May 24, 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

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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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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