October 21, 2019

Bearcats Strike for Climate -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A Personal Account On Vaping -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Girls Water Polo Resumes Winning Ways -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Running into the 2019 season -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

How Media Affects The Mind -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Matilda Provides Hope -

Monday, October 14, 2019

Mock Trial: Murder Trials, New Captains, and Autonomous Vehicle Accidents -

Monday, October 14, 2019

SMHS Starts the Year Cellphone Free -

Monday, October 14, 2019

SMHS’ Boomwhacker Club -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Questioning the Ethics of Unconventional Childbearing -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Don’t Blame Video Games -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Why Disney Won’t Stop Remaking Movies -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Versatility of Virtual Reality -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Pondering Yondr -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Mr. Shea: The Meme King -

Thursday, October 3, 2019

#AHistoryofBadBoycotts -

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Increased Regulation is Necessary for Homeschooling -

Thursday, August 29, 2019

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

The Homeless Period

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=57&v=egDmmfKj7Zs

Uh-oh, it’s that time of the month again. Time to find your stash of chocolate, netflix password, heating packs, tubs of ice-cream, and of course your pads and tampons. Sounds like the perfect period. But, that is a long list of items to deem as convenience. Imagine a life without any of those. Yes, a life without ANY of those; including tampons and pads. Believe it or not, there are women that go through the struggle of keeping their menstruation within budget and end up depending on unhygienic sanitation methods, such as cloth. Most of us have grown up in…

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Ellen Pao: New Feminist Icon in Silicon Valley

Ellen Pao, a former junior partner at the venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, lost her gender discrimination lawsuit on April 27. Pao had alleged that the firm had discriminated against her because of her gender, and she seeked 16 million dollars in damage. The definition of discrimination has changed drastically in the past couple years, as it went from having to be based around serious sexual harassment cases to being centered around unequal treatment of different genders.   Her case had sparked many controversial arguments over the definition of gender discrimination. Some claimed that she had made a…

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Fiber Competition Rises

When Google Fiber was announced several years ago, it was unopposed and ready to gain the support of countless U.S. citizens eager to experience faster internet speeds. Now, competition has finally arrived for Google Fiber, allowing fiber internet to gain the momentum it lost while Google took its time. Both Comcast and AT&T have announced their own competitors to Google’s fiber service, called Gigabit Pro and GigaPower respectively. This means that fiber internet may appear in new areas as three different companies compete to create a better service than each other. In fact, Comcast’s new service plans to bring a…

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Iranian-US Negotiations

Over the course of the past month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has addressed U.S. Congress several times, in an attempt to influence our foreign policy. The controversy here is that President Obama never invited Netanyahu to speak to Congress. Throughout this whole event, Senators and President Obama have been involved in a power struggle: does Congress reserve the right to overpower the desires of the President? This past week has brought new developments in the power-struggle saga. On March 9, a group of 47 Republican Senators, led by Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas, sent a letter addressed to “The…

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AP Exams: Isn’t it too expensive?

Last month, as students received the papers that announced the monstrous costs for the AP Exams, a loud rumble of disgruntle passed through the crowd as they stared at the three digit number that laughed mockingly at them. Just a couple weeks after receiving the horrific news that brought them back to reality, they had to grudgingly bring checks of a huge sums of money to the career center. Many darkly joked that they will be in debt before they even get to college as they brought their loaded checks to the office. “I took multiple AP classes this year,…

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The Pressure to Take APs is Real

Peer pressure is something we are all exposed to in our lives, especially in  high school. In fact, you may not even know you are falling into the trap of peer pressure at school. With so many students taking multiple advanced placement classes it is easy to feel obligated  to do the same. When enrolling for AP classes, it is important to understand what you’re getting yourself into. With great amounts of homework each night and intense content to absorb in each class, AP classes are no matter to take lightly. They are, after all, a college level course. While…

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Career Electives Bearcats Can Choose From

There are seemingly endless amounts of careers available to college and high school graduates today, with new ones being created every day. It is important for students to be prepared to take on a career once they graduate. In response to students’ unpreparedness, the San Mateo Union High School District has made it a requirement to take one full year (or the equivalent of 10 credits) of a “Career Technical Ed (CTE)” in order to graduate. The purpose of the electives are to offer a student a plethora of knowledge and experience in a field, so that the student has…

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Daylight Saving Saves Nothing

Daylight Saving Time. America and around 70 other countries participate, moving their clocks forward one hour in the spring and back one hour in the fall. But why do we do this? It is a common misconception that it started as a way to benefit farmers so they could have more sunlight for their crops. Daylight Saving was originally brought up in 1885 by George Vernon Hudson, an entomologist from New Zealand. He wanted extra time after work to collect bugs. The first time Daylight Saving was even officially used was in April 1916 during World War I by Germany…

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Say Yes to #TheDress

It was just a typical Wednesday evening when soon enough, a simple debate broke the internet. A low quality photo of a dress was posted on Tumblr by user swiked. Thanks to BuzzFeed and the human love for arguing, the picture went viral and was a topic of conversation internationally. All social media platforms were covered in re-posts and re-tweets, especially Twitter with the hashtag, #TheDress still being used with vigor the following Monday. And what was this debate all about, you may ask? A disagreement over whether the dress was white and gold, or black and blue, was what…

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Please Go to the Doc

In 1971, the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine became available to American citizens, and by 2000, America proudly proclaimed that endemic measles had been eradicated from the USA. But in Dec. 2014, a new outbreak of the measles, centered at the Disneyland amusement park in Anaheim, California, reminded the rest of the country of the importance of vaccinations. Ironically, “the happiest place on Earth” has brought both fear and panic to the West Coast, inciting debate and controversy over the measles vaccination. From Dec. 28, 2014 to Feb. 13, 2015, a total of 125 people infected with the measles have been linked to…

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