November 19, 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

California Flu Crisis

     The Golden State is currently experiencing what could be one of its most deadly flu seasons in the past decade.      Since the beginning of the season, the number of flu-related deaths has risen to 165 people-eight times the number seen at this time last year, according to recent figures released by state public health officials. The state doesn’t collect data on deaths among people over the age of 65 though, meaning that the actual death toll of flu related deaths could be much higher.      California hospitals have been packed in the past few weeks, with doctors struggling to…

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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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Why Megapixels aren’t the Whole Picture

The question “how many megapixels does it have” is many people’s easiest way to judge whether or not a phone camera or DSLR is competitive or not. There are many different factors that can contribute to camera quality, megapixels being only one of them. A megapixel is made up of one million pixels, and the more megapixels a camera has, the more detail it produces, meaning a larger picture. But what use do megapixels have? And what else makes a camera good, or not? Think of megapixels as the size of a picture. For example, if there was a painting,…

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SMHS Chalk Fest is an Instant Successes

Students and staff enjoy Chalk Fest movie posters during passing period. Chalk Fest is a 2 and a half hour process where students express their creative artistic talent through chalk painted scenes.

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International Week Shines

 Bearcats celebrated diversity during International Week when performances by Poly Club, La Raza Unida, Brazilian Club and Philipino Club rocked the quad.

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Kong: Skull Island Movie Review

The highly-anticipated movie Kong: Skull Island has finally been released. Unlike most movie sequels, this movie is re-imagining of the past King Kong movies. Just released on March 10, 2017, the story involves around a group of surviving soldiers stuck in an unknown island somewhere off the coast of Vietnam after the event of the Vietnam War. They struggle to survive in this island as there are deadly creatures everywhere and the home the monster, King Kong. The movie is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who currently just made his big-screen debut with Kong. The movie is filled with great actors…

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Things to do over Spring Break

    Spring Break starts on April 1 and ends on April 9 where you would start school again on April 10. Between this 9 day period, there are a lot of places that you can visit or fun activities to do with your family. Ranging from amusement parks to reading books, your spring break can go to a highly educational and fun break for 9 days with these things to do.   A visit to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk can be perfect for a day trip as the beaches and amusement rides can give you a day full of…

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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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Jr. Bach Festival Brings Out the Best in Bay Area Musicians

Top music hits today will likely be forgotten next year, but composer Johann Sebastian Bach has remained a favorite among young musicians for more than four centuries. Hundreds of the Bay Area’s best young musicians gather each year to compete for a spot to play in the Junior Bach Festival. Founded in Berkeley, California, in 1953, the Junior Bach Festival is led by a group of music teachers and musicians dedicated to celebrating the life and music of J.S. Bach. The festival commemorates Bach through 10 Bay Area concerts held around March 21, Bach’s birthday. It’s a chance for music…

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La La Land Does Not Stick Landing

If there’s an “it” film of the year, it’s the Damien Chazelle-directed “La La Land.” Starring the dynamic duo of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, “La La Land” tells the story of two struggling artists barely getting by in modern-day Los Angeles. With song and dance infused into its narrative, “La La Land” harkens back to the classic movie musicals of the mid-20th century, iconography and all. Though it boasts an outstanding cast, an infectious score and lush cinematography, “La La Land” feels uneven on the whole. The first third of the film is spectacular, living up to the hype…

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