October 21, 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

Mock Trial: Murder Trials, New Captains, and Autonomous Vehicle Accidents -

Monday, October 14, 2019

SMHS Starts the Year Cellphone Free -

Monday, October 14, 2019

SMHS’ Boomwhacker Club -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Questioning the Ethics of Unconventional Childbearing -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Don’t Blame Video Games -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Why Disney Won’t Stop Remaking Movies -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Versatility of Virtual Reality -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Pondering Yondr -

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Mr. Shea: The Meme King -

Thursday, October 3, 2019

#AHistoryofBadBoycotts -

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Increased Regulation is Necessary for Homeschooling -

Thursday, August 29, 2019

An amazing year for the wrestling team -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

My Experience at the Women’s March -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

El Regreso Del Racismo -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Girls Water Polo Resumes Winning Ways

On any given weekday after school, cascading whistles, shouts and splashes can be heard from the San Mateo High pool. Oftentimes, those sounds just mean that the girl’s water polo team is taking yet another dub. The team makes their victories seem easy; but in reality, girl’s water polo is one of the most stressful, physical sports at the high school varsity level. Below the surface, suits are pulled, legs are kicked, and punches are even thrown. Despite all this, the lady bearcats have managed not only to hold their own but thrive under the pressure. The San Mateo girls…

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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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Splashing Into a New Season

Our Bearcats are preparing for another water polo season, strapping on their caps and jumping into the deep end. The girls and boys water polo teams are back and are preparing for a season full of competition. Our Lady Bearcats Varsity team has changed a lot since last year. Many of the experienced players graduated,  leaving the team with five returning players for this year’s season. Girls WoPo continues to only have a varsity team because of the lack of participants. This year’s squad is made up of 16 under and upperclassmen. “We had a good first game, stayed strong,…

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Lady Bearcats Hit The Pool

Our Lady Bearcats are back in the deep end for another intense water polo season. In five years, the team has gone from nine to 20 players. They’re aggressive and physical, but they also define sportsmanship, camaraderie, and the principle that winning isn’t everything. The team is practicing twice as hard to reach the level they need to be at for the upcoming season. Why play water polo? “It’s a challenge. I always like challenges,” says Tara Nash, one of four veteran players. New player, Caroline Zhu just “wanted to try a new sport”. Most of the members have experience…

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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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8 Things To Know About Water Polo

Nails are checked before each game to prevent any unnecessary injuries. It is illegal to touch the floor of the pool. Players wear two speedos, a second in case the first one rips. The role of team captain is decided by the strongest player. It average player sweats up to a gallon of sweat over the course of a game. An average 7000 calories are consumed by polo players before any game. SM Polo has broken over 20 bones of its competitors over the years. Pulling down speedos slowers other players down.

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JV Water Polo look forward to have a great season

How does JV water polo goes at the beginning season?

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Water Polo Celebrates Spectacular Success

The SMHS boy’s varsity water polo team won its first game in two years recently against Woodside Priory. Dominating the opposing team with two dramatic overtime goals, the SMHS water polo team really showed how powerful it can be.
Coming into the game, the men knew they had a good chance, based on their extraordinary skill and indestructible bravery. By the first quarter however, they were losing to Woodside 0-3.

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Water Polo Wades In Looking for Victory

The boys of San Mateo High are hitting the water once again. A special group comprised of the school’s most alluring, confident, and brave young men, the boy’s varsity water polo team is sure that it will do well this season. “We are confident, but realistic,” said J.J Halet, junior captain.

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Girls’ Water Polo Can’t Play

Swimming, passing a ball, and being defended by other players is the game-play in one distressing game: water polo.  This heat wave might be the best time to play in the cool blue pool water, but unfortunately this year’s girls’ water polo team was not as good as some motivated individuals wanted to start off their school year. All fall sports teams are required to turn in a yellow athletic card, which registers you and your team to play by August 11. But the girl’s team, which consisted of only nine people, wasn’t able to turn in their athletic clearance…

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