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

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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Badminton season takes off with enthusiasm

Thats right, the spring sport season comes around once more, and one of the most popular spring sports at SMHS is Badminton. The team is divided into two groups: exhibition, whose badminton players just practice and aren’t obligated to play during games. If they have extra time at the end, they usually practice at the games. The Varsity badminton group has an obligation to go to every game, “They are a bit more competitive than exhibition, but I think exhibition is more fun,” said Josh Tan. During practices Badminton players first warm up their legs by running around the gym,…

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Here Comes the Birdie

Bearcat badminton players practice for their upcoming games Get your rackets and birdies ready, because badminton season is coming up soon! Badminton is a fun and competitive sport to play. Whether you are an experienced badminton player, or someone who justs wants to try something new, you are sure to have a blast. Last year, the San Mateo High badminton teams did well according to coach Pye Koko despite having many new players. “Playing badminton with some of my friends was really fun. I had a pretty beast partner and we placed second or third in the men’s doubles tournament,”…

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Bearcat Badminton is Back

Badminton will start their season in a new league this year—the upper “Bay” division. Though they ended the seasonwell last year—particularly doubles duo Jordan Wong, then senior, and Timothy Tam, then sophomore, who remained undefeated for the entire season—players are nervous this year. Being in the highest division, Bay Division, will mean going up against more and more competitive schools, namely Aragon High School, Mills High School, South City High School, Menlo-Atherton High School, Carlmont High School, Westmoor High School, and El Camino High School. I just want “to win one game,” said sophomore Leslie Chan, who will play girls…

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Yes, badminton is a sport

There’s nothing like the feeling you get after losing your first badminton match of the season. Personally, I feel sick to my stomach, which, by the latter half of the game, has usually tied itself into a knot. Losing a match fills you with a burning desire to improve your game, to train harder than you ever have before. It forces you to take the game seriously, because if you won’t, there are others that will. And they will destroy you. Okay, it’s not that dramatic. The point is, while sports like badminton aren’t taken seriously by some high school…

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Say Hello to Badminton!

The pounding of balls has stopped from the gym as badminton has finally started. The season has been just gotten started with conditioning and practice everyday after school. Senior Jordan Wong will lead the team this year as captain, “This year will hopefully be good. I want to lead the other kids with maturity and guidance. Badminton is my favorite sport and so far our team looks really strong.” New in the sport Jeffrey Ge, “San Mateo is known for being strong at badminton. I hope that I can be top of the line and be one of the best…

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Badminton Team Members Win at PALs

The San Mateo High School badminton team finished off the season strong, winning 8-6 matches as a team. The #1 boys’ doubles team consisting of junior Jordan Wong and senior Anthony Zhu were undefeated throughout the regular season. They easily made it into PALs. After winning multiple matches, the duo ended up in fourth place. Both received medals.

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