December 17, 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

  • An amazing year for the wrestling team

    So far, the wrestling team has had a fantastic season; they are currently undefeated. Wrestling is  a contact sport that involves grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling techniques. The coach, Jason Cervantes, decided to take over the wrestling program as he too was a former wrestler and knew that if no one took over the position then the team would have dissolved. Compared to last season, the coach didn’t have to recruit since people willingly wanted joined. Although the sport isn’t as popular as the other sports at SMHS, the…

  • My Experience at the Women’s March

    The second Women’s March took place on  Saturday, the 20th of January with thousands of men and women marching through the city. Marchers  arrived to the start at eleven thirty and the actual march began at around one o‘clock. What better place than the forward thinking city that is San Francisco; a place that encourages people to be different and to join movements or groups. It was my first time going to the Women’s March; I was very excited but at the same time I was feeling very anxious since I didn’t know what to expect. Not knowing beforehand  how…

  • Parkland Shooting

    The sky, as bright as baby blue, would have been a great day to have a picnic or go on a road trip. But instead, people gathered for the first funeral for those killed in the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. A few days ago at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, ex-student Nikolas Cruz started “shooting students that he saw in the hallways and on school grounds”, which he later confessed. The 19 year-old reportedly arrived at the high school by Uber at 2:19pm and took his semi-automatic AR-15 rifle out of his black duffle bag. He also…

  • Instagram-Worthy Desserts of San Francisco

        The city of San Francisco is truly the place to be. With its historic landmarks, eclectic neighborhoods and the diversity of its people, The City by the Bay has something for everyone. San Francisco is also a Instagrammer foodie’s dream; it is home to a multitude of dessert shops and cafes. Here are some of the most Instagrammable and over the top desserts you can find in the city.      Nestled on a street lined with pastel buildings is Home SF, a quaint cafe serving up coffee and baked goods in Outer Richmond. One of their most famous drinks…

  • Black History Month

    Black History Month Throughout United States history, African Americans have been treated unequally and people seem to not to fight back or have protests but themselves. Black History Month came from “Negro History week,” which was originally in the second week of each February. This week was chosen since it includes the birthdays of Frederick Douglass, an African American social former and writer, on February 14th and Abraham Lincoln, the 16th U.S president who abolished slavery by passing the 13th Amendment, on February 12th.   Black History Month was created back in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson and association for…

Features

Jeff Sessions’ History with Race Follows Him

Feb 14, 2018

Jeff Sessions is well-known as the controversial Attorney General of the Trump Administration. Before being nominated for the role he serves currently, heading the Department of Justice of the United States, Mr. Sessions was a Senator representing Alabama. He was also the first Senator to support Donald Trump for President. But, to understand Jeff Sessions’ importance, we must look into his history with racial issues in this country. Mr. Sessions’ relations to racial issues entered the political debate far before President Trump did. In 1986, President Ronald Reagan nominated Jeff Sessions for the position of Federal Judge. To hold that…

Rape Accusation Made Against Former “Voice” Star

Feb 7, 2018

On Monday, December 4th, Timothy Heller former friend of Melanie Martinez, shared a lengthy story illustrating the rape she experienced in the hands of Martinez. Heller did not specify where or when the attack happened but, described the fact that Martinez made her perform oral sex, smoke marijuana, and used a sex toy on her all with Heller’s resistance. In response to these allegations,  Martinez tweeted a statement that not only evades Heller’s accusation but also shares her side of the story. Martinez wrote “I am horrified and saddened by the statements and story told tonight by Timothy Heller. What…

Why Megapixels aren’t the Whole Picture

Jan 30, 2018

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,…

theSkimm: The Millennial Generation of News

Oct 28, 2017

News. It has a lot to do with society nowadays, with the word fake news being thrown around. With the era of smartphones, social media, internet comes the uncertainty of credible news. Real journalists and reporters have had their reputations questioned while websites with twisted facts have been spreading through everyone’s media feeds. Rarely any of the young generation spend their time skimming the pages of Bloomberg, New York Times, Washington Post and maybe not even CNN. Nobody has time to research about every topic. Luckily, there is a reliable source called theSkimm. theSkimm was developed by two young women,…

Sports

An amazing year for the wrestling team

So far, the wrestling team has had a fantastic season; they are currently undefeated. Wrestling is  a contact sport that involves grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling techniques. The coach, Jason Cervantes, decided to take over the wrestling program as he too was a former wrestler and knew that if no one took over the position then the team would have dissolved. Compared to last season, the coach didn’t have to recruit since people willingly wanted joined. Although the sport isn’t as popular as the other sports at SMHS, the…

Marcus Peters traded to the Rams

The NFL offseason has begun, meaning NFL teams are doing all they can to attract the top players in the league to join their team.  Early in the offseason, Kansas City shocked the football world  by sending one of their best players Marcus Peters, to the Los Angeles Rams.   Marcus Peters has cemented himself as one of the paramount players in the NFL . During his tenure as cornerback with the Kansas City Chiefs, Peters led the team to a good start. They were 6-0, looking to go for a 7th win. The hot streak came to an abrupt…

Upcoming Season of Baseball

When the weather gets a little warmer it’s a marking for not only spring, but spring sports. One of the sports played in the spring category is baseball.  San Mateo will have both a Varsity and Junior Varsity team going into the 2018 season.  Both teams are in an exciting place because their are a lot more open spots on the team.  Last year’s lineup was comprised mostly of seniors, which means  there are many hungry underclassman looking for a spot in the starting nine. According to Assistant Coach Matt Labbie, even though the loss of so many seniors will…

Badminton season launches into action!

Badminton’s back, alright! One of lesser known sports at SMHS, the sport of badminton continues to grow among students. An intense, fast-paced racket sport, badminton involves hitting a shuttlecock or “birdie” back and forth across a net until it eventually drops. Coach Rachell Berania and Matt Fong are returning to take the reins this year. “This will be my second year coaching badminton at San Mateo High, but my fourth year coaching badminton for high school altogether.” Coach Rachell explains. After a rough last season, and with a new one with an entire batch of new players flooding in in…