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

Coming Out Day Excites Many

More than 30 students participated in Coming Out Day on Friday, Oct. 14, revealing things from their sexuality to their politics to their ongoing battles with mental illnesses. With cheerleaders rooting for them every step of the way, the event attracted a large crowd very quickly. Dominic Harge, Madeleine Seidman and Pacita Del Balso, all sophomores and members of GSA (Gay Straight Alliance), took turns following the people who came out, holding up a whiteboard with that person’s details for the onlookers to see. “I had a lot of energy inside of me,” said John Elvir, freshman, who decided to…

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Visiting the Circle Show

There’s a lot of commotion in the gallery of the M Building, where art students opened The Circle Show Oct. 12.. The theme was inspired by last year’s yearbook cover when Ms. Elizabeth Yapp, one of the art teachers, collected the cardboard disks that were cut out from the cover of the yearbook for her students to paint on.  Some students from the Advanced Art and Drawing, Beginning Art and Drawing, 3D Art, Digital Photography and Art and Multimedia classes used the recycled disks and others didn’t, but all kept with the circle theme. Many students who visited have commented…

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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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