September 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

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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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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