December 17, 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

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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Goodbye Schoolloop, Hello Canvas

For the next school year, 2017 to 2018, San Mateo High will switch from using Schoolloop to Canvas by Instructure. Canvas, which was launched in 2008, is an open online education platform used by over 2,000 schools around the country. Similar to Schoolloop, Canvas is a way for students to track their different courses and grades. Since the switch is very knew to teachers at SMHS, most staff are unfamiliar with the new platform. Ms.Shiu, Principal, is aware of the switch but has not had previous experience using Canvas. “It was more of a district decision,” says Ms.Shiu. “Dominic Bigue…

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San Mateo Goes on Lockdown

A verbal confrontation near San Mateo High School put the school in a brief lockdown and secure campus action on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The San Mateo Police Department (SMPD) received a secondhand report of a male with a gun at the corner of East Poplar Avenue and Delaware Street at 8:06 a.m. on Tuesday. Police responded and alerted School Resource Officer Mike Nguyen to the situation. At 8:24 a.m., Nguyen relayed the message to school administration, sending the campus into lockdown. “It was pretty fast; we went into lockdown within a few minutes,” said Assistant Principal Adam Gelb, who said…

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8th Graders Take Geometry at SMHS

A few select 8th graders are raising the bar for what is considered “middle school level” math classes. There is a new program this year at SMHS, where 8th graders are eligible to take geometry courses during the 6th period of the school day. Two in particular are from Bayside STEM academy. “They are all older than us, but It’s not that different from being in a middle school class.” says Randy Liu. Although San Mateo High is a drastic change in atmosphere from a regular middle school, the 8th graders still fit in with their high school peers. Although…

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New Mental Health Counselors Join Bearcat Stafulty

                “This is a new system so the program is still adjusting, however it has taken off successfully and many students are coming in to see the counselors,” said Principal Yvonne Shiu. Before this year, the School Safety Advocate was available, but  it was up to the student to go to  her. This new system ensures that every student receives help whether they approach a counselor directly or a teacher or parent refers them.. Our new counselors are a resource for all student, especially for those who do not have access to help…

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