November 18, 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 Master of Self-Deprecating Humor

Lemony Snicket, or Daniel Handler, author of “A Series of Unfortunate Events,”  loves to make fun of himself and his work. The back cover of most of his books makes this abundantly clear, as do their contents and even Snicket’s own website. “Please note that the author has been called a fraud, a criminal, a bestseller, a corpse, a fictional character, an unreliable narrator, an objective flaneur, an embattled gentleman, a magnetic field, an arsonist, and late for dinner by an odd number of dubious authorities,” reads the inside cover of his book “An Unauthorized Autobiography.” Despite the author’s insistence…

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How Boyan Slat Is Helping Solve The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Sitting between California and Hawaii, five trillion pieces of plastic and about a sixth of the United States’ total garbage resides in an area known as the Great Pacific Patch. Trash in our oceans can cause many environmental problems: it destroys many marine animal habitats and kill marine animals and birds species alike. As of now, there are about 600 species of marine animals that are affected by plastic pollution in the Pacific Ocean. “I think that the situation in the Pacific Ocean is severe. A lot of animals and habitats are being destroyed. I think that people should start…

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Youtube’s Yankovic turned Chinese TikTok Star: Bart Baker

In the early days of Youtube, one of the most notable content creators was Bart Baker, a Youtuber who made parody music videos of popular 2010s music. Baker had garnered a large following on YouTube off of creating these parodies, which dabbled in politically incorrect humor. “The edgier they were, the more views they’d get,” Baker said. His parodies of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball,” Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse,” and Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” all racked up more than 100 million views respectively and to this day, gave Bart Baker more than 3.1 billion views. But, after YouTube began demonetizing “vulgar” videos…

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#TeamTrees

In May 2019, somebody commented on Reddit that Mr. Beast, a famous YouTuber, should plant 20 million trees to celebrate hitting the 20M subscriber milestone. After this comment went viral, Mr. Beast finally addressed it on October 25 in a video, saying that he was banding with the YouTube community, including a few famous YouTubers.  So, they struck a deal with The Arbor Day Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to planting trees started in 1872, that each dollar that would be donated to Team Trees they would plant one tree. It is difficult to plant 20 million trees without help, so…

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Varsity Football

Main Ideas What players make a big impact  Good coaching staff 2-0 record positive Both games were shutouts  El Camino 21-0, Aragon 34-0 Aragon is typically a good team      The San Mateo HighSchool Varsity football team is looking really good after these first two games of the season. They have shut down the 2 teams so far meaning that they didn’t let the other team score a single point which is pretty impressive especially knowing you can probably kick like a 30 yard field goal for 3 points. That might show that the Defense might have a big impact on…

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CA Bill Pushes School Start Times Back

California high schools, including ours, will soon be forced to start school after 8:30 a.m. The legislation (Senate Bill 328), signed by Gavin Newsom on October 13, requires schools to implement the new start times by the 2022-23 school year. Unfortunately, this means that most current sophomores, juniors, and seniors will no longer be attending high school by the time this law is put into effect. This law only applies to public and charter schools, excluding some rural districts. The reason people feel that school start times need to be pushed back is because students are not getting enough sleep,…

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Why the Empire Strikes Back is the best Star Wars movie

On May 21 1980, Lucasfilm released “The Empire Strikes Back.” The sequel to “A New Hope,” “The Empire Strikes Back” was the second Star Wars movie released but was called episode 5 since it was the fifth movie chronologically. The movie is viewed as the best by many fans, with a 97% fan rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the highest of any Star Wars movie, as well as a 95% critics rating.  Fans like this movie for many reasons, one of which is the fact that the heroes don’t get a single victory throughout the entirety of the movie. Viewers found…

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Pros and Cons of Energy Drinks

As school has become more and more stressful, energy drinks have grown significantly in popularity. Even though energy drinks taste great and offer teens energy, they are highly addictive and aren’t good for our health; therefore, I think that while occasional consumption is fine, teens shouldn’t be drinking energy drinks obsessively. Recently at school, many students have been seen drinking brands like Red Bull, Monster and Bang. Since then, energy drinks have become a trend and are shared between friends. Some teens even drink two or three per day, which can seriously affect their health. Energy drinks contain lots of…

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Movies to Watch during Halloween

Many people enjoy horror movies, but which ones are actually worth your time? Which ones will leave you scared for days to come? While there have been many awful horror movies over the years, some of the best are “The Conjuring”, “The Joker”, “It”, “Insidious”, “Sinister”, and “28 Days Later”. “28 Days Later” was originally released back in 2002, yet it still remains one of the better horror movies. It was the original apocalypse-themed horror movie, and since then, hundreds of apocalyptic movies have been produced using the same ideas to scare people as 28 Days Later did back in…

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Chinese New Year Brought to SMHS

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Chinese New Year began on Friday, February 16 and the Chinese Language 1 and 2 classes performed in the quad at lunch on that day to celebrate! The holiday, also known as Lunar New Year, begins on February 16th. It is the first day of the new year on the traditional Chinese lunisolar Calendar and spans for a total of 15 days. Each new year on this calendar is represented by an animal of the Chinese Zodiac. This year, Chinese New Year will be in celebration of the Year of the Dog. Celebrations for this holiday…

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