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

Seniority at Dances

Upperclassmen have the privilege of enjoying the priority of the school for two years straight. Homecoming is an experience that is only available for four years, and the opportunity to buy tickets was given to all students at the same time: seniors had just as much of a chance to buy them as freshmen and sophomores did. Just because underclassmen were first in line to buy tickets, doesn’t give other people the right to say to say that upperclassmen deserve the chance to buy tickets before underclassmen. If an upperclassmen says that they didn’t want to go to dances as…

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Is Grading Biased?

As a high school senior, I’ve seen my fair share of unfair grading on multiple occasions. Teachers have standards for all of their students, but when they grade everyone based on those standards, it becomes unfair. Everyone is unique with different strengths and weaknesses, and I don’t think it’s fair to grade someone like they are just another student in the class. What one student excels in, another student struggles with. For example, a student may do all of their homework but struggle on tests, which leads to a huge drop in their grade. As a student who struggles with…

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SMHS Reacts: Shia Labeouf Live

SMHS Students react to “Shia Labeouf Live”

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Who Should Choose What Women Wear?

As a young girl growing up in today’s society, I am confused. Confused as to why the world is preaching “NO SEXISM”, and yet schools, establishments meant to clarify truth and what is right, continue to be part of the source of sexism today. In recent weeks, the Freshmen have been swimming two days a week. Prior to swimming, the Class of 2018 was given a very strict dress code to follow: girls were to wear a one or two piece bathing suit, with a shirt covering their upper halves, while boys were allowed to wear any swimsuit of their…

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Wild Animals Should Not Be Enslaved

Sunny San Diego, is one of the most popular Californian vacation spots and also home to the Sea World theme park. Although it’s mostly known for its thrilling rides and animal shows, it is also killer whale Shamu. Shamu is Sea World’s symbol of amusement and joy, but behind the scenes the whales are forced to perform and live in confined spaces. Ever since the beginning of Sea World, killer whales have been a part of their shows. During the 1970’s Sea World would capture whale pods and take the baby whales captive and bring the pods back with them….

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Oversexualization Hurts Both Genders

Would you consider the words “woman” and “sex” to be synonymous? Sadly, the media certainly does. It is a known fact that women are used to represent sex appeal in most situations in the media. When a woman holds traits which are found to be attractive to the public eye, it automatically makes her marketable to the audience. Why is this acceptable? Unfortunately, women have been sexualized in the media for generations and this has only become more frequent and common over time. It has been proven that over the last few decades women have been increasingly sexualized and even…

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Israel At fault in Gaza War

A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, which had signed almost two years ago on Nov. 14, 2012, which was premised on lifting an Israeli blockade and allowing goods and people to crossing and out of Gaza as well as a end to attacks. The Israeli government never did hold up their end of cease-fire by lifting the blockade and allowing the people of Gaza to trade, prosper, or even escape the group that had “threatened, controlled” and “overrun” them, as student Gene Kapel described. Hamas, with a loose infrastructure and chain of command, in addition to many exterior terrorist groups…

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Eating Disorders Trouble Men too

Females are not the only ones fidgeting nervously on their couch with sweaty palms when they watch an actress appear on the TV screen in a crop top and mini-skirt, showing her slim and curvy body. Recently, research shows that men are more and more aware of the ideal body type for men as well. Watching the lean muscles of an actor revealing as he stretches his body, some men feel the same pang of insecurity, contemplating if it is time to cut back some weight. “The media has become more of an equal opportunity discriminator,” Dr. Raymond Lemberg, an…

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Ferguson Takes it Back to the 1960’s

Michael Brown, an unarmed, 18 year old African American teenager, was shot and killed by white police officer, Darren Wilson, last August in Ferguson, Missouri. Even after Michael was cowered on the ground, Wilson continued to shoot him about three more times. Had this been a white man that was shot, all hell would have broke loose. There is absolutely no justification for shooting Michael Brown, let alone six times. What is even more alarming than his shooting is how the Ferguson police and media are handling it. After being shot, Michael Brown’s body was left in the street for…

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Petition Against SMHS Dress Code: What’s your take?

This heated debate started when a senior girl was sent home for dressing inappropriately. Ginny Yao, a junior, later began a petition on Facebook to change dress code. She is not the only one angry at the current dress code. Many believe that by sending girls home to prevent them from distracting boys, the school has put boys’ educations above girls’ educations. “People’s bodies are not a distraction,” Ginny wrote on the Facebook group, “Do not sexualize my body or shame me for wearing what I wear. I am not disrespecting my body or shame me for wearing what I…

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