August 22, 2018

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

Parkland Shooting -

Friday, March 2, 2018

California Flu Crisis -

Friday, March 2, 2018

‘Rapping’ Up the Grammy Awards -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

¿Cuál Será el Futuro de DACA? -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Marcus Peters traded to the Rams -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 Upcoming Movies -

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Instagram-Worthy Desserts of San Francisco -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Upcoming Season of Baseball -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Black History Month -

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Black Panther Review -

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Destructive Culture of Social Media -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Badminton season launches into action! -

Friday, February 23, 2018

LimeBike Takes Over! -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

All Star Weekend Highlights -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chinese New Year Brought to SMHS -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

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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