September 25, 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

Women’s March: Global Movement Close to Home

The Women’s March on Washington was the largest single day of protest in U.S. history, with somewhere between 3.3 and 4.6 million gathering in cities across the nation on Jan. 21 to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump the day before, according to the Independent. Many students from San Mateo High went to the marches in the Bay Area. Hayley Schaumkel, Sophomore, attended the march in San Francisco. “I was so happy to be there,” said Hayley. “I felt very inspired by everyone around me. Most of these people were there to show support and love to people. San…

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FLL Airport Shooting Shocks Nation

Ever since 9/11, airport security has become a huge concern. TSA agents must scan every item of baggage and every passenger to check for weapons or explosives without missing a single thing; weapons are only acceptable when a passenger checks the luggage containing it. This is clearly one of our nation’s faults, as shown by  the horrific shooting in Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 7. After arriving into FLL (Fort Lauderdale’s airport), Esteban Santiago went to pick up his only luggage—a checked bag containing a 9mm handgun. Suddenly, without any warning, the handgun was taken out of its case and was…

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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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