July 22, 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

Muslim couple killed in San Bernardino Attacks

A muslim couple was shot dead by the police in San Bernardino several days ago, authorities believe that…wait…lets re-read that title again. Considering the fact that you’re reading the school newspaper, I can assume that you don’t live under a rock, and considering you don’t live under a rock, I can assume that you’ve heard about the terrorist attacks on San Bernardino. And if you’ve heard about the attacks on San Bernadino MSNBC released a headline, “Shots fired after man rushes through Israeli Checkpoint” and that alone raises questions. Why were shots fired? What did he do to warrant the shooting?…

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Your College Doesn’t Define Your Intelligence

College application season is upon us and, like every year, it’s dragging sleep-deprived, stressed, flustered seniors into their futures, even if they aren’t ready to face them yet. The value placed on an impressive college experience is one of the many factors that create incredible stress for students applying to college. “I’ve noticed others getting really stressed out about apps,” said Laurel Shuster, a SMHS senior applying to colleges. “There’s also a weird competitive feel, and I really hope that as letters start coming in, it doesn’t come between my friends,” she said. Laurel understands that you can be happy…

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Do You Know What Terrorism Actually Is?

Terrorism infuses fear in our society and minds, but do we really know what it is and where it came from? You have probably heard of ISIS and the attack on Paris on November 13, but do you know about the roots of ISIS? Terrorism has occurred throughout the world throughout history, but for my purpose I am going to focus on the Middle East in modern times. It begins with the two Islamic religions, the Sunni and the Shia, having two opposing views. The Sunni is the majority with 80 percent of the Muslim population in the world and…

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Ben Carson- Unfit For President

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Second place presidential Republican candidate, Ben Carson is being denounced for having extremely controversial opinions and stories. Carson said that for black people in America, the two biggest causes of death are homicide, which he described as ‘at the hands of other black males,” and “black babies that are being aborted.” He went on to say that the Black Lives Matter movement is missing the point. “We [black people] need to be looking at ‘How do we save those [black] lives?’” Carson said, implying that black America is the group responsible for the high death rate of blacks. He not…

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Is Christmas taking over?

Even though we live in a multicultural country, we see Christmas everywhere we look. Christmas lights surround houses, Christmas cookies and cinnamon smells come from kitchens. Some people have already started Christmas shopping before December first. And some stores have stocked up on Christmas ornaments. But haven’t we forgotten something? What about Thanksgiving Day, a day to give thanks for what you have and are grateful for? Stores have already thrown out Halloween decorations and candies and brought in Christmas things. But what happened to all of the Thanksgiving decorations? In the month of November, when you walk into a…

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Ahmed’s “Bomb” Clock

          Ahmed Mohamed’s arrest for bringing a homemade clock to school caused the nation to erupt into controversy.           Ahmed was viewed as the “Inventor Kid.” Staff members in his high school considered the 14-year-old’s engineering skills impressive.  On September 14, Ahmed’s father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, encouraged him to display his technological abilities through a homemade clock. Ahmed “wanted to impress all of his teachers,” but when Ahmed presented his clock, his engineering teacher advised him to keep the clock inside of his backpack for the rest of the school day. Why?…

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White = Middle Eastern??

The PSAT is racist. Want to know why? Well, you know when you have to fill in all those mind numbing bubbles for your name, address, email, and all that stuff? And then you have to fill in the bubble about your race? Yeah, that’s where it get’s racist. There are all the options that you can fill in, and then, at the bottom, it reads, “White (include Middle Eastern countries)”. Race has always been a fragile subject, and now, the College Board (who administers the PSAT), has taken it too far. As someone who identifies as Middle Eastern, the…

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The Color of Your Skin Affects Your Everyday Life

  There are seven billion people in the world with one thing in common. We all live on the same planet. But what is it that discerns our lives the most? People are divided by gender, class, religion, sexuality, age, disabilities.  But race contrasts our lives so acutely, there is no greater dividing factor between the oppressed and the encouraged. The color of your skin affects your life every day. It affects what careers you will presumably be accepted for, vulnerability to law enforcement, the judgement of your peers, even your housing liberties.“For the most part studies of residential preferences…

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Bernie Sanders is the President of the Youth

  Young people are obsessed with authenticity. We’re tired of being manipulated by people who have been trained in the art of marketing and understand how to affect our brains in exactly the right way to extract the most possible money from us. We like the truth. This is why our generation spends hours on end watching YouTube videos filmed by regular people in their bedrooms, why we order taxies from our phones on an app that allows us to rate our personal experience, why we use the democratic platform of Airbnb to stay at strangers’ homes when we travel,…

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“How many of you have ever felt personally victimized by Donald Trump?”

Although Donald Trump has become widely known due to his presidential campaign, this is not a story simply criticizing or praising his political views. This is a story criticizing the content of his character. Let’s start with the basics! Who is Donald Trump? According to trump.com, he “is the very definition of the American success story, continually setting the standards of excellence.” First and foremost, he is an entertainer, and with his signature hair-do and his signature line, “You’re Fired!” from his former show, The Apprentice, he has surely created an empire. And even though he once stated that running…

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