September 24, 2017

Bearcats Blown Away by Chalk Fest -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The New Tardy Policy Pilot Is Over -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SMHS Chalk Fest is an Instant Successes -

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Chalk Fest is Shaping Up Well This Year -

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Boys Volleyball Season Comes to a Close -

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bearcat Chefs Compete in Nacho Contest -

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bearcat Invitational Track Meet a Huge Success -

Monday, May 8, 2017

Concert Band Prepares for Spring Concert -

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Students: “Beware the Banality of a Busy Life” -

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Roger Federer Proves he is the GOAT -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Coach John Tells Us About Boys Tennis -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Olaiha Fonua and His Friend Perform at Green Week -

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Eureka, We Built It! -

Thursday, April 20, 2017

International Week Celebrates Diversity -

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

International Week Shines -

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Patent Battle Closed for CRISPR -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Trump’s New Executive Order Is Not Effective -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Uber Drives Itself Into a Corner -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

A New Tale That’s As Old As Time -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

“Life” Falls Flat -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Features

Pranks you can pull on April Fools’ Day

Mar 6, 2017

April Fools’ Day is coming, and a few people are probably excited because of the pranks that they want to pull on someone, like their family or friends. If you still don’t know what to do for April Fools’ Day, I’m going to give examples of pranks you can pull for April Fools’ Day. Don’t worry, these pranks are harmless and won’t take much effort, so it’s very easy to do. The first prank is called an “Insect Lamp” and what you have to do is get a picture or an outline of an insect like a cockroach, and cut…

Learn the History of April Fools

Mar 6, 2017

April Fool’s Day’s origins are a mystery as referring also as All Fools’ Day has been celebrated for several centuries by multiple cultures. Historians have then said that April Fools’ Day goes back to 1582, when France had swapped from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. People who were just slow to get the news or who had failed to recognize the start of the new year which had moved to January 1st instead of April 1st. These people were then pranked by others who would place a paper fish on their backs which referred to them been a…

The Real Stars of Theater: Crew – An Insight with Josh Grush

Mar 6, 2017

Have you ever seen a play here at San Mateo? Time and time again, the drama program has created amazing productions for our entertainment. The actors and actresses work very hard, but none of the amazing production would be possible if not for the crucial backstage work of Crew. “Crew is everything that happens backstage from scene changes to costume changes and everything in between,” says Josh Grush, junior at San Mateo and Stage Manager in Crew. Everything that happens backstage is Crew’s responsibility. They are responsible for building, setting up and tearing down sets and props, designing costumes, lighting,…

Counselors Begin Next Year’s Course Selections

Mar 6, 2017

At the beginning of February San Mateo High School counselors begin offering courses to students for next year. Seniors are lucky because they are exempt from the process. A variety of courses are offered for students at San Mateo varying from art to computer science. In addition the school offers fifteen AP (advanced placement) classes for students who excel at a specific subject or want to take a class taught at a college level. Counselors begin the course preview process with course preview day. This is a day where students get to choose three classes from a list and visit…

Sports

Roger Federer Proves he is the GOAT

Roger Federer has become a household name in the past decade and there is no surprise why. His unmatched record of 18 Grand Slam wins and sustained dominance in the tennis world make it difficult to deny that he is the greatest tennis player of all time. Of all the G.O.A.T.s in sports, few have the savoir faire and staying power as Federer. Federer plays with distinctive style and approach to the game that appear only slightly refined from when he first became a top 100 player in professional tournament, at age 18. Even at 35, he is still incredibly…

Coach John Tells Us About Boys Tennis

The Tennis team this year is made up of mostly freshmen and sophomores, so what do you think the team needs to do to be successful, especially when playing older, more experienced opponents? With this young team, the success and strength are already there, as all the players are accomplishing the fundamentals of tennis, executing strategies, learning from losses and improving from wins, and being courageous and believing in your shots in close games. Playing older players generally means that they will be better than the younger players, but this will help the athlete improve. What strengths does the team…

Badminton Team Makes a Racket

Badminton season at school has started, and the SMHS team members are practicing hard in preparation for their matches. Official games started at the beginning of March, and will continue to take place every Tuesday and Thursday until the end of April. The team is playing in the Bay Division of the Peninsula Athletic League, along with seven other schools. Coaches Rachell Berania and Matt Fong are currently coaching the badminton team. Coach Rachell, or just Coach R, has coached badminton for two years prior to joining SMHS, making this her third year of coaching. In badminton, players play matches…

Swimming Season Arrives with a Splash

It’s a new swimming season, and the team has been conditioning since the winter season in preparation for it. The team consists of 17 boys and 31 girls and many of the new swimmers are eager freshmen with high expectations. Some have been swimming for years while other aren’t as experienced, however they are all welcome on the team. “This year both the girls and guys teams are looking really good. We have a lot more guys this year which will really help us score more points. Additionally, the girls are looking as good if not better than last year….