February 20, 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

Christian Club

Looking for a place to talk about your faith with other student Christians? “We strive to encourage one another and support each other,” said club presidents Sarah Rossi and Roger Yao.  You can join if you’re any kind of Christian religion or if you just want learn about others’ faith. A typical meeting consists of an opening prayer and then splitting up into small groups to discuss the topic of the month.  Sometimes they even go to get frozen yogurt after school. Christian Club is always there to support you if you’re ever struggling in your faith. The club is…

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Amnesty International Club Makes A Difference

Amnesty International Club strives to educate the community about issues not necessarily known, but should be known. In the 2013-14 school year, headed by seniors Ebrahem Farooqui and Alex Chen, this club is fairly new and just getting off its feet. Perfect time to join, right? Amnesty International is an organization that focuses on the human rights movement, and has spread around the world. Every member of this global movement has a chance to fight the injustice in this world, and now the students of SMHS have that chance too. Since the birth of this club was fairly recent, they…

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American Cancer Society

If you hate cancer, then the American Cancer Society is the perfect club for you. Informally known as ACS, American Cancer Society aims to raise awareness of cancer and fundraise toward cancer research following different themed months. Each month is dedicated to raise awareness for a specific type of cancer, such as breast cancer or lung cancer. Fundraisers, volunteer events, and distribution of awareness gear are packed into the club’s agenda. Some events the club has already participated in include: Pretty in Pink, Relay for Life, Great American Smokeout. The club is notable for its awareness accessories. For example, breast…

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Red Cross Club

      The Red Cross Club raises awareness and funds for disaster preparedness. Working with the Bay Area’s Red Cross chapter as official Red Cross volunteers, club members benefit their community by giving disaster preparedness presentations at elementary schools, participating in walk-a-thons. “I went to Leadership Development Camp during the summer and met so many Red Crossers and became really close friends, and got CPR and First Aid Certified!” said Tiffany Lee, a devoted member of the club in 2013-14. Each year, SMHS Red Cross volunteers work with school for the California ShakeOut, the biggest earthquake drill throughout the…

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Improv Club

Joining Improv Club is an exciting, funny, and creative way to express yourself! Students participating can choose to play different games and act in scenes that are made up on the spot and unscripted. “I am happy to lead Improv Club. I’ve been in drama and many plays, so I know how to create a fun environment for the participating students,” said Charlie Kruse, a senior. During Improv Club, all sorts of different games are played. A good rule of thumb is never say no. This means that whatever the other person says, you have to agree and run with…

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Anime Club

“The anime club is a place where people can comfortably sit around and talk about or watch anime,” said Owen Zhai. Most of the members were spread around, intently watching the twenty fourth episode of Stein’s Gate. “This club is quite interesting, and the anime that we are currently watching is pretty cool too. The members are also pretty easy to get along with since we all have a similar interest. So far, I really like this club,” said Annie Zhang, a freshman member. Come join the anime club if you have an interest in things like anime and manga!  …

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Video Club

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The San Mateo High School Video Club is a club that films many different school events, including rallies, games, and just fun things happening around school.  They meet every Monday in room B102 and take these films and turn them into a short video. They make these videos once a month. Their latest one was made in October. You can see it at thebearcat.net. “Our goal is to create an entertaining and informative monthly news show,” says Nathan Philliber, president. :It is a super cool club, producing high quality work that you an see at www.thebearcat.net,” says Mrs. Fergusson, the…

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Model UN Club

United Nations, maintaining peace for several decades, taken into the hands of appreciating students to understand troubles in other countries. This club is run by Clark Lunday and hosted by Mrs. Pappas on every Thursday in room A234. All students attending this club get assigned a country and do research on their country to increase student awareness in foreign problems. “I think the club has been pretty successful, a lot of students like the club, and so do I,” said President Clark Lunday, and “I like overhearing everyone’s stories about other countries,” said Mrs. Pappas, the head advisor of the…

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No, They Don’t Make Keys…

In Ms. Malatesta’s room on Mondays at lunch, enthusiastic students debate charities to support, apparel ideas, and fundraising events as members of the Key Club. San Mateo’s Key Club was first chartered in 2012 and led by Joey Wong, now at Boston University. Starting off with a small amount of students, the club has grown to 47 members. Key Club is the high school division for Kiwanis International, a service organization found in 80 countries. “As Vice President of Key Club, I know that being a part of it is a fun experience, because of the fun events that are…

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Programming Club

The SMHS Programming Club is one of the up-and-coming clubs at SMSH having recently gained its popularity and “fame” with a splashy show at the club fair (which some of you may remember) using a remote controlled drone programmed by students in the club. The club meets every wednesday at lunch in Mr. Rainaldi’s room. Club activities include hacking sessions working with remote controlled drones, learning javascript syntax, and other programming activities. Because most members of the club are still beginners little prior knowledge is needed – to quote Sara, the club president, describing the level of requisite knowledge, “we’re…

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