September 21, 2017

Bearcats Blown Away by Chalk Fest -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The New Tardy Policy Pilot Is Over -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SMHS Chalk Fest is an Instant Successes -

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Chalk Fest is Shaping Up Well This Year -

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Boys Volleyball Season Comes to a Close -

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bearcat Chefs Compete in Nacho Contest -

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bearcat Invitational Track Meet a Huge Success -

Monday, May 8, 2017

Concert Band Prepares for Spring Concert -

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Students: “Beware the Banality of a Busy Life” -

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Roger Federer Proves he is the GOAT -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Coach John Tells Us About Boys Tennis -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Olaiha Fonua and His Friend Perform at Green Week -

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Eureka, We Built It! -

Thursday, April 20, 2017

International Week Celebrates Diversity -

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

International Week Shines -

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Patent Battle Closed for CRISPR -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Trump’s New Executive Order Is Not Effective -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Uber Drives Itself Into a Corner -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

A New Tale That’s As Old As Time -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

“Life” Falls Flat -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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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An Open Letter to High School Teachers

First I would like to address the largest concern: the baby-ing of students. Once SMHS students, or any student for that matter, have reached grade 12, they are well aware of how to behave in a classroom. In no way is it necessary to have student sit in groups and come up with classroom rules. As seniors? As 17 and 18 year olds? As legal adults? It is pretty apparent that it is not okay to stand up on our desks and yell at the top of our lungs during class. We have been in school for longer than 12…

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Migrant Crisis Facing Europe and America

Migrants and their effect on a nation and whether or not we should allow them into our country has been a heated issue recently. Our two most popular presidential candidates are perfect examples of this debate, with Trump arguing that we should not allow any migrants into the country, and according to Politifact, Hillary thinks that we should “increase the number of migrants that we take in from 10,000 to 65,000.” The latter of these two stances may create some problems for everybody. For those who don’t know, Europe has been going through what I and many others, including the…

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Colin Kaepernick’s Protest Causes National Outrage

NFL quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick sat during the US national anthem, “Star-Spangled Banner.” The act caused a nationwide outrage. Kaepernick said to CNN, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” This statement quickly turned him into a target of the media. Famous athletes…

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The Struggle for Space

This year’s abnormally large freshman class has resulted in a lack of space in various aspects of life at San Mateo. Two of the most prominent ones are the shortage of lockers and the limited bus space. There have been many complaints about these two issues, particularly from those who had to squeeze three onto a seat on the bus, or students who couldn’t get a locker right away. The struggle to obtain a locker still continues now, more than a month after school has started. There are still several students who weren’t able to get one, with “approximately 30…

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Why are Libraries so Important?

Recently, there has been a large amount of funds cut from library budget at public schools around the Bay Area. “I think it’s wrong and there should be more libraries than prisons,” says Mr. David Chau, Library Assistant of the San Mateo Public Libraries on the topic of reducing library funds. Mr. Chau states that libraries are more important to fund than prisons, because “the more you read, the less likely you are to commit crimes and you can better yourself.”   Since not all libraries are funded equally, San Mateo libraries are lucky to get sufficient funding and Mr….

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Social Justice Influence on the Social Climate of College Campuses

Are you a conservative right wing individual? Do you want your opinions to be heard and to engage in the free exchange of ideas that universities and places of higher learning are meant for? Even if those ideas are controversial? Maybe it’s just hanging the American flag on the door to your dorm. If so, it is advised to exercise caution when doing so in the light of some recent problems on college campuses involving a lack of conservative expression. In recent years the social and political climate on college campuses has changed from its original climate, one of political…

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Should Mass Surveillance Be Allowed in the US?

  As many know, the United Kingdom has passed laws that allow public mass surveillance, or the act of watching a large group of people without their permission, entailing a huge invasion of privacy. There are many downsides to it, but it may have helped bring down crime rates, according to the UK Office for National Statistics. If the US allows mass surveillance, less crime will be committed, but there will also be immense protests against it. In the UK, laws allow public businesses to demand any customer’s private information. They can order Internet service providers to reveal search histories…

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