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

Young People’s Opinions Being Disregarded

Have you ever been very passionate about an idea or opinion but been shut down simply because you are “too young?” Many young people face this frustrating and discouraging conflict while growing up. Just because you are young in age does not necessarily mean you retain less knowledge. You could have spent years reading books about and researching a certain subject, in comparison to an adult who may have a minimal amount of knowledge on the subject. The assumption that those who are alive longer have more extensive information holds true in some cases, but not all. It is true…

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Trump Protests: Positive or Divisive

Let me start by saying I am not a Trump supporter. In fact, I’m almost as far away from supporting the President-Elect as the spectrum goes. That, however, does not mean I can’t criticize the actions of those whose ideologies I do agree with. The American population has become locked into and married to their political parties, blocking out opposing opinions and refusing to have productive conversations. As a passionate liberal, I know that I would struggle to be close friends with someone whose ideologies I so fundamentally disagree with. However, this doesn’t mean that I don’t respect conservatives and…

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Electoral College Still Needed?

With the election finally over after long and controversial presidential campaigns, many people either hate or love the electoral college. This system, while outdated, still decides the presidency regardless of the overall popular vote. First created in 1787 during the Constitutional Convention, the electoral college was designed to give the smaller states more leverage in the elections while still maintaining some popular participation. Along with that it was also designed to separate the presidency from Congress, and prevent the election process from being corrupt. According the the Constitution each state receives a number of electors equal to the combined total…

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In Defense of the Electoral College

After the resounding defeat of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election by president-elect Donald Trump, many Clinton supporters have signed petitions to abolish the electoral college and have America become a direct democracy. Even one of California’s Senators, Barbara Boxer, has proposed laws to abolish the electoral college through a constitutional amendment. This would not be a great idea considering that direct democracies are not always, and, in fact, very rarely ever are, good things. The only two modern direct democracies in the world are Switzerland and Greece, the latter of which is facing terrible economic collapse and a…

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Trump’s Presidential Plans

On January 20th President Elect Donald Trump will be sworn into office, assume the position of POTUS (President of the United States) and make this country great again. Although it is only December, and he hasn’t entered office yet, this hasn’t stopped many  from protesting and, in the case of Portland, rioting because their candidate had lost the fair election. The reasons that those who supported Clinton have started protesting, however, is far more interesting than the protests themselves; those who support Clinton claim that Trump is a racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist and whatever other kinds of bigotry they…

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How Old is Too Old to Believe in Santa Claus?

As children, everyone is brought up differently. After all, we are all different people. Setting up cookies and milk on Christmas Eve or waking up in the morning for presents make up some of my happiest childhood memories. Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, believing in Santa Claus is a source of hope for children all over the world. According to a poll on CBS News, “A whopping 84 percent of grown-ups were once children trusted in Santa’s magic, and lots cling to it still.”  With the 2016 holidays coming up, children are already beginning to write their letters to…

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Climate Change is a Heated Topic

It is possible that we have already gone past the point of return, before some of us have even realized that climate change isn’t a hoax. But, global warming? How absurd― obviously “the concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” If this sounds familiar, then you may recognize the tweet of your future president, Donald Trump. I would beg to differ with this statement. Personally, I believe the estimated 97% of climate scientists (according to NASA) who do recognize the effects of global warming, over the news broadcasters that…

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Time to Turn Off the Holiday Music

Holiday music; some play it all year round, and some get annoyed by it even during the holiday season. Many, like Emely Morales, believe that holiday music can be played all year round, and July would be the appropriate time to start listening and start celebrating.  Others, like Jarrett Nelson, feel that holiday music does not belong until December 1st and must be stopped playing by December 31st leaving the celebrating solely to that one month. Even though most songs during the holidays are over played, some classics never get old.  At the top of the list, from the Odyssey…

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Students Are Drowning in Homework

Disclaimer: Personally, I am an advocate of hard work and practice; I believe classwork and homework, when done with the intention of learning (and not merely getting it done), is advantageous and necessary for a student. However, I also firmly believe that the general workload for high school students is quite far from advantageous and necessary– in fact, it is the opposite. We are teenagers, not work machines. We are humans, not robots who can sacrifice their lives for a good grade. We are adolescents, and we should not be drowning in mental breakdowns, stress, and sleep deprivation. Perhaps if…

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Trump’s Family will NOT be Living in the White House

     What were once rumors about Trump and his family’s living situation are now confirmed. In January when Trump is sworn into office, his family will not be joining him in the White House. Trump’s wife, Melania, and his ten year old son, Barron, will remain living in Trump’s penthouse in downtown Manhattan. The secret service is considering renting a floor in Trump Tower in order to protect the family while Trump is gone, bringing up a potential conflict of interest since Trump, as the landlord, would benefit financially from the arrangement, according to a CNN article titled “Donald…

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