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

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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Varsity Bearcats Dominate

With the season rapidly coming to an end, the Varsity volleyball team has managed to tie for first in the league with Woodside High School, both having nine wins and one loss record. The girls have a 5 game win streak as of October 24, which will hopefully help them prepare for their next game against Woodside on October 27. Outside of league, the Bearcats are 15-10, but have improved their level of play greatly in the league games. Head Coach Andoni Javellana says San Mateo is “not taking any [team] lightly” which is key to their dominance in league…

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Coach Scheller Prepares for the Little Big Game

  What are you doing to prepare for the little big game? Same way we always prepare. This game is special but the game on the field is the same. We have to mentally prepare to play our best.” How do you think you are going to do in comparison to previous years? “We have a team that has had some success over the past couple years. This year’s team is different because they’ve trained hard in the offseason and worked well together.” What makes this year’s team unique? “Hard to describe but I would say their choice in clothes….

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Cross Country Is One Hill of a Sport

Cross Country is definitely a commitment; not only because the members must run in blistering heat and bone-chilling temperatures, but also because it’s easy to give up. After all, running can also be considered a mind game. Perseverance, strength and a strong mindset are key to help you get over that hill. San Mateo High’s Cross Country team has just what it takes to conquer these hardships. “I think we’ve got a very talented team this year, led by our two sophomores, Mallorie Jenne and Alex Wai. They’re leading in times. Close behind is Evelyn Contreras,” said Ed Riley, head…

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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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Welcoming the New Tennis Assistant Coach

Coach John The girls’ tennis team has a new assistant coach for the 2016-2017 season.  John Daquioag, who likes to be called Coach John, also coaches the boys’ tennis team and is a welcome addition to the girls’. Coach John is “relaxed and great with one-on-one assistance,” said Freshman Grace Wang. Many of the players felt that Coach John and Coach Schuller work very well together. “They are both relaxed but very focussed on making us better,” said Senior Ariana Berta. With experience and a good work ethic, Coach John brings many talents to the team. He’s been the varsity…

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SMHS Varsity Football Team is off to a Good Start

Our Bearcat football players are off to a good season with two wins and two losses at press time and a great attitude. “This team has a unique bond that is hard to explain. They are dedicated and passionate about representing San Mateo,” said varsity coach Jeff Scheller. “They are getting along great, they help each other out on the field and off.” San Mateo won its first game against South San Francisco High School, crushing the opponent with a final score of 41 to 28 on August 26. The second game, though, against Aragon High School, shocked the crowd….

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SMHS Hires New Boys Water Polo Coach

This year for the 2016/2017 season, the Boys Water Polo team got a new head Coach, Nick Moore. Moore is currently attending College of San Mateo as a sophomore, but attended Montana State his freshman year. Moore graduated from San Mateo High School in 2015 and played for SMHS in his junior and senior year, but prior to that, he played at BHS. He also played club water polo at Burlingame Aquatics Center. For the first time in his water polo career, this is his first year coaching the sport. He has however, coached an AAU Basketball team before. When…

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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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Girls Varsity Tennis Off To A Good Start

As we approach tennis season, the team seems confident. Last year, the SMHS varsity girls tennis team did very well, they made it to PALs but fell short. This year, “We lost three seniors and gained four new players,” said Head Coach Schuller. One of which, freshman Grace wang, was the subject of an article in the San Mateo Daily Journal.She is already in the starting line-up which is very uncommon for freshmen. SMHS tennis is 4-0 in all preseason matches and exhibitions, getting off to a great start.   Looking into the future, Schuller explained, “We have a lot…

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