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

Girls Tennis Team Serves up a Spectacular Start to the Season

Having several productive practices and winning the first match of the league, the girls tennis team is off to a great start this season. With a large team of twenty­six players, there is a lot of talent to go around. The team consists of ten freshmen, ten sophomores, five juniors and one senior. Meeting every Monday and Wednesday for practice with two games a week, they are getting lots of practice and are improving everyday. The players are feeling supported and confident. The freshmen especially feel very welcomed as baby bearcats and the future of the team. Highest rank singles…

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Sebastian Lee: Speedy SM Stud

Sebastian genuinely loves cross country for many reasons, including the fact that it is very beneficial. “One of the first things I can say is that it’s healthy. I mean, you’re out there running five or six miles a day. It’s great. It’s a feel good sport, you have a great team, great running, great training, great coach, it’s a great experience,” he said proudly. Although cross country might seem like a “solo sport”, as Sebastian describes it, it does involve teamwork and encouragement. “At practices, we always push each other. When someone’s ahead of us, we always try to…

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Rising from the Depths: Lady Bearcats Take Over the Pool

It’s the fall of 2010, and the San Mateo High School water polo team is practicing vigorously. Except there’s one thing that’s obviously missing: girls. In fact, a girl’s water polo team ceases to exist. The few girls that are interested in playing water polo practice with the boys, but are unable to compete in games against other schools. Fast forward to the succeeding fall, when our current seniors were just entering SMHS as freshmen. A new wave of girls interested in water polo arises, and the girl’s water polo team is put back in action. “They’re a part of…

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James Mahoney Rows to the World Stage

In your midst is a National Champ, Bearcats! James Mahoney, a senior, rowed at the Junior National Championships in Hamburg, Germany this summer. Germany was his second time competing with the Junior National Rowing Team after having rowed with the US team last summer in Trakai, Lithuania. Though James endured both joyous and rough times during his summer full of rowing, the training he received was invaluable. “The process of getting to the Junior National Team (JNT) was very stressful but also a lot of fun. The first year (Lithuania) was the hardest though because I had only just begun…

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We Dig Boys Volleyball

Our Boys Volleyball team has been taking the sport by storm. Taylor Ho, junior and captain of the team, came to Mr. Scheller with the idea for a team before school began in order to practice in the off-season of his club team. “My favorite part about this team is seeing how kids with no volleyball experience drastically improve in just a couple of weeks,” said Taylor. The team is filled with guys eager to learn more about and improve in the sport, as well as win their games. “It’s not as easy as other people would think it is,”…

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NBA MVP: Who’s it Gonna Be

Here’s some good news and bad news. The bad news is that the NBA regular season has come to an end, but the good news is that the postseason is about to start! Now that the regular season  is over, it’s time to choose the top 5 players of the year. Sportswriters and broadcasters will be voting for the top five players in the league. Votes will be casted in on  (date they vote). Kevin Durant and LeBron James have been giving monstrous performances throughout the year. Durant is averaging 32.2 points per game including a career high of 54…

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Striving for Their Goals

The baseball team is getting ready for another season. This year SMHS will have both a varsity and a JV team, unlike last year where there was only a varsity team. Ryan Fujinaga, 11, said, “I like having two teams more, because it gives the freshmen and some of the sophomores some time to prepare for when they make varsity. The varsity team is also more focused and more mature than last year, be cause it is a much smaller team, so it is easier to communicate with all of the players.” Baseball is playing an estimate of around 27…

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Gearing Up for Another Softball Season

Throwing themselves back into the game, softball players suit up to get back and play. San Mateo High School girls get ready for another year of softball playing more games than last year, and practicing twice as hard. Gina Titus, senior, captain for the SMHS Varsity Softball teams said, “It’s going to be a tough season, we are missing one of our starting players, but we plan to go out and give it our all.” Titus is the starting pitcher for the team, and is ready to lead the team to victory. “I’ve been playing since I was four, and…

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Sandwiched Between Two Teams

  Jenna Ohira, 10, jumps in the air after a header, and is sandwiched by two players, one from her team and one from the other.

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Head to Head with the Rivals

 Tiger Piak stays head to head with Burlingame player Emil Ballout, while trying to make the basketball and lose his opponent.

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