November 21, 2017

Gordon Hayward Injured -

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Mrs. Tribuzi, Dance Teacher Extraordinaire -

Monday, October 30, 2017

theSkimm: The Millennial Generation of News -

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Cross Country Runs into the 2017 Season -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Should You Attend the Women’s Marches? -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Bearcats Blown Away by Chalk Fest -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The New Tardy Policy Pilot Is Over -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SMHS Chalk Fest is an Instant Successes -

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Chalk Fest is Shaping Up Well This Year -

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Boys Volleyball Season Comes to a Close -

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bearcat Chefs Compete in Nacho Contest -

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bearcat Invitational Track Meet a Huge Success -

Monday, May 8, 2017

Concert Band Prepares for Spring Concert -

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Students: “Beware the Banality of a Busy Life” -

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Roger Federer Proves he is the GOAT -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Coach John Tells Us About Boys Tennis -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Olaiha Fonua and His Friend Perform at Green Week -

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Eureka, We Built It! -

Thursday, April 20, 2017

International Week Celebrates Diversity -

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

International Week Shines -

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Chipotle Sued over its “300 Calorie” Chorizo Burrito

Chipotle is getting sued over a burrito. California customers were questioning why the Chorizo Burrito was advertised on the menu board for being only 300 calories, while other burritos were much higher in calories. The listed amount of 300 calories in Chipotle’s delicious Chorizo Burrito was too good to be true. The burrito consists of chorizo (a blend of spicy sausage, chicken, and pork), beans, cheese, rice and a tortilla. The real number of calories is about 1,050 calories, around three times the stated amount. The skepticism began when three customers in a Los Angeles Chipotle ordered the Chorizo Burrito….

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Chipotle Sued over its “300 Calorie” Chorizo Burrito

Chipotle is getting sued over a burrito. California customers were questioning why the Chorizo Burrito was advertised on the menu board for being only 300 calories, while other burritos were much higher in calories. The listed amount of 300 calories in Chipotle’s delicious Chorizo Burrito was too good to be true. The burrito consists of chorizo (a blend of spicy sausage, chicken, and pork), beans, cheese, rice and a tortilla. The real number of calories is about 1,050 calories, around three times the stated amount. The skepticism began when three customers in a Los Angeles Chipotle ordered the Chorizo Burrito….

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Foster City’s Japanese Restaurant Tokie’s May Close

Tokie’s, Foster City’s first Japanese restaurant, may be closing after 35 years of business. According to a notification posted on one of Tokie’s windows, the San Mateo-Foster City School District (SMFCSD) unanimously agreed on Nov. 3, 2016 to purchase a fourth elementary school in Foster City in Charter Square, where Tokie’s is currently located. This decision was made to address an anticipated increased enrollment at the district’s existing elementary schools in Foster City. The construction of a fourth elementary school may require excessive building ground, which, in turn, may cause the closure of numerous businesses, including Tokie’s. Tokie’s was opened…

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SMUHSD Explores Employee Housing

The cost of living in the Bay Area has increased throughout the last couple years, especially homes in San Mateo. The cost of housing in San Mateo is 38 percent higher than the average living cost in California, and is 249 percent higher than the national average, according to areavibes.com. When schools attempt to hire new staff, it becomes a difficult task due to the rising cost of housing. Beginning in September 2015, the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) has explored the idea of building housing for school employees. The San Mateo Community College District already has a…

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Video: 1,000 Students Join Protest

Student journalist Quinn Hughes captures the Nov. 15 walkout when 1,000 students from San Mateo, Aragon and Hillsdale high schools converged on San Mateo’s Central Park to protest Pressident-elect Donald Trump and promote love and understanding. For more on the protest see “Over 300 San Mateo students Walk Out.”

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Over 300 San Mateo Students Walk Out in Protest

Over 300 San Mateo High School students walked out of class after fifth period at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15 to protest results of the recent election and to promote unity and tolerance. Here are some of the images captured during the walkout.                            Photographs by Cindy Zhang and Zulma Canahui-Bajxac.

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Next Year’s Later Start Time

The San Mateo Union High School District is contemplating pushing school’s start time back 30 minutes for the 2017-2018 school year. This discussion is being led by superintendent Dr. Kevin Skelly. It’s well known that students face a lot of stress. Part of the problem is not enough sleep. Students work late into the night and wake up early in the morning for school. The district recognizes this, and plans to take action. “Research shows younger generations are more ‘night owls’ as opposed to getting up early,” said Dr. Skelly. Sleep is important to the development of the young mind…

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Bearcats Celebrate Spirit Week

During the first week of November, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4, San Mateo High celebrated Spirit Week. Spirit Week is one of the many times that bearcats can show off their spirit, as each day during that week was themed. Monday was Halloween, Tuesday was Tacky Tourist Day, Wednesday was Pajama Day, Thursday was Decades Day and Friday was the coveted Crazy Orange and Black Day. Spirit Week was also a competition between the classes to see which grade has the most spirit. The school measured this by counting the number of students in each class that dressed up…

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Eighth-Grade Shadows Visit San Mateo High School

Most of us here at San Mateo High remember what it was like to enter high school: the huge campus, the new people, the new expectations and the new responsibilities. Now, eighth-graders are shadowing at San Mateo, preparing to make the journey into Baby Bearcats. Shadowing at San Mateo works a little differently this year. Instead of having pairs of eighth-graders and ninth-graders, with the eighth-grader following the freshman around all day, now the experience is more like a tour. A group of eighth-graders all follow a set path with a few faculty members, and observe some classes in session….

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False Alarm Prompts Evacuation

Students and staff evacuated to the football field at approximately 11:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25 after a clogged air duct in the E Building set off a fire alarm, according to Principal Yvonne Shiu. Firefighters climbed onto the roof before deeming it a false alarm. Students exited the field to go to lunch at around 11:50 a.m., causing afternoon classes to be shortened by 16 minutes. UPDATE: The following day, Wednesday, Oct. 26, the same alarm sounded during second period, prompting another short evacuation. Safety guidelines require the school to evacuate when any fire alarm sounds, even if it is…

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