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

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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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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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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