December 13, 2019

With Christmas Comes Nostalgia -

Monday, December 9, 2019

November Book Recommendations -

Monday, December 9, 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

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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Track & Cross Country Take Off

As many of you may already know, running is a great way to stay healthy and fit. So why not join the San Mateo track and cross country team and have a great time running along with friends and students from different schools? Track and cross country starts during the fall of every year. This year there are a total of 14 members on the team. The coach of the track and cross country team is Ed Riley and the assistant coach is Roy Michon. “They’re great. They’re really chill and inspiring. They push us to do more and better,”…

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What happened to the Giants?

Last year, as many of you know, the San Francisco Giants won the World Series in an exciting sweep against the Detroit Tigers. This year, however, the Giants ended their season over 10 games behind the NL West leaders, the LA Dodgers. So what happened to the World Series Champs this year? The pitching for Giants has always been great. Recently, Yusmiero Petit was one strike away from a perfect game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on September 6 this year. Even with the Dodgers signing Giants closer Brian Wilson on July 30, 2013, Giants’ pitching was still a strength of…

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Girls Varsity Swimming PAL Champions

San Mateo’s girls’ varsity swim team capped off their brilliant undefeated season last spring with the best win of them all, the PAL Championships. In what turned out to be an exciting race to the finish, the Bearcat girls won the meet with 226 points, a close call of 7 points to second place El Camino’s 219. Even more surprising, the team accomplished this with only two first place finishes out of eleven total events. The top three teams, San Mateo, El Camino, and Hillsdale, knotted very closely in the standings during event 45, the 400-yard freestyle, our girls’ third…

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Willie Mays

Over 41 thousand enthusiastic fans attend almost every Giants game at AT&T Park, equalling the best average in the entire league, according to ESPN.com. Standing in front of the entrance to the state-of-the-art park is a statue of a man named Willie Mays. A quick on-campus survey revealed that most knew of Willie Mays’s existence, but knew very little about the baseball great. So who is Willie Mays? Willie Mays was a star player on the 1951 New York Giants baseball team. He is one of the very few baseball players that has achieved over 3,000 hits in a career…

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Starting Off a Good Year of Sports

With a new school year comes a new sports year and what athlete, fan, or supervisor would want anything more than to start the year off with some wins! This fall SMHS athletes are participating in football, cheerleading, golf (boys/girls), tennis (girls), volleyball, cross country, and water polo (boys/girls). Last year the Varsity Volleyball team, went all the way to CCS (Central Coast Section). “We work really well together and we are definitely going to kick butt. We made it to CCS so we did pretty well! And we are definitely capable of doing it again this year.” said Varsity…

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Varsity Softball Swings Into a Strong Start

The varsity softball league started off strong Wednesday, March 20 with a 5-1 victory against Menlo Atherton. Then, on Friday March 22 they crushed South City 10-1. So far the team has three wins and two losses.

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SMHS Alumna Amanda Perez-Murillo Goes Global

Amanda Perez-Murillo stands tall as a starter on the roster of the U-20 National Mexican Women’s Soccer Team as well as on the University of Washington’s women’s soccer team.

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Girl’s Varsity Softball Season Off to a Great Start

The varsity softball league started off strong last Wednesday, March 20 with a 5-1 victory against Menlo Atherton. Then, on Friday march 22 they crushed South City 10-1. With five freshmen on varsity this year, they are full of young talent. Freshman “I feel so accomplished being able to make both varsity soccer and softball this year. I think we’re pretty good this year. Our strongest suit is probably our defense, but we need to practice our hitting,” said Taylor Doi. So far, the varsity softball team is off to a great start that will hopefully continue throughout the entire…

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Boys’ Tennis Team Update

The boys’ tennis team has been progressing finely with practices and games. Their season ends mid-April, but until then, they will still face off with other schools, both in and out of the San Mateo Union High School District. The next few home games are against Aragon on April 9th, Mills on April 16th, and Burlingame on April 18th, all starting at 4:00 p.m. Come and support them!   Recent scores: March 4th Oceana 7-0 March 5th Woodside 4-3 March 7th Aragon 2-4 March 12th Menlo-Atherton 0-7 March 14th Mills 3-4 March 19th Burlingame 3-4   Keep it up, bearcats!

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