May 30, 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

Little Big Game Recap

Our little big game was an exciting but heartbreaking event. In the first quarter, SMHS pushed to the lead with a 7 point head-start. The panthers answered San Mateo’s first touchdown with one of their own. The bearcat defense had trouble stopping the running and passing attacks of Burlingame. BHS continued to add 35 more points to lead 42-7 at the end of the first half. After a scoreless second half, the final score remained unchanged. Both teams advanced to the CCS (Central Coast Section) playoffs. San Mateo ended the regular season at 7-3 while Burlingame finished at 6-4. Once…

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The Battle for the Paw

  The Varsity Football team will play against Burlingame in the most important game of the season on November 5. The game will be played at Burlingame, so the Panthers will have the home field advantage. This year, the Bearcats hope to take back the Paw in the 89th annual Little Big Game and end the six year winning streak of Burlingame. After losing last year, our team is determined to win as they are currently first in the league. According to senior Zain Barrios, “the team has been working very hard and put in a lot of work everyday…

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San Mateo’s Only Girl on JV Football

Being the only girl on the JV football team isn’t easy, but Xitaly Perez, better known as Laly, says it’s worth it. “I’ve learned that anyone can be your family,” the sophomore said. “I’ve made a new family within a few weeks.” Besides a family, Laly has also gained the respect of her coach Dustan Holmdahl. “She brings a lot of hard work and dedication. She’s here every practice and she’s always got a positive attitude.” “She’s very dedicated,” said Matthew Angel, a sophomore teammate, “She shows up to more practices than I do.” Laly is designated as a defensive…

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Colin Kaepernick’s Protest Causes National Outrage

NFL quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick sat during the US national anthem, “Star-Spangled Banner.” The act caused a nationwide outrage. Kaepernick said to CNN, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” This statement quickly turned him into a target of the media. Famous athletes…

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Joshua Fakava Stays Strong

Senior Joshua Fakava was interviewed and featured on Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area, the #1 high school sport show in the nation. His story is extremely inspirational and emotional.

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Varsity Football Wins First Game 40-0

Varsity Football showed Gunn who’s boss at their very first game of the season, beating the school 40-0. The crowd was cheering all night, Pep Band kept the tunes going, and both the Dance Team and Cheer rocked the halftime show.

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JV Rules in LITTLE Little Big Game

San Mateo’s Junior Varsity football team beat Burlingame 14-7 at the annual LITTLE Little Big Game, a precursor to the Little Big Game held every year since 1927. Varsity didn’t fare as well at the LBG, where they lost 21-30 at an exciting and well-attended game Nov. 16. But JV’s win brings hope that we’ll be taking home the Paw again sometime in the next few years. Pictured here is defensive tackle Nilsson Vasquez, son of SMHS teacher Heather Vasquez, surrounded by his family, including his brother, sister, and grandparents and cousins who came up from Gilroy to watch the…

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Flash Back to Football

 Lina Latu, 11, heads down the line dodging players from the other team, in the attempt to make a touch down.

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We Loved the Little Big Game, Despite Loss

On November 16, 2013, the disappointing occurrence occurred again… But there were some plusses to balance out those miserable hours in the stands: The halftime show was the bomb.com We kept good sportsmanship throughout the game Russell & Mason led the cheers and kept us spirited Our side of the field was a sea of orange and black Most students were on their feet the entire time Our cheerleaders and dance team dedicated their performances to Nancy Cordero and had purple highlights in their hair and face paint: Nancy’s favorite color The Marines representative threw out shirts and posters to…

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The Paw has a Storied History

San Mateo’s greatest football rivalry is all about the Paw. The 86th annual football game against Burlingame, which was held Nov. 16, is one of the oldest rivalries in Northern California – the two schools have been battling for the Paw since 1927. Burlingame High School was originally called “San Mateo High School Burlingame Branch”. They shared the same extracurricular activities, since they were a part of our school. Ever since 1927 when Burlingame dropped the “San Mateo Branch” and began to call themselves Burlingame High School, everyone wanted to know which school was better. The Little Big game was…

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