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

Badminton Team Makes a Racket

Badminton season at school has started, and the SMHS team members are practicing hard in preparation for their matches. Official games started at the beginning of March, and will continue to take place every Tuesday and Thursday until the end of April. The team is playing in the Bay Division of the Peninsula Athletic League, along with seven other schools. Coaches Rachell Berania and Matt Fong are currently coaching the badminton team. Coach Rachell, or just Coach R, has coached badminton for two years prior to joining SMHS, making this her third year of coaching. In badminton, players play matches…

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Swimming Season Arrives with a Splash

It’s a new swimming season, and the team has been conditioning since the winter season in preparation for it. The team consists of 17 boys and 31 girls and many of the new swimmers are eager freshmen with high expectations. Some have been swimming for years while other aren’t as experienced, however they are all welcome on the team. “This year both the girls and guys teams are looking really good. We have a lot more guys this year which will really help us score more points. Additionally, the girls are looking as good if not better than last year….

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Varsity Girls’ Soccer Update

The San Mateo High School Girls Varsity Soccer team were rewarded with a slot in the CCS Championship. They finished the amazing season with a record of 15-2-3. Despite losing the Ocean Division title, the girls have found a path to the CCS Division 1 tournament. “We’re all really excited for the opportunity. All we want to do is play our best, and prove that we deserve it,” said Vida Wadhams, junior and goalkeeper on the Varsity team. This year the girl’s varsity team has a majority of underclassmen on the team. “I think more than anything, having underclassmen just…

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The Wrestling Team is Back

The Wrestling Team is back for the season. This team acquired more players than last year. The team even have a new coach, Mr. Jason Cervantes. Many of the new players in the wrestling team didn’t even know there was a team the previous year. Coach Cervantes, although he’s new, believes that there’s something special about this team because, “…We don’t have any wrestlers that think they are above and beyond anyone else on the team. They all work well with each other and help each other out mentally, physically and technically.” Coach Cervantes wants to coach this team for…

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Varsity Girls’ Soccer kicks off

At the beginning of the girls’ soccer season, our bearcats prepared for vigorous tryouts that demanded high levels of energy with over 60 girls fighting for a spot on the team. The team ran the track for 45 minutes straight and battled through intense workouts, drills and stretches. After several routines and scrimmages, the teams were finally decided by Coach John Saucedo. The varsity team consists of 26 players, 11 of which are underclassmen. Last year, the girls had 11 wins, 4 losses and three ties. This year, senior captain Sophie Calderero hopes to have a successful season and make…

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Varsity Girls’ Basketball Hoops it Up

The Girls varsity Basketball team started off the season on December 8th, where they played against Leigh High School at the King’s Academy tournament and beat them 44-33. This game was the rematch from game 2 of the 2016 CCS playoffs where Leigh High school beat San Mateo 56-43.   The game was fast-paced, and the game was tied at 21 during the half time. The Bearcats only gave Leigh High school four points in the third quarter. The Bearcats’ offense, on the other hand, scored nine points in the third quarter. Alyssa Cho and Mimi Shen led the team…

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Basketball Preseason

With the cold and the rain in the Winter comes the season of Friday Night basketball quads. Last season the Varsity Boys went 11-15 overall but 3-9 in league. Senior Josh says,“last year [they] did very well in the preseason, but lost endurance as the season progressed and the chemistry was fading towards the end.” When asked about the last season, Senior Austin The says “I don’t think we played up to expectations last year, especially during league, but making CCS set a really solid foundation for us coming into this year. This year I think we are much more…

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Boys Varsity Soccer Preseason

With the Soccer season racing around the corner, the Boys Teams is excited to compete again. Last year, the boys Varsity team did a good job, holding a positive record of eight wins, six losses and only two ties overall. Senior Clay Gee “has hope they can improve their record from last year by working together as a team more.” Junior Sebastian Lopez, keeper for the Varsity team believes they “can definitely improve upon last year as they didn’t lose that many seniors so their starting team is still very solid and with practice they can become a top team…

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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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Keep the Spirit, Bearcats

The marching of feet on the sidewalk was  heard through the streets of Burlingame as the Pep and Marching band marched towards BHS in the morning. A man in a car who drives by honks his horn in excitement as he sees the long line of SMHS students marching. As the band marches onto Burlingame territory, the color guard gracefully twirls and dance along the road. As bystanders look in awe at the band, the sounds of music is heard throughout the neighborhood of Burlingame. I thought that the Bearcats would be triumphant in winning the game, as the spirit…

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