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

  • 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

Should You Attend the Women’s Marches?

Oct 22, 2017

History was made on January 21, 2017. With an estimate of 4.2 million attendees in the United States, according to The Washington Post, the Women’s March on Washington was the single largest one-day protest in American History.  Many considered the march to be a “success”, since there was a large crowd in comparison to President Trump’s inauguration crowds. However, even in the first march in January, some still questioned its effect. Now, after the events in Charlottesville, Women’s Marches are reconvening around the country, multiple taking place in nearby locations, such as San Francisco and Oakland. The new marches raise…

Patent Battle Closed for CRISPR

Mar 30, 2017

  Looks like UC Berkeley beat out Harvard and MIT in a patent battle over a new gene splicer. Crispr-Cas9 is a new and cheap genome editing tool, more accurate than previous tools for editing DNA. A patent legal battle over the tool has been now going on ever since 2012 but on February 15, 2017, US Patent and Trademark Office(USPTO) ruled that the applications filed by the UC Berkeley team to be different than the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. The Broad Institute’s use of CRISPR-Cas9 systems in eukaryotic cells, such as human cells, was ruled by the…

The International Food Fair has something for Everybody

Mar 30, 2017

  Hundreds of students enjoyed the mouthwatering food at the International Food Fair on the Spirit Lawn recently, helping nine clubs earn money for their activities. “One of my favorite parts of the food fair is how many options you had to choose from” said Brandon Lee, a ninth grader. The clubs served numerous kinds of food, including sweet bread, lumpia, chow mein, egg tarts, and churros. “It’s great because there’s something for everyone” said Brandon. “I’ve tried the churros that the Sophomore class council was serving, and even though they were from Costco, they were really good,” said Brandon. Many…

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…

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…