July 22, 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

Senior Ditch Day Upsets Admin

By Breana Picchi More than half of the senior class took a unapproved “Senior Ditch Day” on April 11, and administrators are considering what to do about it. In lieu of an unapproved Senior Ditch Day, SMHS offers “Senior Activity Day” to allow seniors to skip their classes, enjoy music and activities, and hang out in a safe and supervised environment, said Principal Yvonne Shiu and Student Services Secretary Ms. Cervantes. The purpose of SAD is to keep kids from going out and putting themselves in danger. “I’m extremely disappointed in the senior class. The last thing I would want…

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Green Week is here!

Make sure to come out during the quad during lunch this week to catch all the events that support a more green environment.  

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San Mateo elects leaders

San Mateo is not only known for it’s top-notch biotechnology program, it’s amazing musicals and performing arts program, but also it’s great student leadership. “I love the leadership here at San Mateo High,” said Ms. Cowey. “I love how the students have a genuine interest for the school and i love their spirit.” On the week of March 4, Students running for class councils and ASB, got to school at 6:30 and decorated the halls with colorful posters and clever slogans. Luggage tags were hanging from almost every backpack on campus and all the candidates campaigned hard for their spot…

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Seniors take over the day

Seventy seniors will be taking the roles of teachers during Senior Takeover Day on Monday, March 14. On this day, seniors, solo or in pairs, will run the school, teaching their fellow peers in the subject class they take over. They even need to dress up like the teacher that they overrun, literally stepping into their shoes. Students around campus will have interesting classes that day lead by the seniors they see around school. Event organizers Chelsea Young and Kyle Tan of the Senior Class Council say, “They don’t just get to do whatever they want with the classes. They…

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First Cheer Team Ever Goes to Nationals

After an eight-month-long season, San Mateo Cheer has unfortunately come to an end for this year. The San Mateo Cheer Team has been a part of everyone’s lives. Whether you see them cheering  on our Football or Basketball teams, whether you see them walking around dressed in all orange and black on fridays, or you are one of them you have been impacted by the energy and spirit of our cheer team. This year was an especially incredible year for our cheer team. They started off to a bit of a rough start with the previous coach they all loved…

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JSA is Resurrected

San Mateo has a new club opportunity on campus. Although we previously offered a JSA club, it died out due to a lack of leadership. Now a leader has been found in Ryan Legault, junior, who, with the help of Ms. Kalinski, decided to resurrect the club. “Both Ms. Kalinski and I wanted there to be a club where students could come and express their ideas on current political and social issues. I think it’s interesting to listen to what other students have to say, especially when there are differing points of view,” said Legault. The Junior Statesmen of America,…

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MateoMatics—Take Two

The San Mateo High School Math Team will be hosting their 2nd annual MateoMatics middle school math competition on Friday, March 4. If you want to volunteer, or if you want to learn more about MateoMatics, visit the SMHS Math Team website!    

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Journalism Class Chosen by PBS

San Mateo High School’s Journalism program has been chosen by PBS as a Student Reporting Lab. This means our students will make short news videos with PBS’ guidance, and if they like what we produce, they’ll air it on national television to an audience of half a million plus viewers. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our students and a great honor for our school,” said Journalism teacher Ms. Fergusson. “I’m excited to see what the future holds for Journalism at SMHS.” One hundred high schools across the nation participate in the Student Reporting Labs program. Drawn by the quality of this journalism website, www.thebearcat.net, PBS…

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Mock Trial Takes North County

San Mateo High School’s Mock Trial team took first place in North County Tuesday night. Led by co-captains Janani Krishnan-Jha, senior, and Chitra Kulkarni, junior, the 20-student team narrowly edged out Mills High School for the top spot. Both teams will advance to the semi-finals Feb. 23 to face the top two teams from South County. “This is the Dream Team!” wrote attorney Kristin Coleman after getting the scores at 11 p.m. Tuesday night. Ms. Coleman, who works in the District Attorney’s office, is one of three local attorneys who donate their time coaching San Mateo on how to win…

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Cheer Coach Excited for Future of Team

It’s official! Our very own lady bearcats will be participating in  Jamz Nationals for the very first time. Our cheer team will be competing against the very best in the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas on the last weekend in February. The cheerleaders have been religiously practicing their nationals routine and are constantly adding new crazy stunts to their performance. They have been performing their routine at basketball games in order to be perfect and polished at nationals. As most of you may know, our cheerleaders have just completed at their very first competition, Jam Slam City at the Cow…

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