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

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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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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