December 17, 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

My Experience at the Women’s March

The second Women’s March took place on  Saturday, the 20th of January with thousands of men and women marching through the city. Marchers  arrived to the start at eleven thirty and the actual march began at around one o‘clock. What better place than the forward thinking city that is San Francisco; a place that encourages people to be different and to join movements or groups. It was my first time going to the Women’s March; I was very excited but at the same time I was feeling very anxious since I didn’t know what to expect. Not knowing beforehand  how…

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The Destructive Culture of Social Media

Social media: it’s become so popular that it’s extremely rare to find someone without an account on any social platform. Everyone uses it, and it has taken over our daily lives. As much as we all love scrolling through our endless feed and flexing for the ‘gram, social media has a lot of downsides: and it’s not just our parents scolding us about it. Real research has been done, showing that there are lots of signs of addiction. Harvard neuroscientists Diana Tamir and Jason Mitchell at Harvard performed a study where participants were put under an fMRI scanner, and were…

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Contraceptive Coverage Rollback Endangers Women

 Women’s reproductive rights were dealt a serious blow early this month. On October 6, The Trump administration issued a rule that gives any organization, business, or university the right to deny their employees contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While Trump has claimed that these actions were taken to protect the religious freedoms of employers, this is no more than an excuse being used in attempt to weaken the ACA and further his own anti-contraceptive agenda at the expense of the health and wellbeing of women across the country. Because of the Obama-era contraceptive coverage mandate, it was…

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Should Confederate statues be taken down?

A lot of people who would automatically answer the question with a firm no, without considering perspective of the opposing side. I believe that the Confederate statues should stand. The figures symbolize a horrendous part of our history, but it is there to remind that these things should never happen. A nation that remembers is a nation that is great. It gives us an opportunity to be able to actually see how far we have gone, how much we have evolved. It gives us a reason to stand for equality, for a chance to redeem ourselves. Recently, a surge of…

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Net Neutrality: Why It Definitely Should NOT Be Repealed

Net neutrality has been a hot topic in recent news, getting coverage from everyone from CNN to talk show host John Oliver. But what is it? There’s so much information (and misinformation) floating around about it, but many people haven’t even heard of it. Net neutrality is one of the most important things when it comes to surfing the internet and freedom in general. Net neutrality is basically the principle that keeps internet service providers (ISPs), companies like Verizon or Comcast, from treating data on the internet differently. This prevents them from purposely slowing down or blocking any particular site…

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Students: “Beware the Banality of a Busy Life”

As college decisions are coming out, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about what makes a worthy college applicant. Students seem to think that, the more you do, the better chance you have at getting into a top school. This mindset leads to an extremely busy schedule, unhealthy amounts of stress, and, in the end, perhaps an unsatisfactory result. This mindset is born from two of some of society’s most limiting beliefs: the idea that business leads to importance and that doing nothing is a waste of time. Since the start of the Industrial Revolution, and perhaps even before, humans…

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Trump’s New Executive Order Is Not Effective

All throughout his campaign trail, our president, Donald Trump has reminded us that our country needs to put forward some laws that will prevent the immigration of those who may have terrorist connections. Now, he has finally put some of his words to action. According to Trump’s original executive order, which was signed in January, citizens from Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Libya and Sudan were banned entry to the United States for 90 days. The order also suspended the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days and indefinitely banned refugees from Syria. While Executive Order 13769 was effective from…

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Uber Drives Itself Into a Corner

Uber is widely used and loved, and it is growing more popular day by day. But what exactly goes on behind the scenes? Is the company itself as welcoming and efficient as its programming? As confirmed by multiple former employees and inside sources, it most definitely is not. The most visible threat to the general public is probably the many dangerous incidents involving or caused by an Uber driver. In the past six months, there have been six deaths, 24 violent assaults, 35 sexual assaults and 37 drunk drivers reported worldwide. These numbers, however, mean nearly nothing when compared to…

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Not My Healthcare ― Introducing the American Health Care Act

Obamacare: the healthcare that failed the masses. The Affordable Care Act: the plan that gave millions access to healthcare. Although these are one and the same, many were quick to critique the flaws of Obamacare. Passed in 2010, the health care system got off to a rocky start. On the first day, merely six people were able to sign up through Healthcare.gov. Condemned to join because of the individual mandate, which required people to either sign up or pay a fee, many felt as though healthcare was just another monetary burden. Speaking of money and burdens, Obamacare was one of…

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Aviation Spotting is a Growing Hobby

People have always found my hobby to be unusual. I am not into cars, sports, nor music, but aviation. My dad was a pilot for ten years and that’s where my hobby sparked. From a young age I remember walking from the private aircraft terminal to my dad’s Cessna 172 or Piper Meridian. My parents still tell me how much I loved flying; however, I spent the majority of the flight sleeping. As I grew older I couldn’t unglue my eyes from the window the moment the engine was started. During middle school my dad joined a non-profit organization called…

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