December 13, 2019

With Christmas Comes Nostalgia -

Monday, December 9, 2019

November Book Recommendations -

Monday, December 9, 2019

SMHS Mateobotics Gears Up for the Season -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Leap from High School to College Sports -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Mateo Comes up Short: 2019 Little Big Game -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Master of Self-Deprecating Humor -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

How Old is “Too Old” for Trick-or-Treating? -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

We Need to Get Serious About Shootings -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

How Boyan Slat Is Helping Solve The Great Pacific Garbage Patch -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Youtube’s Yankovic turned Chinese TikTok Star: Bart Baker -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

#TeamTrees -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Varsity Football -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

CA Bill Pushes School Start Times Back -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Why the Empire Strikes Back is the best Star Wars movie -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Pros and Cons of Energy Drinks -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Movies to Watch during Halloween -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Bearcats Strike for Climate -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A Personal Account On Vaping -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Girls Water Polo Resumes Winning Ways -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Running into the 2019 season -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

We Out Here Tryna f(x) with Tablets

This coming month, all eyes will be on the lucky students that will be getting tablets to use in math class. Ms. Hwang’s AP Calculus BC and Integrated 1-2 classes will be sharing a set of 35 hybrid tablets with Ms. Cintas’s Integrated 1-2 classes. The tablets have already started arriving, and will be distributed for class use in the beginning of October. “There was a grant out at the end of last year from the school district for teachers who wanted to pilot using devices in their classrooms,” says Ms. Hwang. The hybrid tablets funded by the San Mateo…

Elections Coming Up November 4, 2014

For most San Mateo High students, the first Tuesday of every November isn’t anything special. But for everyone 18 and older, the first Tuesday in November is voting day. On Tuesday, November 4, the California Statewide General Elections will be held, and citizens throughout the state will be busy at the polling machines casting the votes that will determine our future. Students may not have much interest in voting, especially if they are not of age yet, but Ms. Kalinski, a history teacher, said that “Once you turn 18, you should vote.” Senior and president of the JSA club Vicky…

Mr. McKenzie: Vice Principal

 Mr. John McKenzie sits in his black office chair in a crisp white shirt and a striped black tie, staring intently at the computer screen in front of him. He drums his fingers on his desk a bit absent-mindedly as he clicks the mouse several times, pausing to adjust his glasses. It is clear that he has already settled into his new office at San Mateo High, and a neon orange stuffed bearcat welcomes students in. Mr. McKenzie is one of San Mateo High School’s new assistant principals. He was working at North Salinas High School last year and is…

Late Start Days: Yay or Nay?

Students mill around the courtyard: some are eating breakfast, some are chatting in little groups, and some are still frantically finishing homework. It’s bright and sunny, and most students are already wide-awake, grateful for the extra two hours of sleep that they managed to sneak in. For the first time this year, San Mateo High started school at ten instead of eight, on August 26 and 27. “It was easier to wake up, get to school, and be focused in class,” said Ralph Haddad, freshman. For many students, the late start days offered a chance to sleep in, have breakfast…

The Strokes Return

Are The Strokes back, or is it only a tease? The band including Nikolai Fraiture, Nick Valensi, Albert Hammond Jr., Julian Casablancas and Fabrizio Moretti last performed at the Brazilian Planeta Terra Festival on November 5, 2011. The Strokes repeatedly take their time off between albums and new released songs which is making fans assume that the Comedown Machine was their last official collaboration together but they recently announced their open invite to The Governors Ball festival in New York, along with The OutKast, Jack White and Vampire Weekend. They return after refusing to tour their fifth album Comedown Machine…

SMHS Students Ring In The New Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Wishing you all only good things to come.