February 19, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Chris Bosh Possible Comeback -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Chloe Kim: The 17 Year Old Phenomenon -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Shaun White Wins Gold at Pyeongchang -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Biggest Problems with the NBA All-Star Games -

Friday, February 16, 2018

History of Super Bowl -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Where would you take your date out on Valentine’s Day? -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Jeff Sessions’ History with Race Follows Him -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Crazy Trades During The NBA Trade Deadline -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

“Love, Simon” and representation on the Big Screen -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Contraceptive Coverage Rollback Endangers Women -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Rape Accusation Made Against Former “Voice” Star -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Should Confederate statues be taken down? -

Friday, February 2, 2018

John Aguilar: Ataque Rapido -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

“The Mini Show” -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

‘Coco’ captura corazones de todos -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

College Visits -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Viaje a Teotihuacán -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

R&B Comeback -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Mr. Andruha, the new SMHS Mathematician

Name: Mr.Andruha Room Number: A237 Subject: Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra Support Favorite part about teaching: “Helping kids, getting the ‘aha’ moment when they finally understand something.” Goals for this year: “Survive. Also make a name for myself here at school as someone that can help kids out and someone that understands the subject matter.” Why SMHS: “It’s a great school, it’s ranked as one of the top 250 schools in the nation. Its academically top-notch.” Favorite sports team: 49ers Favorite movie: A Beautiful Mind Favorite dance move: “Sitting down. I can’t dance.” Early bird or night owl: “Both. I…

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Welcoming the History Adventurer, Mr Herrera

What is your room number and what do you teach? A: “I’m in room A203 and I teach Social Studies Which is your favorite fast food restaurant? A: “Five guys burger, definitely.” Best dance moves? A:  “Salsa.” If you had a superpower, what would it be? A: “I want to be like Professor X: a super-genius psychic.” Favorite TV show? A: “Game of thrones.” Favorite part about teaching? A: “Seeing the kids succeed when they thought that they couldn’t.” What are your goals for the school year? A: “To get used to the bell schedule. I also need to learn and remember…

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Our New Grammar Slayer: Introducing, Miss Heyer

What is your room number and what do you teach? A: “I’m in room A205, and I teach English Language.”   Which is your favorite fast food restaurant? A: “In n out.”   Best dance moves? A: “Well, I don’t know… maybe dabbing since everybody does it.”   If you had a superpower, what would it be? A: “I would like the knowledge to speak every language in the world.”   Favorite TV show? A: “Narcos.”   Favorite part about teaching? A: “ I love getting to know the kids, to get to know their personalities and stories! It’s fun to see…

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Introducing, Miss Cobb, Geometry Wiz

What is your room number and subject?  A: “I’m in room A237, and I teach Geometry.”   Which is your favorite fast food restaurant? A:   “Chipotle.”   Best dance moves? A: “My favorite dance that I can do is with my husband is the Waltz.”   If you had a superpower, what would it be? A: “Maybe flying, but I don’t want a flight suit on.”   Favorite TV show? A: “Madam Secretary.”   Favorite part about teaching? A: “My favorite part about teaching is when at first I work with a student who doesn’t get a concept and then to see…

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Bowl for Science with the Science Bowl Club

The Science Bowl Club aims to educate the science brainiacs of San Mateo High and to compete in the National Science Bowl, hence their name. Led by co-presidents Maggie Dong, Kevin Fang and Cindy Zhang, all juniors, this club is new to our school.   The National Science Bowl is a highly competitive science event among teams of high school students who participate in a fast-paced verbal forum to solve technical problems and answer questions in all branches of science and math, much like Jeopardy.   Whether you are a science enthusiast or just really love to learn, this club…

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Ms. Cleary the Packers Fanatic

Classroom: M112 Classes: Freshman English (CP and AS) Favorite part about teaching: “I really enjoy all of my students here.” Goals for the year: “I would like to learn more about the campus this year and help my freshmen get acclimated to the school as I do too.” Morning or evening: “I’m definitely a morning person. I feel my best in the mornings, but you wouldn’t know it based on how many cups of coffee I need in the morning.” High School sports: “My high school actually didn’t offer sports so I was involved in theatre. But my favorite sport…

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Ms. Shaw the Coffee Specialist

  Classroom: C111 Classes: Algebra 1-2, Strategic Algebra, Sheltered Algebra Favorite part about teaching: “Teaching here is extra special to me because I went here so, as a returning student, there are teachers here who I had myself. It’s cool to have former teachers as my colleagues now.” Goals for the year: “I want to figure out what students’ needs are and provide them with resources that will help with this. I also want to teach my students that math is fun and have the quiet kids speak up more.” Coke or Pepsi: “Neither, I don’t really drink soda. Can…

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Teacher Profile: Ms. Gomez

In a UC Davis shirt and comfortable clothes, Ms. Gomez, a counselor here at SMHS, can be found working at her desk or talking with a student. Her door is always open, and she welcomes each of her students with a smile. Even though she’s new to our community, Ms. Gomez is already becoming the bearcat she was always meant to be. Ms. Gomez was born in Fremont, but grew up right across the bridge in Hayward. After graduating from Tennyson High School, she moved on to UC Davis, majoring in Anthropology Psychology and minoring in Chicano Studies. “When I…

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Teacher Profile: Ms. Fredricksen

Coming from being a Girl Scout helper for an education program, to a middle school teacher at Edendale and Castro Valley, and finally at San Mateo High School English teacher, Ms. Fredricksen has learned a lot. She is passionate and down to earth. She is very kind and generous. When I visited her class I got to see her in action. She has a supply center for when you are having a bad day and accidentally forget to bring something to class. She makes jokes to make the class fun and is passionate when she teaches. She had gotten an…

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Teacher Profile: Mr. Boise

By Mayeesha Galiba and Nathan Philliber Sitting down and grinning, Mr. Boise is ready to open up. Coming from Hillsdale high school, this teacher-now-vice-principal is excited to embrace the compassion of San Mateo High and get to know everyone (give him 3 tries to get your name right before you get mad). Mr. Boise taught at Hillsdale High School for two years before moving to San Mateo and becoming one of our assistant principals. San Mateo is greatly different from his high school, where he was in a graduating class of 72 people. He went on to study at UC…

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