the situation. As time went on, the dam began overflowing into the river below, causing chunks of earth to erode and risk the safety of the dam and the city of Oroville. The overflowing water continued to pour…

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Mock Trial Takes Bronze

San Mateo High has a lot of teams that are all very successful in their own right, but our very own Mock Trial team has been really raising the bar this year. During the last months of the calendar year, the Mock Trial team prepares to try a fictional case written by the Constitutional Rights Foundation. Beginning in January, teams from all over California’s northern district face off in real courtrooms. Competition is fierce, and only the best of 16 teams come out on top. This year San Mateo’s Mock Trial team won third place overall in San Mateo County,…

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Bearcats Rally for Education

Teachers and public education supporters rallied nationwide in response to policies proposed by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, who was confirmed by the Senate, 51-50, on Tuesday, Feb. 7 with Vice President Mike Pence’s tie-breaking vote — believed to be the first time that a vice president has needed to break a tie for a cabinet nominee. Numerous students, teachers and staff of SMHS gathered at the entrance of campus at 7:30 on Jan. 19 for the National Day of Action. The protest was for the push toward racial and religious equality in public school systems, including public universities. It…

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Up Beet for Health Week

Health Week, from Tuesday, Feb. 21 to Friday, Feb. 24, will be a blast. Tuesday’s theme is mental health; there will be free stress balls and students can pop balloons with messages. Wednesday’s theme is physical health and a taekwondo instructor will come during lunch. Thursday’s theme is emotional health, and there will be a food market, a watermelon-eating contest and Olaiha’s band on the Spirit Lawn. Friday’s theme is spiritual health and Mr. Moreno will lead Zumba. Go out and get healthy, bearcats!

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Does Nutella Cause Cancer? Say it isn’t So

That sweet, smooth chocolate and hazelnut spread that you put on your toast for breakfast may not seem as appetizing anymore. Nutella has become a controversial health concern due to its key ingredient, palm oil, which is thought to cause cancer. Palm oil is made from a fruit that is grown on African oil palm trees and is an edible vegetable oil. While palm oil is used popularly for the replacement of trans fats, it is usually found in foods that are not recommended for frequent consumption and are highly saturated with fat. According to the American Heart Association, consuming…

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