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January 25, 2015

Showcase Rally Highlights -

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Mr. Brasel – Sporting Life – Releases New Music Video -

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Teacher Profile: Mr. Boise -

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Pillar Collapses in Plaza Near SMHS -

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Totally Tubular Trends That Should Make a Comeback -

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Russia Blocks Progress in Eastern Europe -

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Yahoo! Lays Down Tumblr Law -

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Student Loan Debt Has Become Intolerable -

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Senior Stress Explodes During Fall -

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New Clubs At SMHS -

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Superintendent Will Resign -

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Annie is Back! -

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Chromebooks At SMHS -

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Job Shadowing at Franklin Templeton -

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Education Systems Should Promote Focusing on What You Love to do -

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Seniority at Dances -

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New and Popular Shows -

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

SMHS Reacts: Holiday Foods -

Friday, December 19, 2014

Is Grading Biased? -

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Career Conversations: Ram Srinivasan -

Monday, December 15, 2014

  • Mr. Brasel – Sporting Life – Releases New Music Video

    Mr. Brasel, an English teacher at SMHS, and his band “Sporting Life” have released a music video of “Spoil Yr Party” from their new album “Rivalry” which is going to be available March 10th. Band-member Andrew Gomez explains “The song is about the futile fight against a mundane existence: the ‘get up, eat, go to work, go back to bed’ life.” Check out Sporting Life on Facebook: Read more at:

  • The pillar near Wingstop collapsed on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.
    Pillar Collapses in Plaza Near SMHS

    As students rushed to school this morning, Tuesday January 13, the traffic was especially backed up near the intersection of Delaware Street and Peninsula Avenue. Firetrucks, police cars, and ambulances were all on the scene to deal with the partial collapse of a building in the plaza nearby San Mateo High School. The plaza, which is located at the intersection of Delaware Street and Peninsula Avenue, is home to student favorites such as Starbucks and Wingstop.  

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    Senior Stress Explodes During Fall

    The college application stress is real. We, seniors, are expected to write the most important essays of our lives—along with the rest of the application—while maintaining decent grades (all A’s for those perfectionists out there), participating in treasured extracurricular activities, completing part-time job shifts, and committing weekends to school events. Relaxing, sleeping, and maintaining friendships seem to be optional. College applications are pretty much unavoidable for seniors, and let’s face it, life’s going to suck sometimes and there’s not much we can do about it. But teachers of Advanced Placement, could you cut us some slack? We love taking challenging…

  • The San Mateo Union High School District office
    Superintendent Will Resign

    Scott Laurence, Superintendent of the San Mateo Union High School District, has officially announced that he is resigning at the end of the 2014-2015 school year. His last official day will be on June 30, 2015. Mr. Laurence, who lives 60 miles away from the district office near Gilroy, cites his long daily commute as the major reason for his resignation. Since the economy has improved over the last few years, Mr. Laurence has found that he now spends, on average, over four hours daily driving back and forth from work. “The strain of the distance on me and my…


Lakshminarayan "Ram" Srinivasan, MD, PhD, is a neuroradiology fellow at Stanford University. In 2010, Srinivasan founded the Neural Signal Processing Laboratory to create technology for real-time imaging of brain function.

Career Conversations: Ram Srinivasan

Dec 15, 2014

  A Conversation with Ram Srinivasan What do you do as a neuroradiology fellow? Radiologists use technology to localize diseases, predict outcomes, and deliver treatment. As a neuroradiology fellow, my area of specialty is the brain. The fellowship is the last stage of radiology training. So what is the typical path for a radiologist? Becoming a radiologist can take a while: typically, after 4 years of college, you then go to medical school (4 years) to learn general medical skills. Afterwards, as a resident physician in Radiology (5 years), you learn to use imaging technology to diagnose and treat diseases…

A Pause Before You Post button and pin that was handed out to students who signed the pledge.

Words Hurt, Pause Before You Post

Nov 18, 2014

Cyber-bullying is a form of bullying that is considered to be the most serious of all bullying , with offenses reported on a daily basis. According to Mr. Boise, Assistant Principal, cyber-bullying “Degrades a person publicly, and it’s persistent; it doesn’t just stop after one rude comment.” Because of the fact that the bullying is online and public, it is important for students to be aware of their actions and consider the perception of the other people who see what they are posting. What students don’t seem to realize is the effect cyber-bullying and bullying in general have on the…


Career Conversations: Natasha Chen

Nov 18, 2014

A Conversation with Natasha Chen Question 1: What do you do as a broadcast journalist? Answer: I report for TV, write articles on the web for each reported story, and work on different media platforms. I research my assigned story, contact people to be interviewed, and convince them to be on camera. After gathering the interviews, I write a broadcast script designed for TV, and I get a minute and 15 seconds to tell each story. Question 2: How did you first get interested in this job? Answer: It was a total accident. In my senior year, I did announcements…



JV Rules in LITTLE Little Big Game

San Mateo’s Junior Varsity football team beat Burlingame 14-7 at the annual LITTLE Little Big Game, a precursor to the Little Big Game held every year since 1927. Varsity didn’t fare as well at the LBG, where they lost 21-30 at an exciting and well-attended game Nov. 16. But JV’s win brings hope that we’ll be taking home the Paw again sometime in the next few years. Pictured here is defensive tackle Nilsson Vasquez, son of SMHS teacher Heather Vasquez, surrounded by his family, including his brother, sister, and grandparents and cousins who came up from Gilroy to watch the…


Q&A With Coach Scheller

Q: How are you preparing for the Little Big Game? A: Right now, we’re in season, so every week is another week to prepare for Burlingame, but we have other opponents first. We prepare for them, and hopefully, that will make us better each week leading up to Burlingame. Q: Do you think you’re ready for the game? A: Yeah, I think we’re ready each week for the game. I think as we get closer to the Little Big Game, it starts getting a little bit more intense because of all the rivalry. Q: What do you think of Burlingame?…


Volleyball Jumps Into Action at the Net

  This year the volleyball teams are better than ever. Lets travel back to when the volleyball tryouts were and hear how they went. When asked how the tryouts were and their predictions for the season, Lexus Kato and Alexa Carreon, freshmen, on the JV team said, “The tryouts were very good. They pushed us to do our best and I think we will be very successful this season.” Isabella Mauricio, senior, who is on the Varsity team, was asked the same questions and she said, “ The tryouts were very good and I think we will have really good…

the SMHS Cross Country team

Cross Country Team Profile

Cross country crosses San Mateo’s runner’s minds as it comes into season. Fifteen dedicated runners come together to face against the other 16 schools in the district. Both their feet and their hearts are ready to win. The first meet will be held at Westmoor High School, they will be facing 16 different schools, resulting in over 150 runners at the meet. It will be a 2.9 mile run up difficult hills and paths. The meet will be in Daly City on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Although Cross country is a great and fun sport it is “an indomitable sport,…