December 16, 2019

With Christmas Comes Nostalgia -

Monday, December 9, 2019

November Book Recommendations -

Monday, December 9, 2019

SMHS Mateobotics Gears Up for the Season -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Leap from High School to College Sports -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Mateo Comes up Short: 2019 Little Big Game -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Master of Self-Deprecating Humor -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

How Old is “Too Old” for Trick-or-Treating? -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

We Need to Get Serious About Shootings -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

How Boyan Slat Is Helping Solve The Great Pacific Garbage Patch -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Youtube’s Yankovic turned Chinese TikTok Star: Bart Baker -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

#TeamTrees -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Varsity Football -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

CA Bill Pushes School Start Times Back -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Why the Empire Strikes Back is the best Star Wars movie -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Pros and Cons of Energy Drinks -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Movies to Watch during Halloween -

Tuesday, November 12, 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

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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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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