May 26, 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

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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Professional videographer comes to Programming Club

A professional videographer came to the Media Lab on Wednesday to film San Mateo High School’s Programming Club, which is also affiliated with Hack Club. The club, led by senior Samuel Escapa, is being featured on an international website devoted to spotlighting various clubs. From left to right, Selynna Sun, Zach Latta, Vince de Ramos (senior) and Annie Zhang (senior) are being filmed while discussing programming projects.

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PBS Publishes “Hacking Brogrammers”

As high school freshmen, these San Mateo High School students felt intimidated when they went to Programming Club and found themselves surrounded by 37 boys. So they started a club of their own. National journalism and media organization PBS published “Hacking Brogrammers,” a video produced by San Mateo High School’s award-winning journalism program, this past Tuesday, May 10, on their website. The video, about the gender gap in Silicon Valley and the world of technology, was created in collaboration with PBS after the San Mateo High School journalism program was chosen as one of PBS’s Student Reporting Labs earlier this…

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Bearcats Go Green

Green Week has joined the ranks of themed weeks like International and Health Week at San Mateo High, but what is Green Week? “Green Week is a week dedicated to raising awareness for the environment and the little things students can go to help,” said Ms.Cowey, the leadership advisor. “Throughout the week there are little activities designated to educate the students about the ecological problems going on in today’s world.” “Green Week is actually one of my favorite weeks at San Mateo,” said Tiger Paik, the Health and Beauty Commissioner, “I love all the activities going on and I feel…

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SMUHSD Planning Relocations

Peninsula, Design Tech High Schools to be Moved, District Office Expansion and Possible Employee Housing at Crestmoor Major changes are coming to the San Mateo Union High School District, which has unveiled plans involving the relocations of Peninsula High School and Design Tech High School,  the expansion of the district office and a proposal to construct housing for district employees.  Tech giant Oracle will house Design Tech High School (d.tech) starting in fall 2017. Currently at 1800 Rollins Road in Burlingame, d.tech will be moving to Oracle’s Redwood City campus. (See our related coverage on Design Tech High) New Plans for…

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Design Tech Moving to Oracle

Oracle is planning to build a brand new building that is going to house Design Tech High School. The founder of Oracle, Larry Ellison, came up with the idea of having the school on Oracle’s headquarters in Redwood Shores, Redwood City. The building will be a two-story, 64,000 square foot building with a 35-space parking lot and a 24-space drop off area. Design Tech High School (d.tech) first launched in August 2014. The school is currently located in Burlingame, after a short stretch in Millbrae. The new location will be home to 30 faculty and over 550 students starting in…

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UPDATE: Senior Activity Day Halved After 200 Seniors Ditch

Senior Activity Day 2014

Senior Activity Day will be cut in half in response to Senior Ditch Day, the leadership class learned Monday. Requests for extra graduation tickets will also be processed first for those present on Monday, April 11, when almost two-thirds of the senior class was absent. Ticket requests from those that were absent will be reviewed after. On the Monday following prom, 214 of the 357 seniors—around 60 percent—were absent on an unsanctioned Senior Ditch Day. “I’m extremely disappointed in the senior class,” said Principal Yvonne Shiu in an interview with the Hi. Senior Activity Day is held with the sole…

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Girl Up and UNICEF Host Movie Night

SMHS Girl Up Club and UNICEF are teaming up to fight for women’s rights in third world countries. The two clubs will be hosting a movie night together on April 22 in the MPR of the M building. He Named Me Malala is the movie of choice, and plenty of food and snacks will be available for purchase at the showing. Admittance is free, though! All you have to do is show up at the door and bring a little cash for pizza, beverages and candy. A lot of seating will be available, but there will also be space on…

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District to Dismiss Librarians

Fewer librarians will work in our six-school district after a split vote at February’s Board meeting to cut staff. Board member Marc Friedman abstained and Greg Land voted against the resolution to cut 1.5 librarian positions overall. “It’s a decision made to utilize our resources better, and recognize the realities that we’re dealing with in terms of staffing,” Superintendent Dr. Kevin Skelly said in an interview with the Hi. Though the library used to be people’s main source of information, students now rely on their phones and other technology for guidance. As a result, the district wishes to make better…

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