November 22, 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

How Media Affects The Mind -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Matilda Provides Hope -

Monday, October 14, 2019

Design Thinking Club Tours Stanford D.School

SMHS Design Thinking Club took a tour of the Stanford Design School on Friday, September 26. The tour was hosted by D.School students, including alumni from the school. During the tour, Stanford students explained the design thinking process to the group: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test. These five words are the steps Design School uses to solving problems. Zion Shih, a Senior, is the President of Design Thinking Club and was surprised by how much she already knew about the design thinking process. “I was surprised that I kind of knew some of the stuff they were talking about. I didn’t…

Smiles at the Club Fair

Moriah Shih, Zion Shih, and April Wei at the Design Thinking booth, trying to enlist new members at the recent Club Fair. Students perused the many clubs and were able to join the clubs that struck their interest.

Joining a Club; Useful or Useless?

San Mateo High School has a plethora of clubs that students with a variety of interests can join, ranging from clubs like the Rubik’s Cube Club to the Green Team. The Club Fair, held in the Quad on Sept. 21, showcased the many interests of the Bearcat community, and gave students the chance to peruse the many clubs and join the ones that interest them the most. But what is the point of joining a club? Having such a wide variety of clubs is,“pretty cool!” said Carlos Ortiz, freshman and a member of the Photography Club. “They bring out everyone’s…

Design Thinking Club visits Stanford D.School

Design Thinking Club members Elijah Shih(9), Anna Guo(9), Matthew Eng(11), Zion Shih(12), Chandni Garg(9), Maya Rijhwani(10), Carina Holcomb(10) and Yasmine Scott(10) took a tour of the Stanford Design School On Friday, September 23. During the tour, they learned about the design thinking process and interacted with the Stanford alumni.

Video Club

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The San Mateo High School Video Club is a club that films many different school events, including rallies, games, and just fun things happening around school.  They meet every Monday in room B102 and take these films and turn them into a short video. They make these videos once a month. Their latest one was made in October. You can see it at thebearcat.net. “Our goal is to create an entertaining and informative monthly news show,” says Nathan Philliber, president. :It is a super cool club, producing high quality work that you an see at www.thebearcat.net,” says Mrs. Fergusson, the…

Star Craft 2: Heart of Swarms

Thrilling news for Star Craft fans: the extension pack of Star Craft, Heart of Swarms, was released on March 22. The expansion includes additional units and multiplayer changes from Wings of Liberty, the previous extension pack. As the second series of tribology of Star Craft 2, Heart of Swarms continues the campaign focusing on the race of Zerg. In this pack, Sarah Kelligan will start her bloody revenge on the supreme leader of Terran, Arcturus Mengsk. The game has 20 missions in the campaign, and continues the story after Wings of Liberty. According to Blizzard’s 2011 Blizz conference, Heart of the…

San Mateo County Libraries Accepting Food for Fines

Do you have library fines? Don’t worry, San Mateo library accepting can food for fines. Right now, your canned food can serve two purposes: helping Second Harvest Food Bank, and paying off your fine away. What a great deal? Throughout all of December, all 12 branches of the San Mateo library system will discharge overdue fines for those who bring back their borrowed materials accompanied by any amount of canned food. Just stop by during regular library hours with your donation and your library fines and fees will be waived. All collected food is donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank. “There is…

JSA Members Go to the Fall State Overnight Convention

Akshaya Natarajan, a junior and leader of SMHS’ JSA chapter, organized our school’s trip to the Fall State convention. A “chapter” refers to an individual school’s club. The convention was located at a Marriot in Santa Clara, California. Over 800 JSA members attended from Northern California’s JSA chapters. There were so many debate topics, the possibilities felt endless. During breakfast, lunch, and dinner, students could decide to walk to any restaurant they wanted to go to and were encouraged to make new friends from other JSA chapters. On Saturday night, our JSA chapter decided to have a chapter dinner at…

Art Club Profile

San Mateo High has many opportunities for student artists to express their creativity and share their talent, such as the variety of art classes offered here. Joining Art Club is another way students can be involved with art and showcase their talent. Art Club organizes the colorful Chalk Fest every year. The Chalk Fest is an annual event that invites all Bearcats to participate in a project where students use vibrant-colored chalk to recreate images in the quad. This year, the Art Club is shifting its focus. “What’s different about this year is more collaboration and more emphasis on art…

S.E.A. Stars Club Profile

S.E.A. Stars is a group of SMHS students that is passionate about making art more accessible in public schools. It is quite obvious that there is a “hierarchy of subjects. At the top are mathematics and languages, then the humanities, and the bottom are the arts,” said Ken Robinson, an expert on and advocate for the arts in education. When funding is limited, schools cut back the art classes first. “If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. And by the time the come to be adults, most kids have lost that capacity [to…