November 15, 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

Tyler Mucci Flying into Action

 Tyler Mucci, 12, jumps in the air to head the ball away from their opponent.

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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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Swimming Update

It’s a new swimming season, and SMHS is now busy recruiting. The results are extraordinary so far: several boys have begun their first season on Feb 3, and the girl’s team size has doubled. Most of the new swimmers are freshmen, and their expectations are high. “We had a great season last year and our girls team won the championship in PAL and several of them went to CCS,” said Andy Kwang, a sophomore. He has been swimming for one year before he joined the SMHS swim team. Last year, the Girls swim team was undefeated and the swimmers are ready…

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Track Team Pushes Forward

As the spring season comes, new sports arrive too at San Mateo – among them, track, which is popular among students. With events such as sprints, middle and long-distance running, hurdles, shot put, discus, long jump, pole vaults, and high jump, bearcats are free to choose what they wish to participate in for the season. Not only do new underclassmen even out the members in the team, but new goals surface to be achieved as well. “This is my 25th year coaching and I am more excited this year,” says Coach Riley, noting that the “chemistry” on the team seems to…

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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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What’s a Little More Water?

The rain may be falling, but that doesn’t stop our intrepid swimmers from getting into the pool. Go brave Bearcats!  

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Sports Jerseys, Not Souvenirs

Every year when a sports season rolls around uniforms are provided for the athletes from the school. What happens when an athlete doesn’t return a jersey after the season has ended? Money that could have been used to buy new sports equipment is blown away, because one or two people “forgot to bring them in”. UNIFORMS ARE NOT CHEAP!  All sports jerseys vary in prices, meaning, a football jersey is more expensive than a soccer jersey, but a basketball jersey can be more expensive than both of them. The price of a jersey can range from $25 to $150 per…

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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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Swimming 2014

It’s a new swimming season, and SMHS is now busy recruiting. The result are extraordinary so far: several boys begin their first season this Monday, and girl’s team size has even doubled. Most of the new swimmers are freshmen, which reveals that our baby bearcats have started to participate in school activity. In fact, a couple of the recruits have been swimming for years, and hopefully joining will lead to a wonderful season. “ Last year, our elite swimmers graduated and I used to think that this coming year would not be that good as I expected. Now I am…

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Bad Luck in World Cup Draw and Pessimistic Fans

With the World Cup just around the corner Jurgen Klinsmann’s the US national team coach is happy with his team in their top form and are looking to win it all. With many top teams in the tournament it is a long shot but Klinsmann’s team has shown resilience time and time again. The US draw for the 2014 World Cup was unpredictable.  The worst possible scenario could have been Brazil, Italy and the Netherlands.  Two of which were previous champions and one who has a lot of potential.  A favorable draws include Belgium, Chile, and Croatia. The US was…

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