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

Pick the Best Courses

Course Preview Day, February 5, was a chance for students to learn more about classes they are interested in taking next year. Course Preview Day allowed students to learn about elective classes in every subject, including language, dance and AP classes. Students first met at their home tutorial in the morning, then went on to three sessions, each showcasing a different class of the student’s choice. Each session was 13 minutes. Below is a little advance information about a few of the courses on offer. San Mateo High School offers students the chance to learn a variety of different languages, including Spanish,…

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Coach Riley Re-Hired

After being told Nov. 19 that the Track and Field coaching position would be opened to all candidates, Edward Riley was re-hired as Head Coach on the last day before Winter Break. “He’s a highly-qualified track coach with a lot of experience. We are really excited to get the season going,” said Athletic Director Jeffrey Scheller about the re-hire. The posting of the position upset many athletes, past and present, who started a change.org petition which garnered more than 800 signatures and prompted a story in the December issue of the San Mateo Hi. In that story, we quoted an…

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What Does El Niño Precipitation Mean For California Drought?

  So, it’s raining. And for us Californians, not only is water falling from the sky, but hope about the end of the five-year, record-breaking drought falls with it. Two years ago, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a statewide drought emergency, which was followed by new conservation laws restricting water usage. And though the recent rain is good news, the laws won’t be lifted soon. Using satellite data, NASA scientists estimate that the drought has caused California’s rivers, creeks, snowpack and underground aquifers to be short 12 trillion gallons of water, reported the San Jose Mercury News. Most important is the…

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Sojourn To The Past

  A select group of juniors and seniors will be going to the deep South over spring break to learn about the Civil Rights movement. On Sojourn To The Past, students from throughout our district and beyond will experience the insane history and the rich culture of the deep South. “It is a great program that gives students the opportunity to experience history in real life,” says junior, Catalina O’Meany. They travel for ten days by bus through different cities and states including: Little Rock, Ark.; Memphis, Tenn.; Jackson, Miss.; Meridian, Miss.; Hattiesburg, Miss.; Birmingham, Ala.; and Selma, Ala. It…

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Bearcats Raise 106,000 Pounds in Canned Food Drive

About 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to sustain themselves, according to The World Food Program. Second Harvest Food Bank estimates that one in four people in the San Mateo and Santa Clara counties are suffering from hunger. There are even Bearcats who do not have enough to eat. That’s why we do whatever we can to help. Ever since the 1980’s, San Mateo High’s students have participated in the annual Canned Food Drive, showing so much spirit and enthusiasm for helping our community that we’ve even been in the Guinness Book of    World Records….

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Mysterious E Building Cats

Stray cats have been spotted on campus around the E building in the early mornings before school. They hide in a small vents near the weight room and health classes. No one knows where they come from or why they chose to come to San Mateo High, but they keep coming back. Mainly because they are finding food. “I’ve heard rumors that we have a rat problem, and the cats come back to eat the rats, but I’ve never seen one,” Said Alex Valenzuela, a 9th grader, when asked why he thinks the cats keep coming back. The cats have…

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Spirit Week at San Mateo High

From the week of Nov. 9 to Nov. 13, San Mateo High School was immersed in Spirit. Each day had a different theme, with Monday being Pajama Day, Tuesday Dapper Day, Thursday Sports Day and Friday Crazy Orange-and-Black Day. School was off on Wednesday, Nov. 11, due to Veterans Day. Each grade of students participated in a school-wide competition to win the most spirit points, which were earned by how well they decorated their Spirit Hall and by the number of students who dressed up with the theme each day. The week kicked off with Spirit Hall, where each class…

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Our Fabulous Hardworking Bearcat Staff

Amazing members of our Bearcat staff, dress up on Friday the 30th to bring the Halloween spirit to all our fabulous students.

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Dressing For Spirit Week

Make sure to participate in spirit week this week! Monday, pajama day, Tuesday, dapper day, Thursday, sports, and Friday, crazy orange and black.

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Gender Neutral GRID Debuts at San Mateo

For the first time at San Mateo High School, the GRID Court to be announced Saturday night will be gender neutral. Increasingly popular in the U.S., gender neutral homecoming courts do not differentiate between boys and girls, but ask students to vote without considering gender. Seventeen nominees—ten boys and seven girls—were chosen by the senior class and the entire student body selected eight winners. These top eight vote-getters will all be announced as this year’s GRID Royalty, with no special recognition for those who receive the most votes. “They all win,” said Sophia Jaro, junior and a member of the…

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