January 19, 2020

With Christmas Comes Nostalgia -

Monday, December 9, 2019

November Book Recommendations -

Monday, December 9, 2019

SMHS Mateobotics Gears Up for the Season -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Leap from High School to College Sports -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Mateo Comes up Short: 2019 Little Big Game -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Master of Self-Deprecating Humor -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

How Old is “Too Old” for Trick-or-Treating? -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

We Need to Get Serious About Shootings -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

How Boyan Slat Is Helping Solve The Great Pacific Garbage Patch -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Youtube’s Yankovic turned Chinese TikTok Star: Bart Baker -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

#TeamTrees -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Varsity Football -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

CA Bill Pushes School Start Times Back -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Why the Empire Strikes Back is the best Star Wars movie -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Pros and Cons of Energy Drinks -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Movies to Watch during Halloween -

Tuesday, November 12, 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

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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Pros of Prom

Prom. This one word has two different ways of being interpreted. On one hand, Prom is an exciting time for everyone involved. There are multiple things that make Prom a great event. For one, this dance is limited to upperclassmen specifically, which makes it more available for people to buy tickets without worrying that they will sell out as fast as other dances in the past. Speaking of tickets, Prom gives people a chance to really go all out when finding their date to Prom, due to the fact that there is a “Prom-posal” competition where contestants can post a…

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Prom Group causing Unnecessary Stress for Girls

Many girls on Facebook have been experiencing major stress and anxiety over Prom due to a Facebook group that was created in January. First of all, Prom is not until April, so why start a group this early? According to Hayley Goell, senior, “In the past, this has been a group meant for posting your dress AFTER buying/ordering it. If you post a dress that you’re simply considering but haven’t purchased, it’s fair game for everyone.” However, people have not been doing that. They have been posting multiple pictures of dresses that they are thinking of purchasing, not pictures of…

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Late vs Early Start

Pro-Late Start (Ellen): The one thing that a stressed out student needs is another problem to worry about. However, life has its ways to make everything ten times harder than they should be, so sleep is yet another issue added to the list. One of the many wonders of the world is the reason why school starts at eight in the morning, whereas starting one hour later would benefit students, teachers and other faculty members in many ways. The most obvious benefit would be that we get more sleep. If school starts later, students get to sleep in. Because we…

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The Problem of Separating the Art from the Artist

What do Woody Allen, Bill Cosby, Terry Richardson, and R.Kelly all have in common? They are all sexual predators, and admired celebrities. All of these men performed disgusting, sexual acts with women, some underaged, and yet no one seems to care. Why do people continue to support these vile men by watching their movies, going to their shows, and buying their music? For those of you who are unaware of the crimes committed by these men, here’s a brief summary. Woody Allen is a director and actor who has won countless Academy Awards. He is also a pedophile who molested…

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Obama Proposes Free Jr College

As technology advances, it tends to edge out low-skills jobs. This means education is more crucial than ever to finding a job with a living wage. According to the White House, jobs requiring at least a two year “Associate” degree are projected to grow at twice the rate of jobs with lower requirements. However, not all good jobs require an expensive four year college and there simply isn’t enough jobs that would make that kind of endeavour worth it for many people. Community college is a great middle ground for some who did poorly in high school but are committed…

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Hurt Feelings Price of Free Speech

It is growing clear that free speech and expression have a new and growing enemy. It is not just Islamic extremists, or petty dictators, but a growing movement, a mob, of the easily offended. From the savage attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris and the deadly Arab riots over it’s following cover to North Korea’s cyber attack on Sony Pictures, some people seem to think that they have a right not to be offended. They don’t. And that’s at the core of this discussion: people visiting their hurt feelings over the rights of others. This isn’t the…

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