December 7, 2019

SMHS Mateobotics Gears Up for the Season -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Leap from High School to College Sports -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Mateo Comes up Short: 2019 Little Big Game -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Master of Self-Deprecating Humor -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

How Old is “Too Old” for Trick-or-Treating? -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

We Need to Get Serious About Shootings -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

How Boyan Slat Is Helping Solve The Great Pacific Garbage Patch -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Youtube’s Yankovic turned Chinese TikTok Star: Bart Baker -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

#TeamTrees -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Varsity Football -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

CA Bill Pushes School Start Times Back -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Why the Empire Strikes Back is the best Star Wars movie -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Pros and Cons of Energy Drinks -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Movies to Watch during Halloween -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Bearcats Strike for Climate -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A Personal Account On Vaping -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Girls Water Polo Resumes Winning Ways -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Running into the 2019 season -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

How Media Affects The Mind -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Matilda Provides Hope -

Monday, October 14, 2019

The Leap from High School to College Sports

While for many Bearcats the imminent close of their Senior Fall season will mark the end of their athletic career, some may not be quite ready to part with the sports they love and have dedicated themselves to for so many years. From the most intense and rigorous Division I programs in the country to relaxed, just-for-fun intramural athletics, there are scores of options out there for people to continue their athletic endeavours at the college level.  For the more competitive among us, many schools of all sizes all around the country have league-affiliated NCAA, National Collegiate Athletic Association, teams…

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Mateo Comes up Short: 2019 Little Big Game

With 8 minutes to go in the 3rd quarter, the 92nd annual Little Big Game looked like it could go either way. The matchup between perennial rivals San Mateo and Burlingame was exciting as always, and much more competitive than in previous years. The Bearcats had several standout performances, with senior linebacker Kevin Paleaz racking up 12 total tackles on defense, a strong offensive line presence from junior center Shadi Qobti, and an impressive two-way showing from senior quarterback and linebacker Luke Bergstrom, going 9 for 14 from the pocket and picking up an interception from the defensive end.  Midway…

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Girls Water Polo Resumes Winning Ways

On any given weekday after school, cascading whistles, shouts and splashes can be heard from the San Mateo High pool. Oftentimes, those sounds just mean that the girl’s water polo team is taking yet another dub. The team makes their victories seem easy; but in reality, girl’s water polo is one of the most stressful, physical sports at the high school varsity level. Below the surface, suits are pulled, legs are kicked, and punches are even thrown. Despite all this, the lady bearcats have managed not only to hold their own but thrive under the pressure. The San Mateo girls…

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Running into the 2019 season

For San Mateo’s varsity runners, they are looking optimistic about the upcoming season.   When asked how he picks the runs for practices, coach Ed Riley, who has been coaching San Mateo runners for 15 years, had this to say, “I always have what I want to do for the practices in mind but, I change and adjust based on what I saw the night before. It just depends on the condition of my athletes and how they looked the night before.”  While varsity teams have a maximum roster size of 7 runners, junior varsity squads can hold many more runners….

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An amazing year for the wrestling team

So far, the wrestling team has had a fantastic season; they are currently undefeated. Wrestling is  a contact sport that involves grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling techniques. The coach, Jason Cervantes, decided to take over the wrestling program as he too was a former wrestler and knew that if no one took over the position then the team would have dissolved. Compared to last season, the coach didn’t have to recruit since people willingly wanted joined. Although the sport isn’t as popular as the other sports at SMHS, the…

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Marcus Peters traded to the Rams

The NFL offseason has begun, meaning NFL teams are doing all they can to attract the top players in the league to join their team.  Early in the offseason, Kansas City shocked the football world  by sending one of their best players Marcus Peters, to the Los Angeles Rams.   Marcus Peters has cemented himself as one of the paramount players in the NFL . During his tenure as cornerback with the Kansas City Chiefs, Peters led the team to a good start. They were 6-0, looking to go for a 7th win. The hot streak came to an abrupt…

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Upcoming Season of Baseball

When the weather gets a little warmer it’s a marking for not only spring, but spring sports. One of the sports played in the spring category is baseball.  San Mateo will have both a Varsity and Junior Varsity team going into the 2018 season.  Both teams are in an exciting place because their are a lot more open spots on the team.  Last year’s lineup was comprised mostly of seniors, which means  there are many hungry underclassman looking for a spot in the starting nine. According to Assistant Coach Matt Labbie, even though the loss of so many seniors will…

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Badminton season launches into action!

Badminton’s back, alright! One of lesser known sports at SMHS, the sport of badminton continues to grow among students. An intense, fast-paced racket sport, badminton involves hitting a shuttlecock or “birdie” back and forth across a net until it eventually drops. Coach Rachell Berania and Matt Fong are returning to take the reins this year. “This will be my second year coaching badminton at San Mateo High, but my fourth year coaching badminton for high school altogether.” Coach Rachell explains. After a rough last season, and with a new one with an entire batch of new players flooding in in…

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All Star Weekend Highlights

This NBA All-Star weekend is the most hyped game since the Jordan-era. The captain Lebron James is desperate to win in order to prove all his haters that he can lead his team to a win when all of the elite players play hard,and he did. Team Lebron beat Team Curry with the scores of 148-145. The game was exciting ith seven seconds left, Lebron and Kevin Durant gave Stephen Curry a taste of his own medicine, trapping him in the corner Warriors-style. Curry then passed to DeMar Derozan who then shot the ball but was way off. LeBron threw…

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San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off

The third and closing season of spring sports has opened a whole new opportunity for San Mateo High school students to get involved and represent their school.  Activities such as wrestling, golf, track and field, and volleyball, are some of the examples of the intriguing options  to play in the spring. One winter sport, boys volleyball, are looking to continue the good season put up by the girl’s team.   Volleyball, being one of the most widely  played sports by  both genders, has brought in many students of San Mateo to try out without feeling bashful. Ryan Savage, a freshman…

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