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

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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New Creative Writing Class at SMHS?

There is talk about starting a new Creative Writing and Speech class at San Mateo High School next year. The idea is not set in stone, but the class will be showcased at Course Preview Day Feb 5 to evaluate student interest. The class would be an elective in the English department and run in a workshop style. It would be a year-long class with the first semester focusing on creative writing and the second semester focusing on speech, according to Ms. Bluvstein, who proposed the class. In the first semester, students would read a lot of non-fiction literature, short…

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Interact Moving Playground to Eureka

Volunteers from the San Mateo High School Interact club will be building a playground in the Yurok Native American Reservation in Eureka, California this spring break. “The purpose of this project is to provide things that we take for granted, like playgrounds, to kids up on Indian reservations that don’t have access to these kinds of things,” said Interact co-president Sethmi Kachchakaduge, junior. “I think this trip is a big step for Interact. We’re building this playground to not only help the Yurok community, but also to unite our club towards a common goal,” said Lauren Hayat, junior, the other…

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