October 21, 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

How Media Affects The Mind -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Matilda Provides Hope -

Monday, October 14, 2019

Mock Trial: Murder Trials, New Captains, and Autonomous Vehicle Accidents -

Monday, October 14, 2019

SMHS Starts the Year Cellphone Free -

Monday, October 14, 2019

SMHS’ Boomwhacker Club -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Questioning the Ethics of Unconventional Childbearing -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Don’t Blame Video Games -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Why Disney Won’t Stop Remaking Movies -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Versatility of Virtual Reality -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Pondering Yondr -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Mr. Shea: The Meme King -

Thursday, October 3, 2019

#AHistoryofBadBoycotts -

Thursday, October 3, 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

Spirit Divides the School

  They scream their hearts out at every game. They volunteer themselves at every event. They’re constantly dripping in orange gear, covered head to toe in paw prints. These students embody the classic motto of San Mateo: “peace, passion, pride.” These are Bearcats. They go to school. They may own an orange hoodie, but for the most part, they glide through the hallways, barely acknowledging the amount of spirit around them. They’re indifferent to Leadership, as they clap politely at rallies, and silently chuckle at the antics of Keagan. They sit inside on Fridays, and can’t understand why you’d get…

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Editor’s Note

To the readers of The Bearcat: Eleven days ago, on Monday, Oct. 24, one of our staff writers posted an article titled “Western Feminism’s Uselessness” on thebearcat.net. The article has generated an unprecedented amount of discussion and controversy, especially within the past few days. As a general rule of thumb, most articles that do not fall under hate speech and that do not target a specific, non-public figure are permitted to be published. There are certainly exceptions to this rule and decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. While the First Amendment rights, particularly the Freedom of Speech and Freedom…

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Hillary: The Better Of Two Evils

I’ll admit, I am just as unenthusiastic about the election as a majority of the U.S. population; our candidates are a monstrosity and proven to be childish and immature. But for those that are in a quandary, there is a substantial difference between an indifferent president in collation to a fascist dictator. It is clear that Trump lacks the knowledge to become president. He is not a politician, “he is a businessman.” But is he really? Obviously, part of Trump’s appeal is him being an astounding businessman. His supporters tend to find it impressive that he was able to cheat…

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Addressing the Asian Stereotype

Twenty-four percent Asian American, San Mateo High School students have surely experienced the Asian intelligence or model minority stereotype, whether they are of Asian descent or not. I know I have. I am a caucasian female who is generally successful in my studies and am constantly underestimated in comparison to Asian students. One example stands out as very telling of the effects of this stereotype. Last year in one of my classes students were being put into teams and asked to go up to the board and solve a challenging problem. Coincidentally, one team happened to be predominantly Asian and…

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Dance is an Art, Not a Sport

Time and time again, the first response I get when telling people that I am a ballerina is: “How high can you kick your leg?” or, “How many turns can you do?” My reply has always been met with awe and admiration and while that may be flattering, it also uncomfortably brings to mind the question: is that all that ballet, and more generally, dance is to the public? “According to a 1975 study done of 61 physical activities conducted by Dr. James A. Nicholas in the Journal of Sports Medicine, ballet ranked number one as the most physically and…

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Time-off on Voting Day?

Voting day this year is on Nov. 8 for the 2016 presidential election. Some people have argued that everyone around the nation should get a day off on this decisive day of choosing our next Commander in Chief. Having the right to vote compared to being allowed to do so by your employer are two different things. There have been some employers in the U.S. who have been encouraging their employees to get two hours of paid leave on voting day for political purposes. Hunter Walk, Homebrew’s CEO, has asked other company CEOs to make Nov. 8 this year a…

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The Presidential Election 2016 – Pick your Poison

Politics aren’t fun. They’re not fun to participate in or to talk about, but they’re of utmost importance. Politics make and shape our great nation. But this year, some fear that politics may break our nation. Donald Trump, the GOP nominee, faces Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party nominee, in this year’s election, and it’s looking ugly. This year’s election isn’t about policy or legislation, but it should be. Instead, this year the two major party candidates are fighting a war of ego and character. Donald Trump uses highly racist rhetoric, sexist remarks and crowd-pandering to evoke a passionate response from…

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Don’t Get Me Wrong

  Don’t get me wrong, I understand. For the past seven years, you’ve maintained a perfect GPA, mastered the xylophone and medaled in Quidditch. Now, you (understandably) feel the need to apply to the best and brightest universities in the nation. I don’t care. Don’t get me wrong, I admire your hard work and perseverance. However, we’re still a good six months away from final decisions. I’ll be happy to hear about which amazing school you got into when the time comes. But for now? Can it. I’m tired enough as it is. I don’t have the physical strength to…

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Leaving Campus – Why Students Deserve the Right

Have you ever had a desire to leave the school’s campus during a time of the day unoccupied by class? Students are permitted to leave for a medical appointment, but some students wish to leave campus during a free period to get food, items from home or to run other errands. The current school policy denies students the opportunity to leave campus without a “legitimate” reason from a parent. This year, the attendance policy requires “a student [to be] present at every class, every day unless a parent calls in and excuses [them],” said Ms. Giamoni, dean of San Mateo…

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Godly Meme Under Fire. Gone Sexual in the Hood Prank

Friends, fellow countrymen, one of our most beloved memes has come under fire from the normie threat. This meme is Pepe. Recently Hillary “Hot Sauce” Clinton called our beloved Pepe a symbol of hate on her website after Donald Trump Jr. re-posted a picture with the faces of his father and his father’s most influential supporters photoshopped onto a promotional poster for the movie “The Expendables” and titled it “The Deplorables.” Some may not know what Hilldog Clinton is like, but the best answer is “Satan,” said Maxim Trofimenko, junior. In the picture to Trump’s left is the CantStumptheTrump Pepe,…

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