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

SMHS Reaches 105,000 LBS in 2016 Canned Food Drive

Every holiday season, San Mateo High holds one of the largest Canned Food Drives in the nation. The 2016 drive took place from November 10 to November 28 and the goal was to collect 100,000 pounds. This year, SMHS raised 104,369 pounds, beating the goal. Every year, tutorial classes compete for which class can raise the largest amount of pounds. This year, Ms. Moore’s tutorial took first place, with a total of 6106.19 pounds. In second place, Ms. Pappas with a total of 4887.26 pounds. Mr. Ikeda was third place, with 4597.55 pounds. Fourth place was Mr. Pirie, with 4507.38…

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Mike Masterson Passes Away from Cancer

San Mateo School Plant Operations Employee Michael Masterson, who went by “Mike,” passed away from cancer in November. “Mike was a truly positive, kind and thoughtful member of the bearcat family. Every time I saw him over the last five years, he always greeted me with a smile and asked, ‘How can I help you, young lady?’” said Harini Krishnan, a SMHS parent and co-president of the San Mateo High School Foundation. “He was always willing to help with any task at hand. The last time I saw him, he had mentioned that he was taking time off to get…

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Bearcats Organize San Mateo’s First High School Hackathon

The first hackathon for San Mateo high schoolers will take place in January 2017. A diverse set of approximately 200 students — all of different skill levels — will congregate in the headquarters of tech company Informatica, located in Redwood City, on Saturday, Jan. 14 and Sunday, Jan. 15 to participate in a 24-hour hacking marathon. A hackathon is any event where hackers get together to build or create something based on a task or theme relating to the event. This particular hacking marathon will consist of teams of four, and, according to their official website, www.smhacks.com, everyone will be…

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Bearcat Alum Victim in Oakland Fire

A fire that ravaged an Oakland warehouse on Friday, Dec. 2 claimed 36 lives, including a former bearcat’s. Jennifer Morris, who went by Jenny, grew up in Foster City and graduated from San Mateo High School in 2013. On Friday night, Morris, who was a 21-year-old junior at UC Berkeley, headed to an electronic-music concert hosted in the warehouse, which is known as the “Ghost Ship.” Music was a big part of Morris’s life. She was part of the SMHS choir, led by Mr. Shawn Reifschneider. “Jenny had a sweet elegance to her. Jenny was the type of person that…

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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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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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