December 6, 2016

Celebrate Winter Holidays -

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Say Goodbye to Instagram -

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Foster City’s Japanese Restaurant Tokie’s May Close -

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Remembering the Lives Lost in 2016 -

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Why does Everyone go Nuts for the Nutcracker? -

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Students Are Drowning in Homework -

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Movies to Watch This December -

Monday, December 5, 2016

Students Seek Cash-4-College -

Monday, December 5, 2016

Trump’s Family will NOT be Living in the White House -

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Bearcats make a mess during ‘Pie-A-Teacher’ -

Thursday, December 1, 2016

SMUHSD Explores Employee Housing -

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Video: 1,000 Students Join Protest -

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Boys Varsity Soccer Preseason -

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Little Big Game Recap -

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Throwback to the Origin of Thanksgiving -

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Practice for Piano Exams -

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

What are Some Different Thanksgiving Traditions? -

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Black Lives Matter Over All Lives Matter -

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Bearcats Celebrate our Science Teachers -

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Western Feminism Has Outgrown It’s Use -

Thursday, November 17, 2016

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    Students Seek Cash-4-College

    Some San Mateo students made the college dream a reality with the help of SMHS counselors at their Cash For College event. Out of 45 students who attended, 35 successfully completed their FAFSA and California Dream Act application.

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    Bearcats make a mess during ‘Pie-A-Teacher’

    Mr. Reoutt gets a pie to the face during the ‘Pie-A-Teacher’ fundraiser, which took place on October 25, 2016. All proceeds went to the Canned Food Drive.

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    Video: 1,000 Students Join Protest

    Student journalist Quinn Hughes captures the Nov. 15 walkout when 1,000 students from San Mateo, Aragon and Hillsdale high schools converged on San Mateo’s Central Park to protest Pressident-elect Donald Trump and promote love and understanding. For more on the protest see “Over 300 San Mateo students Walk Out.”

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    Over 300 San Mateo Students Walk Out in Protest

    Over 300 San Mateo High School students walked out of class after fifth period at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15 to protest results of the recent election and to promote unity and tolerance. Here are some of the images captured during the walkout.                            Photographs by Cindy Zhang and Zulma Canahui-Bajxac.

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    San Mateo Cross Country Sprints for Success

    Junior Seanna Fess confidently takes the lead at the Cross Country CCS Championship



Celebrate Winter Holidays

Dec 6, 2016

The winter holiday season is here! Which means, of course, so are celebrations of all kinds. There is a wide variety of holidays during this season, ranging from the well-known Christmas to Diwali to Chinese New Year. Many groups of people celebrate traditional holidays that have been celebrated for hundreds of thousands of years, like Hanukkah. Others have only recently begun to be celebrated, like Kwanzaa. The most popular and widespread winter holiday is definitely Christmas. It has been a federal holiday in the United States since June 26, 1870, but has been celebrated all around the world for about…


Say Goodbye to Instagram

Dec 6, 2016

Instagram is gone– well from my phone at least. For the past 30 days, I have not used the app at all; it’s been a total blackout. Instagram, as you probably know, is an app with over 500 million users monthly as of October 2016 according to It seems like everyone and their mother has an Instagram account. The originally iOS-based app (now on almost every OS) is great for documenting life’s adventures, sharing photos and videos and for contacting and communicating with people all over the world. I was a heavy Instagram user. As one of the few…


Remembering the Lives Lost in 2016

Dec 6, 2016

The eventful lives of Alan Rickman, Antonin Scalia, Prince and David Bowie will be forever remembered for their countless contributions to society. Originally named Prince Rogers Nelson, the singer and songwriter that we know better as just Prince, passed away earlier this year on April 21 in Chanhassen, Minn. Prince became famous in the 1980’s with his albums “1999” and “Purple Rain.”  The phenomenal singer achieved fame through his unique songs that incorporated many electro and funk elements. Prince’s accomplishments include making over six movies, recording more than forty albums and receiving seven Grammy awards. Former Supreme Court Associate Justice…


Trump’s Family will NOT be Living in the White House

Dec 1, 2016

     What were once rumors about Trump and his family’s living situation are now confirmed. In January when Trump is sworn into office, his family will not be joining him in the White House. Trump’s wife, Melania, and his ten year old son, Barron, will remain living in Trump’s penthouse in downtown Manhattan. The secret service is considering renting a floor in Trump Tower in order to protect the family while Trump is gone, bringing up a potential conflict of interest since Trump, as the landlord, would benefit financially from the arrangement, according to a CNN article titled “Donald…



Boys Varsity Soccer Preseason

With the Soccer season racing around the corner, the Boys Teams is excited to compete again. Last year, the boys Varsity team did a good job, holding a positive record of eight wins, six losses and only two ties overall. Senior Clay Gee “has hope they can improve their record from last year by working together as a team more.” Junior Sebastian Lopez, keeper for the Varsity team believes they “can definitely improve upon last year as they didn’t lose that many seniors so their starting team is still very solid and with practice they can become a top team…

Senior Boris Mazin jukes a panther.

Little Big Game Recap

Our little big game was an exciting but heartbreaking event. In the first quarter, SMHS pushed to the lead with a 7 point head-start. The panthers answered San Mateo’s first touchdown with one of their own. The bearcat defense had trouble stopping the running and passing attacks of Burlingame. BHS continued to add 35 more points to lead 42-7 at the end of the first half. After a scoreless second half, the final score remained unchanged. Both teams advanced to the CCS (Central Coast Section) playoffs. San Mateo ended the regular season at 7-3 while Burlingame finished at 6-4. Once…


Keep the Spirit, Bearcats

The marching of feet on the sidewalk was  heard through the streets of Burlingame as the Pep and Marching band marched towards BHS in the morning. A man in a car who drives by honks his horn in excitement as he sees the long line of SMHS students marching. As the band marches onto Burlingame territory, the color guard gracefully twirls and dance along the road. As bystanders look in awe at the band, the sounds of music is heard throughout the neighborhood of Burlingame. I thought that the Bearcats would be triumphant in winning the game, as the spirit…


The Battle for the Paw

  The Varsity Football team will play against Burlingame in the most important game of the season on November 5. The game will be played at Burlingame, so the Panthers will have the home field advantage. This year, the Bearcats hope to take back the Paw in the 89th annual Little Big Game and end the six year winning streak of Burlingame. After losing last year, our team is determined to win as they are currently first in the league. According to senior Zain Barrios, “the team has been working very hard and put in a lot of work everyday…