November 19, 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

It’s Not About Saving the Planet

It is no surprise that President Trump is not a fan of spending money to protect our environment. So, it comes as no surprise that he is reportedly considering reducing the budget and cutting programs from the Environmental Protection Agency (according to The Hill). In light of this expected but extremely unfortunate information, I’ve been thinking a little about the stances of American voters and politicians on climate change. Although there is undeniable scientific evidence proving that global warming is occurring and that humans are causing it, somehow, in 2014, 23 percent of Americans said they don’t believe in global…

Read More

College is Still School

It looks good for college. This is the supreme justification, the paramount motive, the because before all becauses. College: the heavenly beyond, unsurpassed in importance; we would do nearly anything for an acceptance from anyone on our lists, Ivy to state. Whether it be taking AP classes, getting good grades, joining clubs, getting jobs, playing sports, or preparing for the SAT, if colleges like it, we have no choice but to do it. Many students spend high school in agony, taking classes they aren’t interested in, mindlessly memorizing facts and promptly forgetting them the moment they bubble in that last…

Read More

Betsy May Be DeWrong Choice for Secretary of Education

On Feb. 7, 2017, Betsy DeVos was confirmed to be the next Secretary of Education. As the country was still reeling after many of Trump’s decisions, this was yet another shock. The nerve-wracking final vote to confirm DeVos’s 51-50 election was cast by Vice President Mike Pence, thus creating another win for the Republican party. Part of the cause for controversy was that DeVos was unquestionably ill-prepared for her confirmation hearing. Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy asked her a question about whether or not she believed guns should be allowed on school campuses, and DeVos replied by mentioning the possibility of…

Read More

Can I Have a Glass of Water?

Within the past few months, the Bay Area has received steady rainfall. Periods of rain have lasted weeks, which feels a bit outlandish, considering the average annual rainfall in this area has been around 22 inches, compared to 39 for the States. Even with all this recent rain, California is still shown as status: in a drought. Nearly five years after hitting a record low in rainfall in the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento, things are finally taking a turn for the better. Life is flourishing, reservoirs are filling and snow is collecting in the mountains. Lake…

Read More

The Branding of Higher Education

A brand-name is a powerful tool – especially in America. Our distinctly American brands reach across the world, as Asian students adorn the latest Nike apparel, and our signature drink, Coca-Cola, is drunk as far as Antarctica. Even our biggest tourist destination, Times Square, is a commercial fantasyland, lit by the incandescent glow of corporate advertising. However, our obsession with branding goes beyond consumer culture, and has leaked into the world of higher education As seniors begin receiving their acceptance decisions, rounding out the college application season, their tension is palpable. For years, these students have been working towards the…

Read More

America: United by Division

November 8, 2016 was one of the worst days of my life. I was in shock, in absolute disbelief. I cried for hours, mortified to be a citizen of a country that willingly elected an irrational, disrespectful, lying, fear mongering, divisive, corrupt, manipulative tyrant to lead it. And yet, in only the first few days of Trump’s presidency, I have never felt more proud to be American. This man, a master of division, has somehow managed to be one of the greatest uniting forces in American history. He has awakened American people who have never before participated in politics and…

Read More

Obama Says Goodbye to his Presidency

It’s been 8 years since Barack Obama took over as president of the United States of America. Although many think that his presidency wasn’t very good or that it was a disappointment, I believe that he has helped this country in many ways. He faced many obstacles during his presidency. One example is when he became the new president of the then struggling United States of America. He jumpstarted the American economy during one of the worst recessions in the U.S. since the Great Depression. He also gave many rights to the members of the LGBT community, such as allowing…

Read More

No More Social Media for Me

I still remember the day in middle school when my parents gave me the ok to downloading Instagram and Snapchat. Suddenly I felt like a part of society. But why? Maybe because at that time the apps were the new hit thing. Or maybe it was because social media gave me another responsibility. Or was it the fact that I had the control to say whatever I wanted on my posts without a second glance. However, all of those years of snapping and hashtagging away ended over the recent winter break. Personally I found Instagram a chore. Every morning I…

Read More

Entertainers Openly Sharing Their Opinions

  Although the decision that Donald Trump will become America’s next president has already been made, many controversies are still arising regarding the impressions he has made during his campaign. People have been voicing their opinions about the situation publicly, especially on social media outlets like Twitter. Of course as people, we all have the right to share our opinions openly and should not be forced to do otherwise. However, many actors and singers have tried to voice their opinion as well, but have received backlash from many of their former fans. This, ultimately, makes them take back their opinion…

Read More

Spotify is Robbing Musicians and You’re a Part of the Problem

Spotify is a music streaming service with over 100 million users. Spotify provides users like myself with thousands of songs and the ability to download as many as you can fit on your device for a flat rate. It’s also free if you opt not to download songs and the file sizes are smaller, but you still can stream unlimited music from a computer. In fact, I’m doing it right now. This is a dream for someone like me who listens to thousands of songs a month and downloads new tracks daily. The service saves me a ton of money…

Read More