February 20, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Chris Bosh Possible Comeback -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Chloe Kim: The 17 Year Old Phenomenon -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Shaun White Wins Gold at Pyeongchang -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Biggest Problems with the NBA All-Star Games -

Friday, February 16, 2018

History of Super Bowl -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Where would you take your date out on Valentine’s Day? -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Jeff Sessions’ History with Race Follows Him -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Crazy Trades During The NBA Trade Deadline -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

“Love, Simon” and representation on the Big Screen -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Contraceptive Coverage Rollback Endangers Women -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Rape Accusation Made Against Former “Voice” Star -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Should Confederate statues be taken down? -

Friday, February 2, 2018

John Aguilar: Ataque Rapido -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

“The Mini Show” -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

‘Coco’ captura corazones de todos -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

College Visits -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Viaje a Teotihuacán -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

R&B Comeback -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

  • Where would you take your date out on Valentine’s Day?

    SMHS students share where they would take their loved ones to (whether it be family, friends, or a date) on Valentines Day. Video by Jacqueline Kao.

  • “Love, Simon” and representation on the Big Screen

    Among the tsunami of superhero and action movies that have been crashing onto the shores of theatres near you, one particular cheesy love story sticks out: “Love, Simon”. With a cast featuring “Everything, Everything’s” Nick Robinson and “13 Reasons Why’s” Katherine Langford, “Love, Simon” already looks fairly promising. But the cast isn’t the only reason this big screen movie is going to stand out; it’s the plot. Based on the book “Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli, “Love, Simon” is a coming-of-age and coming-out tale produced by 20th Century Fox. According to Variety, it revolves around a…

  • Contraceptive Coverage Rollback Endangers Women

     Women’s reproductive rights were dealt a serious blow early this month. On October 6, The Trump administration issued a rule that gives any organization, business, or university the right to deny their employees contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While Trump has claimed that these actions were taken to protect the religious freedoms of employers, this is no more than an excuse being used in attempt to weaken the ACA and further his own anti-contraceptive agenda at the expense of the health and wellbeing of women across the country. Because of the Obama-era contraceptive coverage mandate, it was…

  • ‘Coco’ captura corazones de todos

    ‘Coco’, la película animada de Pixar relata la tradición del  Día de los Muertos en el lense de un niño mexicano. A diferencia de otras series, la película demuestra con pasión la belleza de las tradiciones que poco a poco se han ido olvidando. Aunque en Estados Unidos la producción salió varias semanas después del Día de los Muertos, aun así pudo cautivar a su audiencia que variaba de niños y viejos. La película mostró la unión de la familia y las reglas de una casa estricta donde se tienen que seguir a pie, pues si no se siguen esto…

  • Viaje a Teotihuacán

    El viernes, primero de diciembre, las clases de español tres, entre otros estudiantes, maestros y padres fueron de excursión a la exhibición “Teotihuacán: Ciudad del Agua, Ciudad del Fuego” en el museo De Young. Más de 100 estudiantes asistieron al paseo, donde aprendieron sobre la civilización Teotihuacana de la antigua Mesoamérica. Durante el paseo,los estudiantes tuvieron que llenar un paquete. El contenido del paquete variaba, unos estudiantes tuvieron que dibujar artefactos de su gusto, mientras que otros dibujaron artefactos que habían sido asignados, escribiendo el uso y la importancia que tenían para los Teotihuacanos. La exhibición venia con un par…

Features

Conservationists at SMHS: Perspective from Cole Mefford

Mar 28, 2017

Cole Mefford is a man of many hats. The hats must be quite large because his mind is a vast encyclopedia of knowledge regarding environmental issues and ways to solve them. At school, he runs the Green Team with fellow junior Sabrina Jin. Outside of school, he helps educate visitors at the Monterey Bay Aquarium by interpreting exhibits for everyone to understand as well as help the Presidio Native Plant Nursery replant native plants back in california soil. This is all on top of being a full time student and volunteering his time to educate less-than-knowledgeable people like myself. At…

It’s the Promposal Season

Mar 21, 2017

Boutonnieres, corsages, fancy attire, loud music…all stem from the infamous and well thought-out promposal. Prom is an extremely popular event for high school students but it is believed to have actually started as a college event. “Prom” is an abbreviation of the word, “promenade” defined in the dictionary as “a leisurely walk, or sometimes a ride or drive, typically one taken in a public place so as to meet or be seen by others.” The promenade started around the 1900’s at American universities which held promenade balls for each graduating senior class. In the 1940’s, “proms” were held for graduating…

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…

Sports

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off

The third and closing season of spring sports has opened a whole new opportunity for San Mateo High school students to get involved and represent their school.  Activities such as wrestling, golf, track and field, and volleyball, are some of the examples of the intriguing options  to play in the spring. One winter sport, boys volleyball, are looking to continue the good season put up by the girl’s team.   Volleyball, being one of the most widely  played sports by  both genders, has brought in many students of San Mateo to try out without feeling bashful. Ryan Savage, a freshman…

Chris Bosh Possible Comeback

Chris Bosh has recently stated that he wants to make a comeback to the NBA. The former NBA all-star never played on an NBA court since the 2015-2016 because of blood-clotting issues. Despite this, Bosh stated on ESPN’s First Take, that he wants to make a comeback in the league. Bosh said that he wants to be signed by a team on a winning situation. Some of the teams on his list are the Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, and San Antonio Spurs. But in order to make the Playoffs, he would need to be signed by an NBA team…

Chloe Kim: The 17 Year Old Phenomenon

As the Winter Olympics have started, many young athletes have entered the competition with high hopes of winning a Gold Medal, the ultimate reward for all their training . From the United States, there are two athletes who are 17 years old, the youngest age possible to compete in the Olympics. Vincent Zhou and Chloe Kim are teenage athletes to represent the red, white and blue. Kim has set herself up for a fantastic run, bringing in USA’s Gold Medal in the halfpipe.   Chloe Kim has been shocking  her audience in her snowboarding prowess. Taking up snowboarding when she…

The Biggest Problems with the NBA All-Star Games

The NBA All-star title is one of the greatest achievements a basketball player can think of. Fans everywhere celebrate if a player from their city gets selected to become a member of the All-star team. It is considered to be an honor to be part of it, as their names will be recognized by future generations.. As an NBA superfan, I always look forward to the All-star games, but they have  been disappointing for the past seven years. Players don’t seem to realize that making it to an All-Star team  is  an opportunity so many would kill for. They don’t…