January 19, 2020

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

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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Is Age Just a Number?

Is Age Just a Number?   “I mean I’m 13 now, so it doesn’t really matter…” says Emily Skelton, freshman. At age 12, Emily admits to faking her age to get her own Apple ID. Despite knowing that it was illegal to fake your age online, her actions were rooted in a desire to feel more independent and listen to her own music.  Emily didn’t think that there was any chance someone could be caught faking their age, saying to herself, “I mean, how do they know?”   Even as a freshman, I have noticed that the pressure to be…

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Letter to the Editor: Peninsula High School

Editor, I was just reading your article “SMUHSD Planning Relocations” in The Bearcat, and I wanted to share my perspective on an issue you bring up. I thought you did a great job reporting on the district’s plans for building staff and faculty housing, and some of the challenges present in relocations of current district holdings. You also bring up the reputation of Peninsula Alternative High School as part of the bigger picture; you imply that one concern is the impact that the so-called “troubled” students of PAHS may have on the community should the school be relocated. I’d like…

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To Barbie Or Not To Barbie…

PROS When you think of childhood toys for girls, Barbie dolls are one of the first to come to mind. You know what I’m talking about. The blonde, blue-eyed, slim doll young girls have loved ever since 1959. Throughout the years, Mattel has changed Barbie’s looks, occupations, and her boyfriend’s looks as well as her family members. Recently, Mattel made the biggest change to Barbie yet. In early 2016, Mattel unveiled tall, petite and curvy versions of the iconic doll. The new Barbies also had a larger range of skin tones, eye colors and even different facial features.These new dolls…

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Great Expectations

At every age, we are expected to perform certain tasks and gain certain attributes. As you grow up, people begin to have higher expectations from you, but the problem is that nowadays, people expect too much from teens just on the verge of adulthood. The transformation from a teenager to adulthood is a tricky combination of  hormones, bodily changes, greater responsibilities, and the media. Expecting too much from teens only aggravates this unstable mix.  Teens aren’t ready to make life-changing decisions such as choosing a profession,  buying a house, or getting married, yet we are expected to know what we…

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Kanye’s Ego is His Success

           It’s not new that Kanye west’s ego has been severely inflated to the point of being obnoxious. Although Mr West’s personality and ego is irritating and over the top, it could be the key to his success.           Throughout the years, he has compared himself to revolutionary men like Steve Jobs and Walt Disney. He even went as far as to draw similarities between himself and God and Jesus Christ. A bold example of this was Kanye’s “The Passion of Kanye West” cover on the Rolling Stone magazine. His arrogant pride…

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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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