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

Voting for Hillary Simply Because She’s a Woman Is Antifeminist

Let me start by saying, I’m a feminist. I believe all genders should be treated equally and I would love to have a Mrs. President. However, I don’t want a woman to be elected president simply because she is a woman. That’s not equality. That’s pity. Voting for Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders because of a desire for a woman president is unproductive for both fair democracy and gender equality. It is, of course, perfectly acceptable to favor Hillary over Bernie for ideological, political, and policy reasons. However, on numerous occasions, I have encountered people who have decided to vote…

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Planned Parenthood Defunded

In the U.S. there is still a debate on whether or not Planned Parenthood should be funded. There is a huge belief in the country that Planned Parenthood performs an abundance of abortion services and many people are against it. According to Planned Parenthood’s At A Glance page, only three percent of all services provided are abortion services. Instead, Planned Parenthood helps people with STD tests and provides sexual education to the public. Planned Parenthood’s purpose is to provide affordable health service for those who have low income, as well as to provide information, perform tests, and refer women to…

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Technology Is Stealing Our Creativity

It is impossible to argue that things have not changed since the development of modern technology. We waste our days using smartphones, iPads, tablets, computers, tv and more. It is clear that we rely too heavily on these devices. It is true that advancements in technology have been incredibly revolutionary as well as helpful, but are we harming ourselves with the constant use of all this technology? Using technology can be a way to relax after a long day at work or school, but all that screen time is causing eyestrain and other vision problems according to a new report by…

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Roosh V: “Rape Should Be Legal On Private Property”:

  Rape. A word that can bring flashbacks for some and fear for others. I know when I hear that word, I inwardly cringe. Most people in our culture consider it a horrible crime.  Yet a  writer and “pick up artist,” who surprisingly has over 50,000 followers on Twitter and Youtube combined, has caused a major controversy by promoting rape.The man, Roosh V, has stated that he believes rape should be legalized. “By attempting to teach men not to rape, what we have actually done is teach women not to care about being raped, not to protect themselves from easily…

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Bowditch Bomb Threat Prompts A Safety Question

The students and staff of Bowditch Middle School underwent a terrifying experience on February 4 when an unidentified person called the school at 1:20 PM and threatened to blow up the campus at a specific time with a bomb that was supposedly already on the campus. “The teachers made us go outside without our backpacks and our phones and didn’t tell us what was going on. We stayed outside for more than half an hour, past when school ended. When we were finally allowed to leave, we couldn’t even contact our parents because our phones were in our backpacks which…

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Pro Life Shootings

Let’s talk about irony. Pro-life advocates want to ban abortion because they believe that once a woman has another life in her, she no longer gets to make decisions about  her body. So, in theory, they support “life.” However, pro-life crimes resulting in death have been going on since 1977, the first one occurring shortly after abortion was legalized in 1973. Ironic? They are killing full-grown humans to protest the killing of barely-alive embryos, completely contradicting their claim of being “pro-life.” There is no reasonable logic to this situation. In the very recent “pro-life” shooting, which happened on November 29…

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AP Tests are Bankrupting Students

Ninety-seven dollars. That’s the price to take one AP test. Keep in mind that most students are taking several AP classes and may have to spend more than $500 to take a few tests. I don’t think I’m the only one who thinks that’s absurd. Of course, the AP tests do cost the College Board a lot of money because the tests must be written, printed, proctored and graded. However, AP tests are also College Board’s highest source of revenue. According to Jonah Hahn on the bulletin.represent.us, revenue from the 2012 AP tests was $299,570,967. That amount of money is…

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Republicans Struggle in the Bay Area

We live in one of the most liberal regions of America, the Bay Area (and California as a whole). As a republican teenager, we have found difficulty in expressing ourselves while receiving respect from our peers and elders. Inside and outside of the classroom, we are all bombarded with liberal ideology because we reside in a highly democratic state. Teachers often voice very anti-conservative opinions in class by mixing them into their lessons, making snide remarks and sometimes blatantly having a one-sided discussion about politics. Perhaps this excessive tension is brought about by the nearing election, but no matter what…

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Americans Must Make a Choice: Gun Ownership or Citizen Safety?

  There are 317 million people in the United States. There are 357 million guns in the United States. That means that, per 100 Americans, there are about 113 guns, according to the Washington Post. There are more guns than humans in this country. That is insane. We have the most guns per capita than any other country; Serbia is runner up with about 70 guns per 100 people, much less than the US. According to the New York Times, in 2015 there were more days with mass shootings than not (209 out of 336 days). Out of all developed…

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Can Music Change A Film?

                In celebration of the incredibly successful Star Wars VII, an interesting question must be asked. How successful would the Star Wars franchise be if its famous and nostalgic soundtrack was completely different? Does the success of a movie lie within its music?           Filmmakers apply appropriate music to a scene to help emphasize the tone of the world the movie takes place in. A great example of this is the iconic shower scene from the classic horror film Psycho. Why is that particular scene so famous? The uneasy…

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