September 21, 2017

Bearcats Blown Away by Chalk Fest -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The New Tardy Policy Pilot Is Over -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SMHS Chalk Fest is an Instant Successes -

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Chalk Fest is Shaping Up Well This Year -

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Boys Volleyball Season Comes to a Close -

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bearcat Chefs Compete in Nacho Contest -

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bearcat Invitational Track Meet a Huge Success -

Monday, May 8, 2017

Concert Band Prepares for Spring Concert -

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Students: “Beware the Banality of a Busy Life” -

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Roger Federer Proves he is the GOAT -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Coach John Tells Us About Boys Tennis -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Olaiha Fonua and His Friend Perform at Green Week -

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Eureka, We Built It! -

Thursday, April 20, 2017

International Week Celebrates Diversity -

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

International Week Shines -

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Patent Battle Closed for CRISPR -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Trump’s New Executive Order Is Not Effective -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Uber Drives Itself Into a Corner -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

A New Tale That’s As Old As Time -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

“Life” Falls Flat -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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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SMHS Students on Teen Pregnancy

The future of a teenage girl is now in the small hands of the unborn baby. There are many teen pregnancies happening in the U.S, and a lot of teenagers will have to struggle with a huge responsibility in their lives now. People believe that when a teenage girl makes the mistake of getting pregnant, her life is over. Then, there are optimistic people who believe that pregnant teenagers don’t have ruined lives. In San Mateo High, there are students that do know pregnant teens and a few sophomore and junior girls voiced their opinions about teen pregnancy. “If I…

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Peer Pressure

Do you let others influence what you feel is right? If you do, you are experiencing peer pressure. Many factors including social interactions, media, or even music can apply pressure to conform. It can be extremely difficult to say no but that no just might save your entire future. So why do we feel these pressures? Well Dr. B. J. Casey from the Weill Medical College of Cornell University wrote that “teens are very quick and accurate in making judgments and decisions on their own and in situations where they have time to think. However, when they have to make…

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The Pressure Is On

“Ahh! I have a test for APUSH next period! Oh my god, the homework took forever..” This is a common conversation heard in the halls this year. Everyone is stressed out, all the time. Junior year is finally here and we can feel the pressure already. AP’s, SAT’s, college hunting are all just around the corner, and do we really know what to do? “Junior year is obviously a stressful year, not just with school, but with the constant questions from both family and friends if we’re ready for college. It’s hard to even think of college when all I…

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Your Age Doesn’t Justify Racism

Racism seems like such an antiquated term in our society. It is highly unaccepted and scorned according to modern standards. So why does it seem that older people are excused from hard criticism when they say racist or inappropriate things? Frankly, I am tired of the terms, “They’re from a different time” and “Things were different back then.” This gives the older generation an excuse to act with the same standards from their youth. Excusing these  racist behaviors just desensitizes our society to this “old humor” and promotes the acceptance of racism. Surprisingly, many people in our society are guilty…

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Nuclear Energy the Answer

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