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

Two Mateo Students Hit Biking to School

Over the span of two days, two San Mateo High School students were hit by cars while riding their bikes to school in the morning. The first biker was hit near the intersection of East Third Avenue and South Norfolk Street on Wednesday, Oct. 19, according to School Resource Officer Mike Nguyen. The second student was hit near the intersection of East Poplar Avenue and North El Dorado Street the day after, on Thursday, Oct. 20, at approximately 7:56 a.m. Both were hit by adults. Neither student was wearing a helmet. Although both students have complained of pain, they are…

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Limited Homework for a Fremont School

When many students think about school, the pressure of homework, tests, college applications and sports come to mind. Students these days are more stressed out than ever before, but that may soon start to change. More and more schools are adopting a strategy enacted by a high school in Fremont, which involves limiting homework to 20 minutes per class per weeknight and none on the weekends. Irvington High School (IHS) in Fremont surveyed two-thirds of its 2,100 students last spring, and found that around 54 percent of students showed symptoms of depression and up to 80 percent of students showed…

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Mateo by the Numbers

Graphic by Ellen Zhu. San Mateo High School has seen an unprecedented amount of freshmen this year, with the Class of 2020 at 443 students. Here’s a cool infographic by Ellen Zhu with a quick summary of San Mateo’s statistics, including ethnicity, population and our student-to-teacher ratio.

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Joining a Club; Useful or Useless?

San Mateo High School has a plethora of clubs that students with a variety of interests can join, ranging from clubs like the Rubik’s Cube Club to the Green Team. The Club Fair, held in the Quad on Sept. 21, showcased the many interests of the Bearcat community, and gave students the chance to peruse the many clubs and join the ones that interest them the most. But what is the point of joining a club? Having such a wide variety of clubs is,“pretty cool!” said Carlos Ortiz, freshman and a member of the Photography Club. “They bring out everyone’s…

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Millbrae Teacher Accused of Lewd Conduct

A Millbrae middle school teacher who was charged with two counts of lewd acts with a minor last month is set to appear in court on Oct. 12 for preliminary hearings, according to the San Mateo Daily Journal. Heather Butts, an English and drama teacher at Taylor Middle School, has been accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old girl, who was Butts’s former student. The relationship allegedly began while the girl was in middle school and continued after the girl started at Mills High School. On Aug. 15, the San Bruno Police Department were notified of an adult…

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Meet the Freshman Class Council

Eight baby bearcats just joined the ranks of San Mateo leadership after being elected as the 2016-2017 Freshman Class Council on Wednesday, Sept. 14. President Alison Hagen, who attended Borel Middle School, hopes to help bring the large freshman class together. “My main goal is to create a community for the Class of 2020 where freshmen feel safe and happy, and can make new friends and memories that will last through all of high school,”  said Allison. “I want the freshmen to love their school and their fellow peers and not be afraid to show it!” But with over 440…

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Computers Reach Groundbreaking Numbers

With just 78 primitive computers in 1998, San Mateo High School has since amassed more than 1600 state-of-the-art computers, more than 20 times what the school started with. Keeping these computers up and running is up to Carlo Montisano, who runs the Information Technology department here at SMHS. In 1998, Digital High School brought 78 computers to San Mateo High as a result of actions taken by a California senator. Dealing with these computers was “horrible,” according to Mr. Montisano. The computers ran on Windows 95, a virus-prone, sluggish software that made them very difficult to maintain and keep in…

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Freshman Hit Historic Number

  San Mateo High School’s largest freshman class ever is not only historic, it’s proof that the school is one of the most sought after in the district. It’s already the biggest school in the area, and, according to Principal Yvonne Shiu, students are attracted to SMHS because it is constantly improving, and can accommodate the growing community that lives in the area. While the overall student population has risen nearly 40% in the past decade, from 1,200 to 1,670 students, this year’s freshman class makes up nearly 26% of the student body. At 436 students, the class of 2020…

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San Mateo National Merit Semifinalists Announced

Seven seniors from San Mateo High School were recently announced as semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship competition. Around 1.6 million high school juniors across the country entered the competition by taking the PSAT last October, and of these students, approximately 16,000 were chosen as semifinalists. San Mateo’s seven semifinalists—seniors Maggie Dong, Kevin Fang, Andy Feng, Angela Liu, Emanuel Rew, Cindy Zhang and Rachel Zheng—are part of a group that scored in the top one percent on the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) as juniors last October. Semifinalists in the competition will continue to compete for one of the 7,500 offered…

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Bagels and smiles at Senior Sunrise

Senior Vikki Krysov holds a tray of bagels at Senior Sunrise, which took place this Friday, Aug. 26 in the early morning before school officially started. All seniors were treated to a delicious breakfast and encouraged to share time with friends watching the (cloudy and mostly hidden) sunrise on the football field.

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