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

FC Barcelona’s Shaky Future

How did FC Barcelona become the limelight of the Catalan struggle for independence?   Catalonian has constantly been on the front page of the world newspaper for quite a while. It has been attempting to secede from Spain due to allegations of cultural discrimination from the capital.  It decided to hold a referendum for independence across the province. The day the people were due to vote, there was a home match between FC Barcelona and Las Palmas. The Spanish football team requested to game to be postponed due to their then hushed support. However, Spanish officials denied their request. A…

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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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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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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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Kickin’ It New School

Soccer tryouts lasted from Nov. 3 to Nov. 24. Many of our bearcats prepared for vigorous games and trying workouts. Tryouts were extremely stressful, requiring potential players to run several laps around the track and undertake intense drills and stretches. After many routines and scrimmages, the teams were finally decided by our new coach, Darren Shields. Having recently taught soccer at Bowditch, Coach Shields came to San Mateo High School looking to help “rebuild the soccer program” and to recruit passionate players. He became a soccer coach because of how interested he is about the game and how much he…

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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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Tyler Mucci Flying into Action

 Tyler Mucci, 12, jumps in the air to head the ball away from their opponent.

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Bad Luck in World Cup Draw and Pessimistic Fans

With the World Cup just around the corner Jurgen Klinsmann’s the US national team coach is happy with his team in their top form and are looking to win it all. With many top teams in the tournament it is a long shot but Klinsmann’s team has shown resilience time and time again. The US draw for the 2014 World Cup was unpredictable.  The worst possible scenario could have been Brazil, Italy and the Netherlands.  Two of which were previous champions and one who has a lot of potential.  A favorable draws include Belgium, Chile, and Croatia. The US was…

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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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Varsity Soccer Falls in CCS

  On February 23, the Bearcats faced Sacred Heart Prep in the second round of CCS at Burlingame High School. After holding the previous three teams they played scoreless, the team came into the game with tremendous confidence. Losing any CCS game knocks the loser out of the playoff bracket and advances the winner to the next round. After a game of rough officiating and physical play, the Bearcats fell 2-0 in the last game of their season. “We didn’t win the league like we were predicted to, and losing in the second round of CCS was disappointing. This was…

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