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

Futsal for All: Students Root for Indoor Soccer

Last year, SMHS introduced a new sport to the school: Indoor Soccer. At the beginning of the semester of last year, Ms. Woolfolk asked the ELD students to take a survey about how to make the school better. They all agreed that the school would be even better if they had futsal, another way of saying indoor soccer. Fifty-Six students signed up for the fall season, which meant that there would be seven players in each team, with a total of 8 teams. In ten weeks of Futsal, totaling to 20 games, each would be 10-12 minutes long. The Indoor…

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Basketball Jumps Into the Action

When the winter season comes, so does the basketball season! San Mateo High’s basketball players are getting suited up for another season, hoping to make it far and working hard to improve their skills. This year’s teams are focusing on improving their skills, winning division, and making it to CCS. The basketball teams practice everyday and strive to do their best. Practicing and working hard is helping the teams form and grow. Even though the season hasn’t even started the teams are already striving for improvement. Paolo Maramba, junior and player for boy’s varsity, says, “Our strengths are that we…

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San Mateo Soccer Teams Kick Off the Season

Kicking off the winter sports season is the girls and boys soccer teams. Both genders playing with a frosh-soph and varsity teams, gear up for a long season ahead, striving to win and have fun, while representing their school.   Practicing everyday you would think that the teams would be growing strong, Tyler Mucci, senior and player on boy’s varsity soccer, agrees “Our team is strong with the ball and we have many players that can score. I expect our team to have another dominant season and finish somewhere in the top. I also expect our team to go far…

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123 Touchdown!

Touchdown, another win for Kansas City! After several years of unsuccessful seasons, the Kansas City Chiefs are undefeated. Fans are raving over this spectacular season. On a Journalism trip in Boston, a boy from Kansas City named Michael was talking about the Chiefs and said, “In Kansas City we love football, and this is unbelievable that the Chiefs are doing so well; they’re undefeated, 9-0,” he said. Bearcats have a variety of opinions. “They have one of the worst percentages for 20 yard completions and above, and the least amount of attempts and percentage in the NFL,” said San Mateo…

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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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Bearcats Beat Panthers

For the first time in fifteen years, the San Mateo girls’ tennis team beat Burlingame with an ecstatic win of 4-3. A few weeks ago, our lady bearcats played against the rival panthers in a home game. Going into the match with the knowledge that they were facing a strong opponent, they were determined to do their best. The entire match lasted nearly three hours, and almost the entire team stayed until the end to support the last match, singles two, played by sophomore Michelle Kwon, which had gone into a third set as the deciding factor of victory between…

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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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Girls Tennis Starts Out Strong

With a cheerful disposition and a determined will, the girls tennis team is back again this season to smash their way to victory. After coming in fifth place in the Bay league last year, the girls have gained many new members this year and are forming new bonds through teamwork. Contrary to some sports beliefs, playing as a part of the team isn’t only about winning. In addition to training hard every day, the girls have their share of fun as well. “This year’s tennis team is so OUTRAGEOUS,” joke Megha Bindal and Lucy Dai-He, seniors and long-time varsity doubles…

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SMHS Football Team Strives for Victory

Fall football starts again, with new goals, new players and new fans. One of the most popular sports on campus is football. San Mateo High School has two football teams, varsity and junior varsity. Packed with energy, boys from all grades are ready to take the season head on. Ready to lead the varsity football team to victory, Mr. Scheller the head coach says, “The team is coming along good! They are fantastic and enthusiastic.” There is no team that doesn’t have it’s own strengths and weaknesses, Mr. Scheller’s goal is to get better every game, which is very realistic,…

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Golf Goes Clubbing

If you wish to know which fall sport is most successful at SMHS, the answer will likely be girls’ golf. Winning the PAL Champion for past two years, our fabulous golf players even made it to CCS. “Golf is a sport that requires adequate amount of skill and takes a lot of practice to get better,” said Kristin Kanaya, the shining star of girls’ golf team. Kristin currently holds a record of 94 strokes. For a beginning golf player, this record might take years of practice. To be qualified to go to CCS as a team, the team has to…

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