July 26, 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

Roger Federer Proves he is the GOAT

Roger Federer has become a household name in the past decade and there is no surprise why. His unmatched record of 18 Grand Slam wins and sustained dominance in the tennis world make it difficult to deny that he is the greatest tennis player of all time. Of all the G.O.A.T.s in sports, few have the savoir faire and staying power as Federer. Federer plays with distinctive style and approach to the game that appear only slightly refined from when he first became a top 100 player in professional tournament, at age 18. Even at 35, he is still incredibly…

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Coach John Tells Us About Boys Tennis

The Tennis team this year is made up of mostly freshmen and sophomores, so what do you think the team needs to do to be successful, especially when playing older, more experienced opponents? With this young team, the success and strength are already there, as all the players are accomplishing the fundamentals of tennis, executing strategies, learning from losses and improving from wins, and being courageous and believing in your shots in close games. Playing older players generally means that they will be better than the younger players, but this will help the athlete improve. What strengths does the team…

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Badminton Team Makes a Racket

Badminton season at school has started, and the SMHS team members are practicing hard in preparation for their matches. Official games started at the beginning of March, and will continue to take place every Tuesday and Thursday until the end of April. The team is playing in the Bay Division of the Peninsula Athletic League, along with seven other schools. Coaches Rachell Berania and Matt Fong are currently coaching the badminton team. Coach Rachell, or just Coach R, has coached badminton for two years prior to joining SMHS, making this her third year of coaching. In badminton, players play matches…

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Swimming Season Arrives with a Splash

It’s a new swimming season, and the team has been conditioning since the winter season in preparation for it. The team consists of 17 boys and 31 girls and many of the new swimmers are eager freshmen with high expectations. Some have been swimming for years while other aren’t as experienced, however they are all welcome on the team. “This year both the girls and guys teams are looking really good. We have a lot more guys this year which will really help us score more points. Additionally, the girls are looking as good if not better than last year….

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Varsity Girls’ Soccer Update

The San Mateo High School Girls Varsity Soccer team were rewarded with a slot in the CCS Championship. They finished the amazing season with a record of 15-2-3. Despite losing the Ocean Division title, the girls have found a path to the CCS Division 1 tournament. “We’re all really excited for the opportunity. All we want to do is play our best, and prove that we deserve it,” said Vida Wadhams, junior and goalkeeper on the Varsity team. This year the girl’s varsity team has a majority of underclassmen on the team. “I think more than anything, having underclassmen just…

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The Wrestling Team is Back

The Wrestling Team is back for the season. This team acquired more players than last year. The team even have a new coach, Mr. Jason Cervantes. Many of the new players in the wrestling team didn’t even know there was a team the previous year. Coach Cervantes, although he’s new, believes that there’s something special about this team because, “…We don’t have any wrestlers that think they are above and beyond anyone else on the team. They all work well with each other and help each other out mentally, physically and technically.” Coach Cervantes wants to coach this team for…

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Varsity Girls’ Soccer kicks off

At the beginning of the girls’ soccer season, our bearcats prepared for vigorous tryouts that demanded high levels of energy with over 60 girls fighting for a spot on the team. The team ran the track for 45 minutes straight and battled through intense workouts, drills and stretches. After several routines and scrimmages, the teams were finally decided by Coach John Saucedo. The varsity team consists of 26 players, 11 of which are underclassmen. Last year, the girls had 11 wins, 4 losses and three ties. This year, senior captain Sophie Calderero hopes to have a successful season and make…

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Varsity Girls’ Basketball Hoops it Up

The Girls varsity Basketball team started off the season on December 8th, where they played against Leigh High School at the King’s Academy tournament and beat them 44-33. This game was the rematch from game 2 of the 2016 CCS playoffs where Leigh High school beat San Mateo 56-43.   The game was fast-paced, and the game was tied at 21 during the half time. The Bearcats only gave Leigh High school four points in the third quarter. The Bearcats’ offense, on the other hand, scored nine points in the third quarter. Alyssa Cho and Mimi Shen led the team…

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Basketball Preseason

With the cold and the rain in the Winter comes the season of Friday Night basketball quads. Last season the Varsity Boys went 11-15 overall but 3-9 in league. Senior Josh says,“last year [they] did very well in the preseason, but lost endurance as the season progressed and the chemistry was fading towards the end.” When asked about the last season, Senior Austin The says “I don’t think we played up to expectations last year, especially during league, but making CCS set a really solid foundation for us coming into this year. This year I think we are much more…

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Boys Varsity Soccer Preseason

With the Soccer season racing around the corner, the Boys Teams is excited to compete again. Last year, the boys Varsity team did a good job, holding a positive record of eight wins, six losses and only two ties overall. Senior Clay Gee “has hope they can improve their record from last year by working together as a team more.” Junior Sebastian Lopez, keeper for the Varsity team believes they “can definitely improve upon last year as they didn’t lose that many seniors so their starting team is still very solid and with practice they can become a top team…

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