September 22, 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

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

Is Hate Speech Glorified?

The freedom of speech is undeniably one of the most important human right one can have. A person should not have to fear for their lives for expressing their views on an issue. However, to what extent should that speech be protected? In the wake of the tragic events that occurred in the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris, Je suis Charlie, an international movement that supports the Freedom of Speech and condemns the attacks in Paris, has ignited. Consequently, the cartoonists killed have been martyrized by the movement. What many people overlook, however, the grossly offensive and disrespectful things that are put Charlie Hebdo issues. The French government, who banned burqas and other types of…

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Charging for Single-Use Bags is Good for the Environment

If you have done any shopping in the new year, you may have noticed that the price for paper and plastic bags has increased from 10 cents to 25 cents per bag. Although some are unhappy with the recent price hike that took effect starting January 1, 2015, it is a good way to remind people to be eco-friendly by using their own bags.   The San Mateo County Reusable Bag Ordinance first went into effect in the city of San Mateo on June 6, 2013 in an effort to reduce the number of bags that end up in landfills…

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Life With ADHD

ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a mental disorder that makes it difficult to pay attention, control behavior, and causes you to be hyperactive. It affects approximately 6.4 million children. ADHD is often looked over and seen as laziness and stupidity. Sometimes people generalize ADHD and forget that it’s different for everyone. People tend to look at ADHD as a quirk. People think ADHD is “cool.” I personally do not see how failing school, being teased and ignored is “cool.” ADHD isn’t a joke it isn’t something you want. ADHD has turned school into my worst enemy. I am…

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2 M4NY H4CK5

We live in a world surrounded by the Internet; virtually everybody uses it. But, as with everything, there are people who like manipulating the Internet and finding security vulnerabilities. Some do it for fun, some do it to make the Internet more secure (white-hat hacking); and some do it to get what they want (black-hat hacking), like what happened during the Sony hack. The story of the Sony hack started off like any hacking story would: Sony Pictures employees went to their offices, sat down, and turned on their computer. Suddenly, a skeleton appeared on the screen, overlaid with “Hacked…

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Uber-Good or Uber-Bad?

Many of you may know Uber. Uber is a ridesharing app that allows people to call a nearby Uber driver, somewhat like calling a taxi. Uber is now hailed around the world as a cheap and convenient way to go from point A to point B; but there have been many recent incidents that make Uber’s reliability questionable. Uber is supposed to be a win-win situation: the passenger goes where he wants to go quickly and easily, and the driver gets the money he wants. In addition, Uber fares are cheaper than taxi fares. But many recent incidents involving Uber…

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Russia Blocks Progress in Eastern Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been getting an odd amount of admiration for his confrontational style in the United States. Former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani said he is “what you call a leader” on Fox news. While some are inclined to praise any adversary of President Obama, it is entirely misplaced. In the last decade, the government of Russia has countered all effort toward liberty in both its own country and abroad while maintaining a veil of legitimacy. This veil is made up of a fake democracy, a “centrist” ruling party, and the fact that they’re not…

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Student Loan Debt Has Become Intolerable

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Higher Education Act as part of his Great Society plan to lift Americans out of poverty. This law, among other reforms, introduced federal student loans. this has allowed the students from the lower classes to attain the education to make it in the world. (use this as paragraph transition sentence)However, one fact still remains: It takes money to make money. The high 3.4% interest rates on student loans has taken away their money faster than they can make more, while banks who deceived the public and wrecked the economy and must pay a rate…

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Senior Stress Explodes During Fall

The college application stress is real. We, seniors, are expected to write the most important essays of our lives—along with the rest of the application—while maintaining decent grades (all A’s for those perfectionists out there), participating in treasured extracurricular activities, completing part-time job shifts, and committing weekends to school events. Relaxing, sleeping, and maintaining friendships seem to be optional. College applications are pretty much unavoidable for seniors, and let’s face it, life’s going to suck sometimes and there’s not much we can do about it. But teachers of Advanced Placement, could you cut us some slack? We love taking challenging…

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Job Shadowing at Franklin Templeton

Many may think that job shadowing isn’t beneficial for young students but, in truth, it is actually very helpful for your future. It lets students get a taste of what it’s like to enter the workforce and how an ordinary day would be like. The recent GATE Program job shadowing for Franklin Templeton, a financial company headquartered in San Mateo. Every GATE high school student within the district was invited to take part in this event that took place on November 19th. The day began with some introductory presentations to give students information about the company Franklin Templeton and what…

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Education Systems Should Promote Focusing on What You Love to do

What if you had the choice to choose your classes depending on what you love to do? How often do you find yourself struggling with a subject in school? It’s quite rare to find a student who enjoys every single one of the classes they are taking. It is important for each student to be passionate about the courses they attend in order to have success. That being said, schools need to realize that each individual has a different selection of classes they may want to focus in. A large problem for high schools is that many students end up…

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