November 21, 2017

Gordon Hayward Injured -

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Mrs. Tribuzi, Dance Teacher Extraordinaire -

Monday, October 30, 2017

theSkimm: The Millennial Generation of News -

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Cross Country Runs into the 2017 Season -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Should You Attend the Women’s Marches? -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Bearcats Blown Away by Chalk Fest -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The New Tardy Policy Pilot Is Over -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SMHS Chalk Fest is an Instant Successes -

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Chalk Fest is Shaping Up Well This Year -

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Boys Volleyball Season Comes to a Close -

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bearcat Chefs Compete in Nacho Contest -

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bearcat Invitational Track Meet a Huge Success -

Monday, May 8, 2017

Concert Band Prepares for Spring Concert -

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Students: “Beware the Banality of a Busy Life” -

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Roger Federer Proves he is the GOAT -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Coach John Tells Us About Boys Tennis -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Olaiha Fonua and His Friend Perform at Green Week -

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Eureka, We Built It! -

Thursday, April 20, 2017

International Week Celebrates Diversity -

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

International Week Shines -

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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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Bearcat Programmers Hack Education

While most of us were sleeping in, several Bearcats were coding during the wee hours of Saturday and Sunday morning this past weekend at HackingEDU, a local hackathon. “A friend of mine is an excellent programmer, coder and hacker,” said Alex Sung, junior, who attended. “He’s so into coding so I thought maybe I could give coding a try and experience new things.” Referring to organized gatherings where programmers code under a time constraint, hackathons have grown in popularity as places for programmers of all levels. “The experience, the learning and definitely the ability to meet such talented people are…

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California Drought

We are entering the fourth year of this California drought. This drought is on track to be one of the worse in our state’s history. This drought is causing great harm to our environment and farmers, ranchers and farm workers. This is also harming our water supplies greatly. Animals and fish that depend on these water supplies are affected too. Our state government has taken control of the situation. The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the U.S Bureau of Reclamation have joined up with the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) to form a Real-Time Drought Operations…

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Fall is here!

Christopher Napoles (9) Favorite part of fall?: My favorite part about fall is Halloween. What do you do on Halloween?: I sometimes go trick-or-treating. Trick or treat?: Trick, for sure. Any traditions in the fall?: I play football with my friends and go to my friend’s house for the holidays. Jose Ontiveros (10) Fave part of fall?: My favorite part about fall is that my birthday will be turnt. What do you do on Halloween?: This year I’m going trick-or-treating or to homecoming this year. Trick or treat?: I’m not sure. Any traditions in fall?: I don’t have any family…

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Nice Work If You Can Get It: Winter Musical Auditions

    Dominique DeFelice (left) and Cal Dooley (right), both juniors, practice their songs for the winter musical auditions. The winter musical, Nice Work If You Can Get It, held auditions from Oct. 26 to Oct. 30. The musical, which will be performed next semester from Jan. 29 to Feb. 6, 2016, is about a happy, go-lucky millionaire who collides with a sassy bootlegger on the eve of his wedding.  

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